Tag Archives: Radical Independence Conference

#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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Beyond the Carbon Economy: The Oil Crisis, Fracking and Renewables

#RIC2015 Workshop outline Facilitators and key contributors; Maggie Chapman, Sarah Hendry, Andy Myles. Is the plummeting price of oil a wake up call to a Yes movement that made much of Scotland’s oil wealth? If we are to limit global … Continue reading

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Parties, Politics and People

“Politics, for a short time in 2014, belonged to the people.” Duncan McCabe of Radical Independence Dundee looks ahead to RIC initiatives that aim to keep it that way. The UK General Election looms on the horizon, political parties vie … Continue reading

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Scotland For Peace

Discussing the SNP position on NATO membership, John Finnie MSP likened it to “being opposed to knife crime but joining a gang provided they do not keep a knife your house”. Coarann takes a look back at Workshop 3 at … Continue reading

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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 Another Perspective

“..we have to learn an alternative thinking and dialogue which grows many, many genuinely community based models and brings true ownership of the peoples’ assets by the people.” Wendy Andersen gives her views of RIC2013 and where the campaign should … 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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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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