Report: Scotland and the pandemic

Our online meeting with Ben Wray was well attended (36 participants) and provoked an excellent discussion. You can watch the video of Ben’s introduction here: You can also read or download a text version of the talk. There is an edited and anonymised recording of Ben’s response to the comments and questions here: The articleContinue reading “Report: Scotland and the pandemic”

Scotland and the pandemic

Online Meeting: Wednesday 15th April 7pm – 8.30pm   Ben Wray who has been writing daily reports on The Source will introduce the discussion.  From the start Ben has been critiquing the response of both the UK and Scottish governments., the shortage of PPE and the way in which years of cuts and austerity have undermined essential infrastructure.  WeContinue reading “Scotland and the pandemic”

Radical action needed

“Trade unionists, health workers, independence supporters and community activists demand radical action from the Scottish government to fight the pandemic”. You may wish to sign this statement that is asking the Scottish government to put people before profit through implementing radical measures to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.  

March Assembly

Our March Radical Independence Assembly is on Ireland after the February 8th General Election- the Prospects for Reunification.Shaun Harkin from People Before Profit in Derry will introduce a discussion on the prospects for Irish reunification and Scottish Independence in the wake of the two recent General Elections. Shaun is the elected councillor for Foyleside sittingContinue reading “March Assembly”

Our Common Home

A Green New Deal for Scotland Tiffany Kane from Common Weal spoke at the Edinburgh RIC Assembly on 29th January 2020 and introduced Our Common Home – the Common Weal plan for a sustainable Scottish economy. Here’s a report of the discussion: Speaker – Tiffany Kane, Commonweal Facilitator – Nick Gotts (https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/project-streams/green-new-deal) Questions and ContributionsContinue reading “Our Common Home”