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15.10.2019

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine if the Scottish government declared the… »

31.03.2018

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

By Craig Murray [2] It is sickening that Spanish courts continue to jail, and remove from political life, Catalan politicians who are the victors in democratic elections. That the European political class and media is almost entirely complicit and supportive in this truly vicious repression of the Catalan people,… »

26.01.2018

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

A preparatory conference was held this week at the Edinburgh City Chambers in which diplomats, experts, academics and civil society representatives with understanding of the Middle East region considered the elements that would be required in order to start work on getting an agreement between countries in the Middle East… »

23.08.2016

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Supporters of Celtic football club known as The Green Brigade raised more than £110,000 (US$144,000) and counting, as of Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to a fine from the sport’s European governing body UEFA over a Palestinian flag-waving incident last week. Disciplinary proceedings against the UK club started after numerous fans… »

01.06.2016

The Scottish Parliament declares: ‘No ifs, no buts, no fracking’

The Scottish Parliament declares: ‘No ifs, no buts, no fracking’

Non-binding fracking ban signals ‘growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas.’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday narrowly passed a motion in support of an outright fracking ban, setting up… »

18.02.2016

Scottish nuclear power plant’s lifespan extension ‘undermines democracy’ – Green party

Scottish nuclear power plant’s lifespan extension ‘undermines democracy’ – Green party

The Scottish Green Party has accused energy film EDF of dictating government policy by extending the life of an East Lothian nuclear power station by seven years. EDF announced on Tuesday the decision to extend the operating life of Torness nuclear power plant, which will be 42 years old… »

18.05.2015

UK Trident system is “so broken it can’t even do the tests that prove it works”, says whistleblower

UK Trident system is “so broken it can’t even do the tests that prove it works”, says whistleblower

Engineering failures on Trident submarine place crew at risk and raise doubts over whether missiles could actually be launched, says whistleblower This article comes from the Nuclear Information Service website. A Royal Navy whistleblower has exposed a shocking catalogue of equipment failures, security breaches, and near-miss accidents on… »

19.04.2013

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence… »

05.04.2013

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

On a visit to Scotland, the home of UK nuclear weapons, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron said, “We cannot be sure on issues of nuclear proliferation, and to me having that nuclear deterrent is quite simply the best insurance policy that you can have, that you will never be… »

05.04.2013

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

In this Press Release from the UK’s Scottish Nationalist Party Michael Portillo (former Conservative Defence Secretary) and Bill Kidd (Member of the Scottish Parliament) respond to UK Prime Minister’s statements in Scotland on nuclear deterrence. David Cameron was facing derision today after a former Tory Defence Secretary poured… »

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