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Scottish Labour: on the road to recovery? A review of Socialism and Hope

The pro-business, pro-war policies of the last 20 years decimated Labour Party support in Scotland. Then it signed up to the establishment’s project fear in the independence referendum. By 2015 it had only one MP in Westminster. Now, with support ...

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Socialism and Art

Elaine Mallon, Socialist Party Scotland Art is a language that everyone can speak. The tangible creation of something that came entirely from your imagination is a unique experience. Participating in each step is empowering and it’s this very empowerment that’s deliberately ...

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Book review: Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

Bill Hopwood, from the November 2014 edition of Socialism Today Naomi Klein’s latest book is a search for radical responses to the existential threat from climate change. In it, she identifies capitalism as the cause of the crisis. While not ...

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Commonwealth Games: A sporting spectacle amid chronic poverty

Ronnie Stevenson, Glasgow The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was a brilliant 11 days of sporting endeavour at the highest level and, unusually, we were able to buy a paper whose sports section was not wall-to-wall football. I wish that would continue. ...

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Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century – by Thomas Piketty

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales The poorest fifth of Britain’s households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, the richest 1% in the ...

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Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Margaret Collins, Socialist Alternative, New York. “Fuck the clients. … Move the money from your client’s pocket into your pocket. … Nobody knows if a stock is gonna go up, down, sideways, or in fucking circles, least of all stockbrokers. ...

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