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Time for SNP leaders to fight Tory austerity with more than words

By Philip Stott Despite being elected on an “anti-austerity” platform, SNP leaders and public representatives are being found wanting when it comes to fighting the cuts and standing up for working-class communities they are supposed to represent. The SNP-led Scottish ...

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Marxist perspectives for Scotland: Mass struggle and socialism will challenge capitalist austerity

This statement was written by the Executive Committee of Socialist Party Scotland for the party conference which took place in late November 2015.  Following discussion, amendment and voting, the document was agreed by the conference. The statement was written before ...

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Outrage in Paris: We will not be intimidated! We will not be divided!

  Statement by Gauche Révolutionnaire (Revolutionary Left), Socialist Party Scotland's sister organisation in France Sickening violence has struck Paris once more. Over 120 dead and dozens of injured in places where workers and young people gather at the end of ...

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Portugal: Right-wing government falls – The left must offer a 100% anti-austerity alternative

  As of the 10th November, the minority right-wing government in Portugal has fallen – defeated by a vote in parliament over its austerity programme. The Socialist Party (PS), with a long record of supporting pro-austerity, big business policies, the Communist ...

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Hundreds march to demand Save Our Steel

Report from Matt Dobson Over 300 steelworkers, their families, trade unionists and supporters from the wider community marched through Motherwell from the Dalzell plant to the site of the old Ravenscraig steelworks on 7th November. The march was called by ...

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Kshama Sawant re-elected – Seattle’s political revolution continues

By Patrick Ayers, Socialist Alternative, Seattle, USA Initial election results give Kshama Sawant 8,197 votes (52.56%) and her Republican backed Democratic challenger Pamela Banks 7,349 (47.12%) Not only can socialists get elected, we can get re-elected. At the time of ...

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Hundreds of trade unionists demand a no cuts budget in Glasgow

Matt Dobson reports A historic anti-cuts lobby of the Glasgow City Council budget planning meeting took place on 29th October. All the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB , EIS and UCATT united in demanding the Labour council set ...

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Steel jobs crisis: Workers’ action and nationalisation needed

Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland Socialist Party Scotland’s campaign for nationalisation of the steel industry, in the wake of the threatened closure of steelworks in Motherwell (Dalzell) and Cambuslang (Clydebridge), has received a massive response from the affected working class communities. ...

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