Nov 11 2012


Category: Emancipation & Liberation,Issue 21RCN @ 8:06 pm

The Radical Independence Conference represents the biggest gathering organised by the Left, so far, around the issue of Scottish independence. For Socialists the political issue we confront is that of self-determination. This is a broad democratic concept. It involves our collective and individual attempts to overcome the exploitation, oppression and the alienation we feel under capitalism. Genuine self-determination is part of the broader struggle for emancipation and liberation. It is about gaining control and creating a society where the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.

The very idea of self-determination sits uneasily with ‘Rule Britannia’ and our subject status within the UK. The Labour/Tory/Lib-Dems’ Better Together campaign shows us that upholding the UK and ‘Britishness’ can not be separated from support for Empire, Union and the Crown Powers; or from jingoistic triumphalism and forelock-tugging subservience in a class-divided society.
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Nov 11 2012

Emancipation & Liberation, Issue 21, Winter 2012

Category: Emancipation & Liberation,Issue 21RCN @ 7:47 pm

Issue 21 of Emancipation & Liberation is out now.

Issue 21 Cover

Issue 21 Cover

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