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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Women For Independence - Fundraiser





http://www.womenforindependence.org
Women For Independence is a non-party and all-party grassroots organisation which is part of the wide-ranging and fast-growing organic movement for Scottish Independence. We were founded in 2012 in response to the lack of women's voices helping to shape the debate about our democratic future. We want to ensure that women are not excluded from this debate - whether in our communities or in the media. For the past year we have been conducting listening exercises in communities and homes across Scotland to ask what women want to hear from this debate. We will be publishing this and our response very soon. We hope will help to inform the last six months of the campaign. There is a lot of work to do with a big gender gap in attitudes to independence. We are moving from a very reflective period to a campaigning period in the next 6 months with local groups happening all over Scotland. As a grassroots funded organisation we rely on donations for all the work we do. We are asking you to help us by donating. We want to: Hire 2 campaign organisers who can coordinate our activities in the four months before the referendum. Produce 2 new leaflets and supply to Yes groups and organisations across Scotland. Fund our three campaign videos (the first of which is due out to coincide with International Women's Day) each of which costs around £1800. To pay for advertising To fund venues for meetings and other activities. For example hiring the Pearce Institute in Glasgow for filming or meeting costs £100 per day. To provide media training for more women to widen the number of women representing the organisation. Our ambition is limited only by our access to funding. We have the opportunity to be part of an amazing and transformative period in our future, we want to ensure other women do too. If you can help with a donation, please do. We know that times are tough for so many people and we appreciate each and every amount you can help us with, no matter how large or small. Women For Independence Also Find This Campaign On: Facebook Twitter Website


Monday, 7 April 2014

The Socialist Case for Independence

Here is the full video for the SSP's public meeting in Govan, Glasgow. Join the SSP here: www.scottishsocialistparty.org/join-us Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/the_ssp_ Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scottishsocialistparty Visit us online: www.scottishsocialistparty.org Sillars: 'Self-confidence rising in working class Scots' By Alan Ferguson MORE than 150 people packed into Govan's Pearce Institute to hear the socialist case for Scottish Independence last night, heralding one of the biggest Yes meetings in the district so far. The main speakers were Jim Sillars, a former Govan MP, and Colin Fox, former MSP and leader of the SSP. The well-attended event, hosted by the SSP, was aimed at converting undecided voters by presenting a socialist alternative to the SNP's vision of independence. Jim Sillars said: "What I take from tonight's meeting is the amount of self confidence thats now manifested in the Scottish working class. "We have eradicated the myth of inadequacy in our lives and that's a big, big step forward. "The other thing is the energy in the Yes campaign, not just the SSP - there is a lot of energy in the SSP - but the Yes campaign in general. "A speaker can draw from the audience if there is energy there or not, and I could tell there was a lot of energy down here tonight." Recent figures shows public mood is shifting against a pro-Union agenda, with Yes rising steadily in the polls. With pro-Yes public meetings taking place up and down the width and breadth of Scotland every night of the week, the No campaign has not seen such support. And it has now been called a class war - as more working and lower middle class people living in Scotland turn against the rule from Westminster. Colin Fox said: "It was another fantastic meeting - we're having these every week now for the SSP."

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Jim Sillars - In Place of Fear II

Published on Jan 16, 2014 
Jim Sillars speaking passionately about Scottish Independence and his book In Place of Fear II.
   http://www.inplaceoffear.com/

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Scottish Socialist Republic

Monday, 24 March 2014

Yes Campaign and growing support for independence

ICM poll confirms ‘more and more people are moving to Yes’


