Radical Independence Conference 2014

Saturday 22nd November in Glasgow city centre
SECC Clyde Auditorium & Glasgow Science Centre.

OPENING PLENARY: ANOTHER SCOTLAND IS POSSIBLE 10.30 - 11.30AM

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  • PATRICK HARVIE MSP- Scottish Greens AAMER ANWAR - Human Rights Lawyer SUKI SANGHA - STUC General Council
  • MYSHELE HAYWOOD - Radical Independence JONATHON SHAFI - Chair COLIN FOX - Scottish Socialist Party
  • SAFFRON DICKSON - Youth Campaigner



STREAM 1: RADICAL CHANGE NOW 11.45 - 1.00PM

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MASS FORUM: Charting a Course for a Radical Scotland: strategy and tactics for the movement

  • ROBIN MCALPINE - Common Weal MAGGIE CHAPMAN - Scottish Greens
  • LIAM MCLAUGHLAN - Scottish Socialist Party
  • LESLEY RIDDOCH - Broadcaster & writer
  • JONATHON SHAFI - Radical Independence IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM

1) Opposing Austerity Now: a radical plan for the economy

Katherine Trebeck | James Meadway | Living Rent Campaign Prof. Geoffrey Whittam

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2) Stop Fracking Now: making energy sustainable and democratic

Janet Moxley | Gillian Wales Prof. Andrew Watterson

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3) Ending Feudalism Now: why we need radical land reform

Andy Wightman | Jen Stout

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4) Gender Equality Now: a feminist plan for women's independence

Jenny Morrison | Jeanne Freeman Carolyn Leckie | Angela O’Hagan

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5) LGBT Liberation Now: moving forward after equal marriage

Gemma Rae Moncrieff | Angela Convery

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6) More Powers Now: the powers we need for radical change

David Jamieson | Dave Moxham Mary Lockhart

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STREAM 2: RADICAL DEBATES 1.30 - 2.45PM

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MASS FORUM: The Fire Next Time: British decline,and the radical awakening

TARIQ ALI & BERNADETTE MCALISKEY IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM

7) No to NATO: A new strategy to challenge imperialism and nuclear weapons

Jean Urquart MSP | Scrap Trident Pete Cannell

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8) A modern mass party: Debating the role of the SNP today

Gerry Hassan | Neil Davidson | Isobel Lindsay | SNP Trade Union Group

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9) Our voice in the mainstream: can new media be a credible alternative to the old?

Hillary Wainright | Paul Holleran Jamie Maxwell | Angela Haggerty

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10) Solving currency complexities: did our movement fail on money?

Duncan McCann | Daniel Gay

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11) Racism, UKIP and scapegoating: How do we repel Westminster divide and rule?

Prof. David Miller | Anum Qaiser Susan Archibald | Roza Salih

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12) Debating a People’s History: Scotland’s Past, Scotland’s Future

Chris Bambery | Alan McCombes | Tricia McAfferty

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STREAM 3: RADICAL ORGANISING 3.00 - 4.15PM

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MASS FORUM: United We Stand: Internationalism in the age of austerity

  • SYRIZA (Greece)
  • RITZY CINEMA WORKERS (London)
  • QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE (Quebec)
  • CUP (Catalonia)
  • PODEMOS (Spain)
  • FOCUS E15 MOTHERS (London)

13) Community organising with a national strategy: following up our mass canvasses

Scottish Unemployed Workers Network | Liam Kane | Sean McVeigh | Helen McCourt

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14) Extending Scotland’s democratic revival: Linking up progressive movements across these islands

Bernadette McAliskey | Angharad Tomos | Mike Small | Adam Ramsay

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15) A People’s Parliament: Presenting a left challenge to neo-liberalism

Frances Curran | Cat Boyd John Wilson MSP

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16) Trade-Unions, class and the crisis of Scottish Labour: a plan for renewal

Sarah Collins | Stuart Fairweather, John Davidson | Lynne Henderson

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17) Common Weal: Building infrastructure for the movement

Presentation

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18) TTIP: towards an international strategy to stop it

Nick Dearden | Stop TTIP Coalition Unite the Youth

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CLOSING PLENARY: TOWARDS A RADICAL SCOTLAND 4.45PM - CLOSE

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THE PEOPLE’S VOW CAT BOYD, ALAN BISSETT & SPECIAL GUESTS