Black History Month: Talking Black Excellence with Nabu White
Instalment two of CommonSpace’s special month of coverage for Black History Month, we caught up with Nabu White, Social Worker, Activist, Mother and Co-Founder of the Yon Afro Collective.
NABU talks about the different forms activism can take, and her experiences as a black woman from apartheid South Africa.
‘Scotland is not immune from hatred’: Research shows ‘persistent’ levels of discrimination against black and ethnic minority Scots
New findings from the University of Edinburgh suggest that over a third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination over the past two years
Beyond the Noise: Beyond the Noise: Trump, racism and resistance - a turning point in US history?
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to US based writer and activist Pete Ramand and Canada based journalist Jamie Maxwell about President Trump's veer towards ever more flagrant racism and the openings to and dilemmas of the US left:
1:17 - How should we interpret Trump’s attacks on the four congresswomen?
Sarah Glynn: The independence movement cannot afford to be neutral on the smearing of Jeremy Corbyn
Sarah Glynn, a founding member of Scottish Jews against Zionism and not a member of any political party, argues that all who seek to challenge the British establishment should take issue with attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite
AS THE full weight of the British establishment comes together to smear the Labour left and try and pre-empt the election of a Corbyn-led government, independence supporters cannot afford to stand aside and watch.
Analysis: The battle lines are drawn between radicalism and racialism, and centrists are on the fence
Trump will fight the 2020 presidential election with a mixture of anti-leftism and racial animus
US President Donald Trump kicked-off his re-election campaign on 14 July by denouncing four Democratic politicians who he said should “go back” to their own countries.
The four Congresswomen, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, are all US citizens and members of US minority communities.
Analysis: Europe's far-right seek to make gains through a watered down Euroscepticism
The far right are likely to make significant gains in this week’s European elections
THIS week’s European elections (Thursday 23 May) are being billed as among the most important for the future course of the EU, and the wider politics of the continent, in decades.
The established power brokers are in crisis, the far right is on the rise, but is there much evidence of more progressive developments across the continent?
Bearing in mind the complexities of politics across Europe and the unreliability of polling, we can trace some key developments.
Analysis: In rejecting the Islamophobia definition the Tory party is boasting about its racism
The Tories know that they won’t be held to account for brazen Islamophobia by the media
THE Tory party Islamophobia scandal has reached crescendo with the UK Government’s decision to reject a Westminster cross-party working group definition of Islamophobia backed by more than 750 Muslim organisations.
The definition recognises Islamophobia as a form of racism, and will be debated in the House of Commons today (16 May).