by Jenni Gunn, lead RISE candidate, Mid Scotland & Fife The Russian novelist Fydor Dostoyevsky famously said; “The degree of civilisation in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” If Dostoyevsky is correct, we need to take a long, hard look at our own society and ask ourselves frankly and honest: “is this […]Read more "Cornton Vale protestors demand radical change"
by Jack Ferguson, RISE activist Have you been outside much in the last few days? In many parts of Mid Scotland and Fife, if you have you might have noticed your eyes getting sore, or it getting hard to breathe. Throughout Scotland this week, the usual fumes of our overcrowded roads met with a period […]Read more "Transforming transport – the radical case for public ownership"
by Billy McChord, Forth Valley college lecturer, EIS FELA Branch Convener, EIS FELA executive member and RISE activist In a ballot that has triggered the first national Further Education strike in Scotland in over twenty years, FE lecturers have voted 93.5% in favour of strike action with a 64.5% turnout. EIS Further Education Lecturers Association […]Read more "College Lecturers to strike over equal pay"
Originally published in the Scottish Socialist Voice by Jenni Gunn, lead RISE candidate, Mid Scotland & Fife The Russian novelist Fydor Dostoyevsky famously said; “The degree of civilisation in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” If… Source: Cornton Vale protestors demand radical changeRead more "Cornton Vale protestors demand radical change"
This statement was originally drafted by members of RISE: Stirling University Students. In light of Stirling University Politics Society’s announcement that they are hosting a “high government official” from Israel on the 8th March 2016 we, RISE Mid Scotland & Fife and RISE Stirling University, feel it necessary to express deep concern at the proceeding […]Read more "RISE FOR PALESTINE – STIRLING STUDENTS SUPPORT BDS"
By Grant Buttars, RISE West Fife On 18th February, Fife Council took the decision, to close 16 of our libraries. Affecting many of the poorest communities in the county, this was justified with the usual excuse that they couldn’t do anything else. To some extent at least, this was the expected outcome but it still came as […]Read more "Spare Us The Cutter: Save Our Libraries"
By RISE Mid Scotland & Fife candidate Bryan Quinn. When I drive into Alloa after going to Fife or Falkirk I see the sign that says “Clackmannanshire, more than you imagine.” I wonder what exactly they were thinking when they came up with the slogan and what is more than you would imagine there to […]Read more "CLACKMANNANSHIRE: MORE THAN YOU IMAGINE?"