An ICM poll published in today’s Scotland on Sunday puts Yes Scotland on its highest rating since January 2012.
Blair Jenkins says this confirms that “more and more people are moving to Yes” with the poll showing that the pro-independence campaign has gone up 2% in the month since the last poll by ICM.
The poll also reveals a growing scepticism of the anti-independence parties' ability to deliver a meaningful package of powers for the Scottish Parliament – less than two fifths of those questioned believe Holyrood will be given more powers and responsibilities if there’s a No vote.
Yes Scotland’s Chief Executive, Blair Jenkins said: “With this poll, a swing of only around four points is all it takes to put Yes ahead - which we are confident of achieving - as we continue to step up our campaign work in all of Scotland’s communities in the months ahead.
"It is the highest Yes rating in an ICM poll since January 2012, and this poll also suggests that a majority of people in Scotland don’t believe that a No vote will deliver more parliamentary powers - that is why a Yes vote is so important.
“It’s yet another poll confirming that more and more people are moving to Yes. A Panelbase poll published last week also highlights that the gap is continuing to narrow.
“We already know that Scotland can be independent - with our successful energy, life sciences, engineering, tourism, and food and drinks industry, as well as strong oil and gas revenues. Scotland is the 14th wealthiest country among the developed economies in terms of GDP per head - compared to the UK”s 18th place.
And as Scots weigh up the consequences of a No vote, more and more people are realising that we should and must become independent as well.
“More people in Scotland are realising that the additional powers being talked about by the anti-independence parties are far too weak and limited, as well as unlikely to be delivered - and that the only way to achieve a Scottish Parliament with the powers to build a fairer and more prosperous society is by voting Yes.”
When the "don't knows" are discounted, Yes is at 45%, an increase of two percentage points since February. The No campaign is at 55%, a fall of two percentage points over the same period.

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Tariq Ali - On Scottish Independence





Published on Mar 16, 2014
Over the coming months RIC will be co-hosting "The Independence Lectures" in association with Pluto Press and Wordpower books. This series of public events will be addressed by renowned academics, authors and thinkers, who will introduce radical arguments on a variety of topics related to Scotland's constitutional debate. Through this series, we will explore every aspect of the independence debate, introducing detailed discussions on economics, history, society and culture. Our aim is to facilitate an in depth discussion on the meaning of independence, and its relationship with social change.http://radicalindependence.org/index.... The first in the series is with internationally renowned author Tariq Ali. Born in Pakistan, Tariq Ali became one of Britain's top left-wing intellectuals in the 1960s when he led student opposition to the Vietnam War. In this period, he befriended John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Malcolm X, and was the alleged inspiration for "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones. He has remained one of the UK's most influential commentators and authors. Now, he is in Scotland to argue that a Yes vote will benefit the socialist cause UK- and world-wide. Tariq is a member of the editorial board of the journals New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He is the author of numerous books, including Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties (2005), A Banker for All Seasons (2007) The Obama Syndrome (2010) and On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation (2011).

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Scottish Events Update

Please help to publicise the demo in Glasgow on 5 April - "A Nuclear Free Scotland is Possible".
 Assemble 11 am 5 April George Sq, Glasgow. March and rally.
 Speakers- Nicola Sturgeon, Patrick Harvie, Lesley Riddoch, Lord Provost Sadie Doherty, Dave Moxham (STUC), Sally Foster-Fulton (Church of Scotland).
 Attached is a leaflet. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
 If you can put up posters or distribute some leaflets, these are available from the Scottish CND office, email john.ainslie@banthebomb.org or phone 0141 357 1529 or 07442 500476.
 The demo is part of the Spring Walk. Over 40 people are walking from the Scottish Parliament to Faslane on 1-7 April. Join in or find out more -http://springwalk.org

On 6th April 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath was signed.  The Declaration made an eloquent case for Scotland's right to be a free nation.  It also set out that the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, could be driven out if he did not uphold that freedom.
The Scottish Republican Socialist Movement will be commemorating the Declaration of Arbroath on Sunday 6th April 2014 with a March and Rally in Arbroath itself.
The March will set off from King's Gate by the Harbour at 2.30pm.  The march will then go through the town to a rally near the Abbey.
Speakers include Iain Ramsay (Celtic League and 1820 Society), Brian Quail (Scottish CND and SRSM) Patrick Scott  Hogg Burns historian and Alan Stewart (International Officer, SRSM).
Afterwards there will be a social in the nearby Anchor pub with White Rose and Fiery Jack.£5 children free


For those travelling from Glasgow there will be a coach.  It leaves North Frederick Street, near George Square at 10/45am. and The Anchor Bar 7[m.
Please support this event.
More information about the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement can be found on our website at:  www.scottishrepublicansocialistmovement.org
Or on our forum: http://scottishrepublicans.myfreeforum.org/
 
The following notice under Memorial Services appeared  The Herald newspaper.
Hugh (Uisdean) MacDonald
The family of the late Hugh (Uisdean) MacDonald respectfully invite friends and former colleagues to commemorate the life of the Newspaper Executive, Nationalist and past Deacon of the Govan Weavers’ Society at an evening of song and remembrance on Friday, 28th March, from 7.30pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Arbroath Event Update

