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International self-determination movements: Which way forward? Date — Location —

Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street

Glasgow

G41 1BA

Synopsis —

This CommonSpace Forum will be a chance for self-determination movements to discuss the very different contexts and threats they face, but also the common need for democracy and solidarity, and the strategies for creating a new autonomy in this century.

Community meal 6-7pm. Event 7.30pm - 9pm. You are welcome to both.

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Scottish digital media site CommonSpace hosts monthly forums on the last Thursday of each month at our new home in the Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow.

April’s CommonSpace Forum will examine international movements for self-determination.

Recent years have seen the re-emergence of powerful movements for self-determination across the globe.

We’ve had independence referendums held in Catalunya and Scotland. The Kurdish autonomy movement has emerged as a powerful, radical force. The Palestinian struggle against occupation and apartheid continues. The question of a united Ireland is once again being posed. The independence politics of the Basque Country has entered a new, post-ETA phase, while the left of the Quebec pro-independence movement - Quebec Solidaire - is on the rise.

With these movements comes increased repression of the the right to national self-determination by their respective existing states. Spain’s crushing of Catalan democracy, and subsequent imprisonment and trial of independence leaders, will shape the politics of the Spanish elections at the end of April, while the 9 April Israeli elections are being defined by which party offers most brutality towards the Palestinians.

International Self-Determination Movements



This CommonSpace Forum will be a chance for self-determination movements to discuss the very different contexts and threats they face, but also the common need for democracy and solidarity, and the strategies for creating a new autonomy in this century.

To guarantee your seat for the event, order your ticket HERE (donations go towards the cost of organising CommonSpace Forums, including subsidising those who cannot afford to pay for a ticket).

In the week running up to the event, CommonSpace will have a special week of coverage on international self-determination movements. If you have ideas or would like to contribute an article to our week of coverage, contact media@common.scot.

The Kinning Park Complex host a community meal before the event from 6-7pm, which is free for anyone to attend.

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