Is there a role for nuclear power in a sustainable future Scotland?

Video from the Edinburgh RIC assembly held online on 25th November 2020 The following points were made in the discussion. DR, who is a cancer survivor had received radioactive medical treatment, asked where the material needed for medical applications would come from. A said that he lived near Hunterston. The nuclear power station there provided goodContinue reading “Is there a role for nuclear power in a sustainable future Scotland?”

Conspiracy Theories and the Far Right

Our October assembly was introduced by historian, author and activist Dave Renton who talked about conspiracy theories and the far right. You can watch the video of Dave’s introduction here: Dave is the author of a number of books and articles on fascism and the far right. We have a small number of reduced priceContinue reading “Conspiracy Theories and the Far Right”

From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella

This article by Sarah Glynn first appeared on bella caledonia From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella, and the capitalist mode of agricultural production Last week, a brief news story told of a violent racist attack on a family of hazelnut pickers in north west Turkey. 70% of the world’s hazelnuts are grown inContinue reading “From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella”

The Case for a Scottish Climate Service

The Edinburgh RIC Meeting on 26th August 2020 was introduced by Willie Black and Graham Campbell The introductions were followed by a discussion. N – Covid-19 appears to have led to some decentralisation of the economy. There is evidence from England that small town centres have done better than large city centres. Could this be theContinue reading “The Case for a Scottish Climate Service”

Two solidarity protests

Edinburgh RIC members were present at two solidarity events in the last week. On Thursday 13th August at the foot of Castle Street – solidarity with campaigners against repression of LGBTQ+ people in Poland. There is a follow up protest at the City Chambers on the High Street at 5pm on Wednesday 19th August –Continue reading “Two solidarity protests”

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”