#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.
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller looks at the contradiction between French President Emmanuel Macron’s words on Venezuela and his actions in France, where the government has been criticised for brutally suppressing the Yellow Vests movement.
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Analysis: European governments are in no position to hand out lectures to Venezuela about people power
Governments across the EU, as well as the EU itself, have on Monday [4 February] declared Juan Guaido President of Venezuela, citing the need for democracy driven by protest – something they have not been so keen on closer to home
“PEOPLE are on the streets, people want change.”
That was the statement, made without a hint of irony, of French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, about why the French Government was now backing the coup in Venezuela.
Media Rebuttal: Why is there a blackout on John Bolton’s Venezuela oil grab remarks?
CommonSpace looks at The BBC, The Guardian and the New York Times’ coverage of the latest US sanctions on Venezuela, and finds that obvious lines of inquiry about US motivations for the new sanctions have been missed out entirely
THE latest development in the Venezuela crisis has seen the US step up its sanctions on the country, focusing on its biggest asset - oil.
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: The world must recognise the Venezuelan coup for what it truly is
Those seeking the downfall of the Maduro government are aligning themselves with Trump and Bolsonaro
WHAT constitutes a coup d'état? To find out, take a look at what’s happening in Venezuela.
The old joke about Venezuelan politics is that nobody is entirely against the idea of a coup, because at some point or another, everyone has tried to pull one off.
Stop the War Coalition condemns Trump’s 'belligerent foreign policy' following revelations of secret talks to aid regime change in Venezuela
UK and Scottish Governments silent on potential foreign intervention against the South American government
ANTI-WAR CAMPAIGNERS have condemned US policy on Venezuela, following revelations that the Trump administration held secret meetings over the past year with rebel elements of the Venezuelan military to discuss plans to overthrow the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro.