5 big ‘rock the boat’ ideas the indy movement could take from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Sturgeon has praised Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for “rocking the boat” – does the independence movement need to pick up some of her radical ideas?
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon took Twitter time out from Brexit on Tuesday [29 January] to make a perhaps surprising intervention into the internal politics of the Democrats in the US.
Natural History Museum face criticism for hosting Saudi Embassy after alleged murder of journalist
Saudi regime’s bombing of Yemen has caused a mass cholera outbreak among citizens
THE Natural History Museum has faced fierce criticism from human rights campaigners for hosting a reception for the Saudi embassy, as claims that a journalist critical of the Saudi regime was murdered in the country’s Turkish embassy remain.
Amnesty International: UK Government must “change tack” after apologising to just 18 members of the Windrush generation
The human rights organisation has questioned whether the Home Office has “a realistic grasp on all the people it has wrongly detained and removed”
A FORMAL APOLOGY from the UK Government to a mere 18 members of the Windrush generation who are believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained has been met with concern from Amnesty International, which has described the government’s approach as narrowly focused and “worrying”.
Analysis: As Belgium honours Patrice Lumumba, does the UK’s attitude to colonial memorials need to get with the times?
The renaming of an ancient Brussels square after a Congolese independence leader contrast sharply with how British imperialism is memorialised
WHEN the Congo finally achieved its independence from Belgium on June 30, 1960, following the electoral victory of the anti-colonialist Mouvement National Congolais, the occasion was marked by what – initially – appeared to be a carefully stage-managed compromise.
Revealed: For the cost of the 8 missiles fired, the UK could have resettled 269 Syrian refugees
The UK’s resettlement commitment of Syrian refugees is one of the smallest proportionally in Europe
269 – That’s the number of Syrian refugees which could have been resettled in the UK for the same cost as the 8 missiles the Royal Air Force (RAF) fired at a Syrian Government target in the early hours of Saturday 14 April.
Confusion in Catalonia: independence declaration signed but not implemented
Spanish PM threatens to remove Catalan autonomy if independence is declared
ON TUESDAY NIGHT, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont announced that he had signed a declaration of independence – however, he suspended implementation of the declaration to allow for negotiations to take place with the Spanish Government in the coming weeks.
Thus Catalonia finds itself in constitutional limbo, as the Spanish Government announces it has requested clarification on whether or not the Catalan Government has actually declared independence.
In the spotlight: Has Russia really hijacked US democracy with Donald Trump?
CommonSpace looks at the background to the ferocious political spat in the US over accusations of Russian tampering in the 2016 election
THE US, which vaunts itself as the world home of democracy, finds itself in another embarrassing tussle over the security of its electoral process.
Democrats and liberal commentators accuse US President elect Donald Trump of being involved with a Russian conspiracy to subvert the US elections. Trump decries his opponents and the media as part of a conspiracy to undermine his presidency.