RISE Conference: From the Floor

Jordan Daly Co-Founder of Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) RISE Conference: From the Floor This weekend, I attended my first political conference. Like many other young people across Scotland, my engagement with active politics began throughout the 2014 referendum – the energy, vibrancy and diversity that the campaign created was infectious; and it left a lot of us with a drive to effect real change through direct activism and participation. RISE (Respect, Independence, Socialism, Environmentalism), Scotland‘s newest left wing electoral alliance – which will be footing candidates in the 2016 Holyrood elections – held it’s first annual democratic conference on …

Why you should come to the RISE conference | Dundee SSP

OPINION Why you should come to the RISE conference The RISE Democracy Conference takes place on Saturday 5 December in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Connor Beaton explains why socialists and SSP members should go. On Saturday 5 December, members of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) will join fellow trade unionists and community campaigners at the first democratic conference of RISE — Scotland’s Left Alliance. RISE is a new electoral alliance for the 2016 Holyrood elections which pulls together Scotland’s socialist party, with its 17-year track record of fighting for an independent socialist Scotland, and some of the most prominent left-wing figures from …

PLASTIC BAG ECONOMICS. REASONS TO BE UNCHEERFUL PART 1003.

by sandrassp So it is that annual week of festivities for left activists. The show that is the Tory Party annual conference. They have ventured north of the Watford Gap galvanised by the election result which gave them a majority which they will use to inflict further misery. While the social media showed images of a tory being egged, Boris being ping ponged, the real human tragedies of cuts to working people and the poor are being played out inside the hotels. Cameron and Osbourne  have used every opportunity that there will be no u-turns on the cuts to tax credits …