December 2015 (21)

BLAB: A journey into 2016...

BLAB: A journey into 2016...

9.00pm Mon 28 Dec 2015
Chatting about some of our ideas for 2016, looking back at 2015 and anything else you may want to blab about. Please join us on Blab or you can watch the livestream here.

97BLAB: A journey into 2016... Chatting about some of our ideas for 2016, looking back at 2015 and anything else you may want to blab about. Please join us on Blab or you can watch the livestream here.

Chatting about some of our ideas for 2016, looking back at 2015 and anything else you may want to blab about. Please join us on Blab or you can watch the livestream here.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 9.00pm Mon 28 Dec 2015

Speakers: You, Us
Sean Clerkin interview

Sean Clerkin interview

7.17pm Mon 28 Dec 2015

158Sean Clerkin interview


livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.17pm Mon 28 Dec 2015
Talking Heads: Simon Harris & Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia

Talking Heads: Simon Harris & Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia

7.00pm Wed 23 Dec 2015
Talking Heads. Simon Harris and Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia towards independence.

102Talking Heads: Simon Harris & Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia Talking Heads. Simon Harris and Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia towards independence.

Talking Heads. Simon Harris and Dr Mark McNaught on progress in Catalonia towards independence.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 23 Dec 2015

Speakers: Simon Harris,Dr Mark McNaught

Venue: Skype G41 3YF
Book Launch:

Book Launch: "Break The Chains" by Richie Venton

7.30pm Thu 17 Dec 2015
The official launch of Richie Venton's book: Break The Chains (of poverty pay, casual labour and exploitation)

254Book Launch: "Break The Chains" by Richie Venton The official launch of Richie Venton's book: Break The Chains (of poverty pay, casual labour and exploitation)

The official launch of Richie Venton's book: Break The Chains (of poverty pay, casual labour and exploitation). Richie is supported by an array of speakers reading extracts from the book and sharing their own experiences of the issues highlighted and anecdotes about Richie.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 17 Dec 2015

Speakers: Richie Venton
An Evening With Jim Sillars

An Evening With Jim Sillars

7.30pm Mon 14 Dec 2015
Jim Sillars shares his insights on the Refugee Crisis and the Middle East

1497An Evening With Jim Sillars Jim Sillars shares his insights on the Refugee Crisis and the Middle East

An Evening With Jim Sillars is an event hosted by the Edinburgh Western branch of the Scottish National Party.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 14 Dec 2015

Speakers: Jim Sillars

Venue: The Roseburn Bar, Edinburgh EH12 5NG

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Gearóid Ó Colmáin + Guest tbc

Gearóid Ó Colmáin + Guest tbc

7.00pm Sun 13 Dec 2015
a follow-up interview with the Irish journalist in Paris

510Gearóid Ó Colmáin + Guest tbc a follow-up interview with the Irish journalist in Paris

Gearóid Ó Colmáin is an independent political analyst from Cork, Ireland and is based in Paris. You can follow him on Twitter @broadfordsoviet.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Sun 13 Dec 2015

Speakers: Gearóid Ó Colmáin
Peter Curran Talk On His Latest Book

Peter Curran Talk On His Latest Book

3.00pm Sat 12 Dec 2015

livestream by Ian Russell

1053Peter Curran Talk On His Latest Book

Peter Curran talks about his book "The Referendum Murders" at the Yes Cafe 1-2 Liberton Dams, Edinburgh, EH16 6AJ
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 3.00pm Sat 12 Dec 2015
Islamophobia Conference 2015

Islamophobia Conference 2015

11.00am Sat 12 Dec 2015
The Changing Face of Racism

2388Islamophobia Conference 2015 The Changing Face of Racism

Conference - The Changing Face of Racism Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) and the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) are presenting twin conferences in London and Edinburgh. The conferences follow the successful Islamophobia Conference held by IHRC in London in 2014, supported by SACC. Registration from 10.45am. First session (speakers inclde Moazzam Begg) starts 11.15 promptly Presented by SACC and IHRC. Supported by the Muslim Council of Scotland, the Stop the War Coalition Scotland, CAGE, FOSIS Scotland, Unite Against Fascism Scotland (UAF Scotland), the Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh (MWAE), UAF Edinburgh, Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, NUS Black Students, Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre (MWRC), CAMPACC, Revolutionary Communist Group - FRFI, Intifada Street, Lewisham Islamic Centre, The Muslim Directory, RISE - Scotland's Left Alliance.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 11.00am Sat 12 Dec 2015

