There is a utopian vision of the world at the end of the current conflicts – and it is not as difficult to reach as it at first seems
The world seems to be set on a default path, a future of ever-escalating military tensions. We must understand that this is likely to finish humanity.
Part of the trick of militarism is to pretend there are simple answers, easy solutions – always involving weapons. It is simply not true. The world is more complicated than that.
During a time of war the voices of violence prey on people’s fears. We must remember that war is horror and that the war party s never satiated, always want more. We can make other choices.
I’ve done loads and loads of policy work on climate change – so why am I so bad at this game?
On Saturday the Biggar Ladies rugby team won at Murrayfield. Everything about this rise of this amazing team has lessons Scotland should learn
The combination of constant failures, right-wing economics, endemic corruption and constantly-creeping authoritarianism is making the SNP’s legacy in government a toxic one. Only the party members can stop it.
Common Weal has launched a new training programme, the first of many. The importance of developing skills for social campaigners should not be underestimated
The smart money is on Alba’s short run coming to an end, but the assumptions about what that means for the independence movement are perhaps a little simplistic
The hyper-confidence SNP politicians demonstrate when telling us there will be a referendum next year makes me stop and check my assumptions
It is now almost universally accepted that Scottish local democracy is in a terrible state but with a scepticism that there is anything we can do about it. That scepticism is misplaced.
The razing of the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art is yet another case study in Scottish public bureaucracy. Its future should be taken out of the hands of the lot of them.