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Daniel Quinn: If we want to address toxic masculinity we need to get serious about mental health and education

Rapper Daniel Quinn (‘Wee D’) spoke at an STUC event on mental health on Saturday [19 May] about male mental health issues. Here, he outlines his perspective, and why he thinks education is key to addressing it

I BELIEVE that toxic masculinity is a huge cultural issue that has become embedded at the core of society for as long as we can really remember.

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Mick Napier: Attempts to conflate criticism of Israel with anti-semitism are smears designed to disguise Zionism's racist axiom

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign activist Mick Napier responds to an article on CommonSpace by Paul Spicker about anti-semitism in Scotland. Napier rejects the charge of anti-semitism within SPSC, and argues that the conflation of Zionism with Judaism reinforces the Israeli state’s “racist axiom” premised on the idea that Jews cannot live safely among non-Jews

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John Drummond: If Sturgeon wants to bring the indy debate back onto the high ground, the constitution is the place to start

A new Common Weal paper by Dr Elliot Bulmer on the constitution of an independent Scotland has been published. John Drummond, founder and chair of the Constitutional Commission, argues that the paper is exactly what First Minister Nicola Sturgeon needs to get the independence debate away from tactics and back on to the principle of why we should have an independent country 

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