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Friday 4 September, 7:30pm
The Snug at Ma Cameron’s, Little Belmont Street.
Sustainable Energy & Alternatives to Oil
Concurrent with Offshore Europe
Friday 11 September, 7:00-9:00pm
Meeting room at the Music Hall, Union Street
With Maggie Chapman, co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, and Alan Owen, engineer and director of RGU’s Centre for Understanding Sustainable Practice.
Aberdeen Against Austerity Demo
Details and speakers TBC.
Sunday 13 September, the Castlegate.
Last year, 1300 people turned up at pro-Yes rally the Sunday before the referendum. This year we’re hosting an anti-austerity rally, after another year of vicious Tory cuts.
Four people and a dog from went from Aberdeen to Glasgow’s anti-austerity demo by electric car (hired from Common Wheels). With two quick charging stops on the way down, and just one on the way back, it was no more hassle than going by petrol car! Other RIC Aberdeen folk went on a bus organised by the ATUC. It was a brilliant day out, with thousands of people from dozens of groups (and none) saying NO to Tory austerity.
Just over a week to go until the biggest anti-austerity demo since Thatcher!
Saturday 20 June, 12 noon, George Square, Glasgow.
Come along and show your support for a politics for the millions, not the millionaires. The day will include speakers, music and stalls – full programme to be announced soon. There will also be a food bank collection, so please bring what you can.
The Aberdeen TUC are running a free bus, and there may be seats available. Click here for more info.
The UK economy is likely to be the terrain on which tensions will emerge between an austerity-driven Conservative government and a Scottish National Party committed to opposing public spending cuts. This two-day workshop aims to address fundamental questions on the nature of money and the role of finance in contemporary capitalism, relating specifically to Scotland and the rest of the UK. It brings to Aberdeen, for the first time, a panel of expert speakers on the political economy of capitalism from the perspective of its contradictions and conflicts.
Click here for full programme.
Many thanks to the 25 people who came out on a very wet Wednesday night to our ‘Political Economy of the Election’ workshop – and of course an even bigger thank-you to Keith for his brilliant talk! We’ll be hosting another workshop in late May, along with a small conference on radical economics in late June, so watch this space!!