Analysis: Pompeo has threatened to undermine UK democracy if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister - where's the outrage?
There has been radio silence from the BBC and the UK Government on Pompeo’s leaked threats to undermine UK democracy – but it’s as serious as it can get
AS UK POLITICS becomes engrossed in the theatre of a Tory leadership contest, an altogether more serious development came to light on Sunday [9 June].
Michael McEwan: Global radio should have consulted Scottish listeners before announcing cuts
Michael McEwan, CommonSpace columnist and chair of his local disability group, says that the decision to cut local radio stations in Scotland does not seem to have taken listeners like him into account
THE recent disappointing news that the company who owns Capital, Heart and Smooth radio stations, Global Radio, are set to drop local breakfast and drivetime shows broadcast from Scotland.
Global will broadcast national breakfast shows centralised from London.
Robin Mcalpine: Wish the new BBC channel well – and remember always to be for things, not against them
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that the independence movement’s attitude should be to build up – rather than knock down – those trying to change things for the better in Scotland
IN 1979, during the first devolution referendum in Scotland, one of the 'talking points' of the anti-devolutionists was about how rubbish Radio Scotland was. With a new Scottish BBC TV channel just launched, this is a lesson for today's independence supporters.
Media Rebuttal: Why is there a blackout on John Bolton’s Venezuela oil grab remarks?
CommonSpace looks at The BBC, The Guardian and the New York Times’ coverage of the latest US sanctions on Venezuela, and finds that obvious lines of inquiry about US motivations for the new sanctions have been missed out entirely
THE latest development in the Venezuela crisis has seen the US step up its sanctions on the country, focusing on its biggest asset - oil.
‘Nae Nazis’: Steven Bannon protest sees activist arrested
As the former Trump strategist speaks to the BBC, protest organisers claim police threatened them with arrest for holding anti-Nazi signs
PROTESTS against the presence of Steve Bannon, the far-right former strategist to US President Donald Trump, at a BBC hosted media conference in Edinburgh saw one activist arrested for “threatening and abusive behaviour”, with protest organisers claiming that police had threatened those holding anti-Nazi signs with further arrests.
‘We stand by our First Minister’: Hundreds set to protest outside Bannon BBC debate in Edinburgh
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pulled out of the event Bannon is due to speak at in Edinburgh on Wednesday
HUNDREDS of anti-racist demonstrators are expected to protest in Edinburgh tomorrow [14 November] against US far-right guru Steve Bannon, who will controversially be speaking at a BBC hosted debate.
The demonstration comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon refused to participate in the event after learning that Bannon was also going to be part of it, saying it risked “legitimising or normalising far-right, racist views”.
Robin McAlpine: British propaganda has made a mockery of the centenary of Armistice
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine rails against the BBC’s coverage of the centenary of the end of the First World War
SO ARMISTICE is nearly upon us, and the weapons I'm looking forward to being put down largely involve the British state's propaganda tools. Disgracefully, this World War One centenary seems to have been only one more chance to promote a Patriotic British Militarism.
NUJ reaffirms commitment to gender equality following controversy over ‘misogynistic’ Herald article
Herald journalist Brian Beacom’s argument that the BBC is “pushing women beyond the level of their talent” has been criticised by Nicola Sturgeon, Monica Lennon, WIJ Scotland and Engender
THE NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality in media, following controversy over recent articles by Herald journalist Brian Beacom, whose arguments against the BBC’s “obsession” with female presenters have been condemned as sexist by politicians, campaigners and industry figures.
Poll: Majority believe Scottish Government should have final say on Trident
New BBC/YouGov survey finds that 47 per cent believe the Scottish Government should decide whether nuclear weapons can be based in Scotland
A MAJORITY of Scots believe that the decision over whether nuclear weapons can be based in Scotland should fall to the Scottish Government.