By Lauren Mitchison I’m still feeling inspired and raw with emotion after the RIC conference. Inspired if a bit hazy on detail. Before Saturday I thought Podemos was a toilet disinfectant and Syriza was a Ottolenghi baking ingredient. But that’s okay – I get the sense… Read More ›
By Peter Arnott On a day when Gordon Brown has announced his resignation from Parliament and the Scotsman newspaper declared that nothing has really changed in Scottish politics; when yesterday in Finnieston you could walk from the X Factor-esque rally… Read More ›
Alan Bissett read The People’s Vow at RIC2014…
By Haniya Khalid Nigel Farage, it seems, has tapped into an incredibly lucrative mass market: electorate disillusionment with the establishment and mainstream politics in general. Couple that with the swift capitalization of crimes and social faux pas perpetrated by who… Read More ›
Can we rid the country of Tories next year? Can we witness the complete wipeout of Labour as a force in Scotland? Can we create leverage to hold power in London? Yes we can, this looks like a very real prospect.
By Mike Edwards The Herald reported on Thursday, “Job fears as Glasgow council faces cuts in excess of £100m”. This raises an interesting question, could these cost savings be made at the expense of foreign corporate profits rather than local… Read More ›
By ‘Occupy Democracy – London’ Occupy Democracy supports the Radical Independence call for an Independent Scotland that has a just & sustainable economy, and engenders equality; a new nation with a universal welfare state, which seeks to build an ethical… Read More ›
The Pope, the Pandas and the Bridge we didn’t need. Jim Murphy IS the Second Coming…
Continuing our #IndyIdeas series here’s Lesley Riddoch, author of ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish’ talks of her post-referendum vision for Scotland…
Continuing our series of proposals and ideas for the way forward (#IndyIdeas), Peter Arnott has a tactical proposal, and argues that ‘to live without hope in the future is no way to live in the present’ Hey! Let’s not pretend it… Read More ›
By Mike Small (part of our #IndyIdeas series) Each week up until the RIC conference we’ll be writing and commissioning practical movement-building suggestions and ideas. Here’s our first. Nobody’s going back in any box. Six weeks on and it’s getting clearer and clearer… Read More ›
By George Gunn Sometime between the Referendum result and now, as if in a dream, I saw or imagined I saw Ed Miliband standing on a platform saying something like, or to the effect of, “I want to make it absolutely… Read More ›
The more you act like you have political agency, the more you’ll actually have it, argues Ian Gillan. In Scotland, and across the world, we’ve never had access to so much information. There’s never been so much news; so much… Read More ›
The 18th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair – the alternative international book festival – takes place from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 October 2014 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh. The fair includes at least… Read More ›
A fall in real wages unprecedented since Dickens was a boy. Zero returns on savings. This is Britain in the 21st century. This is the triumph of the Union.
BP, GDF Suez announce new North Sea oil discovery…
On the day that Farage does a deal with a far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save UKIP’s EU funding, Stewart McDonald looks at what’s behind his latest statements. “KEEP HIV POSITIVE MIGRANTS OUT OF BRITAIN, SAYS FARAGE”. That is the headline that… Read More ›
By Peter Arnott The closer I can bring myself to look at any party proposed devolution package, the more blithering, unstable and unlikely they all look. They will either be insulting to a large proportion of the Scottish electorate or… Read More ›
Jonathan Shafi on the opportunities for a new citizens’ politics. See The People Demand here. Tens of thousands of ordinary people became active in politics during the long independence campaign. A record number registered to vote, seeing the possibilities and the… Read More ›
A beautifully lucid Tariq Ali talk on what just happened to Scotland bringing 50 years of experience to the post-referendum political autopsy….