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Obituary: Remembering Andy Armstrong, a socialist fighter

From Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Andy Armstrong. Andy, known affectionately as the “Big Man”, was a passionate and dedicated human being, a socialist from the day we met him until ...

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New book: How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

From the new book "From Militant to the Socialist Party" by Peter Taaffe 2 May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election – the one in ...

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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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