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The View from Catalunya

“…the independetist left and its political representation, the CUP, are trying to summon a referendum, with or without Spanish permission, and working to introduce a social and ecological agenda in this process, shoulder to shoulder with social movements and left … Continue reading

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What chances of a radical Scotland as an EU member?

“To take real and full control of Scotland’s future, we need to fully understand what we’re up against.” As currency and Europe move to centre stage in the referendum campaign, we reproduce the text of the talk given by Emily … Continue reading

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RIC 2013 Uniting Europe Against Austerity: Democracy vs Global Capitalism

Report on Workshop 10 @ RIC 2013  23/11/13 I hope this is a fair and accurate assessment of the workshop. Thanks are due to our guest speakers and to all contributors and attendees.  I hope everyone found it a worthwhile … 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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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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After A Yes Vote – The Negotiations

“If we want Radical Independence voices to be involved in this whole process we need to start working out how this can be achieved. We need to do this way before the referendum is held.”  Alister Rutherford takes an initial … Continue reading

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Radical Independence Conference Perspectives

This is the first in a series of blogs that examine the significance of last years inaugural Radical Independence Conference and look forward to the role of this year’s event. Stuart Fairweather is a UNITE Local Government Shop Steward in … Continue reading

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From Calton to Charleston

On Saturday, up to 30000 people walked through Edinburgh to Calton Hill for a rally for independence. A contingent from Radical Independence joined three busloads of Yes supporters from Dundee.  It was a great day out and, as always on … Continue reading

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