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Socialism 2014: a huge inspirational success

Socialist Party  ‘I feel at home here’. Those were the words so many of the people attending Socialism 2014 used to describe their response to the weekend event. They were workers, trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners, young people, students and other ...

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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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Successful Scottish TUSC conference votes to stand anti-cuts candidates in 2015

The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference has voted unanimously to stand candidates in the 2015 Westminster elections on an uncompromising anti-cuts platform. More than 70 trade unionists, socialists and anti-cuts campaigners met in Glasgow on Saturday to ...

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Scottish Labour in crisis – Build a working class anti-cuts alternative


Philip Stott  The Labour Party in Scotland has been thrown into a deep crisis following the resignation of its Scottish leader, Johann Lamont. It was not so much her resignation but “the manner of her leaving” that rocked an already ...

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Militant anniversary: 50 years of socialism and workers’ struggle


Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary When we started publishing Militant, the Socialist’s predecessor, in October 1964, few of our political opponents expected that we would not only continue publication for 50 years, but become an important factor in subsequent ...

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Not a penny more of Tory cuts – Come to the TUSC conference

Richard Neville  1.6 million people of us voted Yes in the indyref in an outpouring of anger at austerity. Now it has to be built on. Those thousands who came onto the streets and those hundreds of thousands of working ...

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Young and want to get organised ? Join Generation Fightback

Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland EC A generation has been politicised in Scotland. Thousands have taken part in mass mobilisations on the streets for a Yes vote. Polls show majorities, 71% of 16-17 year olds and 59% of 25 -39 year ...

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Ireland: Stunning by election victory for Socialist Party and AAA in Dublin

Eddie McCabe, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) 11 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist ...

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SNP budget means another £500 million in Tory cuts for Scotland


Philip Stott  The Scottish Government’s budget for 2015/16 was unveiled yesterday by SNP Finance Secretary John Swinney. For millions of working-class people in Scotland there will be no respite from continuing Tory austerity and cuts to public services. The SNP’s ...

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