RIC is a Scotland-wide, non-party-political campaigning organisation. We're active on issues of social justice, sustainability, democracy, equality and peace, and we welcome activists from all parties and none. This site is a hub for information and a tool for organising.

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Why we still need radical, non-electoral groups

Letter published in today’s National: In the wake of last year’s No vote, tens of thousands of Scots joined political parties. It was the first sign that a population newly energised by politics would not go back to apathy. Since then, the official Yes campaign has closed up shop, but plenty of groups born of the indyref are still going strong. Some of RIC’s supporters have gone on to develop RISE, an electoral alliance of the left, which has similar principles and long-term goals as RIC. So why do we still need a radical, non-electoral movement? Read more…

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You Can’t Bomb an Idea

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