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.
Analysis: Rise of Spanish far-right shows nowhere in Europe is immune
Ben Wray examines what’s behind the emergence of far-right in Spain as an electoral force, the first breakthrough for Falangists in the post-Franco era
THE regional elections in Andalucía, the largest region of Spain on its southern coast, on Sunday [2 December] has seen the far-right finally arrive on the Iberian Peninsula as an electoral force, with nowhere in Europe now free from the scourge of fascism’s revival.
If UK Gov blocks indyref2 we may need to seek another mandate in an election, Sturgeon says
Sturgeon: “We may get into a situation where the UK government says ‘no, we’re not going to agree the Section 30 Order’, and I think if that happens we need to rise above that”
FIRST MINISTER and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said that it may be necessary to seek another mandate for an independence referendum if the UK Government blocks a Section 30 order.
Analysis: Gerard Butler can support charities on the frontline in Gaza or the Israeli Defence Force, but not both
Scottish actor Gerard Butler fundraises for the israeli Defence Forces, but is also an official backer of Unicef and Red Cross, which carry out work to support those maimed or detained in the west bank and Gaza by the occupying IDF – can charities really permit such blatant hypocrisy?
On Tuesday [6 November], the Scottish actor Gerard Butler was once again in attendance at the Friends of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) charitable dinner.
‘What planet are these people on?’: Green MSP slams forecasts for north sea oil extraction until 2050
Wightman comments in contradiction to SNP, which welcomed the new report
SCOTTISH GREENS MSP Andy Wightman has criticised a new report forecasting increased oil & gas extraction from the north sea up until 2050, after the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change report just two weeks ago argued that the world economy needed to be carbon neutral by at least the mid-century to prevent catastrophic and irreversible climate change.
Analysis: Backing Saudi Arabia leaves the UK with zero moral authority in the world
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at the shamelessness of Jeremy Hunt’s attitude to Yemen, which is on the verge of the worst famine in 100 years in large part due to UK-backed Saudi air strikes
SOMETIMES the shamelessness of political leader’s is a little too much to bear.
Raise the ambition of Climate Change Bill following IPCC report, Scottish environmentalists say
SNP Conference passes topical motion on IPCC report
THE findings of the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report must lead to faster action and bigger ambition on the part of the Scottish Government, environmentalists have said.
The landmark IPCC report published today [8 October] found that keeping temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels can prevent the most disastrous consequences from climate change and is still possible, but “would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.