CS Forum 31 January: 100 years on - Will the Clyde run Red again?
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On 31 JANUARY 1919, a revolt in the heart of Glasgow nearly toppled the might of the British state. The Battle of George Square was the apex of Red Clydeside, a movement of workers and tenants for peace and socialism.
FilmSpace: Bird Box; The Front Runner; Welcome to Marwen
Film critic Calum Cooper looks at some of the week’s additional cinema releases, including the infamous Netflix original Bird Box, a biopic on the rise and fall of Democrat senator Gary Hart, and the latest film from veteran Robert Zemeckis.
Bird Box – ★★☆☆☆
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller takes a look at the furore surrounding the alleged sexual misconduct of former First Minister Alex Salmond, who won a court case against the Scottish Government this week over its handling of the investigation.
To see Lorna’s last Cartoon of the Week, click here.
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Chris Ballance: Better mental health must mean taking back control of our own lives
CommonSpace reader and former arts & mental health charity organiser, Chris Ballance contributes to our special week of coverage on the mental health crisis.
I SEE TWO categories of mental dis-ease. Like types 1 & 2 diabetes, one is inbuilt, arising from some chemical or physical failing of the body; the other grows from pressures put on us by life (and lifestyle). Type 1 requires pharmaceutical intervention. Type 2 requires person-centred non-medical support, though may also require acute short-term pharma intervention, in its most extreme forms.
Dale Todd: There is progress being made in tackling the mental health crisis
Dale Todd, a positive psychology practitioner based in Glasgow and CommonSpace reader, gives his take on CommonSpace’s special week of coverage on the mental heallth crisis. You can give yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.