Activists aim to bring solidarity from Scotland to Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg
Activists on hunger strike in France and in Turkish prisons demand an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan
- Scottish activists Sarah Glynn and Fiona Napier will travel to Strasbourg this week to offer solidarity to 15 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative on hunger strike
- The strike hopes to “end the ongoing, inhumane isolation the Turkish state has imposed on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan”
‘Nae Nazis’: Steven Bannon protest sees activist arrested
As the former Trump strategist speaks to the BBC, protest organisers claim police threatened them with arrest for holding anti-Nazi signs
PROTESTS against the presence of Steve Bannon, the far-right former strategist to US President Donald Trump, at a BBC hosted media conference in Edinburgh saw one activist arrested for “threatening and abusive behaviour”, with protest organisers claiming that police had threatened those holding anti-Nazi signs with further arrests.
Ross Greer MSP: Climate crisis will define my adult life - revolution is the only adequate remedy
Ross Greer, Scottish Greens MSP for the West of Scotland and parliament’s youngest member, writes ahead of a Holyrood debate on climate change this evening [14 November] about how his adult life is likely to be defined by climate crisis – the choice between revolution or a future of unabated chaos and suffering is stark.
IN THE summer of 2003 I was marking my ninth birthday. At that age the school summer holidays seem to last forever and the idea of going to bed while it was still light outside was confusing and more than a little irritating.
‘Cut your losses’, Greens tell John Swinney, as standardised testing is debated in parliament
EIS say evidence is contrary to Education Minister’s claim that Standardised Testing is “integral to everyday learning”
SCOTTISH GREENS education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has told Education Minister John Swinney that he should “cut his losses” over the Scottish Government’s controversial standardised testing policy for schools, and at least scrap it for P1’s.
#DumpFarage: Campaigners tell LBC to stop Farage's 'campaign of hate' on air
The author and columnist Owen Jones said the #DumpFarage campaign should force the media to accept their role in promoting the far-right
AFTER a controversial interview with former Trump strategist and far-right figure Steve Bannon, campaigners are urging the radio station LBC to dump host Nigel Farage amidst claims he uses the station to promote far-right messages of hate.
Ross Greer: The Church of Scotland needs to rediscover Jesus' revolutionary message
Ross Greer, Green MSP for west of Scotland region and member of the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly, reflects on the Kirk’s General Assembly last week, arguing that the Church of Scotland needs to rage against and overthrow established hierarchies and be at the vanguard of creating a just world for people and planet
‘FOR I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you’.
Scotland 'leading the way' on voting rights for refugees: Campaigners welcome electoral reform plans
Campaigners welcome Scottish Government plans to extend the franchise to refugees and asylum seekers
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S plans to extend to the right to vote to refugees and asylum seekers have been welcomed by the Scottish Refugee Council and the Scottish Green Party.
'Come clean about Prestwick's role': Nicola Sturgeon challenged on possible airport involvement in Syria strikes
The First Minister offered no denial when questioned if the Scottish Government-owned airport was used in the latest military action against Syria
CONTROVERSY over the use of the Scottish Government-owned Prestwick Airport by United States military returned to the Scottish Parliament today [19 April], as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was unable to confirm whether or not Prestwick had facilitated this month’s strikes against Syria.
'We will continue to lead the change': Scottish Greens highlight their influence at Spring conference
Scottish Greens reaffirm their relevance following concessions won on the Scottish budget and the Continuity Bill
THE SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY will highlight the influence the party says it continues to wield over the SNP’s minority Scottish Government at its first conference of 2018.