Robin McAlpine: Our era of hypocrisy isn't going to end well – for anyone
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says we need to start owning our own hypocrisy before it's too late
I VERY much hope that as I am writing this the west's liberal opinion-deciders are in a conclave deciding what the 'correct' opinion is on Zimbabwe. I'd hate to get it embarrassingly wrong.
Brexit is the contradiction facing the Yes movement, activist tells independence convention
Liam Stevenson spoke of the need to engage working class voters at SIC conference
PRO-INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGNER and co-founder of LGBTI equality campaign Time for Inclusive Education (Tie) Liam Stevenson told the Scottish Independence Convention on Saturday that another independence referendum should not be hinged on the Brexit question.
Having never been involved in politics before 2014, Stevenson organised a series of local Yes meetings during the referendum campaign in a “very working class area” in Cumbernauld.
Robin McAlpine: Winners make decisions, losers wait for things to happen
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says there are three possible options for the independence movement.
I know it will surprise many of you but I don't want to spend the rest of my life writing about constitutional politics. I've always been in this for social outcomes and constitutional politics alone does not deliver these.
Independence events pass "without incident" as supporters mark the third anniversary of 2014 referendum
Events were held across Scotland to mark the third anniversary of the 2014 referendum
PRO-INDEPENDENCE supporters held events across Scotland to coincide with the anniversary of the 2014 referendum.
A march, organised by All Under Oner Banner Saor Alba (AUOBSA), took place through the streets of Glasgow city centre that joined with a rally hosted by Hope Over Fear (HOF) at the city’s George Square on Saturday.
Inaugural “IndepenDANCE” organisers urge country-wide rollout of popular event
Organisers call others to get up and indepenDANCE following successful debut
LAST Friday, the first ever IndepenDANCE brought independence supporters to the dance floor in Haddington, and organisers are encouraging other groups to try their hands – or feet – at planning similar events.
German parties back an independent Scotland in the EU as election approaches
Two German parties voice support for independent Scotland in the EU
TWO political parties who may form part of a German coalition government after the election next month have given support to an independent Scotland within the EU.
The Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Alliance 90/The Greens (The Greens) have both made clear that they support the Scottish Government’s position on Brexit, as part of their election platform for the upcoming elections for the Bundestag, Germany’s federal legislative body.
Survey: What went wrong in #indyref and how can it be avoided during #ScotRef?
Events consultant William Thomson is hoping CommonSpace readers can help him figure out an events strategy for ScotRef
IF ScotRef is to be a success for the Yes movement, events will play a crucial role in the campaign. We need to know what went wrong in 2014 and how we can run better events to support Scottish independence.
Before deciding to draft a live engagement strategy for the ScotRef movement, I spent some time making sure I wasn’t going to reinvent the wheel.
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