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Scotland 2017: A year of turmoil and rising working class anger against capitalism

The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and agreed at the Socialist Party Scotland conference that took place on February 11th 2017. The document covers issues including the prospects for an indyref 2, the SNP’s ...

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Solidarity with #JobstownNotGuilty – Oppose criminalisation of protest

  A mass spontaneous community protest against the visit of the then deputy prime minister – Joan Burton – to the Jobstown area of Dublin in November 2014, led to the arrest and charging of 19 people. They include Socialist ...

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Scottish Greens back SNP cuts budget

Matt Dobson reports A Scottish National Party (SNP) government austerity budget passed in Scotland on 2 February with the support of the Scottish Greens. The Greens have posed as an “anti-austerity” alternative, but for many workers and young people are ...

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NHS bosses wield the axe to vital services

By a Unison member NHS Tayside needs to make £58m of savings between now and next April. It doesn’t stop there because it is committed to a package of savings totalling £214m over the next 5 years. The admissions unit ...

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Building the resistance to Trump’s agenda

Mass protests have greeted Trump’s ascendency to the position of president of the US. His popularity ratings are the lowest of any US president in history. More importantly, millions are already mobilising to defeat his reactionary agenda. In this article, US ...

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#NoBanNoWall – Mass protests challenge Trump’s racism

From socialistalternative.org Socialist Alternative A volcanic eruption of mass protests at airports across the U.S. has won a temporary stay of execution against Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and Muslims from entering the country. Trump ordered the ban on Friday ...

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Striking Glasgow IT workers win concessions

After 23 days of a bitter dispute, Glasgow Unison members in the IT department have agreed a proposal that will end the industrial action. It represents another example of steps forward gained for workers by taking strike action. Glasgow City ...

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Huge protests engulf the US to say no to Trump

Donald Trump’s inauguration saw millions take to the streets of cities across the US and worldwide on Friday 20 January, and especially on Saturday 21st. Among the biggest mass marches in US history, the dozens of international ‘Women’s marches’ against Trump ...

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Elections to Northern Ireland Assembly – Build a socialist alternative to the ‘Orange’ versus ‘Green’ headcount

Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Belfast Northern Ireland goes to the polls, for the second time within a year, in snap elections to decide the make-up of its Stormont Assembly on 2 March. James Brokenshire, Northern Ireland Secretary of ...

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