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Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

Philip Stott Jim Murphy’s election as Labour’s new Scottish leader has underlined the need for the affiliated trade unions to break from Labour and help build a new party to represent working class people. Murphy, who has a long history ...

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Europe: a new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

Editorial from the Socialist. The paper of Socialist Party England and Wales Once again workers are in revolt against “elderly and haggard” European capitalism – as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into ‘the Great Recession’ austerity and mass ...

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Labour councillors vote to slash funding to Glasgow mental health project

Richard Neville  Around 250 people gathered outside Glasgow City Chambers yesterday for a protest against the proposed 40% reduction in funding for the Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) project in Glasgow. Support workers, service users and the board of ...

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Glasgow’s trade unions demand council sets a No Cuts budget

By Matt Dobson  Council trade unions in Glasgow representing 20,000 workers are demanding the Labour authority sets a “No Cuts Budget” for 2015. On the initiative of Glasgow City Unison, with the support of Unite, EIS and the GMB, unions ...

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From Ferguson to Staten Island: An Uprising Against Police Violence

Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced last week that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning ...

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More powers for Scotland, but they don’t go far enough

Philip Stott  Significant new powers over tax and benefits are to be devolved to Scotland following the report of the Smith commission. In a desperate attempt to avoid defeat in the independence referendum in September, the main pro-union parties offered ...

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Scotland’s NHS facing cuts – End privatisation and nationalise the drug companies


By Luke Ivory  A new report from Audit Scotland on the finances of NHS Scotland has outlined the significant pressures being placed on the health budget. Politicians from the Westminster and Holyrood governments always like to boast about the increased spending they ...

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