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.
CommonSpace Forum 30 July: Where now for Catalan Independence?
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ON THE day former Catalan Education Minister Clara Ponsati begins a trial in Edinburgh over an attempt by Spain to extradite her on charges which include the ancient law of Treason for her part in the Catalan independence referendum, CommonSpace hosts a forum to discuss where now for the Catalan independence movement:
WE’RE HIRING: Production & Communications assistant and Reporter positions
Applications for reporter position due in 25 July, for production & communication assistant position 8 August
COMMONSPACE is hiring two members of staff to our team in Glasgow.
Position 1: Production & Communications assistant
CommonSpace is looking for a skilled and creative production & communications assistant to make our output more accessible and engaging to a wider audience, especially by utilising audiovisual methods.
Details of the role:
£8.75 an hour
The Nanjing Massacre Museum shows a side to the history of the second world war the West doesn't see
Angus Baird, Masters Student who lived in China for two years as an ESL teacher, writes about his visit to the Nanjing Massacre Museum, which showed him a history of the Second World War that is not understood in Western society, and which still shapes Chinese politics and international relations today
Colette Walker: What has to change to get more women into politics
Colette Walker, women for Indy national committee member and disabled carer, says that there is still huge barriers for women to get into politics which must be overcome – doubly so for disabled women and carers
IN 2018 women all over the UK have been celebrating 100 years since some women were given Suffrage; the right to vote.
There were conditions to this; you had to be at least thirty and own property. Not exactly what I am sure members of the Women's Social and Political Union were entirely happy with but it was a step in the right direction.