Black Lives Matter – public meeting

Anti-racism in the push for indyref2 Benitha Iradukunda from Black Lives Matter introduced the discussion at the July 2020 Edinburgh RIC Assembly. Benitha is one of the young BLM activists profiled by the Guardian Newspaper today (30th July) Click here to access a summary of the discussion that followed Benitha’s introduction. During the discussion weContinue reading “Black Lives Matter – public meeting”

Remembering Neil Davidson

Here’s a full video of the memorial event for Neil Davidson that was organised by rs21 Scotland on 11th July. Cat Boyd spoke about working with Neil on the first RIC conferences. There are also two online sites where it’s possible to view and add to memories of Neil. From colleagues at Glasgow University  www.tolbc.com/NeilDavidson  andContinue reading “Remembering Neil Davidson”

Independence in a post-pandemic world

Here’s the video of David Jamieson, Source News journalist and editor of Conter speaking at our meeting on 24th June. Unfortunately we don’t have notes of the verbal questions and contributions that followed David’s introduction. However, this was complemented by written comments in the text chat. We have copied this below. L:  My impression on aContinue reading “Independence in a post-pandemic world”

Perspectives on Scotland and Covid 19

Our recent and forthcoming online meetings explore perspectives on the current crisis. We share three statements as further background reading. Trade unionists, health workers, independence supporters and community activists demand radical action from the Scottish government to fight the pandemic The Covid-19 outbreak poses a real and significant threat to the people of Scotland, aContinue reading “Perspectives on Scotland and Covid 19”

Covid 19 and the Green New Deal

In April we had an excellent discussion on Scotland and the pandemic introduced by Ben Wray (read the report here). This month we continue the theme looking at Covid 19 and the Green New Deal. Lorna Slater from the Scottish Greens will introduce the discussion. Please register on Eventbrite and you will be sent aContinue reading “Covid 19 and the Green New Deal”

In memory of Neil Davidson

We are sad to announce the death of our friend and comrade, Neil Davidson. Neil was a founding member of the Radical Independence Campaign and as speaker, strategist and activist he played a big part in the campaign, in Edinburgh and across Scotland.  We will miss him.  We send our condolences to his family, in particular to hisContinue reading “In memory of Neil Davidson”

May Day rally for climate justice

FRIDAY 1st MAY: EDINBURGH AND LOTHIANS MAY DAY RALLY, 1PM – 2.30PM The speakers are: Asad Rehman (War on Want), Quan Nguyen (Climate Camp), Mary Senior (UCU and STUC) and Kate Rutter (actor/socialist).  The compere will be Susan Morrison and there will be music from Penny Stone and Calum Baird. There are two ways youContinue reading “May Day rally for climate justice”