The 'Macedonian Question' has officially been answered, but is it resolved?
Jenny Tsilivakou (@JTsilivakou) reports on the naming dispute between Greece and the neighbouring Republic of North Macedonia, officially resolved last year, but where the dynamics which made it such a hot political issue in both countries are still very much alive
Analysis: As the horror of climate change begins to surface, can we stop sleepwalking into oblivion?
Effectively combating climate change is only possible by recognising that we are already in the midst of a global catastrophe
CLIMATE CHANGE, for those who believe that scientists know something about science, traversed from theory to reality before any of us were born. That the Earth was capable of vast climactic shifts was recognised as early as the late 18th century; a hundred years later, the unwitting (or uncaring) role which humanity’s influence played in such environmental upheavals was first posited.
Robin McAlpine: History does not end and the EU can't prevent it
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the global, liberal elite is on the wrong side of history
DO YOU remember when the neoliberals were announcing the 'end of history'? They had discovered the perfect, unchangeable economic and social order. So perfect was it that there were no chances of failure and no serious reason for any further debate.
Horrors of Idomeni: How refugees are losing the will to live as Europe looks on
As Greek police move in to disband the makeshift Idomeni camp, journalist Stefan Schmid gives a first-hand account of the brutal choices facing refugees there
FOR almost two years, refugees have travelled through Greece in their thousands, preparing to scale the Balkans in hope of a new life in central Europe. When it was announced that Macedonia would close its borders to all but the selected few, people continued to flock, settling in tents near the border, waiting for their chance to cross.
'Twinning Against Austerity' and how you can get involved with a new community
Colin Chalmers from Twinning Against Austerity explains how the scheme works ahead of its Glasgow launch on 26 May
COMMUNITY groups and activists will be meeting on 26 May for the Glasgow launch of Twinning Against Austerity - an initiative connecting community organisations in Greece and Britain so they can share experiences, practical know-how and solidarity.
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis reaffirms support for Scottish currency
The Marxist economist expressed agreement with Common Weal policy expert Ben Wray on social media
YANIS VAROUFAKIS, the former Greek minister of finance under the Syriza administration, has reiterated his support for an independent Scottish currency.
Idomeni crisis: Confusion and uncertainty as Greek police move in on refugees
Journalist Stefan Schmid reports from Greece on the unfolding situation at the Idomeni refugee camp
HUNDREDS of Greek riot police donned their gear once again on Wednesday morning after a largely peaceful day of clearances from the Idomeni refugee camp on Tuesday.
Scarier than war: One Afghan man's journey to the island of Lesvos
From the island of Lesvos in Greece, journalist Stefan Schmid speaks to one man from Afghanistan who, now separated from his family, feels he has been let down by the West
"For 13 years, thousands of Afghans have worked alongside our troops and our diplomats, often at great personal risk and many have even lost their lives. I came into the State Department determined to keep our promises to these brave men and women." (John Kerry, US secretary of state, 2014)
CommonSpace journalist Michael Gray teams up with Kiltr for @yanisvaroufakis interview
Former Greek finance minister to discuss a range of subjects including Scottish independence, Europe and currency
COMMONSPACE journalist Michael Gray will interview former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis later today (12 November) live on the Kiltr new media platform.