‘We won’t back down!’: Mothers resisting homelessness in the capital expose the indignity of our housing system
Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray charts how mothers - often the hardest hit by the benefit cap - in Edinburgh are organising against the injustices in the housing system
AS winter comes in, and the nights get cold and icy, the spectre of homelessness for people all over Scotland becomes that little bit more frightening. This winter is set to be bad. A combination of cuts, increased cost of living and an acute housing crisis is taking its toll, forcing people into destitution.
Call for a Scottish Poets Corner backed by Edinburgh MP
Proposed monument would recognise Scotland’s contribution to Great War poetry
A ‘SCOTTISH POETS CORNER’, which would memorialise Scotland’s contribution to poetry during the First World War, has received backing from Edinburgh West MP and Liberal Democrat Scottish spokesperson Christine Jardine and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Edinburgh stands with Charlottesville following the murder of anti-fascist Heather Heyer
Speakers at Monday’s vigil condemned the far right and Donald Trump
EDINBURGH joined cities across the UK and the United States on Monday evening in a vigil for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old activist killed on Saturday afternoon when a car plowed through an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Brexit will hit Aberdeen harder than any other city in UK, report says
Economic decline is expected in all parts of the UK, regardless of hard or soft Brexit
ABERDEEN will be the most affected city in the UK by Brexit, with Edinburgh also in the top 10, a new report shows.
Research done by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and the Centre for Cities predicted an economic downturn of 3.7 per cent for Aberdeen and 2.7 per cent in Edinburgh in the event of a hard Brexit.
Edinburgh City Deal a “missed opportunity” to fix housing says campaigner
Willie Black describes deal as “stacked”
THE new Edinburgh City Region Deal has been branded a “missed opportunity” by campaigners to address the city’s housing issues .
Anti-poverty campaigner Willie Black told CommonSpace that the deal, which is designed to boost economic growth in the city and the south-east of Scotland, is “stacked for business, stacked for commerce”.
Scott Wilson: Edinburgh International Film Festival – tales from the red carpet
Scott Wilson checks in from the Edinburgh International Film Festival in between world premieres, red carpets, and a shocking amount of emails
THE life of a film critic is alright. On press days, we sit for about nine hours and watch a number of films in a row at a private screening.
Invoking the folk at the Folk Film Gathering
CommonSpace film critic Scott Wilson chats to Jamie Chambers, the director of the Folk Film Gathering, at the launch of the festival’s third year
“WHO ARE THE FOLK? What do we think of when we think of the folk on screen?” asks Jamie Chambers, director of the Folk Film Gathering, the world’s first folk film festival. “It’s very specific to who is invoking the folk, and why they are invoking the folk.”
Living Rent campaign demands tackling of private sector in homelessness battle
Campaigners suggest that strategy to deal with homelessness lacks effectiveness
THE Living Rent campaign, Scotland's tenant union, has said more effort into tackling privately-rented housing is needed in a bid to tackle homelessness in Scotland.
News in 5 Minutes:Zika vaccine shows promise, Brexit affects Scotland’s jobs, and power station pine martens
CommonSpace brings you the news so you don’t have to go looking for it
TODAY’S INSTALMENT (5 August) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the Zika virus vaccine, Brexit’s affects on Scotland’s jobs, and power station pine martens.
News: Zika vaccines show promise in early tests
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