Liam Stevenson: This is the moment I realised how harmful my attitudes towards women were
Political activist and Tie Campaign co-founder Liam Stevenson explains why men must tackle the harm masculine culture does to women - and be honest with themselves in the process
IF THE recent Harvey Weinstein scandal has put a spotlight on anything, it’s that behind the glitz and glamour, the cash and corruption, the drugs and celebrity of Hollywood, lies a deeper conversation about wider society, male culture and power.
Yvonne Ridley: London liars are presenting the best case for Scottish independence
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley slams the latest slew of revelations from Westminster and urges Scotland to forge its own path
THE strongest case for Scottish independence is being presented this week through the treacherous antics of the so-called establishment in the English capital.
Robin McAlpine: A 'clean economy' is a great sell for indy – but we have to mean it
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine warns that Scotland is not immune from the culture that created the Paradise Papers
I HAPPENED to be in Brussels on the day the second tranche of the Panama Papers was released, attending a summit on the state of corporate lobbying in Europe.
About 20 of us met with the German Green MEP who had been behind much of the media coordination of their release and it became clear that views on what would happen next were divided into two camps.
Jade Saab: We need to talk about Britain's relationship with Israel
Writer and political theorist Jade Saab takes a look at Britain's relationship with Israel since the Balfour declaration
NOVEMBER 2 marked 100 years since the signing of the Balfour declaration - which declared Britain's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine - and in 100 years we have continued to bend our interpretation of "normal".
Richard Leonard and Kath Ryall: Why we should support the Give Me Five campaign
Scottish Labour MSP and party leadership candidate Richard Leonard pens a joint blog with Kath Ryall, a supporter of the Give Me Five campaign, urging a top up to child benefit
AT last week’s STUC women’s conference delegates supported a motion to increase child benefit by £5 per week per child.
Robin McAlpine: History does not end and the EU can't prevent it
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the global, liberal elite is on the wrong side of history
DO YOU remember when the neoliberals were announcing the 'end of history'? They had discovered the perfect, unchangeable economic and social order. So perfect was it that there were no chances of failure and no serious reason for any further debate.
Leigh Wilson: It's impossible not to be touched and inspired by the Catalans
SNP Councillor Leigh Wilson reflects on his visit to Catalonia amidst a momentous movement for change
DELICACY. FROM OUR founding inception we are ingrained in the notion of delicacy. The idea that one drop, one misstep can shatter the prevailing order.
Similarly, we live in an increasingly delicate world with a feeling that democracy is often on the edge of shattering, a democracy that is increasingly used as a commodity that can be turned off as required rather than an international principle by which we should all abide.
Robin McAlpine: Scotland thinks it's the good guy. Tell the insects that
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says Scotland needs to become a serious leader in the fight to save the environment
I GREW up in the countryside. I also grew up in an animal-loving family which was perfectly content for us to coexist with the odd spider or daddy long legs in the house.
Bugs and beasties have been a continuous part of my life for as long as I can remember. I never really understood other people's loathing of them – they seem such fascinating and interesting creatures.
Alasdair Clark: The "not all men" brigades need to realise how much harm they are doing
Writer and activist Alasdair Clark says men must face facts and stop drowning out women's voices
This article contains references to sexual assault.
OVER the last few days, like many others, I’ve watched as hundreds of people I know shared "me too" statuses on social media and spoke about their experiences of sexual assault and male violence.
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