Speakers: Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo prisoner), Salman Sayyid (author of Recalling the Caliphate), Craig Murray (former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan), Nicola Fisher (Stop the War Coalition Scotland), Abed Choudhury (IHRC), Abdul Ahad Hussain (FOSIS Scotland), Ade Johnson (Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign), Charlotte Ahmed (UAF Scotland), Douglas Chalmers (President UCU Scotland), Samena Dean (MWAE)

Venue: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicholson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

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Argyll and Bute Council public meeting

Argyll and Bute Council public meeting

7.00pm Fri 11 Dec 2015
discussing Argyll and Bute 'Service Choices/Planning our Future' proposals which could see cuts to many services

livestream by Democracy TV

335Argyll and Bute Council public meeting discussing Argyll and Bute 'Service Choices/Planning our Future' proposals which could see cuts to many services

Dunoon Councillors have been invited to attend a public meeting at The Braes, Dunoon to discuss Argyll and Bute 'Service Choices/Planning our Future' proposals which could see cuts to many services currently provided. All welcome. Your chance to ask questions and get informed.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 7.00pm Fri 11 Dec 2015

Venue: The Braes, Dunoon PA23 7DL

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Interview with one of the Orkney petitioners

Interview with one of the Orkney petitioners

4.30pm Fri 11 Dec 2015
Tim Morrison speaks at length about the Carmichael case

991Interview with one of the Orkney petitioners Tim Morrison speaks at length about the Carmichael case

We speak with Tim Morrison, one of the four constituents of Alistair Carmichael, who brought the petition against him under section 106 of the Representation of the People Act. On Wednesday 9 December 2015 the Election Court judges ruled that there was reasonable doubt that the false statement made by Mr Carmichael concerned his personal reputation, one of the three issues that had to be proven. The other two, that self-talking was relevant to this section of the Act and the purpose of Carmichael's false statement was to improve his chances of re-election were judged in favour of the petitioners.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 4.30pm Fri 11 Dec 2015

Speakers: Tim Morrison, Gavin Taylor
Solidarity Public Meeting Falkirk

Solidarity Public Meeting Falkirk

7.00pm Thu 10 Dec 2015

livestream by Ian Russell

2120Solidarity Public Meeting Falkirk

Solidarity Scotland will be holding a Public meeting, in the Dawson Centre in Falkirk's Bainsford area. Speakers will include Pat Lee - Central Scotland no/1 List Candidate, fellow List Candidates John Park, Rebecca Yagci & Stuart McLean, more guest speakers to be confirmed. This is a Public meeting open to members and non members alike.
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 10 Dec 2015
No to Trade Union Bill, No to Austerity

No to Trade Union Bill, No to Austerity

7.00pm Thu 10 Dec 2015
STUC rally with Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn. A collaboration with STUC, CommonSpace, Kiltr and Bella Caledonia.

3840No to Trade Union Bill, No to Austerity STUC rally with Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn. A collaboration with STUC, CommonSpace, Kiltr and Bella Caledonia.

