#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: March.06: The political power unleashed by the indyref campaign in Scotland can play its part in a movement to transform society – but only if it thinks and acts globally.
Even while fighting in the context of Scottish independence, activists must link their demands and goals with those campaigning throughout the world.
That’s the opinion of Nick Dearden, the director of NGO Global Justice Now – formerly the World Development Movement.
He said the energy unlocked by the independence referendum campaign – which saw vast numbers become politically engaged for the first time – is part of a process taking place globally.
Crucially, for large swathes of activists the movement for Scottish independence is predicated on values of social justice and wealth redistribution, with a focus on Scotland taking its place among a community of progressive nations as opposed to a narrow nationalism.