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Tax the rich not ordinary workers – Take the wealth off the 1%

By Brian Smith, Scottish TUSC candidate Glasgow Cathcart    Scottish TUSC believes that the Scottish Parliament should have the power to tax the profits and unearned wealth of rich corporations and individuals. As it stands the Parliament’s primary tax powers are ...

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Demands for inquiry into police spying in Scotland

Harvey Duke reports (This article appears in the new issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland) This article was written just before further revelations were reported by the BBC and the Guardian on January 18 2016, that an ...

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Politicians have a choice: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland   Over the next few weeks, Scottish local authorities will be drawing up budgets that threaten devastating ...

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John Swinney wields the Tory axe against jobs and public services

Philip Stott reports John Swinney’s budget for 2016 /17 has exploded the myth of an “anti-austerity” SNP-led Scottish government prepared to take on and confront Tory spending cuts. The Scottish government budget for next year and announced today has underlined ...

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Killed by benefit cuts – 2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled

  Simon Gomery Thousands are dead. They were killed after forced labour or income theft while severely sick or disabled. At least 2,380 disabled people died between December 2011 and February 2014 after being found ‘fit for work’ by bullying, ...

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Glasgow Langside election: Vote TUSC on Thursday

Matt Dobson The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing Ian Leech, leading Glasgow trade unionist and Socialist Party Scotland member in the Langside by election on August 6th.  Ian Leech ” TUSC is standing on a 100% ...

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Scottish TUSC conference hears from the front line in the struggle against austerity

Matt Dobson reports from Glasgow  100 people attended the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference on Saturday June 27th.  The conference underlined the roots that TUSC has sunk in workplace and community struggles over the last 6 months. Trade Unionists ...

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How can we stop austerity?


Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary Just six weeks after the general election – on 20 June – people are flocking to London and Glasgow to show their opposition to austerity. The question in everyone’s mind ...

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Justice and truth demanded after the death of Sheku Bayoh

Sean Robertson reports. Fears have been voiced of a cover up by Police Scotland by the family of an unarmed black man, Sheku Bayoh, who was detained by nine police officers and later died in custody. The 31-year-old father-of-two lost ...

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