Comrades

On 6th April 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath was signed.  The Declaration made an eloquent case for Scotland's right to be a free nation.  It also set out that the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, could be driven out if he did not uphold that freedom.
The Scottish Republican Socialist Movement will be commemorating the Declaration of Arbroath on Sunday 6th April 2014 with a March and Rally in Arbroath itself.
The March will set off from King's Gate by the Harbour at 2.30pm.  The march will then go through the town to a rally near the Abbey.
Speakers include Iain Ramsay (Celtic League and 1820 Society), Brian Quail (Scottish CND and SRSM) and Alan Stewart (International Officer, SRSM).
Afterwards there will be a social in the nearby Anchor pub with live music.
For those travelling from Glasgow there will be a coach.  It leaves North Frederick Street, near George Square at 11am.
Please support this event.
More information about the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement can be found on our website at:  www.scottishrepublicansocialistmovement.org
Or on our forum: http://scottishrepublicans.myfreeforum.org/

Fraternally
Alan Stewart
International Officer, Scottish Republican Socialist Movement


Late News  Patrick Scott Hogg, Republican Burns author will also be speaking. The group[ in the Anchor Bar will be White Rose and Fiery Jack. Amission £5, children free.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Inaugural meeting of Inverclyde SRSM


The inaugural meeting of Inverclyde SRSM will take place in Paisley on 30th march pm me at redlarry@gmx.co.uk  on this page for more details

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Annual Arbroath Rally 2014

Annual Arbroath Rally. 
 Sunday  April 6. 2.30pm from Kings Gate at Harbour to behind the Abbey for speeches. 
Scoriach Anchor Bar, Westport. £5 White Rose.  Bus from N Frederick St 11.am

Monday, 3 February 2014

Radical Independence Question Time Part 2


Published on Oct 11, 2013
TOO WEE, TOO POOR, TOO DAFT? Part Two of Two

Is Scotland too small to survive alone? Are we too poor a country to make it work without Westminster? Are we simply getting ahead of ourselves? You may think so, but our panellists can break down exactly why we're none of those things.

RADICAL INDEPENDENCE QUESTION TIME was a lively, humorous debate where panel and audience alike discussed the issues confronting the idea of an independent Scotland.
So come along and watch - join in with the debate on Scotland's future.

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Radical Independence Question Time Part 1




Published on Oct 10, 2013
TOO WEE, TOO POOR, TOO DAFT? Part One of Two

Is Scotland too small to survive alone? Are we too poor a country to make it work without Westminster? Are we simply getting ahead of ourselves? You may think so, but our panellists can break down exactly why we're none of those things.

RADICAL INDEPENDENCE QUESTION TIME was a lively, humorous debate where panel and audience alike discussed the issues confronting the idea of an independent Scotland.
So come along and watch - join in with the debate on Scotland's future.

http://www.radicalindependence.org
http://www.cherrymanmedia.com

Imagine A Better Scotland - Lesley Riddoch




Published on Nov 20, 2013
IMAGINE A BETTER SCOTLAND
Held at the St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy Fife, this event featured a range of speakers. Amongst those discussing how we can "Imagine a Better Scotland", were Author and Journalist Lesley Riddoch, Robin McAlpine Journalist & Director of the Reid Foundation, local Yes campaigner Alistair Bruce and Ross Ingebrigtsen Head of Media & Communications at the Scottish Government.

Songs were performed by Ciaran Sneddon, Dale Stevenson and Philip Haddigan.

View the sections here:
Robin McAlpine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RJkQ...
Lesley Riddoch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUmhq...
Ross Ingebrigtsen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-c3...
Alistair Bruce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO_yo...
Q & A - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rv8s...


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Reasons to Vote Yes with Tommy Sheridan

Published on Jan 24, 2014
Tommy Sheridan, Socialist and former member of the Scottish Parliament, talks about the reasons to vote Yes in 2014. 


Tommy Sheridan on Independence

Published on Feb 1, 2014
"Dedicated to Elaine Smith, a fine Fife woman who sadly died of Cancer shortly before Christmas." - Tommy Sheridan.

Tommy Sheridan, Socialist and former member of the Scottish Parliament, talks about the reasons to vote Yes in 2014.
Filmed at St Bryce Kirk, in Kirkcaldy Fife. 23/1/14.