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”

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”

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”

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”

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.