Monthly Archives: November 2013

RIC 2013 – Perspectives

“The whole conference was a positive experience. It inspired me to get out there and engage with friends and strangers, and encourage them to vote YES!” Andrew Thompson writes about his impressions of the Radical Independence Conference 2013. I have … Continue reading

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Self-Determination and Self-Respect

“..the need for all the people to participate in the decision-making process, to take control of their politicians and make them dance to our tune.” A rough text of the speech given by Duncan McCabe of Radical Independence Dundee, at … Continue reading

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Independència per canviar-ho tot : Independence To Change All

With delegates from the IPCT attending the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow on Saturday, Duncan McCabe looks at the current political situation in Catalunya. Back in the mid-eighties 25000 anti-nuclear protesters took part in a CND-organised ‘Hands Across Scotland’ human … Continue reading

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Infrastructure and Public Ownership

“Scottish Water is a big success story that I am proud to promote in my professional life. Its public sector existence means it can buy into social and environmental objectives, set by Ministers, without conflicts of interest with shareholders.”  Sarah … Continue reading

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A Social Alternative to Capitalism – Workers and Community Cooperatives

“The biggest cooperative business in the world is the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation  which is the top Basque business group and is based on manufacturing.”  With around 8% of GDP in the Basque country coming from the workers co-op sector are … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Home Rule – A History of Failure

“UK intransigence, incompetence and self-delusion.” A look back at the history of Home Rule and Devolution in Ireland by Alister Rutherford. The impetus for this post comes from reading a book on Home Rule by Alvin Jackson. He is professor … Continue reading

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RI Conference Perspectives #2: Facts Are Chiels That Winna Ding

“We are not here to wrap the existing structures in a Saltire, run it up the flagpole and salute it.” Duncan McCabe of Radical Indy Dundee discusses his vision of independence   and the significance of RIC#2 at the Yes Dundee … Continue reading

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Vapid and Insipid

“We will continue to expand and increase the quality of the debate while the Unionists can work on their attempt to sell us an imperial anachronism that grows more unattractive by the day.”  Cygnus looks back at the Great Blairs … Continue reading

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