'Women Life Freedom!': What I found on my visit to the Women's revolution in Northern Syria
Dundee-based campaigner and academic Sarah Glynn shares her thoughts on the women’s revolution in northern Syria after visiting in May, exploring the huge successes and big challenges facing a historic movement seeking to transform a traditional middle-eastern tribal society through anti-capitalism with women at the vanguard
Turning the Tide
Lorna Miller’s (@mistressofline) Cartoon of the Week looks at how 28 Syrian refugees - 13 adults and 15 children - have been resettled on the Isle of Lewis, Donald Trump's ancestral homeland, and have been
embraced by locals into the community.
See last week’s Cartoon of the Week here.
Trump, Mandela and the Scottish Enlightenment: Beyond Borders festival aims to tackle chaos of the world in a tranquil environment
Speakers include former CIA operative Valerie Plame, SNP economic advisor Andrew Wilson and Scottish writer Magnus Linklater
AN ECLETIC line-up of headliners will address some of the most pressing issues of the modern age, as well as paying tribute to the relevance of history at the upcoming Beyond Borders International Festival this summer.
4 ways that the United States under Trump has proven it is a rogue state
The United States has long defined its enemies as ‘rogue states’. Is the world starting to realise that Trump’s America fits the bill?
UNTIL the advent of the Trump administration, the idea that the US could be a rogue state was counter-intuitive to the common wisdom of mainstream political discourse in the West. The US accused such troublesome nations of that tag; the republic commonly regarded as the last remaining superpower could not, by definition, become one itself.
Building a new society against all odds: Scots activist tells of the hopes and challenges facing Kurds in Syria
Solidarity activist Sarah Glynn visited Kurdish women in Rojava where she was inspired by their commitment in the face of multiple threats
SARAH GLYNN of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan was part of a women’s delegation to Northern Syria earlier this month, where she witnessed firsthand the Kurdish women’s commitment to rebuilding the war-torn region, even as threats and instability continue on all sides.
Edinburgh protest demands 'zero tolerance' for racism following attack on Syrian refugee
Anti-racism campaigners rally in Edinburgh in support of stabbing victim Shabaz Ali
HUNDREDS of supporters and anti-racist campaigners appeared in an Edinburgh demonstration of solidarity with Shabaz Ali, the Syrian victim of a racially-motivated attack in the city’s capital last week.
Explainer: The Golan Heights - what is it and who does it belong to?
This week’s hostilities in the occupied Golan Heights have prompted international fears of escalation; what is the background to the controversial territory?
ON THE MORNING of 10 May, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) alleged that 20 rockets had been fired at Israeli military posts in the occupied Golan Heights region of south-western Syria, a claim denied by Iran
The return of Blair and Bolton: How liberal interventionism made an unlikely revival
Sean Bell finds that the Syrian civil war has spurred a revival among those who advocate military action on humanitarian grounds despite the experience of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and has seen the anti-war Left reanimated but also divided in a way it wasn’t in the past
'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.