‘Clashes’, ‘Dozens die’ - Why is BBC reporting not clear about who the killers and killed were in Gaza massacre?
CommonSpace spoke to Greg Philo, author of three books on media reporting of Israel-Palestine flashpoints, about the BBC’s coverage of the latest massacre in Gaza
THE BBC’s reporting of the latest massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli military forces has once again led to criticism of the public broadcaster for not providing an accurate account of events.
Remembering Srebrenica: Scottish delegation uncover the scars from gender violence and rape in genocide
Scot women share the stories of the Bosniak women scarred by the gendered violence used against them
AS THE world looked on in July 1995, the worst mass killing in Europe since WWII took place in Bosnia, with over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims massacred.
A recent delegation to the country focused on uncovering the scars left behind from gender violence and rape in a genocide.
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”.
Yvonne Ridley: Why I'm preparing to act in solidarity with the Syrian sisterhood
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley is getting ready to set off for Turkey to demand the release of women and girls from Syrian prisons
SORRY if I sound like a man-hating, radical feminist but I am really frustrated by the way Middle East despots and dictators trash human rights and commit war crimes and genocide while the rest of the largely male-dominated governments signed up to the United Nations look the other way.
Stop the War Coalition says Tory attacks on Venezuela "cannot be taken at face value" following criticism of left-wing MSPs
The deputy leader of the Scottish Tories described MSPs’ support for the Venezuelan government as “an embarrassment to Holyrood”.
THE STOP THE WAR COALITION has condemned recent Tory statements on the political situation in Venezuela while the British government continues to support Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the war in Yemen.
US-Russia tensions escalate in Syria after Americans shoot down regime jet
Russia warns of targeting US airforce following strike of Syrian jet
THE MILITARY CHAOS in Syria has been raised further as Russian officials warned they would take measures to target the US airforce, after the Americans shot down a Syrian military jet.
The US and Russia have both intervened in the Syrian civil war, with America opposed to the government of [Bashir al-Assad] and the Russians determined to maintain his position in the region.
Salmond urges "real policy" on Syria as UK Govt twists and turns with Trump
Salmond urges a return to moral consistency and sound planning to stop tragedy of Syria
ALEX SALMOND, former first minister and the SNP’s spokesperson on International affairs, has said that the airstrikes conducted by US President Donald Trump are part of a policy with “no solutions” which the UK Government is following without question.
Sturgeon makes the case for Scotland's internationalism and women's power at UN
First Minister outlines Scottish vision of women empowered globally through cooperation
NICOLA STURGEON, First Minister of Scotland, told experts in women’s rights and war resolution at the UN today (Wednesday 5 April) that Scotland as an independent small nation could play its part in contributing to reconstruction and responsible diplomacy.
At a meeting on conflict resolution and women in war, she outlined the ways in which the Scottish Government had aided gender justice at home and planned to contribute to the fight for greater gender equality abroad.
Protesters gather against atrocity as battle for Aleppo ends
As accusations of massacre emerge from ceasefire in Aleppo, campaigners and Syrian refugees gather to voice their outrage at cruelty of Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia
SYRIANS, Egyptians, Jordanians and Scots were among those who gathered at the Russian embassy in Edinburgh this afternoon (14 December) to protest the intervention and conduct of the war fought by Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, which anti-Assad protesters said had led to extreme suffering among civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.