WATCH: Kurdish solidarity protest at Scottish Parliament marks Ocalan's 70th birthday
On Thursday [5 April], Scottish solidarity with Kurdistan held a solidarity protest at the Scottish Parliament with Kurds facing human rights abuses from the Turkish Government, including Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, who turned 70 yesterday
Climate activists disrupt FMQs with call for a citizen’s assembly
Members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland interrupted today’s First Minister’s Questions by calling on Nicola Sturgeon to “establish a citizen’s assembly to address the climate emergency”
- Unfurling of protest banner calling for action from the First Minister sees parliamentary proceedings suspended and the livestream cut
- Extinction Rebellion activists win support from Green MSP Ross Greer, following defeat of Green motion arguing for a climate emergency to be declared
Activists aim to bring solidarity from Scotland to Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg
Activists on hunger strike in France and in Turkish prisons demand an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan
- Scottish activists Sarah Glynn and Fiona Napier will travel to Strasbourg this week to offer solidarity to 15 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative on hunger strike
- The strike hopes to “end the ongoing, inhumane isolation the Turkish state has imposed on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan”
‘Nae Nazis’: Steven Bannon protest sees activist arrested
As the former Trump strategist speaks to the BBC, protest organisers claim police threatened them with arrest for holding anti-Nazi signs
PROTESTS against the presence of Steve Bannon, the far-right former strategist to US President Donald Trump, at a BBC hosted media conference in Edinburgh saw one activist arrested for “threatening and abusive behaviour”, with protest organisers claiming that police had threatened those holding anti-Nazi signs with further arrests.
Ross Greer MSP: Climate crisis will define my adult life - revolution is the only adequate remedy
Ross Greer, Scottish Greens MSP for the West of Scotland and parliament’s youngest member, writes ahead of a Holyrood debate on climate change this evening [14 November] about how his adult life is likely to be defined by climate crisis – the choice between revolution or a future of unabated chaos and suffering is stark.
IN THE summer of 2003 I was marking my ninth birthday. At that age the school summer holidays seem to last forever and the idea of going to bed while it was still light outside was confusing and more than a little irritating.
‘Cut your losses’, Greens tell John Swinney, as standardised testing is debated in parliament
EIS say evidence is contrary to Education Minister’s claim that Standardised Testing is “integral to everyday learning”
SCOTTISH GREENS education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has told Education Minister John Swinney that he should “cut his losses” over the Scottish Government’s controversial standardised testing policy for schools, and at least scrap it for P1’s.
#DumpFarage: Campaigners tell LBC to stop Farage's 'campaign of hate' on air
The author and columnist Owen Jones said the #DumpFarage campaign should force the media to accept their role in promoting the far-right
AFTER a controversial interview with former Trump strategist and far-right figure Steve Bannon, campaigners are urging the radio station LBC to dump host Nigel Farage amidst claims he uses the station to promote far-right messages of hate.
Ross Greer: The Church of Scotland needs to rediscover Jesus' revolutionary message
Ross Greer, Green MSP for west of Scotland region and member of the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly, reflects on the Kirk’s General Assembly last week, arguing that the Church of Scotland needs to rage against and overthrow established hierarchies and be at the vanguard of creating a just world for people and planet
‘FOR I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you’.