CommonSpace forum on 50 years since May '68 in tweets & pictures
CommonSpace's week on 50 years since May '68 culminated in a forum on Thursday 3 May, posing the question 'Is the Left still revolutionary?'
COMMONSPACE held a forum in Glasgow last night [3 May] exploring 50 years since May '68, culminating our special week of coverage on the subject.
Panellists for the event were former SNP MP and Glasgow University student in 1968, George Kerevan, Paris May '68er Margaret Ferguson, anti-racist campaigner and trade unionist Mélina Valdelièvre, and CommonSpace columnist David Jamieson.
Liberation movements 50 years on: Has the spirit of '68 been lost?
Journalist Caitlin Logan explores the challenges and opportunities for social equalities movements today in the context of the legacy of ’68
“THERE’S NO doubt that ’68 and the political generation before and after that was a very important moment in a lot of countries, setting up political struggles we are left with today. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for that time.”
How Spain’s feminist uprising is bringing women together across social and political divides
A Basque Country activist and professor tells CommonSpace why a controversial rape trial has sparked mass feminist protests
FOR THE second time this year, Spanish women have taken to the streets in their thousands to protest the country’s patriarchal systems – this time, taking aim at the criminal justice system.
Last week, a court in Pamplona ruled that five men were guilty of ‘sexually abusing’ an 18-year-old woman during the city’s bulls festival in 2016, but acquitted them on charges of gang rape, resulting in significantly lighter sentences.
New minister, same policy: MPs and campaigners demand review of ‘racist’ immigration approach
Rudd’s resignation not the end of the story on immigration policy scandal, opposition parties and anti-racist campaigners say
THE PRESSURE on the UK Government to scrap its ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has mounted following Amber Rudd’s resignation as home secretary.
Already replaced by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, Rudd resigned late on Sunday night after a series of leaked documents contradicted her own statements regarding the Windrush crisis and the existence of deportation targets.
SNP MP pressures Amber Rudd to resign amid revelations of deportation targets she denied existed
Home secretary faces growing pressure to step down at Urgent Questions in the Commons on Thursday
HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd has faced hard questions and calls to resign after an official inspection report directly contradicted her claims – made on Wednesday in parliament – that the government had not used deportation targets.
'We're not going to be ruled by decree': How a retired social worker got active and began running free courses on democracy and neoliberalism
Activist John Rogers tells CommonSpace of the big ambitions behind Glasgow’s free courses on democracy and neoliberalism
SOME OF the concepts, ideologies and structures behind the practical problems facing people in the world today can seem alien, hard to get to grips with, or maybe just not that interesting – activist John Rogers was aware of these facts when he decided to launch free courses on these very subjects.
UK welfare policy is pushing Scots into poverty: What can the Scottish Govt do to alleviate the suffering?
Scotland’s social security powers are limited, but experts argue there are actions which could be taken to address food poverty
EXPERTS AND campaigners have pointed to answers within the grasp of the Scottish Government which could help turn the tide on rising poverty figures amid Tory cuts to social security and the roll-out of the widely criticised Universal Credit.
Benefit cuts under universal credit lead to record increase in Scottish foodbank use, new figures show
Foodbank charity calls for inquiry into universal credit administration and an increase in benefits in line with inflation
FOODBANK USE in Scotland has reached a record high and insufficient income from benefits is the leading cause, according to new figures from charity The Trussell Trust.
'Clock ticking' for PM as years of government knowledge of Windrush scandal comes to light
SNP say Amber Rudd’s position “untenable” after Windrush scandal, and that the “clock is ticking” on the Prime Minister, who introduced the “hostile environment” policy as Home Secretary
HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd must resign or be sacked, opposition parties have said as new information reveals that the Home Office knew of the impact of the self-styled ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy on the Windrush generation at least two years ago.
‘Stay angry’: Activists urge the public to keep Tories under pressure to scrap two child cap
Protestors in Edinburgh against the family cap and rape clause say nothing less than a full u-turn will address injustice
A DEMONSTRATION in Edinburgh against the UK Government’s controversial two child cap on tax credits and the associated “rape clause” on Thursday (19 April) offered a rallying cry to opponents of the policy to keep the issue in the spotlight and “stay angry”.