Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales) When the Russian revolution began in February 1917, leading revolutionaries, including Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin, were in exile. ...Read More »
The following is a statement written by Judy Beishon, an executive committee member of our sister pa...
By Matt Dobson After six days of national strike action, lecturers in Scotland’s colleges have won a...
By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and an...
Philip Stott reports Sympathy towards Jeremy Corbyn in Scotland, as elsewhere, is widespread, includ...
By Matt Dobson Lecturers in 20 colleges across Scotland have now taken four days of national strike ...
Socialist Party members in Unison For years Unison activists have suspected that there has been illegitimate interference from unelected officials in the union elections in breach of the rules. As such the 2015 general secretary election was no different, except ...Read More »
Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland Former football player Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity on 16 November. His story of being sexually abused as a youth player by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell at Crewe Alexandra FC came out in ...Read More »
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary 2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic ...Read More »
Editorial from Socialism Today, Dec/Jan 2017 edition (the magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales) The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history – so ...Read More »
Philip Stott reports The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, which was unveiled on Thursday, was yet another sorry chapter in the SNP’s capitulation to Tory austerity. Finance secretary Derek MacKay claimed that the budget would deliver “£240 million extra ...Read More »
Judy Beishon, article for the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) An excellent and inspiring six-day meeting of the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) ended on 3 December. ...Read More »
FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...Read More »
Matt Dobson reports The attempted scabbing operation by Glasgow Labour council in an effort to undermine Unison’s strike action against privatisation of ICT services has been pushed back. Thousands of emails from across the trade union and labour movement were ...Read More »
David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch On Wednesday 7th December, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that 8 of the 16 Jobcentres in Glasgow were being considered for closure. These plans for closures were originally announced in ...Read More »