FEELING POWERS GROWING

The question about how socialists or communists should organise is the subject of this interchange between Silvia Federici and carla bergman and Nick Montgomery. It was posted by bella caledonia (https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2018/06/08/feeling-powers-growing-an-interview-with-silvia-federici/).   FEELING POWERS GROWING – AN INTERVIEW WITH SILVIA FEDERICI This interview was conducted by carla bergman and Nick Montgomery for Joyful Militancy (building thriving resistance…

8th AMENDMENT REFERENDUM

We are posting the following article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the victory  over the forces of the traditionalist Right in the 8th Amendment referendum on abortion in Ireland.   CATHOLIC CHURCH KNOCKED DOWN BY REPEAL VOTE – BUT THE IRISH STATE DODGES THE BULLET     The success of the referendum to repeal the…

TRUMP – FROM DEMOCRACY TO TYRANNY

We are posting this article from the Real Democracy Movement about the possible political consequences of the Trump presidency. It was first posted at:– http://realdemocracymovement.org/trump-from-democracy-to-tyranny/. TRUMP – FROM DEMOCRACY TO TYRANNY So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.

THE STRUGGLE FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN IRELAND

There is a major campaign going on in Ireland to overturn the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution which bans abortion.We are posting an article from John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which exams this campaign. It was first posted at: http://socialistdemocracy.org/RecentArticles/RecentTheStruggleForAbortionRightsInIreland.html   THE STRUGGLE FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN IRELAND Justified and burning anger hobbled by…

SUPPORT THE STRUGGLE FOR MEANINGFUL SELF-DETERMINATION IN A SCOTTISH DEMOCRATIC AND SECULAR REPUBLIC

At our RCN aggregate held in Dundee on May 23rd, we re-examined our  platform for working in the campaign for Scottish self-determination. Some of these issues have already arisen within the Radical Independence Campaign, particularly in RIC-Edinburgh (see http://radicalindyedinburgh.blogspot.co.uk/), the three RIC national conferences, and Trade Unionists for Independence (East Coast) (see http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2014/10/24/after-september-18th-bring-real-democracy-into-our-trade-unions/).  Now that there are plans…

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY – MARCH 8th

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th, we are posting two contributions. The first is the introductory talk on IWD given by Linda Rogers and Cat Grant to the Edinburgh Radical Independence Campaign meeting on March 2nd. The second is a major contribution to the history of women’s suffrage, entitled Finland 1906:…

A review of ‘Scottish Independence – A Feminist Response’

Mary McGregor (RCN) reviews Scottish Independence: A Feminist Response by Cat Boyd and Jenny Morrison.   Even when we lost we felt like we had won something. It was an exciting time to be involved in Scottish politics. There was an optimism and vibe in workplaces and on the streets that I can never remember…

Emancipation & Liberation, Issue 22, 2013

We are posting a new link to an electronic version of the special issue of Emancipation & Liberation, issue no 22, the RCN produced for the second Radical Independence Campaign conference, held in the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on November 23rd, 2013. http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2013/11/24/emancipation-liberation-issue-22-winter-2013/ This will provide some basis for assessing the changes, which have occurred…

EMANCIPATION & LIBERATION RIC SPECIAL BULLETIN – September, 2014

Allan Armstrong (RCN) has written the following article for the RCN Radical Independence Campaign Special Bulletin, which will be distributed at the RIC National Forum in Glasgow on September 27th.     Nobody could have anticipated the rise of the Radical Independence Campaign, nor the form it would take. It has been moulded by the…