Speakers: Nicola Sturgeon,Jeremy Corbyn,Yanis Varoufakis,Grahame Smith,Chris Stephens,Aamer Anwar,Jenny Marra Music: The Wakes,Maeve Mackinnon. A new media collaboration with Independence Live, KILTR, CommonSpace & Bella Caledonia.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 10 Dec 2015

Speakers: Nicola Sturgeon,Jeremy Corbyn,Yanis Varoufakis,Grahame Smith,Chris Stephens,Aamer Anwar,Jenny Marra,The Wakes,Maeve Mackinnon

Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall G2 3NY
Book of Ideas

Book of Ideas

7.30pm Fri 4 Dec 2015
an Edinburgh book launch

484Book of Ideas an Edinburgh book launch

Common Weal launch their latest publication in Edinburgh. The focus of this book is simple. There's a Scottish election in May 2016 which will elect a five-year government; so what could that government do over those five years using the powers the Scottish Parliament has (or is likely to have) to create an 'all of us first' society?
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 4 Dec 2015

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Nicholson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX
WOMEN AND THE GLASGOW RENT STRIKE

WOMEN AND THE GLASGOW RENT STRIKE

7.30pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
: Hosted by SWP Glasgow

512WOMEN AND THE GLASGOW RENT STRIKE : Hosted by SWP Glasgow

Discussion introduced by Fatima Uygun on the inspirational 1915 Glasgow Rent Strike where women played a leading role in fighting exploiting landlords and forced the Government to introduce rent controls. The First World War saw a number of rent strikes break out across Britain. But the 1915 Glasgow rent strike stands out, in no small part due to the context of Clydeside at that time.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
CommonSpace: Andrew Stoddart interview

CommonSpace: Andrew Stoddart interview

7.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
CommonSpace will be interviewing Andrew Stoddart, the tenant farmer threatened with eviction whose story sparked an outcry last month. An Independence Live & CommonSpace collaboration.

295CommonSpace: Andrew Stoddart interview CommonSpace will be interviewing Andrew Stoddart, the tenant farmer threatened with eviction whose story sparked an outcry last month. An Independence Live & CommonSpace collaboration.

Scotland - still a feudal nation? CommonSpace will be speaking live to Andrew Stoddart, the tenant farmer threatened with eviction whose story sparked an outcry last month. We’ll be talking about the situation he and his family found themselves in when given the order to leave their home, and what it tells us about how land is owned and managed in Scotland today. A CommonSpace and Independence Live collaboration.
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Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
DON'T BOMB SYRIA PROTEST- by Stop The War Coalition

DON'T BOMB SYRIA PROTEST- by Stop The War Coalition

5.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015

1801DON'T BOMB SYRIA PROTEST- by Stop The War Coalition

#DontBombSyria Don't Bomb SYRIA Emergency Protest By Stop The War Coalition 5pm Buchanan St Steps, Glasgow
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 5.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
#IndyCampLive Edinburgh+ Syria

#IndyCampLive Edinburgh+ Syria

4.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015
Talking to the residents of #IndyCampLive outside in Edinburgh. Finding out why they are their and asking them their thoughts on Syria.

405#IndyCampLive Edinburgh+ Syria Talking to the residents of #IndyCampLive outside in Edinburgh. Finding out why they are their and asking them their thoughts on Syria.

Talking to the residents of #IndyCampLive outside in Edinburgh. Finding out why they are their and asking them their thoughts on Syria.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 4.00pm Thu 3 Dec 2015

Venue: Edinburgh
Kiltr: Loki interviewing American journalist Chris Hedges

Kiltr: Loki interviewing American journalist Chris Hedges

7.00pm Wed 2 Dec 2015
Join KILTR and Independence Live as we continue our live broadcasts with American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges who will be interviewed by guest interviewer and Scottish rapper Loki.

327Kiltr: Loki interviewing American journalist Chris Hedges Join KILTR and Independence Live as we continue our live broadcasts with American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges who will be interviewed by guest interviewer and Scottish rapper Loki.

Join KILTR and Independence Live as we continue our live broadcasts with American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges who will be interviewed by guest interviewer and Scottish rapper Loki.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 2 Dec 2015

Speakers: Loki,Chris Hedges

Venue: Skype
Mr Fishing Rov

Mr Fishing Rov

3.45pm Wed 2 Dec 2015
FishingROV a project to develop a new sustainable fishing method.

117Mr Fishing Rov FishingROV a project to develop a new sustainable fishing method.

