Declaration of Calton Hill, 9th October 2004

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Declaration of Calton Hill, 9th October 2004

We the undersigned call for an independent Scottish republic built on the principles of liberty, equality, diversity and solidarity.

These principles can never be put into practice while Scotland remains subordinate to the hierarchical and anti-democratic institutions of the British State.
We believe these principles can be brought about by a freely elected Scottish Government with full control of Scotland's revenues.
We believe that the right to self determination is an inherent right, and not a boon or a favour to be granted to us whether by the Crown or the British State.
We believe that sovereignty rests in the people and vow to fight for the right to govern ourselves for the benefit of all those living in Scotland today, tomorrow and in future times.
The Government of a country is servant to the people, not master of the people.
We believe that a written Constitution will guarantee, under law, everyone's right to freely vote, speak and assemble; and will guarantee the people's right to privacy and protection, and access to information on all its Government's doings.
We vow to fight for the power to refuse to send our sons and daughters to kill and die in unjust wars in foreign lands.
We vow to fight for the power to banish nuclear weapons of mass destruction from our land.
We vow to fight for the power to acquire and restrict the use of property or lands controlled by individuals, corporations or governments from beyond Scotland's borders.
We vow to fight for the power to turn our depopulated land into a haven for those fleeing famine and persecution.
We vow to fight for the power to build a more equal society, free of poverty, through the redistribution of our vast wealth.
We vow to fight for the power to protect our soil, seas and rivers for our children and for the generations to come.
We swear to oppose all forms of national chauvinism, imperialism and racism.
We swear to oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, religion, place of birth, age, disability, sexuality or language.
We aim for an independent Scottish Republic in which people may live with dignity and with self respect, free from exploitation, assuming the responsibilities of free women and men.
An independent Scottish republic will negotiate freely and as an equal with governments of other lands.
Our aim is not to erect walls of separation, but to build an outward-looking, Scotland that will extend the hand of friendship to all the peoples of the world.
We vow to continue the struggle for a free, democratic Scottish republic for as long as it may take.

The fight is for freedom.

744 Signatures

  • Alasdair R
  • Patrick H
    • Comments
    • Citizen not a subject. Abolish the outdated Union and let Scotland be free!
  • Steven G
    • Where are you located ?
    • Stirling
  • Caroline Leckie M
    • Comments
    • Kick the Royals in the jewels
    • Where are you located ?
    • East Kilbride
  • Al H
    • Where are you located ?
    • Aberdeenshire
  • ceannairc
    • Comments
    • up the SNLA
    • Where are you located ?
    • behind an armalite!
  • Ken O
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • Christian C
  • Richard H
    • Comments
    • We the Scottish people have a right to choose our own destiny and government. Our government shall rule at the pleasure and servitude to the citizens of Scotland and not be the ones who rule absolute. I call on all Scots to stand tall and proud. We are a nation, we are a people and we are a culture that should be honoured, treasured, respected and most of all accepted as such by the world
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • Kirk W
    • Where are you located ?
    • Stirling
  • Stuart M
    • Comments
    • Workers of the World Unite!
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • Larry H
    • Where are you located ?
    • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Formelly of the Scottish Cities and Towns of Glasgow, Greenock, Aberdeen, Lossiemouth, Fort William and Wishaw.
  • Anne G
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • colin o
  • Mick C
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • Crosbie R
    • Where are you located ?
    • Dumfries
  • Jane T
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • jayne b
    • Where are you located ?
    • dundee university
  • Iain M
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • mick m
    • Where are you located ?
    • glasgow
  • Paul G
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • John D
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • Richard W
  • SHEILA K
    • Where are you located ?
    • Forfar
  • Tim G
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • Tom M
    • Where are you located ?
    • Dunfermline
  • Robert P
    • Comments
    • В
    • Where are you located ?
    • Texas, USA
  • Roderick S
  • Brady A
    • Where are you located ?
    • Virginia, USA
  • Niall A
    • Comments
    • Neo-eisimaileachd an't h-Alba airson
    • Where are you located ?
    • Cairnbulg. Aberdeenshire.
  • Sean L
    • Comments
    • Alba Gu Bragh
    • Where are you located ?
    • Dundee
  • Seon C. C
    • Where are you located ?
    • An Aghaidh Mhтr
  • Steven
    • Where are you located ?
    • Stirling
  • Rosie Kane M
    • Comments
    • Could this be the first step towards an Independent Socialist Republic where we dont wait for unelected monarchs to open our democracy.
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • Cameron S
  • Aisling T
    • Where are you located ?
    • Canada temporarily
  • James Gilbert G
    • Comments
    • Freedom is contagious
    • Where are you located ?
    • Colonies, The Old Dominion
  • Hugh Kerr ( MEP 1
    • Comments
    • For an independent socialist Scotland in a socialist Europe and on to a socialist world.
    • Where are you located ?
    • Kilmarnock,Brussels and Denmark.
  • John Alexander B
    • Comments
    • As a working class Scot, I feel it is my duty to take part in the formulation of a Scottish Republic that puts people before profit. Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • William C
    • Where are you located ?
    • Scotland
  • James B
  • DONNA C
  • Gordon T
  • Carmel S
    • Comments
    • A natural progression...
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • John Hepburn C
    • Comments
    • I wish I was living in Scotland so that I could vote for the SSP. however I will follow your progress from down here. My wish is for an independant Republic of Scotland and freedom from capitalism, poverty , injustice and the British state and the monarchy.
    • Where are you located ?
    • London
  • Daniel F
    • Where are you located ?
    • Orkney
  • Tommy Sheridan M
    • Where are you located ?
    • Glasgow
  • Colin Fox M
    • Where are you located ?
    • Edinburgh
  • Rosemary B
    • Where are you located ?
    • Irvine
  • Claire L
    • Comments
    • We deserve our freedom!!!
    • Where are you located ?
    • Tranent