February 2016 (20)

Stop Trident national demonstration, London

Stop Trident national demonstration, London

12.00pm Sat 27 Feb 2016

5147Stop Trident national demonstration, London

Massive anti - nuclear protest against the renewal of the license of the nuclear naval basis in Faslane, Scotland. Protesters from all over the UK will inundate the streets of London. Rally in Trafalgar Square.
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sat 27 Feb 2016
AN GEALBHAN le Seumas MacDhomhaill (James MacDonald Reid)

AN GEALBHAN le Seumas MacDhomhaill (James MacDonald Reid)

9.00pm Fri 26 Feb 2016
Come visit us at the fireside as we welcome a piper, tradition-bearer and dancer: someone who is nowhere near as well known among the people as he should be....

240AN GEALBHAN le Seumas MacDhomhaill (James MacDonald Reid) Come visit us at the fireside as we welcome a piper, tradition-bearer and dancer: someone who is nowhere near as well known among the people as he should be....

Thigibh gar n-ionnsaidh aig a' Ghealbhan nuair a chuireas sinn fàilte air pìobaire, seanachaidh 's dannsair: cuideigin air nach eil eòlas aig an t-sluagh a' chòr cho mór 's a bu chòir.... Come visit us at the fireside as we welcome a piper, tradition-bearer and dancer: someone who is nowhere near as well known among the people as he should be.... Ma 's e sgeultan, puirt 's deagh chraic a tha dhìth ort, chan fhaighear nas fheàrr na tha ri fhaodainn taobh a' Ghealbhain, gu sònraichte le Seumas MacDhomhaill nar cuideachd.... If stories, tunes and good craic are what you lack, you'll not get better than what's on offer at the fireside, especially with James MacDonald Reid in our company.... Chì sinn ceann greis sibh ma-tà! We'll see you soon then! AN GEALBHAN Sutherland's Bar, Argyll Hotel, 973 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TQ Glasgow
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Starts at: 9.00pm Fri 26 Feb 2016

Speakers: James MacDonald Reid

Venue: Sutherland's Bar, Argyll Hotel, 973 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TQ Glasgow G3 7TQ

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Jim Sillars at the SNP Club Edinburgh

Jim Sillars at the SNP Club Edinburgh

7.30pm Fri 26 Feb 2016
Jim Sillars giving a talk at the Edinburgh SNP Club.

794Jim Sillars at the SNP Club Edinburgh Jim Sillars giving a talk at the Edinburgh SNP Club.

Jim Sillars giving a talk at the Edinburgh SNP Club. Jim will talk on Prepairing for the Next Referendum
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 26 Feb 2016

Speakers: Jim Sillars

Venue: The Edinburgh SNP Club EH2 1HJ

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Tommy Sheridan & James Kelly (SCOT goes pop) debate

Tommy Sheridan & James Kelly (SCOT goes pop) debate

6.45pm Fri 26 Feb 2016
Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly (SCOT goes pop!) will be debating splitting the vote in the forth comming Scottish parliamentary election. In addition, with the recently announced EU referendum we will be getting their thoughts...

2170Tommy Sheridan & James Kelly (SCOT goes pop) debate Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly (SCOT goes pop!) will be debating splitting the vote in the forth comming Scottish parliamentary election. In addition, with the recently announced EU referendum we will be getting their thoughts...

Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly (SCOT goes pop!) will be debating splitting the vote in the forth comming Scottish parliamentary election. In addition, with the recently announced EU referendum we will be getting them to give us their thoughts on this and the implications for IndyRef2. This is an Independence Live production in association with Yes 2.
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Starts at: 6.45pm Fri 26 Feb 2016

Speakers: Tommy Sheridan,James Kelly

Venue: Skype
Talking Heads

Talking Heads

8.30pm Thu 25 Feb 2016
Dr Mark McNaught talking independence around Europe

87Talking Heads Dr Mark McNaught talking independence around Europe

Watch the livestream or come join the panel on Blab here: https://blab.im/independence-live-talking-heads-dr-mark-mcnaught-discussing-independence Mark is currently in Barcelona and has been in other parts of Europe who are looking for independence. He has many stories to tell so please joing us.
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Starts at: 8.30pm Thu 25 Feb 2016
A Business for Scotland Glasgow Event

A Business for Scotland Glasgow Event

6.30pm Wed 24 Feb 2016
This is an Independence Live production in association with Business for Scotland. Panel includes: Richard Walker, Cat Boyd, Paul Kavanagh, Vonny Moyes & Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

473A Business for Scotland Glasgow Event This is an Independence Live production in association with Business for Scotland. Panel includes: Richard Walker, Cat Boyd, Paul Kavanagh, Vonny Moyes & Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

