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’.
Analysis: There is little hope that Europe will stand in the way of a US war with Iran
The UK and the European Union lack the unity and political will necessary to seriously obstruct another American war of imperialism
THE UNITED STATES will go to war with Iran if nothing is done to prevent it. This is the assumption that the world’s geopolitical actors have worked off for the better part of two decades, and there has been precious little evidence to the contrary.
Analysis: Gavin Williamson's Empire 2.0 'reign of terror' is Britain in late stage imperial decline
The UK Defence Minister delivered a speech for the ages – so riddled with imperial bombast and blood-thirsty intent that no one could fail to read it and still think Britain is one of the world’s good guys
GAVIN WILLIAMSON, UK Defence Minister, delivered a speech on Monday [11 February] that will probably go down in history. Not because it was in any way good, or coherent, or elegant. It was none of those things.
Robin McAlpine: British propaganda has made a mockery of the centenary of Armistice
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine rails against the BBC’s coverage of the centenary of the end of the First World War
SO ARMISTICE is nearly upon us, and the weapons I'm looking forward to being put down largely involve the British state's propaganda tools. Disgracefully, this World War One centenary seems to have been only one more chance to promote a Patriotic British Militarism.
‘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.