FishingROV a project to develop a new sustainable fishing method. Selectively fishing for the target species, eliminating by-catch while minimizing damage to the seabed. It’s capable of individually catching scallops from the sea bed; reducing our dependence on scallop dredging and avoiding the damage to the sea bed associated with dredging. Catches other food species without any by-catch, dredge or trawl damage. Brings moreawareness to the sea floor and kindles an appreciation for a place few people visit. Provides a sustainable and distributed employment for local costal workers. I also hope it will be useful in controlling the Lion Fish population explosion currently unbalancing the ecosystems of Bermuda and the east coast of America. It could also potentially fish in waters too deep to be easily accessed by divers 100m+. I love the idea that anyone could build a FishingROV and try to develop the design to make self build easier. The idea is to use off the shelf components as much as possible and think of where 3D printing and other low cost CAM could be employed to maintain affordability. The project will be Open Source, with all plans, code, ideas and research available for free. Also I would like to invite feedback/ideas from anyone with an interest, to speed the development and track implemented ideas.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 3.45pm Wed 2 Dec 2015

Speakers: David Mitchell

Venue: Peebles

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STAND UP TO RACISM SCOTLAND:: Refugee Solidarity Rally

STAND UP TO RACISM SCOTLAND:: Refugee Solidarity Rally

7.00pm Tue 1 Dec 2015
Helen Martin (STUC), Aamer Anwar (Human Rights lawyer), Mohammed Asif (Afgan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy), Margaret Woods (Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees), Pinar Aksu (Human Rights campaigner)...

288STAND UP TO RACISM SCOTLAND:: Refugee Solidarity Rally Helen Martin (STUC), Aamer Anwar (Human Rights lawyer), Mohammed Asif (Afgan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy), Margaret Woods (Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees), Pinar Aksu (Human Rights campaigner)...

Stand Up To Racism Scotland Refugee Solidarity Rally Tues 1st DEC - 7pm STUC 333 Woodlands Rd Glasgow SPEAKERS INCLUDE:: Helen Martin (STUC), Aamer Anwar (Human Rights lawyer), Mohammed Asif (Afgan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy), Margaret Woods (Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees), Pinar Aksu (Human Rights campaigner)
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 1 Dec 2015

Speakers: Helen Martin,Aamer Anwar,Mohammed Asif,Margaret Woods,Pinar Aksu

Venue: STUC Buildin, 333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6NG G3 6NG

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Nurturing Nature

Nurturing Nature

6.00pm Tue 1 Dec 2015
a Nordic Horizons event comparing land use in Scotland and Norway

livestream by Democracy TV

1642Nurturing Nature a Nordic Horizons event comparing land use in Scotland and Norway

South West Norway and Highland Scotland are closely similar in climate, geology and landforms; but very different in land cover, human population and land use. SW Norway is rapidly reforesting but Scotland is not. Rural areas are more heavily populated. Is that because southwest Norway is so very different in the basic conditions of life – or because land use history differs profoundly on either side of the North Sea? Duncan Halley (a Scot who has lived and worked in Norway for 20 years) describes how moorland in Norway has transformed to farmland and woodland and makes comparisons with land in the Scottish Highlands. His observations are timely. The Land Reform Bill is continuing its progress through the Scottish Parliament amidst assertions that much of the land in the Scottish Highlands and Borders is fit only for use by sporting estates. Could the appearance and productivity of Scottish land more closely resemble its Nordic cousin if land use here was changed? Book free seats on Eventbrite - tickets are free but limited in number - so please book early. There will be a short TED style video of Duncan’s presentation available afterwards. General info and updates on speakers will be posted on our Facebook page and website www.nordichorizons.org. Please keep checking there rather than sending individual emails – NH is a small, self-administering, volunteer-based group with a rather ambitious list of new meetings to arrange.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 6.00pm Tue 1 Dec 2015

Speakers: Duncan Halley

Venue: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

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What's coming up next?

11.00am Sat 24 Oct
UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference Working with organisers to take this event online. Date will likely change.

Working with organisers to take this event online. Date will likely change.
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Independence Live

Starts at: 11.00am Sat 24 Oct 2020
UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

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