‘The repression is not stopping’: Quim Torra calls for answers after UN report advocates release of Catalan prisoners
As the trial of Catalan leaders draws to a close, the Catalan president is seeking an “urgent meeting” with Pedro Sanchez to discuss the findings of the UN working group on arbitrary detention
‘Do the right thing’: Family of Sheku Bayoh to lodge perjury complaint as they repeat demand for a public inquiry
“We know racism played a big part in our brother’s death and has played a role in denying us justice,” said the sister of Bayoh, on the 4th anniversary of his death in police custody
Analysis: As April elections approach, Israel increasingly reveals itself as a racist endeavour
Israel, already a violent and racist state, is heading in an even more dangerous direction as April elections approach
THE decision by the state of Israel to ban two Arab parties, Balad and United Arab List, and to ban a Jewish candidate for a third major Arab party, Hadash, ahead of elections next month has made little impact on Western politics.
Global inequality report spurs demands for Scottish and UK governments to take action
Poverty Alliance calls on UK Government to immediately end the benefits freeze, and for the Scottish Government to bring forward the promised income supplement
- Oxfam report on world inequality found that the global super-rich are hiding $7.6 trillion from tax authorities
- The UK-based charity has urged national governments to raise taxes on the wealthy and increase investment in public services
‘Condemnation will not do’: SNP’s Iain Blackford challenges May over Saudi arms sales at PMQs
Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer accused the SNP of “rank hypocrisy”
IAN BLACKFORD, SNP leader at Westminster, today [24 October] challenged Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions over Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Britain’s close commercial relationship with the despotic Saudi regime has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Instanbul two-weeks ago.
Analysis: The Saudis are vulnerable and Yemen is on the brink of famine - it’s time to march
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray argues that there may never be a more important moment to demonstrate against the UK’s complicity in the Saudi bombing of Yemen than now
AMID the noise over the Jamal Khashoggi killing, the UN aid chief Mark Lowcock’s words to the UN Security Council on Tuesday hardly got noticed.
But they couldn’t have been more alarming.
“There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen: much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives,” he said.
Analysis: Why Britain backs the bombing of Yemen and what it means for Scotland
How does the UK aid the bombing campaign against Yemen, and why does the UK Government see itself as having interests in the conflict
THE DEBATE about Scottish Enterprise's funding of Raytheon arms merchants, whose hi-tech weaponry has been used to such devastating effect in the relentless bombing of Yemen, has thrust the Yemen war back into the spotlight in Scotland.
Rebuttal: Contrary to reports, Jordan Peterson's free speech is not under threat
As the infamous academic prepares to speak in Scotland, we should focus less on imaginary threats and more on what the self-help guru’s popularity says about us
SPECULATIVE FICTION is a fine thing – though typically, a national newspaper is not regarded as the most appropriate venue for its publication.