Student Journalist at the University of the West of Scotland.
May Day 2019 around the world
CommonSpace takes a look at what’s happening on May Day across the world
MAY DAY, also known as Labour Day and International Workers’ Day, takes place on 1 May every year all around the world – although the US celebrates the holiday on the first Monday of September instead.
It all began in Chicago, USA, on 4 May 1886, a demonstration known as the Haymarket Affair.
Scottish Greens focus on freedom of movement ahead of European Elections
As the European election campaign kicks off, the Scottish Greens stand in support of freedom of movement, while hoping to oust Scotland’s far right MEP, David Coburn.
The Scottish Green Party is stepping up its campaign for the European elections by highlighting the risk that ending Freedom of Movement poses to the NHS in Scotland.
With many EU nationals working in this vital public service, Brexit threatens to end this entitlement that Scotland has benefited from for many years.
Poverty, food deserts and poor transport: 5 ways Scots are denied ‘the Right to Food’
What’s preventing many Scots from accessing food which is available, accessible, adequate and sustainable?
IN A NEW report published today [15 April], the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) argued that the ‘right to food’ should be enforced within Scots Law.
The report provides a detailed account of how many Scots are currently being denied the right to food, defined as food which “must be available, accessible (economically and physically), adequate (satisfying dietary needs, safe and culturally acceptable) and sustainable”.