Trump in the UK - what might Scottish independence from US power look like?
Allegiance to the US empire ties Scotland into a global network of anti-democratic force
AS tens of thousands protest around the UK against the visit by US President Donald Trump, his British sympathisers are complaining that he should be respected for what he represents – the most powerful state in the world and the UK’s ‘most important ally’.
Linda Pearson: Trident celebrations ignore Aboriginal victims of British nuclear weapons testing
As the British Government is set to celebrate 50 years of Trident, anti-nukes activist Linda Pearson argues they should instead be apologising for the impact of British nuclear weapons testing on Aboriginal communities in Australia – and halting plans to transfer nuclear waste from Dounreay to Australia now
THE Royal Navy’s plan to hold a “national services of thanksgiving” at Westminster Abbey to mark 50 years of Britain’s submarine-based nuclear weapons has provoked condemnation from senior clergy and peace campaigners.
#SGPConf Interview: John Finnie talks NATO, Justice and his 'frustration' with Holyrood politics
The Scottish Greens’ justice spokesperson sat down with CommonSpace to discuss the necessity of opposing a nuclear alliance, his hopes for the Transport Bill, and the need to reform the Scottish justice system.
Pete Cannell: On its 70th anniversary, it's time to lay NATO to rest
Pete Cannell, anti-war activist in Edinburgh, says that on the 70th anniversary of NATO, a peaceful future where humanity tackles the crises of the 21st century would be one without the western military alliance
TOMORROW, 4 April, is the 70-year anniversary of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) coalition.
WATCH: Scrapping Trident could fund training for 3000 jobs
The SNP has reiterated its call for the UK’s Trident nuclear arsenal to be abolished, and its replacement cancelled.
New analysis shows that the estimated yearly cost to Scotland of renewing and maintaining trident could train almost 3,000 new public sector workers.
Without Trident, we could train…
- 235 new doctors (£50,000 per year)
- 370 new police officers (£31,800 per year)
- 750 new nurses (£16,000 per year)
- And 1500 new teachers (£8,280 per year)
Linda Pearson: Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
Linda Pearson, anti-nukes activist, says that MSPs are effectively profiting from Trident due to the Scottish Parliament’s pension fund investments – they should re-invest the money into projects which make Scotland a better place to live