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”
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”
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”
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”
After our July meeting we sent a message of support to Debora Kayembe – support the demonstration on 15th August.
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”
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”
Remember Grenfell – June 14th 2017
Here’s the video of Lorna Slater co-leader of the Scottish Green Party speaking at the May 20th 2020 Edinburgh RIC online assembly.
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”