The personal is the political: Activism and mental health
Political activism poses numerous mental health challenges for those who commit to it – but does it also provide unique benefits?
ACTIVISM demands sacrifice. Even amongst those for whom political, social or economic change is not a consuming commitment, this much is generally understood.
Activists may be and often are called upon to sacrifice their time, energy and personal resources to the necessities of their respective causes, often while pulling off a difficult balancing act with personal and professional obligations.
Another Europe is possible: SNP Socialists' fringe calls for Left opposition to Brexit
The SNP conference saw calls for cross-party, left-wing unity in support of a People’s Vote, with activist Kirsty Haigh dismissing the possibility of ‘Lexit’ as a “fantasy”
SNP SOCIALISTS have joined with representatives of the ‘Another Europe is Possible’ campaign to articulate a socialist case for EU membership and advocating a People’s Vote.
Exclusive: Underpaid, overworked and kept ignorant of their rights: the exploitation of Edinburgh Fringe workers – and the fight against it
As the Fair Fringe campaign releases a damning report on the working conditions of Edinburgh festival employees, a source within a major Fringe venue reveals to CommonSpace that management are instructed not to reveal their workers are underpaid
As SNP pressure Theresa May to condemn Trump's child imprisonment policy, campaigners prepare for his Scotland visit in July
Ahead of protests against Trump’s UK visit, SNP Westminster leader uses #WorldRefugee Day to compare May’s ‘hostile environment’ to America’s detention of migrant children
AS ACTIVISTS prepare for national demonstrations in protest against the July visit by US president Donald Trump to the UK, condemnation of the separation and detention of immigrant children by US authorities has grown to include Prime Minister Theresa May.
Edinburgh Fair Fringe Campaign: New code of practice “does little” to ensure improved pay & conditions
New guidelines from Edinburgh City Council criticised as voluntary and tied to a “fake” Living Wage
A NEW SET OF GUIDELINES for employers and venues participating in the Edinburgh festival season have been criticised by a representative of the Fair Fringe campaign for its voluntary nature, its lack of detail over how it would be enforced and its commitment to an insufficient Living Wage.
Towards 'a world where we move and live freely': Glasgow event to discuss how we can create open borders
Glasgow event will discuss how to turn ‘open borders’ from a slogan into a practical concept
IN THE WAKE of the Windrush controversies and Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, campaign group Global Justice Now hopes to kick-start a national conversation that will move ‘open borders’ from an aspiration to a policy capable of implementation.