Meeting: Gearing up for a better Scotland
Campaigners meet in Perth to organise for a better Scotland
Campaigners from across Scotland are preparing to meet in Perth next Saturday for the Common Weal Locals event: Gearing up for a Better Scotland.
The day will focus on a combination of political discussion and activist training as part of a drive to develop and grow local Common Weal groups.
Building Our Common Future: Stepping Up Our Game
Jonathon Shafi: On foreign affairs, Corbyn is saying what a nation has known since the Iraq war
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says the establishment fears a Jeremy Corbyn who isn't frightened to turn the tables on foreign policy
THIS COLUMN has dedicated a number of articles charting the relationship between terrorism and the far-right. Ive argued that there is a relationship between the two, in that they feed directly from each other and accelerate one another's objectives.
Jonathon Shafi: Here's what Katie Hopkins and Isis have in common
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says the far right and extremists in groups like Isis feed off of one another's hate
WAKING to the full horror of Monday night. Sick to the stomach and thinking of those who lost loved ones. There will be a lot of people scared today - and the mix of fear and hate will have to be overcome. I hope and believe the great city of Manchester and all of its people will show the way. A wretched day.
Jonathon Shafi: Yes, Le Pen lost, but there is no room for complacency in France
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says French politics remains divided and the left must move quickly
FRANCE has stalled the advance of the far right by defeating Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential elections.
At various points in the campaign it looked very possible that Le Pen would make the breakthrough that would have extended the new axis of the radical right into the heart of Europe itself. We can be glad that has not happened.
Jonathon Shafi: What really happened in the Dortmund bus explosion? Here are the theories
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi explains why blame may well lie where people didn't first expect
LAST Tuesday, explosives were used to attack the players' coach of Borrusia Dortmund football club. The Spanish footballer Marc Bartra was injured and taken to hospital, and, of course, the team's Champions League tie with Monaco was postponed.
Jonathon Shafi: The alt-right's in a confused meltdown over Trump's Syria strategy
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says the alt-right has been filled with fury, tantrums and, er, glitter this week…
IN recent days the Trump train has come off the rails as figures from the alt-right declare that he has betrayed the 'America First' doctrine by launching a missile strike on a Syrian airbase.
Jonathon Shafi: Hungary's assault on academia is a fascism red alert
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says Hungary's grassroots activists need global support
THE Central European University (CEU) in Budapest is under devastating attack by the Hungarian government and Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The authoritarian regime is taking this action in the context of a raft of draconian proposals including, for example, the introduction of 'work camps' for the very limited number of refugees currently in Hungary.
Jonathon Shafi: We have to stand up to the rightwing press destroying civility in Britain
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says that despite the rise of online media, newspapers still hold sway over national conversations and it must be addressed
THERE is a permanent sore in our society, oozing a toxic mix of hate, jingoism and bigotry.