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Common Weal head of policy & research Craig Dalzell tells his personal story from politically apathy to the Yes movement and Common Weal, and why he’s asking for your financial support for the organisation
“BUT you’re not a Nationalist?” “I didn’t think you’d be into this kind of thing?”
This was the reaction from several of my friends when, in October 2012, I announced that I had signed the “Yes Declaration” and nailed my colours to the mast of the independence campaign.
The International Panel on Climate Change has published a special report on the impacts of global warming surpassing 1.5oC above pre-industrial baseline levels.
This report details the current projections for the world if we continue to ignore the magnitude of the climate change problems ahead for the world as well as strategic pathways for limiting warming below that 1.5oC threshold.
Ahead of the SNP’s annual conference, Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that waiting for the SNP leadership to take the initiative is likely to only lead to more despondency – the members have to make it happen
I WAS at a conference this week where an important and influential group in Scotland debated the future.
Campaigners meet in Perth to organise for a better Scotland
Campaigners from across Scotland are preparing to meet in Perth next Saturday for the Common Weal Locals event: Gearing up for a Better Scotland.
The day will focus on a combination of political discussion and activist training as part of a drive to develop and grow local Common Weal groups.
The Scottish Government’s 2018-19 Program For Government has called for an Electoral Reform Bill. In an age of digital political campaigns, this Bill must include safeguards to prevent the abuse and effective purchase of our democracy by those who are rich enough to do so.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper seeks to upcoming discussions on electoral reform by examining the changing nature of political campaigning and makes key recommendations around areas such as campaign funding, digital campaign transparency and undue outside influence of elections and referendums.
During Common Weal's new #CommonFuture campaign, the team will be taking you on their Common Weal journey. Here, Common Weal’s Operations Manager Tiffany Kane explains why she wants to keep fighting to transform Scotland
I WASN’T ALWAYS an independence supporter.
The UK Government recently quietly concluded a consultation on their plan to end feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy schemes. This scheme – introduced in 2010 – provides subsidies for small-scale, low carbon electricity generators such as rooftop solar panels.