January 2017 (18)

Iain Macwhirter Interview

Iain Macwhirter Interview

3.00pm Tue 31 Jan 2017
Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues

305Iain Macwhirter Interview Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues

Iain Macwhirter will be joining us at 3pm, 31st Jan 2017 to talk about his recent article: Lord Supreme are not another Parcel o’ Rogues. They’ve done Scots a favour rejecting veto on A50 (link below). In his article he highlights the implications of the recent Lords’ ruling regarding the Scottish Parliament’s relationship to Westminster and the Brexit process. Macwhirter suggests: "So are the Lords Supreme just another Parcel o’ Rogues? Not at all. Scotland should thank their Lordships for making crystal clear what many suspected: namely that the Sewel Convention, under which Westminster supposedly refrains from ruling on devolved issues without the consent of the Scottish Parliament, is froth, mince, tripe, baloney and codswallop. It has no legal force. The clause in the 2016 Scotland Act, which supposedly placed Sewel on a “statutory footing”, was just there to fool the natives into thinking their Parliament”s powers were “entrenched” and irreversible. Holyrood’s legislative powers are clearly and explicitly on loan from Westminster and liable to be over-ridden as and when the UK Government chooses." See full article here: https://iainmacwhirter.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/lord-supreme-are-not-another-parcel-o-rogues-theyve-done-scots-a-favour-rejecting-veto-on-a50/
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Starts at: 3.00pm Tue 31 Jan 2017

Speakers: Iain Macwhirter

Venue: Edinburgh EH3 9QL
Edinburgh Response to Trump #MuslimBan

Edinburgh Response to Trump #MuslimBan

6.00pm Mon 30 Jan 2017
Emergency demonstration to respond to weekend traveling restrictions in the USA

517Edinburgh Response to Trump #MuslimBan Emergency demonstration to respond to weekend traveling restrictions in the USA

After shock at the travel ban imposed on people from 7 Muslim-majority countries by executive order in the USA over the weekend, the people of Edinburgh are invited to show their opposition to this.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Mon 30 Jan 2017

Venue: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2
Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow

Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow

5.00pm Mon 30 Jan 2017
Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow from Buchanan Street & George Square.

350Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow from Buchanan Street & George Square.

Donald Trump Demo, Glasgow from Buchanan Street & George Square.
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Starts at: 5.00pm Mon 30 Jan 2017

Venue: Glasgow G2
Basic Income: real social security

Basic Income: real social security

10.30am Sat 28 Jan 2017
in advance of Fife's pilot citizen's basic income, an opportunity to explore the concept with speakers including Prof Karl Widerquist

1723Basic Income: real social security in advance of Fife's pilot citizen's basic income, an opportunity to explore the concept with speakers including Prof Karl Widerquist

Most of us have concerns about the current social security system. It doesn't make anyone feel secure. It is often seen as a form of control and a massive source of anxiety. In addition the world of work is changing and our system of social security seems stuck in the past. Maybe its time to test out something new? As Fife is leading the UK in exploring the opportunity to 'pilot' a Citizen's Basic Income Scheme (That is every citizen is given a set amount of money every month. This replaces much of social security and money is taken back from the wealthier through tax to also make it redistributive and will help to tackle poverty and inequality). We are delighted to have Professor Karl Widerquist as our keynote speaker. Professor Widerquest is one of the worlds leading advocates for basic income and co-chair of Basic Income Earth Network, a network of Basic Income organisations across the globe. 10.30 Welcome and Registration, Tea and Coffee . 10.45 Bring to Order Explanation of Day - Willie Sullivan Chair of CBINS Morning Session - Finding out about UBI (chaired by Willie Sullivan ) 10.50 Introduction to CBINS - Maddie Halliday – Trustee of CBINS ( 5mins) 10.55 Basic Income What and Why? - Professor Karl Widerquist (30 mins) 11.25 Why Fife? - Paul Vaughn , Head of Community and Corporate Development , Fife Council (10 mins) 11.35 Group Discussion Around Tables – Strengths and Weaknesses of BI (20 mins) 11.55 Questions to the Panel (35 mins) 12.30 Break for Lunch - Soup and Sandwich Afternoon Session - Getting to a Pilot (Chaired by Annie Miller) 13.00 Why a pilot ? - Speaker TBC (10mins) 13.10 The Pros and Cons of Pilots – Professor Karl Widerquist (10 mins) 13.20 Quick Q & A then speakers can circulate around the tables (10min) 13.40 Group Discussion around tables (20 mins) What are the Problems of a Fife Pilot? What is the most tricky problem? What should be done to address problem? Who should be responsible? 14.00 Panel takes main points back from tables discussion (10 mins ) 14.10 Response from the panel (25 mins) Alex Rowley MSP, Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour Party Dave Dempsey, Conservative Group Leader Fife Council Cllr Lesley Laird, Deputy Leader Fife Council (Labour) Ronny Cowan, MP for Inverclyde (SNP) 14.30 Additional Q & A from Audience (15 mins) 14.45 Thanks and Close Willie Sullivan (10 mins) Two questions for Audience 1) How Important is Citizens Income to making Scotland a better place to live for everyone? 2) How much of a priority do you think should be given to Fife piloting a scheme? 15.00 End With lots of opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the transformative idea of a Basic Income for everyone this event will lay out the work to date to create a Basic Income pilot here in Scotland and provide a template for others to follow across the nation.
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Starts at: 10.30am Sat 28 Jan 2017

