Summer CS Forums: Social security and automation; Richard Murphy on a Green New Deal for Scotland
Our next CommonSpace Forum takes on the hot topic of climate change and will be tackling how we convert words into actions, with immediate effect
In recent weeks, we have seen the Scottish Government back the Green New Deal, commit to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2045 and declare a climate emergency. But will these promises be backed up by a solid and credible action plan? How do we ensure it’s not empty rhetoric? There is no time to delay.
Get your ticket for ‘International self-determination movements: which way forward?’ on 25 April
COMMONSPACE hosts monthly forums on the last Thursday of each month at our new home in the Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow.
Mike Downham, a food activist in north England (first as a children’s doctor, then organic farmer), who now lives in Glasgow, attended CommonSpace’s 28 March Forum on food, poverty and Brexit and gives his reflections on the event
The CommonSpace Forum on 28 March saw Patrick Harvie, Dr Mary Ann Macleod and Abi Mordin discuss 'food, poverty and Brexit: should we demand the right to food?'. Here's the video of that discussion.
CommonSpace Forum’s are on the last Thursday of every month at the Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street. The next one will be on Thursday 25 April (details TBC).
THE deadline for submissions to the Scottish Government’s consultation on how Scotland can become a Good Food Nation has been pushed back a few weeks, from 29 March to 18 April.
This gives an extra bit of time to generate discussion and ideas on how Scotland’s food system should be changed, and what government can do to make that change happen.
CommonSpace Forum 28 March: Food, Poverty and Brexit: Should we demand the right to food?
AS BREXIT grows closer, stories about rising food prices and mass hunger come more sharply into focus, particularly in a 'No Deal' scenario.
Never before has there been so much attention been paid to the fact that Britain imports half of its food, the majority of which comes from the EU, and 95 per cent of those imports via the port of Dover.
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On 31 JANUARY 1919, a revolt in the heart of Glasgow nearly toppled the might of the British state. The Battle of George Square was the apex of Red Clydeside, a movement of workers and tenants for peace and socialism.
Last week, far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected in Brazil. He has said leftists will have to "go overseas, or go to jail", is an open admirer of when Brazil was a military dictatorship and takes pride in his misogyny and homophobia. His rise is part of a far-right wave, including in Donald Trump's election in the US and Matteo Salvini in Italy.