Life of a Scottish nationalist: Gordon Wilson draws on lessons of the 60s for the SNP today
CommonSpace is serialising one of the last lenghty interviews given by former SNP leader Gordon Wilson
OVER the coming week (18 –24 July) CommonSpace will publish one of the last major political testimonies of a giant of Scotland's national movement, former SNP leader Gordon Wilson.
Wilson passed away on 25 June 2017. In March 2016, he was interviewed by Abertay University Sociology Lecturer Dr Wallace McNeish as part of research for an ongoing project.
Crowdfunder aims to sue UK and Scottish Governments over police spying inquiry
Campaigner who alleges she was spied on by police denied legal aid
A LEFTWING campaigner who believes she was spied on by police has launched a crowdfunder to take the UK and Scottish Governments to court over their failure to establish a full Inquiry into police spying in Scotland.
Thirty two year old Glaswegian Tilly Gifford was allegedly approached by officers after her arrest in 2009 for participation in an environmental protest at Aberdeen airport, and asked to spy on fellow activists.
Protest and vigil held in Glasgow after homeless man dies in city centre
Protest organisers demand that Glasgow’s many vacant buildings be used to house homeless at dire risk over the winter months
A DEMONSTRATION and vigil will be held tonight in Glasgow over homeless accommodation, after alarm was raised by the death of a homeless man in the city yesterday.
The man, understood to be called Mathew, was found at 9:10am yesterday morning (22 March) in the city centre’s Trongate after a bitter overnight cold snap which saw snow and freezing temperatures.
His death was deemed “unexplained” by officers at the scene
People’s power in Scotland on the agenda in Caterpillar occupation gathering
Academics, trade unionists and activists to debate and organise for the future of collective action in Scotland
ACADEMICS, trade unionists and community activists will meet today at the University of the West of Scotland to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Caterpillar occupation in Uddingston and discuss how its lessons can be used in Scotland today.
Join the resistance: How the anti-Trump generation can fight back in Scotland
CommonSpace provides a quick guide for Scots who want to make a difference in an era of political polarisation
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s first day in office saw the largest demonstrations in the world since the 2003 global anti-Iraq War movement.
Millions of women in the US and all over the planet protested against Trump, whose campaign had seen him deploy misogynistic language and themes.
Anti-Trump protests organiser: “This has to be the start of an international movement”
Organiser of protests against Trump visits calls for Scots to take part in an international movement against the rise of the right
JONATHON SHAFI, an organiser of protests at US President Donald Trump’s Scottish properties when he visited the country during his campaign, has said that an international movement against the new right is now “urgent”.
Events: Scotland protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration
Several rallies and demonstrations are taking place across Scotland
AS DONALD TRUMP gets set for his Presidential Inaguration in the US, Scots are preparing to demonstrate against him.
Demonstrations in solidarity with all those in the US and around the world who have been targeted in Trump’s speeches and by his proposed policies will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and elsewhere to coincide with the inauguration proceedings in Washington DC from 5pm.
Campaigners set to deploy anti-exploitation app after G1 Group victory
Better than Zero hope to build on 2016 successes be leveraging victory over country’s largest hospitality company
THE BETTER THAN ZERO anti-exploitation campaign plans to use its victory in securing a new settlement for workers at Scotland’s largest hospitality firm to spread the gains to other firms in the industry.