Sunday, 14 September 2014

SSP Campsie Yessing!

Our branch has been extremely active over the past few weeks on the Yes campaign across East Dunbartonshire.  We have had RIC stalls, leafleting, partying and direct action.

The photos show only some of our activities, some may not be admitted for a few months after the referendum!

The pics show one of our biggest stalls, organised by us, and joined by Yes Bearsden/Milngavie and RIC Kirkintilloch.  We asked Citizen Smart and other musicians along last Friday as well as the awe-inspiring symbol of Independence, the Green goddess, Spirit of Independence, which is no longer green!

I'll add photos of Saturday's stalls, which were all over the constituency when I have them.
Thanks to David Thomas and Thomas Swann for these pics!

And of course, our first of a series of huge banners throughout the constituency and beyond - our banners will be seen soon on the Ochils and the Kirkpatrick Hills as well as again, on the Campsies.  The Hills have Ayes - keep watching!

Citizen smart and Gavin singing for Yes and RIC in Kirkintilloch

Yessing in Milngavie with Chris Law and Spirit of Independence!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Opinion: Neil Scott on No Campaign negativity

The norys are trying to make any real dialogue on the ground difficult in order to ensure the billionaire, London based press is the only outlet for "fair discussion." Demonising loud, enthusiastic voices is designed to demonise the very word, "Yes."  A problem with this is, the press and other media outlets pretend to be neutral when they quite patently are not, so they gleefully print ugly words about our street and social media discourse. Those of us who, from the outset of this campaign have been assaulted, insulted and bullied on the streets by Labour hacks and right wing thugs, know the truth of who have tried to bring this campaign down to their sewer level. Project Fear, their name for their campaign, is also Project Intimidation, Threat and Violence. 

Peaceful protest against the proto-fascist Farage and the Tory Leader Cameron is being made to look as if, 1, these people have something important to say to a country that has through democratic means rejected their politics of hate and division and 2, we are stifling debate.

Peaceful, and sometimes noisy, protest has been a feature of Scottish civil politics since Dundee Jute workers became the source of the term "to heckle," many, many years ago.
That said, we must ensure people hear our positive Yes message through the negative, nasty No camp noise. Yes  gives a myriad of colourful, bright, healthy, wonderful, prosperous paths. No forces us on our knees, down the path towards the torture of continued and increasing austerity and poverty and robbery by the corporations and billionaires.

Any protest, if needed at all on the lead up to the historic day, against those who wish to impoverish our people with neo-liberal thievery and lies, must be turned into a joyous occasion with our alternatives to their austerity displayed imaginatively, positively, colourfully and in a way that ignores them, because they really have nothing to say to the majority of people in Scotland.

Let them lie to the media. Scottish people arny daft. Our truths should be displayed with pride.