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Sean Bell: The long goodbye

“Get ready for the future It is murder.” – Leonard Cohen SOURCE was launched on 16 March, 2020, the same day that everybody in the UK ...

Greater Govanhill: Embrace and Support Diverse Voices in the Media

As a fitting end to Source, we wanted to introduce an independent community magazine that is presenting news at the hyper-local level – Greater Govanhill magazine. ...

David Jamieson: Scotland, the locust years?

WHEN my time at Source (née CommonSpace) ends with the publication of this article, I will have been the outlet’s longest continuous member of staff, having ...

Source Direct: Independence – Fantasy and Reality

DESPITE EXITING EURO 2020 with a grand total of one point, the men’s national football team has lifted Scotland’s spirits. Even unreconstructed football-phobes have developed a ...

A statement from Source

AS SOME may already have seen reported elsewhere, Source will soon cease publication. While the staff of Source view this development with deep regret, we remain ...

Sean Bell: Extending the eviction ban is the bare minimum of what is required

WHEN the world grinds you down, you take what victories you can get. Such a victory was achieved last week, when a West Lothian resident and ...

Analysis: Taliban rule and further conflict are the fruits of ‘western interventionism’

URUZGAN looks set to become the first Afghan province to fall fully under the control of the Taliban, its regional centre the first major town to ...

Source Direct: Bugging, Burglary and Bribing Bent Coppers

LINE OF DUTY won many plaudits, but critics felt that, as the series wore on, its tales of police corruption began to strain credulity. Drama requires the ...

David Jamieson: GB News is the feeble product of Andrew Neil’s crusade against journalism

IF you watched any of the first 48 hours of Andrew Neil’s new GB News platform, you weren’t watching much. A dark and dingy studio, with ...

Source Direct: Outsourcing, Dispersal and Hostility

The ban on accepting new asylum seekers to Scotland raises new doubts about Westminster’s subterranean management of immigration and international protection. Kenmure Street might have made Glasgow a ...

Poll Shows Scots are Heavily in Favour of Change to Assisted Dying Legislation

A new poll has shown that 86% of Scots are in favour of the Scottish Parliament should examine the issue of assisted dying, as there is ...

Extinction Rebellion Head to Protest at the G7 Summit

“Decisions made at the G7 summit this weekend will set the agenda for the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, so we want to make sure ...

Source Direct: Special Relationships on the Couch

THERE WAS SOMETHING painfully neurotic about Boris Johnson’s recent G7 interview. A psychoanalyst might have seized on how Britain’s “special relationship” with America became a “deep ...

Analysis: Is Scottish politics mature enough to resist the anti-China axis?

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had their first G7 face-to-face today (10 June) to discuss competition with China. Officially, the talks ...

Source Direct: Britain’s Empire – Education as Propaganda

THE WORST GRADE I ever received at university was for a paper on America’s wartime President Woodrow Wilson. The teaching of the course, and the framing ...

Source Direct: Independence – Uniting the Peoples

IT HAS DOMINATED a decade of Scottish politics, but the movement for independence has little to show for it save faded memories, cushy careers and bitter ...

Analysis: Does foreign investment mean the rise of ‘global Scotland’?

NEWS that Scotland has bucked the trends in the UK and EU and secured a bumper year of Foriegn Direct Investment (FDI) will be music in ...

Scottish Government Funds Project to Save Wildcats from Extinction

The Scottish Government has put forward a £400,000 grant to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for its Saving Wildcats project. “Wildcats are one of Britain’s rarest ...

Source Direct: After Peak Oil

SINGLE POLLS SHOULD always be greeted with a dose of scepticism, particularly when they are funded by lobby groups, and, yes, even where they present laudable ...

Source Direct: The Lab Leak Hypothesis

FOR A MAN DUBBED “Sleepy Joe”, President Biden has proved peculiarly perky in office, and recently sprung a new surprise by reviving the theory that covid-19 ...

Sean Bell: Who’s afraid of the Scottish Greens?

CERTAIN events tell you more about the observers than the observed. The recent controversy surrounding Naomi Osaka and her apparently outrageous concern for her own mental ...

Source Direct: Is Scottish Home Rule the Answer?

KENNY MACASKILL IS one of the reasons I’m wary of the chorus denouncing the Alba Party. Steeped in socialist tradition, but not in contemporary “leftist” groupthink, ...

Analysis: The rise of the Israeli far right poses new problems for western allies

COALITION wrangling looks set to install Naftalia Bennett as Israeli prime minister, finally displacing Benjamin Netanyahu after a prolonged political deadlock. The Likud party leader, the ...

Source Direct: Banned Aid

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH; supporting girls’ education; the provision of clean water; the prevention of HIV/AIDS; humanitarian assistance to war-torn Yemen and Syria. Question: what links these morally ...

Asylum Seekers Face Further ‘Bureaucratic Violence’ in Aspen Card Scandal

Thousands of asylum seekers have been left without money or access to food for 10 days, as the Home Office transferred to a new contract – ...

Source Direct: A Planet Drowning in Greenwash

THE RHETORIC WOULD have you believe we are undergoing a green revolution. There are certainly gestures in that direction: Joe Biden, for instance, has just suspended ...

Analysis: Failures of ‘fair work’ expose the limits of government pleading with business

IN JANUARY 2021, in the run-up to the anniversary of Brexit, the Scottish Government announced plans for a “new model of green ports” – a spin ...

Source Direct: Something Rotten?

SOMETHING IS ROTTEN in the devolved sub-state of Scotland. Or at least, allegations to that effect refuse to subside and dominate today’s headlines. This last weekend ...