Poor old Mrs McDonald starved to death in a cash-strapped NHS hospital last week because your dad has a free bus pass and your daughter gets a free university education. That was Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont’s message to Scottish voters in a heavily trailed policy speech last week.
Officials of Glasgow’s Labour City Council are recommending that the Scottish TUC’s anti-austerity demonstration of 20 October should not be allowed to assemble in George Square in the city centre.
Following a 100% vote in favour of strike action, pickets were out in force at the Remploy factory in Springburn (Glasgow) on Monday 3 September, the first day of a week-long strike.
It has been confirmed there will be a referendum on independence held in Scotland in 2014. This motion was passed by the Alliance for Workers' Liberty national committee on 1 September 2012.
“We believe that the Marxist tradition is essential for anyone who believes we need radical social change and will attempt to develop Marxist theory. We aim to produce a regular theoretical magazine to provide space for the development of Marxist theory. ... For the Marxist tradition!”
This was the ringing declaration issued by the 39 Scotland-based members of the Socialist Workers Party in April of last year when – for reasons yet to be fully explained – they quit their organisation and formed the International Socialist Group (Scotland).
Why do some people think that campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinians is “a bit anti-Jewish”?
Police arrested four anti-fascists in Glasgow last Saturday (16th June) as a mob of around twenty or so Scottish Defence League (SDL) supporters staged a ‘protest’ in the city centre and harassed members of the Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign.
Scottish National Party leaders have signalled that they intend to drop the SNP's longstanding opposition to NATO membership, and may be willing to negotiate a very long timescale for the removal of Trident nuclear weapons from Scotland.
An article in the current issue of Scottish Socialist Voice, newspaper of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP), proposes that the existing British trade union movement should be broken up into its national components.
The SNP government in Holyrood has announced the privatising of ferry services connecting the Orkney and Shetland islands with the mainland.