Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dundee Conference 2015 – Scotland’s New Economy: Rethinking Economics and Money

Scotland’s New Economy: Rethinking Economics and Money This workshop which was led by Duncan McCann, a researcher in Finance and Business with the New Economic Foundation, and focussed on two key issues for the future: the need for a new, … Continue reading

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Dundee Conference 2015 – Beyond The Carbon Economy: The Oil Crisis, Fracking and Renewables

Beyond The Carbon Economy: The Oil Crisis, Fracking and Renewables Facilitator: Maggie Chapman; Contributors: Peter McColl, Andy Myles With around a dozen participants, we began with some introductions. The contributors started discussion around the ‘carbon bubble’ – essentially, the idea … Continue reading

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Dundee Conference 2015 – Yes to Gender Equality: Why Feminism Matters

Yes to Gender Equality: Why Feminism Matters Contributors: Nadia El-Nakla, Anna McFarlane, Sarah Browne, Sara McHaffie. Report written by Sara McHaffie and Sarah Browne. Nadia El-Nakla began the conversation. She said that as a society we like to use labels … Continue reading

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Dundee Conference 2015 – Beyond Sanctions and Food Banks: Work and Welfare

Beyond Sanctions and Food Banks: Work and Welfare Contributors include Carlo Morelli, Connor Beaton, Sarah Glynn (SUWN) Background discussion points Cuts highest in most deprived communities and are increasing inequality (see report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation ‘The Cost of the … Continue reading

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Dundee Conference 2015 – Beyond Campaigning: Communities, Resistance and Change

Beyond Campaigning: Communities, Resistance and Change Contributors: Robin McAlpine, Gill Bannister, Doug Haywood To kick things off, we went round 40 or so attendees and asked if they would share their name, where they had come from, and what their … Continue reading

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Beyond Sanctions and Food Banks: Work & Welfare

#RIC2015 Workshop outline Facilitators and key contributors; Sarah Glynn (SUWN),  Connor Beaton (SSP) and economist Carlo Morelli. After the referendum many people who had been campaigning for a fairer Scotland wanted to do something practical. Often this took the form … Continue reading

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World Cafe

#RIC2015 World Café session – Information sheet. The world café will be an opportunity for participants to develop the themes from the 6 morning workshops, under the overarching theme of ‘Making Another Scotland Possible’. The workshops will provide the six … Continue reading

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Yes to Workplace Democracy

#RIC 2015 Workshop outline Facilitators and key contributors, Mike Arnott, Helen Meldrum and Jim McFarlane. Trade unions in Scotland have over many years borne the brunt of Thatcherism and now experience at first hand the consequences of austerity. In spite … Continue reading

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Yes to Gender Equality: Why Feminism Matters

#RIC2015 Workshop outline Facilitators and key contributors; Sarah Browne, Anna McFarlane, Nadia El-Nakla Women played a crucial role in the referendum campaign, both as high profile figures and on the doorstep. This session will discuss how we can build on … Continue reading

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Scotland’s New Economy: Rethinking Economics and Money

#RIC2015 workshop outline Key contributors: Duncan McCann, Duncan McCabe The workshop will be split into two parts looking first at the economy as a whole and exploring ideas that we need to create a new economic paradigm. The second part … Continue reading

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