This is an Independence Live production in association with Business for Scotland. Panel includes: Richard Walker, Cat Boyd, Paul Kavanagh, Vonny Moyes & Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp A Business for Scotland Glasgow Event: Business for Scotland has teamed up with the National Newspaper to bring you a question and answer style panel event with a stellar panel of leading columnists from “The National” newspaper. All of our panelists are recognised leading commentators on politics, economics, welfare and environmentalism in Scotland. Audience members will be able to put their questions to our expert panel on a wide range of issues facing Scotland today. This special event is open to BfS members and National readers.
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Starts at: 6.30pm Wed 24 Feb 2016

Speakers: Richard Walker,Cat Boyd,Paul Kavanagh,Vonny Moyes,Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

Venue: The National Piping Centre - 30-34 McPhater Street Glasgow G4 0HW G4 0HW
Audacious Women's Festival

Audacious Women's Festival

6.00pm Wed 24 Feb 2016
An evening of conversation with Shona Robison, Kezia Dugdale and Leeann Dempster

livestream by Democracy TV

102Audacious Women's Festival An evening of conversation with Shona Robison, Kezia Dugdale and Leeann Dempster

An Audacious is...an evening of conversation with Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport; Kezia Dugdale MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party; Leeann Dempster Chief Executive Hibernian FC;
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Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 24 Feb 2016

Speakers: Shona Robison, Kezia Dugdale, Leeann Dempster

Venue: Storytelling Centre

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Co-operative in Finland

Co-operative in Finland

6.30pm Tue 23 Feb 2016
with Kari Huhtala

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168Co-operative in Finland with Kari Huhtala

Kari Huhtala is the Director of co-operation with Pellervo, the Finnish co-op trade association He will speak on the topic of "Co-operation in Finland" and will discuss the scale of Finland's 5,000 co-operatives across traditional agriculture, retail and banking sectors as well as the new wave of co-op start-ups as a response to the economic depression of the 1990s. This event is hosted by the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Co-operatives with the help and support of Nordic Horizons
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Starts at: 6.30pm Tue 23 Feb 2016

Speakers: Kari Huhtala

Venue: Scottish Parliament EH99 1SP

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IndyCampLive Court Hearing

IndyCampLive Court Hearing

9.45am Tue 23 Feb 2016
IndyCampLive Court Hearing

169IndyCampLive Court Hearing IndyCampLive Court Hearing

IndyCampLive Court Hearing
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Starts at: 9.45am Tue 23 Feb 2016

Venue: Prime Court, Parliament House,, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ, United Kingdom EH1 1RQ

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2nd camera Radical Independence Campaign (RIC)

2nd camera Radical Independence Campaign (RIC)

11.30am Sat 20 Feb 2016

2632nd camera Radical Independence Campaign (RIC)


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Starts at: 11.30am Sat 20 Feb 2016
Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) Conference

Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) Conference

10.00am Sat 20 Feb 2016

3601Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) Conference

Routes to Independence & Roots of Change With Holyrood elections coming up, the RIC conference is a chance to take a break from party politics, reconnect with allies across the left, and dig into the issues -- austerity, war, climate change, equality, democracy, and many others. It's also a chance to start laying the ground work for the next referendum, whenever it may come. Another Scotland is Possible!
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 20 Feb 2016
KILTR: John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

KILTR: John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

7.00pm Thu 18 Feb 2016
This is an Independence Live production in association with KILTR & CommonSpace. John Perkins (born January 28, 1945) is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)...

317KILTR: John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man This is an Independence Live production in association with KILTR & CommonSpace. John Perkins (born January 28, 1945) is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)...

John Perkins (born January 28, 1945) is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), in which Perkins claims to have played a role in an alleged process of economic colonization of Third World countries on behalf of what he portrays as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. This book spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been published in at least 32 languages, and is used in many college and university programs. This is an Independence Live production in association with KILTR & CommonSpace.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 18 Feb 2016

Speakers: John Perkins

Venue: Skype
Bare Facts: Human Rights

Bare Facts: Human Rights

7.00pm Thu 11 Feb 2016
Bare Facts return to Cottiers after our sell out event in April, bringing you another stunning line up of musical talent and inspirational speakers.

100Bare Facts: Human Rights Bare Facts return to Cottiers after our sell out event in April, bringing you another stunning line up of musical talent and inspirational speakers.

