Anti-war activists hit back at Trump's threats to NATO members over military spending
The US president reportedly threatened to exit NATO over member states’ military spending
UNITED STATES president Donald Trump has today (12 July) threatened to split from NATO in a bid to press leaders to commit to increased military spending targets – a move anti-war campaigners have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reject.
"The only ones that will benefit from the drive for ever-greater military spending are the arms companies that stand to make a killing from it,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
Analysis: After Belhaj apology and the Trump Iran pull-out, will the UK go on being America’s great British poodle?
Trump’s Iran Deal pull-out is already leading to an escalation of middle eastern war, but, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray asks, will the UK ultimately continue in its role as America’s poodle?
IF YOU are in Syria or Yemen the idea that Trump’s Iran deal pull-out is going to make your life any worse would probably be responded to with a weary, bitter laugh, at best. How could it? The two countries are in ruins - populations dead, displaced or malnourished - due to the utter carnage of war.
Only 1 in 5 support airstrikes on Syria - as May set to launch missile attack without vote in Parliament
Public and parliamentary opinion against intervention as government presses ahead with plans for missile attack
JUST 22 per cent of Britons support the UK Government’s plans to begin missile strikes on Syria, a YouGov poll has found.
Commissioned by The Times newspaper, a new poll shows support for UK airstrikes against Syria is down by two points from 25 per cent in 2013, when MPs voted against military intervention in the ongoing civil war. 43 per cent of voters now say they oppose airstrikes, while 34 per cent say they ”don’t know”.
Almost 50,000 new signatures to cancel Trump visit after press conference with May
Opposition ramps up as Trump’s visit to the UK is back on the agenda
NUMBER 10 has confirmed that a working – not state – visit from US President Donald Trump is back on the cards in 2018, following a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
Sammy Stein: The US is not the first world power to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, so why the outrage?
Sammy Stein of Glasgow Friends of Israel believes President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital could be a help, rather than a hindrance, to peace
DESPITE the furore of President Donald's Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, there was a notable lack of any condemnation when Russia did exactly the same thing earlier this year.
The decision, taken by Russia in April 2017, made it the first country in the world to extend such a recognition to any part of the city.
Siobhan Tolland: Social democracy or corporate fascism? Choose your path, Scotland
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland says UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shown her true colours after deals with the US and Turkey
IT'S been a good week for the fascists and a bad week for everyone else.
Donald Trump is speeding up his racist segregation and shutting down the borders like, well, like the unstable, nuke-wielding fascist he really is. It’s an extremely difficult part of history to sit by and watch, feeling helpless.
Yvonne Ridley: Abortion law shows how Trump is turning the Oval Office into a locker room
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says President Donald Trump has no understanding of women's welfare
THE new US president is a self-confessed sexual predator, serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist and misogynist but I thought even he would show some restraint when he entered the White House earlier this week.
However, within a matter of hours the Oval Office looked more like a locker room for the sort of white, privileged men Donald Trump likes to hang out with.
Arun Sood: On the streets of DC I saw both the toxicity of Trump's America and the incredible unity of women
Journalist and academic Arun Sood gives a first-hand account of President Trump's inauguration in Washington DC, and the following day's Women's March
Washington DC: Friday 20 January 20 2017. Presidential inauguration.
A GROUP of 'International Revolutionary Workers Party' members scramble up Columbus Fountain. Shouts crackle through loudspeakers, signs rise, and enthusiastic leaders declare resistance to capitalism, racism, Trumpism as well as establishment Democrats.