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CPSA to PCS: Fighting the ‘Moderates’ and building a campaigning union

John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) Revelations from recently released Cabinet papers in the Morning Star newspaper show the “Moderate” leaders of the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) collaborated with the Thatcher government in stopping Militant (forerunner of ...

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Trotskyism’s rich history in Scotland

Ronnie Stevenson - Socialist Party Scotland and a supporter of Militant from 1975 The right wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party, aided by their friends in the media, have tried everything to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. One of the tactics has been to ...

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Pat Wall – a lifetime fighting for socialism

Militant, 10 August 1990 25 years ago, on August 6th 1990, Pat Wall – Labour MP and supporter of Militant, forerunner of the Socialist newspaper and Socialist Party – passed away. Below we republish an obituary of this giant of ...

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Labour leadership campaign: Blairites’ terror at popularity of left-wing ideas

A Socialist Party (formerly the Militant Tendency) press statement Right wing Labour backbencher John Mann has called for the Labour leadership contest to be halted as the Labour Party is supposedly being infiltrated by ‘Militant Tendency types’. According to the ...

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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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Peter Hadden – an inspiring life for socialism

Niall Mulholland This obituary was written following the death of Peter Hadden on May 5th 2010. Peter Hadden was the Northern secretary of the Irish section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the Socialist Party, when he sadly died ...

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40th anniversary of the founding of the Committee for a Workers’ International

Socialistworld.net Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to the worldwide socialist organisation the Committee for a Workers’ International. To mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Committee for a Workers’ International on April 21st 1974 we are publishing here three ...

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Tony Benn: steadfast in speaking out for socialism

By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales In one week, the labour movement has suffered two big blows with the deaths of trade union left leader Bob Crow and now of Tony Benn. Bob Crow’s death came ...

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