Petition calls on Scottish Govt to issue Unexplained Wealth Order on Donald Trump
First Unexplained Wealth Order was issued earlier this month
A US-BASED global activism group has started a petition to back former SNP MP George Kerevan’s call for the Scottish Government to issue an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) on US President Donald Trump.
‘Let’s fill Edinburgh’: ANC Scotland prepares for weekend of action in solidarity with Catalan prisoners and exiles
Campaign launched for Scottish citizens to offer free accommodation to visiting Catalans
FOLLOWING the withdrawal of the European Arrest Warrants for Clara Ponsati and all other Catalan politicians sought by the Spanish authorities, the grassroots solidarity organisation Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Scotland has announced a series of actions across Edinburgh this weekend to show support for Catalan political prisoners and exiles.
‘Naïve’ Growth Commission policies won’t improve Scottish growth or productivity, pro-indy economists argue
Articles published by George Kerevan, Jim Cuthbert, Tommy Sheppard MP, Chris Stephens MP, Carolyn Leckie, Maggie Chapman, Colin Fox, Cat Boyd and Jim Sillars on the Growth Commission
TWO pro-independence economists have published articles criticising the central tenets of the SNP’s Growth Commission report, saying its policy prescriptions would not deliver increased growth or productivity for an independent Scotland.
CommonSpace Forum 30 July: Where now for Catalan Independence?
Click on the EventBrite link to book your place for the 30 July event
ON THE day former Catalan Education Minister Clara Ponsati begins a trial in Edinburgh over an attempt by Spain to extradite her on charges which include the ancient law of Treason for her part in the Catalan independence referendum, CommonSpace hosts a forum to discuss where now for the Catalan independence movement:
#SNP18 votes unanimously to create a Scottish National Infrastructure Company
Campaigners welcome the endorsement of SNP grassroots, despite an attempt to remit back the resolution
THE SNP CONFERENCE in Aberdeen today [8 June] voted overwhelmingly to support the creation of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC), a public alternative to private sector involvement in the creation of major infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals and roads.
Economy debate at #SNP18: ‘If we don’t have our own currency we are at the mercy of the banks,’ Kerevan says
Loud cheers for Kerevan’s criticism of Growth Commission currency proposals
FORMER SNP MP and economist George Kerevan told an SNP fringe meeting that “if we don’t have our own currency we are at the mercy of the banks”, during a debate on independence and the Scottish economy.
‘No private interests in public works’: SNP Students endorse a Scottish National Investment Company
Ahead of party conference in Aberdeen, SNP student group condemns the system that empowered companies such as Carillion
THE SNP STUDENTS GROUP has announced their support for a resolution in favour of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC) ahead of the SNP’s national conference in Aberdeen next week.
The resolution argues that “the current system of private companies being relied on to control and manage public contracts is, we believe, incredibly flawed and has failed to benefit the people of Scotland.
Scotland and 1968: Did a world in revolt pass us by?
CommonSpace journalist Alasdair Clark explores the impact of the global revolt of 1968 in Scotland, looking at what happened and didn’t happen here, and its legacy
1968 is most remembered now for the events in May in Paris, but it was a genuinely global revolt creating political and social earthquakes in Eastern Europe, the US, Mexico and even Pakistan - but what about Scotland?