The CommonSpace Editorial Team
Val Waldron: The Shamima Begum case is just the latest example of adults refusing to take responsibility
Common Weal campaigner Val Waldron says the response she has seen to the Shamima Begum case and to the Climate Strikes leaves her feeling adults are not taking seriously their duty of care to future generations
Fossil Free Now Ep 5: Visions of the Future
Fossil Free Now follows the campaign of Fossil Free Glasgow, a group of volunteers organising for the Glasgow City Council to renounce its investments in the fossil fuel industry.
"BY NECESSITY, we often spend time saying no to things in the climate movement. Here, we change tact slightly and look at some of the things we would like to see in a fossil free society. Featuring radical land reform, life in a city and Louise and Mathieu's attempt at living like beavers!"
Kim Scott: More democratic power? What Scotland really needs is sociocracy
Kim Scott, co-creator of Sandbox Enquiries, explains what Sociocracy is and why it could be an exciting idea for Scotland, with events in Edinburgh on Sociocracy later this month
GOVERNANCE and how we make decisions is a subject constantly in the spotlight. Whether we are making decisions, what decisions need made and what decisions we arrive at are all under constant attention.
It’s widely recognised in Scotland that most of us have a lack of democratic power – but what we are really interested in is having more voices from the people.
Chris Bambery: Spain: EU 'liberal democracy' has failed, neo-liberalism re-mobilises fascism
Co-author of Catalonia Reborn, Chris Bambery examines the broader political and economic context behind Spain’s trials of Catalan political prisoners, which began on Tuesday [13 February]
This article was first published on and edited by the Brave New Europe website.
Iain Macwhirter on CommonSpace live 24 January 7pm
CommonSpace Live Show’s are on every Thursday from 7pm on the CommonSpace facebook page.
OUR special guest on CommonSpace Live this week is Iain Macwhirter, Herald and Sunday Herald columnist.
You’ll have your chance to give your thoughts and questions directly to Iain in our interactive show.
All you have to do is join the Facebook page on Thursday 24 January from 7pm.
Keith Baker: I'm a rail commuter - it's time to admit ScotRail is broken
Rail commuter Dr Keith Baker, researcher in fuel poverty at Glasgow Caledonian University (writing in a personal capacity), says the decline in the quality of service provided by ScotRail has reached such depths he has taken to complaining directly to Abellio and Scottish Government Ministers
SCOTRAIL is broken. Since Dutch-owned Abellio took over the franchise in May 2015 the services have been heading towards a cliff.
Fossil Free Now Ep 4: Why Climate Change made me quit my job
Episode 4 looks at climate activists working within the carbon economy
FOSSIL FREE NOW follows the campaign of Fossil Free Glasgow, a group of volunteers organising for the Glasgow City Council to renounce its investments in the fossil fuel industry.