Madeleine Habib: CommonSpace speaks to the activist captain who tried to break the Gaza blockade
CommonSpace speaks to Madeleine Habib, the skipper who sailed the first all-women mission to Gaza and faced down the Israeli army with tea and biscuits
LEADING an all women team in an attempt to break the brutal blockade of Gaza, Madeleine Habib faced down the Israeli Defence Force [IDF] with kindness as her boat was boarded by armed troops.
Global disability coalition calls on Starbucks to lead new straw innovation
A coalition of disability rights groups has called on Starbucks to support research into a better alternative to plastic straws
AN OPEN LETTER sent to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling for research into a better alternative to plastics straws has been supported by a global coalition of disability rights groups representing over half a million people.
Scottish energy entrepreneur: Westminster cuts are "devastating" the renewables industry
Catalogue of cuts is driving investment away from potential Scottish renewables bounty
WESTMINSTER cuts to schemes designed to promote renewable energy developments are devastating the nascent industry in Scotland, an industry figure has said.
David Barratt, a hydrologist working for an entrepreneurial small engineering firm, Stuart Burke Associates, told Commonspace that his own company, though set up recently to exploit the growing renewables industry, is now stepping away from renewables because of cuts and uncertainty.
Edinburgh climate march: How you think the public can influence policy at #COP21
Thousands of people took to the streets in Edinbugh at the weekend
AS the UN climate change summit in Paris kicks off, campaigners in Scotland are hopeful that they can help add pressure on governments to take more action on the environment.