All Under One Banner
Robin McAlpine: We march because you're failing us
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the divisions among pro-independence advocates over the All Under One Banner march is the product of two very different worldviews: one of the centrist political establishment, and the other of the grassroots movement
I BELIEVE in the Scottish independence movement. I believe in it very much and will vigorously defend it. So I'm angry this week.
Steven Keith: People, not parties, will win the hearts of No voters
Steven Keith, a Scottish essayist, artist and poet living for 20 years in India, says that the political constraints on party’s means non-party Yes activists need to use their greater freedom to win the hearts of No voters
Biggest ever independence march: In videos and pictures
Organisers believe 100,000 people attended the march in Edinburgh
THE All Under One Banner march for Scottish Independence on Saturday [7 October] has been touted as the biggest ever independence march in Scottish history.
Organisers said 100,000 attended on the day. The march through the capital follows demonstrations in Glasgow, Dumfries, Bannockburn and Dundee, and comes just as the SNP Annual Conference begins in Glasgow.
Below are videos and pictures of the demonstration from CommonSpace and others who were present in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Catherine Gillies: Politicising our heritage - the fiasco of Holyrood Park
Catherine Gillies, a museums and heritage consultant, says that by denying the All Under One Banner independence demonstration use of Holyrood Park on the grounds of being a-political, Historic Environment Scotland have unwittingly politicised heritage in Scotland and thus made a fundamental mistake
I FIND myself musing endlessly on the current furore over Historic Environment Scotland’s decision not to allow stalls and speeches after the forthcoming All Under One Banner march in Holyrood Park on the grounds that they, as an organisation, are a-political.
Edinburgh Indy march organiser: SNP must provide 'clear answer' on #indyref2 strategy
All Under One Banner march calls for leadership from First Minister
A KEY organiser of Saturday's [6 October] march and rally for Scottish independence has called on the SNP to offer up its strategy for winning independence at the party's conference the same weekend.
Manny Singh of All Under One Banner told CommonSpace that the independence movement needed to know the time frame for a second independence referendum so that the movement is all on the "same page".
Siobhan Tolland: Let's keep it inclusive - no more 'Tory Scum Out' banners on indy marches
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland weighs in to the debate about the Tory Scum Out banner at the All Under One Banner independence demonstration in Bannockburn on Saturday [23 June], arguing that it presents the wrong image of the independence movement and should not be on future marches
New SNP depute leader Keith Brown promises a national debate on the Growth Commission at #SNP18
Brown will chair three national assemblies over the summer, pledging to reach out to “the wider Yes family”
KEITH BROWN has begun his tenure as the new SNP depute leader by promising to reach out to the party grassroots and the wider independence movement in a nationwide debate spurred by the SNP’s recently published Growth Commission report.
'A bunch of flag-waving nationalists'? Why the media doesn't get the politics of flags and social movements
The recent independence march restarted a debate about the politics of flags in Scotland – CommonSpace columnist David Jamieson argues that the critique of Scottish nationalist identity and ideology in the media is confused and often hypocritical because of a poor grasp of grassroots, social movement politics
THE royal wedding is the acme of the kind of nationalism liberal minded people claim to detest. It is a deeply irrational display of public deference and adherence to the class system, that openly eschewes the concept of human equality.