'My journey from No to Yes': Full statement from Edinburgh councillor who quit the Tories and backs independence
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill/Gorgie ward in Edinburgh who left the Scottish Conservatives a few months ago, has revealed on Twitter her journey from No to Yes, saying the UK Government’s treatment of disabled people and her growing belief in self-governance had led to her changing view. CommonSpace re-publishes her statement in full below
Can Scotland help stop nuclear waste being dumped on Aboriginal land?
Linda Pearson, anti-nukes activist and Common Weal policy officer, explains how nuclear waste due to be transferred from the UK to Australia could be dumped on Aboriginal land, and what role the Scottish Government could play in preventing another act of racist disregard of Australia’s indigenous population in what is a long and brutal history of discrimination
Turning the Tide
Lorna Miller’s (@mistressofline) Cartoon of the Week looks at how 28 Syrian refugees - 13 adults and 15 children - have been resettled on the Isle of Lewis, Donald Trump's ancestral homeland, and have been
embraced by locals into the community.
See last week’s Cartoon of the Week here.