WATCH: The CommonSpace Show - with Karin Goodwin
The CommonSpace Show returns – featuring CommonSpace journalists David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies discussing the week’s big stories.
For this edition, we are joined by freelance journalist Karin Goodwin who regularly contributes to both the Sunday National and The Ferret. Earlier this year she was awarded the Nicola Barry award at the Scottish Press Awards for her campaigning journalism. She focuses mainly on social issues, and has covered homelessness and the Serco evictions in depth.
Analysis: SNP's backing of the coup in Venezuela is the cost of Western alignment
The SNP's intervention is unnecessary and a clear overture to more powerful forces
THE SNP has finally come out on the side of the growing international clamour for the overthrow of the Venezuelan government, spearheaded by US President Donald Trump.
Analysis: US’ success in unilaterally re-imposing sanctions on Iran shows America still rules the world
US’ success in unilaterally ripping up the Iran deal and re-imposing sanctions despite European protests shows it’s wrong-headed to think the American Empire is entering a Last Days of Rome scenario, Ben Wray finds
JUST one day before the midterm elections in the United States, Donald Trump has shown that when it comes to hard power, America is still the world’s policeman, regardless of how just or unjust its actions may be.
Analysis: The all-encompassing liberal ideology of seeking a return to ‘normal’
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says the responses to the Trump-Putin summit from many liberals have given up on critical thought, to the extent that the ideology of the return to ‘normal’ – a time before insurgent populism – is now the blatant ideology of much of the media
THERE is something more than a little unnerving in the response of Trump’s opponents to his remarks at the now infamous Helsinki Summit, not because it’s new but because it has now reached a fevered state.
Analysis: 5 key things about the Trump-Putin Summit
CommonSpace analyses why the Trump-Putin Summit was so significant
THE press conference following the Summit in Helsinki between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will perhaps be remembered as one of the most politically remarkable in recent memory, as the US president set himself against not just the US media and foreign policy establishment, but also his own Intelligence services.
George Dorn: We need to continue the fight against Trump's ideas at home
George Dorn, CommonSpace reader and NHS nursing auxiliary in Glasgow, argues that the difference between Trump’s policies and those of other western leaders are largely presentational rather than of substance, and that after the Trump protests we should continue the fight against those ideas at home
Pictures and videos from Glasgow & Edinburgh protests against Trump 13-14 July
Scotland-wide demonstration to take place on Saturday 14 July at 12 noon, Scottish Parliament
COMMONSPACE reporter Caitlin Logan was in Glasgow on Friday 13 July and Edinburgh Saturday 14 July, as tens of thousands of Scots protested against US President Donald Trump's visit to Scotland. She captures the protests in pictures and videos below.
Edinburgh 14 July
An invitation to Donald Trump to come to Dundee's EuropeFest
Cartoonist Greg Moodie (@GregMoodie) writes a letter to US President Donald Trump inviting him to visit Dundee while he’s in Scotland, as EuropeFest kicks-off
DEAR Mr Trump,
I’m a big fan of your work. Especially your later stuff. You are the obvious natural successor to those other great leaders, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush – the perfect combination of dodgy and thick. You’ve got it all.