Speakers: Willie Sullivan, Maddie Halliday, Professor Karl Widerquist, Paul Vaughn, Annie Miller, Alex Rowley (Labour), Dave Dempsey (Conservative), Cllr Lesley Laird (Labour), Ronny Cowan (SNP)

Venue: Kelty Community Centre, Kelty, Fife
CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

7.30pm Fri 27 Jan 2017
Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

4511CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

For our talk on Friday 27th January 2017 we welcome Craig Murray former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Historian and Human Rights Activist. Craig will examine British/American policy in the Middle East, past and present, with particular reference to the ongoing brutal war in Iraq/Syria.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 27 Jan 2017

Speakers: CRAIG MURRAY

Venue: The SNP Club Edinburgh EH2 1HJ
The Case for a Universal Basic Income

The Case for a Universal Basic Income

6.00pm Thu 26 Jan 2017
The Buchanan Institute is proposing a universal basic income, a guaranteed weekly or monthly payment for all citizens, that will provide everyone with a secure financial foundation to build their lives.

244The Case for a Universal Basic Income The Buchanan Institute is proposing a universal basic income, a guaranteed weekly or monthly payment for all citizens, that will provide everyone with a secure financial foundation to build their lives.

Come along and hear about an idea that is gaining traction around the world and could transform our society. The Buchanan Institute is proposing a universal basic income, a guaranteed weekly or monthly payment for all citizens, that will provide everyone with a secure financial foundation to build their lives. We are delighted to be launching in partnership with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and that one of our confirmed speakers is Cllr Matt Kerr, who is leading the efforts to implement a basic income pilot for Glasgow citizens. This is a chance to come and hear and get involved in this transformative idea and how it can be implemented in Scotland and the UK in 2017 and beyond. There will be wine, beer and refreshments available at the beginning of the event too. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more about the Buchanan Institute's proposal below: A Secure Foundation to Build our Lives: Making the case for a Universal Basic Income The idea of a universal basic income, a guaranteed monthly or weekly payment paid equally to all citizens, is gaining traction among governments, politicians and policy makers across the world. Pilot schemes have recently been launched in the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Namibia and India.In Scotland, the Councils of Fife and Glasgow are considering being the first places in the UK to introduce a UBI pilot experiment. Our economy has changed dramatically since much of the current welfare system was designed during the Second World War. The security of 'full employment' and 'jobs for life' have been largely replaced with a rise in part-time, flexible work, self-employment, the 'gig economy' and, for many, increasing insecurity. A growing coalition across the political spectrum believe our current, complex and often punitive welfare system is not fit for supporting people in this modern economy. It is the Buchanan Institute's contention that the current welfare system should be replaced with a universal basic income, providing everyone with a secure foundation to build their lives. Our proposal will give people guaranteed income security in an insecure job market, support re-training education and voluntary contributions (such as caring for elderly relatives) and always make work pay. It is also practical, financially achievable and could be implemented immediately with the necessary political will. For a more in-depth summary of the Buchanan Institute's universal basic income proposal, see here: https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2016/12/universal-basic-income https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-case-for-a-universal-basic-income-launch-event-2612017-tickets-31127461074?aff=ehomefriend
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Starts at: 6.00pm Thu 26 Jan 2017

Speakers: Jamie Cooke, Jonny Ross-Tatam, Cllr Matt Kerr

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower 11 Crichton Street University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9LE EH8 9LE
Inform Scotland: Simon Malzer Interview

Inform Scotland: Simon Malzer Interview

7.00pm Wed 25 Jan 2017
Interview with Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland discussing their bill board campaign on BBC Mis-Reporting and more...

185Inform Scotland: Simon Malzer Interview Interview with Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland discussing their bill board campaign on BBC Mis-Reporting and more...

Interview with Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland discussing their bill board campaign on BBC Mis-Reporting and more... The livestream will also be videoed separately for our YouTube channel.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 25 Jan 2017

Speakers: Simon Malzer

Venue: Independence Live, Glasgow Office
Fife SNP Regional Assembly

Fife SNP Regional Assembly

10.15am Sat 21 Jan 2017
with Deputy First Minister John Swinney followed by question time with MPs Douglas Chapman, Peter Grant and Roger Mullin

411Fife SNP Regional Assembly with Deputy First Minister John Swinney followed by question time with MPs Douglas Chapman, Peter Grant and Roger Mullin

The first of these new Regional Assemblies, an initiative coming out of Angus Roberston's deputy leadership campaign. 10.15 am - 10.45 am Keynote Speaker: Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP 10.45 am - 11.15 am Question TIme with Fife MPs: Douglas Chapman MP, Peter Grant MP, Roger Mullin MP
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Starts at: 10.15am Sat 21 Jan 2017

