The CommonSpace Show - with Michael Gray
The CommonSpace Show explores the state of play in unionist Scotland in the era of Boris Johnson
IN THE FOURTH EDITION of The CommonSpace Show, David Jamieson and Rhiannon J Davies are joined by law student and former CS journalist Michael Gray.
We discuss the week's big stories - struggling high streets, the dropping value of Sterling, and Boris's reception in Scotland.
The show also features a visit to East Renfrewshire, to discuss Boris, Brexit and Scottish Independence.
WATCH: CS Forum - Social Security in the age of AI and Robots
25 July CommonSpace Forum explored universal solutions to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
COMMONSPACE held its monthly forum last week [25 July] on Social Security in the Age of AI and robots.
Watch journalist Eve Livingston, Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland’s Cleo Goodman and enginner & technology writer Craig Berry discuss the issues.
LISTEN: Pride - How the past can shape our future
Bryan Simpson (Unite Hospitality Organiser), Pam Currie (EIS-FELA President), Ged Killen (MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West) and Mridul Wadhwa (Forth Valley Rape Crisis) addressed the event
TO MARK Pride season, TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) and CommonSpace held a special event on 25 July, with a guest panel sharing their defining Moments and Icons from LGBT history. We discussed what can be learned from them today in the quest to advance LGBT rights. Listen to the speeches from the event below.
The CommonSpace Show Ep 2 - Tenants' Power
The CommonSpace Show takes on Scotland’s biggest stories
IN THE second episode of the CommonSpace Show, David and Rhiannon speak to Sonja Coquelin from the Living Rent Tenants' Union about what the union does and its campaigning in recent weeks against Serco's attempt to lock out 300 asylum seekers from their home. They also discuss the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.
18 July: Pride - How the Past can Shape our Future
Get your ticket for the special Pride season event here
JOIN Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) and CommonSpace digital media site for a special event to mark Pride season, as a guest panel shares their defining Moments and Icons from LGBT history - and we discuss what can be learned from them today in the quest to advance LGBT rights.
- Hannah Bardell, MP for Livingston
- Ged Killen, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West
A special week of coverage on asylum seekers and refugees 24-28 June
You can contribute to our week of coverage by emailing email@example.com
COMMONSPACE is running a special week of coverage in the last week of June on refugees and asylum seekers, focusing on rights.
The week of coverage coincides with Scotland’s Refugee Festival 2019, which CS will be reporting at over the course of the week.
Summer CS Forums: Social security and automation; Richard Murphy on a Green New Deal for Scotland
Judy Wilkinson: Ben Okri, the power of individual actions and Climate Emergency
Allotments campaigner Judy Wilkinson reflects on CommonSpace’s 30 May Forum on Climate Emergency via the poet Ben Okri
AT THE CommonSpace discussion on Thursday I read Ben Okri’s poem that starts: ‘They tell me that the world is rich with terror.’
CS Letters: From words to actions on Climate Emergency
CommonSpace has run a week of coverage on the Climate Emergency from 28-31 May
THANKS to the many contributors to our special week of coverage on turning words into actions on the Climate Emergency. It’s clear that there is a new energy around the issue of climate change that is inspiring people to think and write in a new way about the enormous challenge Scotland and the world faces.