Samuel Gonçalves: Bolsonaro offered change, the Left didn't - this must be a wake up call
Jair Bolsonaro is set to be the new President of Brazil, with polls showing a 55-45 margin of victory for the far-right candidate. Samuel Gonçalves (@SidlingBears), Scottish/Brazilian citizen, analyses the roots of the left’s historic defeat, and why it must be a wake up call
As Brazil gets ready to go to the polls, Trumpian politics is on the rise
Jonathan Peters reports from the streets of Rio De Janeiro ahead of the Brazilian elections next week, as corruption, austerity and sexism amount to a tense and toxic political brew
AS BRAZILIANS head to the polls next week, anger over corruption scandals and economic austerity fuels a tense atmosphere among voters.
In cities across the country, campaigners are on the streets each day, weaving between traffic on highways and shoppers on main streets, canvassing support for their candidates.
Ukip loses the only council it has ever run
Ukip has lost Thanet Council after defections and election of new leader
FOLLOWING THE resignation of Thanet Council leader Chris Wells of Ukip, the party has lost control of the only council in the UK it has ever led.
A new leader was elected on Thursday in the form of Conservative councillor Bob Bayford, after the Ukip group faced multiple defections amid disagreement over the future of a former airport site.
5 things you should know about the Icelandic Pirate party
As the Pirate party of Iceland prepares for power CommonSpace breaks down what you need to know about this Nordic rebellion
ICELAND’S pirate party looks likely to win or finish a close second as the country goes to the polls on Saturday, in the wake of popular anger over political corruption following the 2008 financial crisis and the Panama Papers scandal in April of this year.
Scottish Greens focus on freedom of movement ahead of European Elections
As the European election campaign kicks off, the Scottish Greens stand in support of freedom of movement, while hoping to oust Scotland’s far right MEP, David Coburn.
The Scottish Green Party is stepping up its campaign for the European elections by highlighting the risk that ending Freedom of Movement poses to the NHS in Scotland.
With many EU nationals working in this vital public service, Brexit threatens to end this entitlement that Scotland has benefited from for many years.
How democracy could be better off without elections - and why Scotland might be well placed to prove it
Journalist and author Patrick Chalmers says we need radical thinking to fix our broken political system
Patrick Chalmers, a former Reuters journalist and author of Fraudcast News: How Bad Journalism Supports Our Bogus Democracies, spoke to CommonSpace about his emerging series of nine documentary films about government by selection and deliberation.