Doaa Shabbir: Global politics is defined by existential dread - can Scotland be different?
Doaa Shabbir, writer and school student based in Glasgow, examines the nervous tension and existential confusion of our era, and makes the case for a way through for Scotland which roots our political identity in the empowerment of place-based communities
Doaa Shabbir: Forging communities based on togetherness is the solution to our loneliness epidemic
How can we restore community and togetherness in a modern society increasingly characterised by social isolation? Doaa Shabbir, writer and school student in Glasgow, explores this issue, and finds changing the nature of work is key.
Doaa Shabbir: If educational progress is not about uplifting a whole generation, then it is not progress at all
Doaa Shabbir, a 15 year-old school student in Glasgow who recently finished her exams, presents a vision for education which breaks with hierarchies and competitiveness, and sees the uplifting of a whole generation as the meaning of educational progress
IGNORANCE, a nasty aftertaste of the death of ambition, has its origins in a series of systematic failures of the establishment line. The great tragical paradox of Scotland seems to be that while the country was once seen as a giant in the world of education, today the picture seems to be one of harsh disparities.
Why Housing is A Sentiment Deeper Than Rooms and a Roof
Doaa Shabbir, a 15 year-old school student in Glasgow, reflects on Common Weal’s Housing convention last year, and asks: can we have an approach to housing which transcends materialistic ideology?
MATERIALISTIC desires mimic God; that is why we hold on to them so much.