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#RIC2016 Routes to Independence

Routes to Independence: Roots of Change Duncan McCabe looks ahead to #RIC2016 which takes place later this month. The strength of the Yes campaign lay in its diverse character, emerging from the grassroots to shake the UK state to its … Continue reading

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The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black, Oil

A year on from the referendum, Dundee Rep have brought John McGrath’s seminal 7:84 play back to the stage in their own revived, updated production which has been playing to full houses every night, but for Duncan McCabe ” it failed to … Continue reading

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A Year On – Still Yes

“The economy has to be the key issue for winning a second referendum. Independence will only come when a clear majority of Scots have confidence in the wealth and resources of their country” says Alister Rutherford as he reflects on … Continue reading

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Scotpound and a People’s Economy

“The real initiatives …….. can and and must originate from outwith the party political structures and be rooted in ideas of grassroots democracy.” Duncan McCabe looks at  the development of radical alternatives in the year following indyref. As the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Greece – What is Syriza’s Plan?

Ahead of Saturday’s Solidarity with Greece demonstration in Edinburgh, Alistair Rutherford considers Syriza’s options. Originally posted on Alistair Rutherford: The rather sudden and unexpected decision by the Greek government to hold a snap referendum on the latest proposals from the … Continue reading

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More Independence for Local Government?

Greater financial autonomy for local government in Scotland would improve accountability and democracy. The RIC Dundee Local Tax Reform submission to the Commission on Local Tax Reform contrasts local government in Scotland with that of municipalities in many other European … Continue reading

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Another Referendum?

Originally posted on Alister Rutherford:
Lots of people it seems are getting quite excited about the prospect of another independence referendum in Scotland. In large part this is due to the double outcome of the recent UK election – a…

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General Election 2015: What next?

Duncan McCabe looks at the implications of last weeks GE2015 result and possible strategies for the radical independence movement. Join the discussion at 7pm Thursday 14th May, Chambers East, Meadowside, Dundee with invited guests Maggie Chapman and Carolyn Leckie. The … Continue reading

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Yes to Workplace Democracy: Why campaigning trade unions matter

Yes to Workplace Democracy: Why campaigning trade unions matter Mike Arnott: GMB 30 years, secretary of Dundee TUC and member of STUC General Council Helen Meldrum: Public and Commercial Services Union, Revenue and Customs Dundee Branch Secretary and a member … Continue reading

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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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