Scottish Government stays tight-lipped on Trump relations
Despite recent call for action by Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Government avoids commenting on Scotland’s relationship with the United States under Donald Trump
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has reaffirmed its opposition to prejudice and hate crime, saying “they will never be tolerated in Scotland”, but has avoided commenting specifically on the issues raised by Patrick Harvie in his recent call for Scotland to do more in opposing the far right and the administration of Donald Trump.
Scotland should reconsider its relationship with the US under Trump, argues Patrick Harvie
Green Party MSP sends letter to Nicola Sturgeon urging “no form of political, operational or business support is given to any Trump enterprise in Scotland”
PATRICK HARVIE, the Scottish Green Party co-convenor and Glasgow MSP, has suggested a package of possible measures for reframing Scotland’s relationship with the United States away from the administration of President Donald Trump.
"I love life. I love unity": Aamer Anwar hits back at far-right taunts after terror attack
Glasgow based human rights lawyer and rector of Glasgow University slams comments from far-right groups for stirring hate
AAMER ANWAR has condemned Tommy Robinson after the ex-English Defence League (EDL) leader called him an “Isis lawyer” after the University of Glasgow rector and human rights lawyer was caught up in the terror attack in Barcelona.
Anwar was an eye witness to the Las Ramblas attack on Thursday that killed 13 people and injured 100 more, 15 of whom are thought to be seriously injured.
Jonathon Shafi: Here's what Katie Hopkins and Isis have in common
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says the far right and extremists in groups like Isis feed off of one another's hate
WAKING to the full horror of Monday night. Sick to the stomach and thinking of those who lost loved ones. There will be a lot of people scared today - and the mix of fear and hate will have to be overcome. I hope and believe the great city of Manchester and all of its people will show the way. A wretched day.
Jonathon Shafi: What really happened in the Dortmund bus explosion? Here are the theories
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi explains why blame may well lie where people didn't first expect
LAST Tuesday, explosives were used to attack the players' coach of Borrusia Dortmund football club. The Spanish footballer Marc Bartra was injured and taken to hospital, and, of course, the team's Champions League tie with Monaco was postponed.
Jonathon Shafi: Hungary's assault on academia is a fascism red alert
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says Hungary's grassroots activists need global support
THE Central European University (CEU) in Budapest is under devastating attack by the Hungarian government and Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The authoritarian regime is taking this action in the context of a raft of draconian proposals including, for example, the introduction of 'work camps' for the very limited number of refugees currently in Hungary.
Jonathon Shafi: There is such a thing as society, Maggie Thatcher, and we're taking it back
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi explains why it's vital to restore a sense of community in order to prevent the far right taking hold
'THERE is no such thing as society.' This claim was popularised by Margaret Thatcher, who played a key role in ushering in neoliberal capitalism - a type of economics defined by deregulation, privatisation, destroying the power of unions and creating atomised consumers.
Yes, I know, the last thing you want to read about on a Friday is economic systems, but stick with me, it'll soon make sense.
Dutch voters reject “wrong kind of populism” in knock to Netherlands far right
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Dutch voters had said “stop” after the examples of Trump and Brexit
DUTCH PRIME MINISTER Mark Rutte has celebrated election victory by saying that Dutch voters had rejected the “wrong kind of populism” after the experience of Brexit and the election and President Donald Trump in the US.
Far right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders failed to come close to his hoped-for breakthrough, moving from 15 seats in 2012 to 20 despite widespread coverage of his campaign.