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After Brexit: SNP hesitate on indyref 2

Matt Dobson reports The 62% to 38% vote for Scotland to remain in the EU led to First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to immediately declare that another independence referendum was “on the table”. While a second independence referendum ...

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US: Trump in trouble as polarisation deepens

Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative, USA The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory ...

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Will the Corbyn uprising save Scottish Labour?

Article from the new issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland  Can the massive influx of new members into the Labour Party that propelled Jeremy Corbyn to the UK Labour leadership on an anti-austerity wave, and ...

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Glasgow janitors in five day strike for pay justice

UNISON trade union members employed as janitors in Glasgow’s primary, nursery and additional support for learning schools have begun a five day strike coinciding with the start of the new school term.The janitors have been in dispute with Cordia and the Labour council since ...

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#KeepCorbyn: Defeat the Blairites by standing firm for socialist policies

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Merthyr Tydfil. Across Britain [although not yet in Scotland] the biggest left rallies in a generation are taking place in defence ...

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RMT strike action forces concessions from ScotRail bosses

Socialist Party Scotland reporters Following 12 days of strike action, RMT members working as conductors (guards) on ScotRail services have wrestled important concessions from management. The new offer from the Dutch-owned rail company Abellio marks a vindication of the determined ...

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#KeepCorbyn: No compromise with the Labour right

From an Editorial in the Socialist newspaper (England and Wales) with additional points on Scotland included The next few months will decide the fate of the Labour Party. Although he claims to be “as radical as Jeremy”, the leadership challenger Owen ...

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Chile: One million protest against private pension fund

Celso Calfullan and Patricio Guzman Socialism Revolucionario (CIT/CWI Chile) On Sunday 24 July, marches took place against the Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (AFP), the private system of pensions, which has operated in Chile since 1981. In the Alameda alone, ...

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North sea oil workers set to strike

By Jamie Cocozza, Unite member On the 24th of July, the Unite and RMT unions will stage a 24-hour strike across eight Shell oil and gas platforms as the first step in an organised campaign of industrial action over the ...

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