Pete Cannell: On its 70th anniversary, it's time to lay NATO to rest
Pete Cannell, anti-war activist in Edinburgh, says that on the 70th anniversary of NATO, a peaceful future where humanity tackles the crises of the 21st century would be one without the western military alliance
TOMORROW, 4 April, is the 70-year anniversary of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) coalition.
Linda Pearson: If the Scottish Government are serious about defence diversification they have to prove it
Writer and activist Linda Pearson analyses the ways in which the arms industry takes advantage of Scottish Government support to further its ends, and says that if defence diversification is more than a soundbite the First Minister must detail a plan for how she is going to implement such a strategy
THE Scottish Government’s support for the arms industry has come under renewed scrutiny.
Bill Ramsay: The UK's post-Brexit Defence policy is dangerously delusional
Bill Ramsay, SNP CND chair, examines Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s speech yesterday, finds his vision for the British military post-Brexit is dangerously delusional, especially in its plans to sail into the South China Sea
Analysis: Gavin Williamson's Empire 2.0 'reign of terror' is Britain in late stage imperial decline
The UK Defence Minister delivered a speech for the ages – so riddled with imperial bombast and blood-thirsty intent that no one could fail to read it and still think Britain is one of the world’s good guys
GAVIN WILLIAMSON, UK Defence Minister, delivered a speech on Monday [11 February] that will probably go down in history. Not because it was in any way good, or coherent, or elegant. It was none of those things.
Linda Pearson: Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
Linda Pearson, anti-nukes activist, says that MSPs are effectively profiting from Trident due to the Scottish Parliament’s pension fund investments – they should re-invest the money into projects which make Scotland a better place to live
Bill Ramsay: An #SNP18 fringe event raises questions about our Ukraine strategy
Bill Ramsay, convenor of SNP CND, looks ahead to a fringe meeting at the SNP’s annual conference on Ukraine, and questions whether some MPs would like the party to take a position on Ukraine which would place the party at odds with Germany and “the moderate wing” of Nato
In Rosyth, the loss of a frigate contract comes as a 'bitter blow' to a community that already feels left behind
CommonSpace looks at the impact Whitehall decisions will have on the 'neglected' community in Rosyth
A TOWN built up around its dockyard with the shipbuilding industry at its heart, community leaders in Rosyth have expressed sadness and anger over the shock UK Government decision to restart bids for the Type 31e frigate programme which could have supported hundreds of jobs.