War on Terror
Why we have submitted a dossier on Islamophobia in the Labour Party
David Jamieson explains why CommonSpace has submitted a dossier on islamophobia in the party, and why the party’s response to the clearly evidenced cases of islamophobia among senior figures from the New Labour years matters
Groundbreaking Edinburgh theatre project to explore CIA 'War on Terror' abuses
Experimental theatre project will deploy academic research into infamous 'extraordinary rendition' programme
A SCOTTISH theatre company is set to launch a groundbreaking artistic project exploring the CIA's secretive extraordinary rendition programme during the war on terror years.
The rendition programme after the 9/11 attacks saw terror suspects transported around the world to keep them outside of judicial oversight, and to circumvent human rights protections against various forms of detention and interrogation.
Scottish foreign policy scene to expand with new think tank focusing on global issues
War, terrorism and the far right to feature as topics at conference
SCOTLAND’S expanding foreign policy scene is set to benefit from the launch of a new think tank in Glasgow this weekend.
The New Foreign Policy group will launch at the CCA on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall street tomorrow (Saturday 5 August), and feature a range of expert speakers speaking on international issues such as war, terrorism and security, the growth of far right movements and the UK’s global position from a Scottish perspective.
Chilcot Inquiry: Soldiers families threaten legal action
Anger over continuing delays in publication of Iraq war inquiry
THE families of soldiers killed during the Iraq war have threatened to sue Sir John Chilcot, the chair of the Chilcot Inquiry, over ongoing delays in publication.
Lawyers acting for 29 soldiers' families called on Chilcot to set a deadline for respondents and publish the inquiry's findings before the end of 2015 or they will take the matter to the high court.
7/7 ten years on: How did the London bombings change Britain?
CommonSpace looks at the changing political landscape in Britain in terms of security, civil liberties, Islamophobia, racism and foreign policy since the 7/7 London bombings, 10 years ago today
THE London bombings on this day 10 years ago sent a shockwave through British society. It was the biggest terrorist attack on British territory since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988, with 52 killed and over 700 injured. "Let no one be in doubt," Tony Blair said shortly after 7/7, "the rules of the game have changed."
CAGE representative walks off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Interview held after it was revealed that Mohammed Emwarzi had reported MI5 harassment to CAGE
A REPRESENTATIVE for CAGE, an advocacy group for communities affected by the 'war on terror', stormed off a Sky News interview accusing presenter Kay Burley of 'xenophobia' and 'islamophobia'.
Burley repeatedly asked CAGE spokesperson Cerie Bullivant to condemn the actions of Mohammed Emwarzi, the man now identified as the Islamic State militiant dubbed 'Jihadi John'.