Speakers: John Swinney, Douglas Chapman, Peter Grant, Roger Mullin

Venue: Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9RD

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Mike Fenwick delivers a reserve deposit of The Scottish Hand to Holyrood

Mike Fenwick delivers a reserve deposit of The Scottish Hand to Holyrood

12.00am Fri 20 Jan 2017
The Scottish Hand is a full-reserve currency backed by £1 pledges from Scots

96Mike Fenwick delivers a reserve deposit of The Scottish Hand to Holyrood The Scottish Hand is a full-reserve currency backed by £1 pledges from Scots

To establish the widest possible discussion on and understanding of the subject of "currency" in a series of stages. The first stage will offer a choice over the coins and notes in your pocket or purse, specifically designed to be adopted, through individual choice, at grassroots level.
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Starts at: 12.00am Fri 20 Jan 2017

Speakers: Mike Fenwick

Venue: The Scottish Parliament EH99 1SP

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A talk by Craig Murray: The Montrose Men Who Ruled India

A talk by Craig Murray: The Montrose Men Who Ruled India

7.00pm Thu 19 Jan 2017
hosted by the Montrose Society at the George Hotel in Montrose

7A talk by Craig Murray: The Montrose Men Who Ruled India hosted by the Montrose Society at the George Hotel in Montrose

Craig Murray, former diplomat and Rector of Dundee University has recently published a full biography of Alexander Burnes of Montrose, titled 'Sikunder Burnes - Master of the Great Game'. Burnes (1801-1841), was born in Montrose and achieved fame as a spymaster, explorer, soldier, scientist and diplomat in early 19th c India. Burnes’ circle included many Angus men who ruled India. John Stuart Mill, great philosopher and son of James Mill of Northwater Bridge, each in turn secretary of the East India Company. James Skinner of Montrose, colonel of Skinner’s Horse, still India’s premier regiment. Allan Octavian Hume of Montrose founder of India’s Congress Party, the world’s largest political party, David Ouchterlonie of Montrose, conqueror of Nepal, George Buist of Dundee, editor of the Bombay Times. James Ramsay of Panmure, Governor General of India. Burnes also worked with Charles Lyell of Kirriemuir, founder of modern geology and tutor of Darwin. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about a generation of Montrosians who made a true mark on History.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 19 Jan 2017

Speakers: Craig Murray

Venue: George Hotel, Montrose, Angus DD10 8EW

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About Bedroom Tax2 Demo

About Bedroom Tax2 Demo

2.06pm Tue 17 Jan 2017

58About Bedroom Tax2 Demo


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Starts at: 2.06pm Tue 17 Jan 2017
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

11602BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
#homesweethome departs #apollohouse

#homesweethome departs #apollohouse

12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017
news about the end of the Apollo House occupation

22#homesweethome departs #apollohouse news about the end of the Apollo House occupation

A short piece to camera outside Apollo House after the occupation ended under pressure of hefty penalties on anyone remaining in there beyond today.
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Starts at: 12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017

Venue: Poolbeg St, Dublin, Ireland
#HomeSweetHome vigil

#HomeSweetHome vigil

8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017
a night-time gathering outside Apollo House as a show of support in defense of the campaign on what turned out to be its last night of occupation

57#HomeSweetHome vigil a night-time gathering outside Apollo House as a show of support in defense of the campaign on what turned out to be its last night of occupation

After promised suitable accommodation not delivered to facilitate an orderly vacating of Apollo House, Home Sweet Home are now in breach of the court ruling and have asked supporters to show a presence in defence of a continued occupation
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Starts at: 8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin
#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin

#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin

11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Celebrating the achievements so far of the #homesweethome campaign

93#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin Celebrating the achievements so far of the #homesweethome campaign

A rally in support of the HomeSweetHome campaign is scheduled for Dublin city centre to celebrate what has been achieved by the #HomeSweetHome campaign, since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin

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#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness

#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness

10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Live from Dublin, Ireland

29#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness Live from Dublin, Ireland

We are live in Dublin to bring news and interviews about the #HomeSweetHome campaign which has achieved much in 3 weeks since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland

Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland

7.30pm Mon 9 Jan 2017
Dr Lesley Orr is a member of the Women for Independence national committee

104Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland Dr Lesley Orr is a member of the Women for Independence national committee

Live from Yes Edinburgh West's monthly meeting for January 2017
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 9 Jan 2017

Speakers: Dr Lesley Orr

Venue: Clermiston Inn, Edinburgh EH4 7EG

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The Glasgow Effect

The Glasgow Effect

12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017
A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

1854The Glasgow Effect A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when details of her year-long project The Glasgow Effect went viral in January. Twelve months later, having slashed her own carbon footprint for transport to zero, she will talk about the sustainability of this 'sustainable lifestyle', the relationship between art and activism and the various local projects and campaigns she has been investing her time and energy in to help make Glasgow a more equal, connected and sustainable city. Followed by a Q&A chaired by Peter McCaughey. The event is free and open to all. It will take place at an accessible venue in Glasgow, which will be confirmed once we assess demand. Please register for updates at: glasgoweffect.eventbrite.com
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017

Speakers: Ellie Harrison,Peter McCaughey

Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB G3 6RB

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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UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

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