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Tories can be defeated with bold socialist policies

Socialist Party Scotland statement  The announcement by Theresa May that a general election will take place on 8th June has the potential to backfire spectacularly on her and the political establishment. Her gamble is primarily a sign of weakness not ...

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Unite members in Scotland fight back against brutal bosses

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By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’  terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...

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Ireland: State attempts to gag the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign

Danny Byrne, CWI  On 29 March, there was a dramatic new twist in the authoritarian offensive of the Irish state.  This offensive is aimed at criminalising protest, in particular the emblematic Jobstown protest against water charges and austerity, which delayed ...

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CPSA to PCS: Fighting the ‘Moderates’ and building a campaigning union

John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) Revelations from recently released Cabinet papers in the Morning Star newspaper show the “Moderate” leaders of the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) collaborated with the Thatcher government in stopping Militant (forerunner of ...

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Indyref 2: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

By Philip Stott  The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament among MSPs the vote is a formality. The exact timing of the referendum is not ...

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Labour’s “no cuts” budgets fail to offer a fighting alternative to austerity

Matt Dobson reports North Ayrshire Labour-run council has claimed it has implemented a “no cuts budget” for 2017/18. Council leader Joe Cullinane was quoted in the Morning Star: “I have proposed the most radical, anti-austerity budget seen in North Ayrshire for ...

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Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

  Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people – some estimates were as high as 250,000 – streamed to London ...

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International Women’s Day: And Still We Rise

By Sinead Daly Saturday, January 21st, 2017, will go down in the history books as a truly historic moment. We saw a global revolt of women, not just against Trump but against the ideas and interests he represents; misogyny, racism ...

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Rotten core of the Irish capitalist state exposed by McCabe and Jobstown scandals

By Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Over the last number of weeks, the Irish government has been shaken by a controversy surrounding the outrageous smearing of a prominent Garda (police) whistleblower, Maurice McCabe.  At the core of this ...

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