Groups like The Invisibles are the beating heart of raw compassion for our neighbours living on the streets
Writer John-Paul Clark, who penned the Homeless in Glasgow series, takes a trip to Glasgow's Cadogen Street to see compassion in action
THE homeless are currently getting a lot of love from some parts of society but it is only with community action groups that this love is unconditional.
Brian Quail: We have more power than we think, and together we can beat Trident
Veteran anti-nuclear activist Brian Quail says two key international developments mean a world without nuclear weapons is closer than ever
ON THE international scene, there have been two momentous events recently impacting on Trident.
First was the decision made on 7 July by 122 member states of the United Nations (UN) in New York to support a draft treaty banning nuclear weapons. Secondly, there was the award of the Nobel peace prize to ICAN (the International Campaign Against Nuclear weapons) for its work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Take One Action: How a cinema of activism in Scotland is tackling the issues of our time
Scott Wilson looks at the Take One Action festival and how its showcasing of socially conscious features is more necessary than ever
TAKE ONE ACTION MUST BE SOOTHSAYERS. How else could they have known to close their film festival with a feature documentary about unconditional basic income (UBI), a week after the Scottish Government announced it would begin to look into such a scheme for Scotland?
Students set up investigation service into Glasgow’s rip-off landlords
National Tenants Union back student action against Glasgow’s rogue landlords
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW students fed-up with high rents for rubbish flats and financial malpractice by rogue landlords are taking matters into their own hands by establishing a vetting service of local accommodation lets.
‘Delight’ as community set to buy land from estate that carried out Highland Clearances
Renewable funds success boost Sutherland community land buyout plans
A THEE-THOUSAND ACRE community buyout plan on the east coast of Sutherland has now secured a double victory in locating financial support for the purchase from the Sutherland private estate.
Garbh Allt Community Initiative, for the townships of Marrel, West Helmsdale, Gartymore and Portgower, have achieved substantial progress towards a buyout of land surrounding Helmsdale.
William Thomson: Ignore the critics - here's why Scottish indy marches do make a difference
Event consultant William Thomson says demos in support for indy could be a very powerful tool in the coming years
SO WHAT? Around 17,000 people (splitting the difference between police and organiser estimates) gave up part of a Saturday afternoon to demonstrate at the All Under One Banner (AUOB) rally in favour of a second independence referendum. Let's put that into some context.
Solidarity in action: Living Rent campaign defeats ‘illegal fees’ in Glasgow tenant dispute
Campaigners help mum in Glasgow housing fees and eviction scandal
SCOTLAND’S TENANTS’ UNION has scored an early victory in a tenants dispute over “illegal fees” by helping an eviction-threatened tenant reclaim charges and move into a new property.
Amanda Gallagher, a tenant under letting agency AVJ Homes, received a notice to quit after she challenged administration fees that were being paid on top of her lease agreement.
Campaigners kick off a 'summer of activism' with Common Weal Skye conference
Activist group launches new set of events to empower local people
COMMON WEAL SKYE is putting on a series of summer events which aim to encourage people to think radical ideas and solutions for rural communities.
The first of these events kicks off this weekend on Saturday 22 April at the An Crùbh community hub on Sleat, Skye at 7pm.
Ben Wray: The United Airlines battering is no surprise - corporations are used to pushing us around
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray says corporations are pretty brazen when it comes to power over the public
"RE-ACCOMMODATE" – it may become the new Orwellian buzzword for corporate violence.
That’s what Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, apologised for after a viral video emerged of a man being beaten up and violently removed from a flight. He didn’t apologise to the man, or for the violence that passengers had to witness. He apologised because the airline had to "re-accommodate these customers".
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