Bare Facts: Human Rights Bare Facts return to Cottiers after our sell out event in April, bringing you another stunning line up of musical talent and inspirational speakers. Human Rights are under the spotlight and Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh from Edinburgh University will give a frank talk on the contentious repeal of the Human Rights Act – the real story with no political spin. Our second speaker of the night is film director, Felipe Bustos Sierra, who will provide exclusive clips from his inspirational film Nae Pasaran – an untold story of Chilean solidarity. Scottish factory workers discover that their forgotten gesture of solidarity for Chile 40 years ago had incredible consequences. Winner of the Silver Mikeldi Award for Best Documentary at ZINEBI 2014, Spain Winner of the Best Documentary Award at Cortiamo 2014, Italy. With music from folk punk songstress, Chrissy Barnacle and award winning folk singer/songwriter, Karine Polwart, to stir your soul this is a night not to be missed. Doors open at 6.30pm. All proceeds from the event, after costs, will be donated to the following charities: Social Bite and the Scottish Action For Refugees. Speaker Bios Cormac Mac Amhlaigh is Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Ph.d in law from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), having previously studied law at Queen’s University Belfast (N. Ireland), The University of Zaragoza (Spain), and University College Dublin (Ireland). His research is primarily based in the field of constitutional law at both national and supranational levels, and includes research in the protection of human rights and constitutional reform at the UK and European levels and has published in these areas. He has also provided expert commentary in the media on matters of contemporary political and constitutional interest and has worked with and advised central and regional governments, government agencies and civil society groups on a variety of public law-related issues. Felipe Bustos Sierra a Chilean-Belgian filmmaker with Debasers Filums, a film production company in Edinburgh. Felipe has directed fiction and documentary short films, including "Three-Legged Horses" and "Nae Pasaran”, with the Scottish Documentary Institute. He was born in Brussels to an exiled Chilean journalist and those circumstances have heavily influenced his work. Felipe is currently in production of his first feature-length film, “Nae Pasaran”, which documents the humanitarian and political impact of the 1970s boycott of Chilean military engines by Scottish factory workers in protest against the brutal dictatorship of General Pinochet. The film is expected to be released in 2017. www.debasers.co.uk / www.naepasaran.com
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 11 Feb 2016

Speakers: Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Felipe Bustos film director, Chrissy Barnacle music, Karine Polwart music

Venue: 93 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU, Scotland GLASGOW

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National columnists Q&A - Business for Scotland

National columnists Q&A - Business for Scotland

6.00pm Wed 10 Feb 2016
with Jeane Freeman, Patrick Harvie, Gordon Macintyre-Kemp, Lesley Riddoch and Richard Walker

3030National columnists Q&A - Business for Scotland with Jeane Freeman, Patrick Harvie, Gordon Macintyre-Kemp, Lesley Riddoch and Richard Walker

Business for Scotland has teamed up with the National Newspaper to bring you a question and answer style panel event with a stellar panel of leading columnists from “The National” newspaper. All of our panelists are recognised leading commentators on politics, economics, welfare and environmentalism in Scotland. Audience members will be able to put their questions to our expert panel on a wide range of issues facing Scotland today. This special event to kick off our 2016 events calendar is open to BfS members and National readers.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 10 Feb 2016

Speakers: Jeane Freeman, Patrick Harvie, Gordon Macintyre-Kemp, Lesley Riddoch, Richard Walker

Venue: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh EH8 8AU

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Carmichael - Punitive Damages hearing

Carmichael - Punitive Damages hearing

9.45am Mon 8 Feb 2016
Gavin will attend the expenses hearing in the Frenchgate case involving lying MP Alistair Carmichael. The court will be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday 10am

1803Carmichael - Punitive Damages hearing Gavin will attend the expenses hearing in the Frenchgate case involving lying MP Alistair Carmichael. The court will be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday 10am

Gavin will attend the expenses hearing in the Frenchgate case involving lying MP Alistair Carmichael. The court will be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday 10am. Carmichael is said to be seeking costs with a “punitive” element. Once the hearing is over Gavin will privide an update
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Starts at: 9.45am Mon 8 Feb 2016

Speakers: Gavin Taylor

Venue: Prime Court, Parliament House,, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ, United Kingdom EH1 1RQ
ScotTALK: Humza Yousaf MSP

ScotTALK: Humza Yousaf MSP

2.00pm Fri 5 Feb 2016
John Beattie from The Social Awareness Society will be chatting to Humza Yousaf MSP This is an Independence Live co-production with The Social Awareness Society.

242ScotTALK: Humza Yousaf MSP John Beattie from The Social Awareness Society will be chatting to Humza Yousaf MSP This is an Independence Live co-production with The Social Awareness Society.

John Beattie from The Social Awareness Society will be chatting to Humza Yousaf MSP This is an Independence Live co-production with The Social Awareness Society.
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Starts at: 2.00pm Fri 5 Feb 2016

Speakers: Humza Yousaf MSP,John Beattie

Venue: Glasgow
Secret Flight Snowden: Michael Gray & Erik Sandberg discuss

Secret Flight Snowden: Michael Gray & Erik Sandberg discuss

8.00pm Wed 3 Feb 2016
Michael Gray from the CommonSpace and Erik Sandberg from KILTR discuss today's article in The National about the secret flight over Scotland to capture Snowden. A co-production with IndependenceLive.net, CommonSpace and KILTR.

