Tag Archives: Scottish Independence

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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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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Pension Factsheet

The UK state pension is the worst in Europe. (source: Pensions at a Glance 2013: OECD and G20 Indicators) At £145.40 (including all add-ons) it is £55 less than that in independent Ireland. As a result, almost half of Scottish … Continue reading

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Glasgow 2014: No time for playing games

“…how deeply irrational it is to essentially gamble the economic health of a city on its success or failure in a competition held between it and a few other cities which have a similar post-industrial profile. This irrationality is evidence … Continue reading

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The Threat of Scottish Independence

“Whether intentionally or not, the British corporate media have elevated Scottish independence to ‘enemy’ status. By doing this, they demean and distort the hopes of genuine grassroots campaigns that are now active in our communities. Evidently, this does not matter; … Continue reading

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Internal Foreign Territory

“Is there not a sense in which, through a YES vote, we will all become immigrants to the new Scotland that we will be tasked with creating?” writes Mark Crawford, precariously-employed call centre worker and campaigner with Radical Independence Dundee … Continue reading

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Universities: After Independence

  “Students are already being treated as consumers, their learning is mere intellectual capital, only useful insofar as it directly benefits the economy. Critical thinking, imagination and intellectual creativity are no longer encouraged since they cannot be measured in pounds … Continue reading

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EU: Peaceful, Prosperous, Neoliberal

 “While vague on virtually everything, it is clear from the language that this is a serious attempt at the supranational level to further entrench neoliberalism and deepen corporate power over states.” As we await the results of the European elections, … Continue reading

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I’m YES because….(#2)

“Freeing ourselves from this Westminster/London centric view of the world will be one of the major benefits of independence.” Vote Yes to join the world says local RIC activist  Alister Rutherford. The basic and most important reason for voting Yes … Continue reading

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Independence Day

“The mainstream media is very powerful in swaying public opinion, and its misconceptions must be challenged. Break out of your comfort-zone and get involved with those who share your vision.” With Independence Day only two years away, Jalal Abukhater, of … Continue reading

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