Interview: Laurie Macfarlane explains what we need to build a post-neoliberal economy
CommonSpace talks with Open Democracy economics editor Laurie Macfarlane about the challenges set by the newly published book New Thinking for the British Economy
THE ECONOMIC and political orthodoxies of the West are in upheaval, and the age of neoliberalism may be over. This is backdrop to Open Democracy’s new essay collection New Thinking for the British Economy, published this week and edited by economist Laurie Macfarlane.
Fury as leaked correspondence of Spanish judges refers to pro-independence Catalans as ‘rapists’ and ‘Nazis’
MEPs argue that correspondence within the Spanish judiciary violates the EU Charter of Human Rights and “undermines the principle of the Rule of Law”
LEAKED messages from the corporate email accounts of several Spanish judges which refer to members of the Catalan independence movement as "rapists, sons of bitches, vermin, germs and Nazis" have unleashed a firestorm of controversy, following their publication by two newspapers.
Delegation of UK MPs meet with Catalan political prisoners
“We never imagined that something like this could happen in the European Union,” said SNP MP Gavin Newlands
A DELEGATION of MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Catalonia today [18 September] met with the seven Catalan political prisoners being held at Lledoners prison, awaiting trial for their involvement in the outlawed Catalan independence referendum of 2017.
New campaign organisation aims to take independence movement ‘to the next level’
On the fourth anniversary of the 2014 referendum, the Scottish Independence Convention has revealed its plans for a new campaign body
THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE CONVENTION has announced plans for a new national campaign organisation, aiming to raise support for independence above 50 per cent.
‘Scotland can lead the world’: Fearless Femme founder on magazine's new student mental health campaign
As the feminist social enterprise launches a new campaign focusing on student mental health, founder Dr Eve Hepburn argues that the needs of different marginalised social groups should be addressed
MENTAL HEALTH strategies should be tailored to address the different needs of marginalised groups throughout society, the founder of the Scottish feminist magazine Fearless Femme has argued.
Take back the city: hundreds protest in Dublin in support of housing occupations
Demonstrations follow evictions carried out by balaclava-clad enforcers reportedly employed by private security firm
DUBLIN was brought to a standstill on Wednesday [12 August] evening as protestors numbering in the hundreds assembled and marched in support of housing activists forcibly evicted from an occupied property earlier this week.
Nae Pasaran: How Scottish workers grounded Pinochet’s air force
As Holyrood honours the East Kilbride engineers who refused to work on the jet engines of the Chilean dictatorship, CommonSpace looks back at the story of how Scottish workers stood against Pinochet’s regime
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT today [13 September] heard a motion recognising the efforts of the East Kilbride engineers who in 1974 organised a boycott of the right-wing dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, and whose story has now been told in the award-winning documentary Nae Pasaran!
Aamer Anwar speech to Catalonia's Diada in full: 'Independence is your cause and you do not walk alone'
Today, Aamer Anwar, the Scottish human rights advocate and lawyer for the exiled former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, addressed the enormous pro-independence rally held in Barcelona to mark Catalonia’s National Day and demand justice for Catalan political prisoners. Read his speech here.
MOLTES GRÀCIES. I bring you solidarity from Scotland and the deepest thanks of Professor Clara Ponsati.
On the 1 October the Spanish state used every tactic possible to bully, blackmail, harass, intimidate and attack.
'Long live free Catalonia': National Day demonstration for Catalan independence draws hundreds of thousands
“Our government has committed to making the republic a reality,” Catalan President Quim Torra said ahead of the mass mobilisation
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s National Day of Diada and show their support for independence, despite a heavy police presence.