426Secret Flight Snowden: Michael Gray & Erik Sandberg discuss Michael Gray from the CommonSpace and Erik Sandberg from KILTR discuss today's article in The National about the secret flight over Scotland to capture Snowden. A co-production with IndependenceLive.net, CommonSpace and KILTR.

Michael Gray from the CommonSpace and Erik Sandberg from KILTR discuss today's article in The National about the secret flight over Scotland to capture Snowden. A co-production with IndependenceLive.net, CommonSpace and KILTR.
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Starts at: 8.00pm Wed 3 Feb 2016

Speakers: Michael Gray,Erik Sandberg
Energy Sustainability  Scotland

Energy Sustainability Scotland

6.00pm Tue 2 Feb 2016
Can Scotland achieve an all-renewable electricity supply by 2020?

42Energy Sustainability Scotland Can Scotland achieve an all-renewable electricity supply by 2020?

Drawing on the underlying physics of energy and informed by recent changes in supply mix in Germany and elsewhere, Prof Keith Barnham will stimulate a discussion of interest to all who seek a positive way forward that responds to new opportunities now available.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Tue 2 Feb 2016

Speakers: Keith Barnham (Emeritus Professor of Physics, Imperial College London)

Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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GRAMnet: the refugee crisis in Calais

GRAMnet: the refugee crisis in Calais

5.30pm Tue 2 Feb 2016
discussing operations in Calais and the associated risks and challenges

647GRAMnet: the refugee crisis in Calais discussing operations in Calais and the associated risks and challenges

In September 2015, Médecins Sans Frontière (MSF) launched relief activities in the refugee settlements and camps in Northern France, each of which hosts between a few hundred to several thousand people. This big and sudden influx left the local authorities, associations, and volunteers overwhelmed. MSF provides primary health care, shelters to the most vulnerable and has helped improve the sanitation for the five to six thousand migrants (as of Dec 2015) in what is known as the Calais "Jungle". Michaël Neuman – Director of Studies at MSF’s reflection centre and an advisor for MSF operations with migrants - will discuss MSF’s operations in Calais and the associated risks and challenges. The Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, John Wilkes, photographer Alice Myers and activist Fuad Alakbarov will also reflect on their experiences of the Calais camps. The event will be chaired by Professor John Briggs (University of Glasgow Clerk of Senate, Vice-Principal, Refugee Champion and Convenor of Glasgow Centre for International Development) and Professor Alison Phipps OBE (Convenor of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network). The event will be followed by refreshments.
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Starts at: 5.30pm Tue 2 Feb 2016
Public policy and gender-based violence: the EQUALISE panel debate

Public policy and gender-based violence: the EQUALISE panel debate

6.45pm Mon 1 Feb 2016
with Deborah Waters (RISE), Iain McGill (Con), Maggie Chapman (Green), Catriona Headley (Lab), Hannah Bettsworth, (LibDem), Ben Macpherson (SNP), Emma Hutton (Women's Equality)

473Public policy and gender-based violence: the EQUALISE panel debate with Deborah Waters (RISE), Iain McGill (Con), Maggie Chapman (Green), Catriona Headley (Lab), Hannah Bettsworth, (LibDem), Ben Macpherson (SNP), Emma Hutton (Women's Equality)

This May the Holyrood elections are taking place. This panel debate is your opportunity to hold Scotland's biggest political parties to account and and learn about the current state of Scottish policy on gender-based violence. This is part of Equalise Week fundraising in aid of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre and a fantastic opportunity to pressure our local politicans to go beyond words and take action! Panelists: Deborah Waters (RISE), Iain McGill (Conservative), Maggie Chapman (Greens), Catriona Headley (Labour), Hannah Bettsworth, (Liberal Democrats), Ben Macpherson (SNP), Emma Hutton (Women's Equality Party). Chair: Sarah Morton, Co-Director of the Center for Research on Families and Relationships Link to main EQUALISE WEEK 2016: https://www.facebook.com/events/566295176879521/ If you have a question you would like to ask the panel, you can write to us on our Facebook page or email: [email protected] A selection of the pre-submitted questions will be asked. If you would like to submit your question more anonymously there are various websites for doing so, for example 10minutemail.com To donate to ERCC now, text ERCC35 (£ amount) to 70070 or donate via justgiving.com/ercc
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Starts at: 6.45pm Mon 1 Feb 2016

Speakers: Deborah Waters (RISE), Iain McGill (Conservatives), Maggie Chapman (Greens), Catriona Headley (Labour), Hannah Bettsworth, (Liberal Democrats), Ben Macpherson (SNP), Emma Hutton (Women's Equality Party)

Venue: G.03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

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

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