EDINBURGH KILL THE BILL PROTEST

Nearly 400 protesters attended the Kill the Bill demonstration at The Pavilion on The Meadows on May 1st. This demonstration was held to protest against the Tory government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and  Courts Bill.  Amongst other things, this bill targets organised demonstrations following Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and the police attacks on the women’s vigilContinue reading “EDINBURGH KILL THE BILL PROTEST”

EDINBURGH MAY DAY

EDINBURGH MAY DAY ONLINE RALLY Saturday, May 1st, 13.00-14.30                   To register for the rally go to-  https://edinburghandlothiansmayday.wordpress.com EDINBURGH KILL THE BILL DEMO, 1.5.21, 15.30 at the Pavilion on The Meadows (social distancing will be observed) Edinburgh RIC has also received this May Day statement from Dumfries Trade Union Council May 1st – International Workers’ MemorialContinue reading “EDINBURGH MAY DAY”

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE AND THE PATH TO CLIMATE JUSTICE

Independent from Imperialism – Independent from Inequality – Independent from Fossil Fuels Mim Black, one of the speakers at Scottish Independence and the Path to Climate Justice, argues that true independence for Scotland would mean “independence from imperialism – independence from inequality, independence from fossil fuels and independence from a devotion to profit above all else.”Continue reading “SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE AND THE PATH TO CLIMATE JUSTICE”

DEFENDING KOBANE IS NOT A CRIME

Sarah Glynn makes an appeal for solidarity with the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, currently being suppressed by the Erdogan’s Turkish government. This article first appeared in bella caledonia. In what dystopian world could support for Kobanê as it withstood siege by ISIS be considered a crime? The answer, it seems, is in Turkey. On 26Continue reading “DEFENDING KOBANE IS NOT A CRIME”

RIC EDINBURGH STATEMENT 8.3.21

RIC Edinburgh recognises the vote taken at the RIC AGM to disband RIC at the national level, whist allowing local branches to continue. RIC Edinburgh has taken the decision to continue to operate and campaign for an independent Scotland based on RIC’s five principles: 1.      For a social alternative to austerity and privatisation. 2.      Green and environmentallyContinue reading “RIC EDINBURGH STATEMENT 8.3.21”

REPORT OF EDINBURGH RIC ASSEMBLY, 24.2.21

EDINBURGH RIC – WORKING OUR WAY FORWARD Facilitator – Bob Goupillot 21 people attended.  2 sent their apologies Allan Armstrong outlined the work that Edinburgh RIC had done, as already posted at https://edinburghric.org/2021/02/22/edinburgh-ric-working-our-way-forward. Pete Ca and Willie put the case against continuing with a RIC national organisation.  (see https://edinburghric.org/2021/02/22/edinburgh-ric-working-our-way-forward/). The reply to these arguments were not raised at the meeting, whichContinue reading “REPORT OF EDINBURGH RIC ASSEMBLY, 24.2.21”

EDINBURGH RIC – WORKING OUR WAY FORWARD

ZOOM MEETING, WEDNESDAY, 24.2.21, 19.00 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdOirpj0iHNYEiaxpckkYYivnHVow81DT%C2%A0 Many Edinburgh RIC members have been involved in the continuous work our group has been doing since April 2013.  This includes the important part we played in ‘IndyRef1’ in this city, joining with autonomous ‘Yes’ groups to register and canvass voters.  We also organised well-conducted debates with Left ‘No’ groups.  Our preparednessContinue reading “EDINBURGH RIC – WORKING OUR WAY FORWARD”

CAN REASON END THIS WITCH HUNT? – STANDING WITH KEN LOACH

This article by Edinburgh RIC member, Sarah Glynn, was first posted on bella caledonia. When, last week, I wrote about attacks on academic freedom in Turkey, I didn’t expect to be following that article with one about attacks on academic freedom in the UK, but this an era of increasing authoritarianism in many different countries.Continue reading “CAN REASON END THIS WITCH HUNT? – STANDING WITH KEN LOACH”

The National RIC AGM, 17.1.21

The AGM formed the main topic of discussion at an Edinburgh RIC meeting on Wednesday 6th January. Allan Armstrong, who is acting as one of the two facilitators for the RIC National AGM (Connor Beaton Dundee RIC is the other), introduced the discussion. The first part of the AGM will be held on Sunday, JanuaryContinue reading “The National RIC AGM, 17.1.21”

Another Edinburgh is Possible

More than a decade of cuts and job losses has left local services in Edinburgh in a dire state.  The impact has been greatest on the most vulnerable who have been at the sharp end of cuts in the social security system.  The hollowing out of services has been exposed by the onset of Covid 19 withContinue reading “Another Edinburgh is Possible”