Caracas: First Impressions

by Bill Bonnar When I arrived in Caracas I expected to walk into the middle of a political battleground – with fighting in the streets and large anti government protests. After all, this is what the western media are telling us – nothing could be further from the truth. Walking around Caracas there is an […]

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Executive Committee Press Release: Venezuela

The Scottish Socialist Party condemns the attempts by the British, American and other western governments to intervene in the current political crisis in Venezuela.This is part of a wider conspiracy to overthrow the democratically elected Socialist Government and replace it with a dependent pro-western government. That Venezuela is experiencing a profound economic and political crisis […]

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Nicaragua: beyond nostalgia

by Joyce McCracken, in Nicaragua All over the world, the left proclaims itself as the future. A future beyond exploitation, beyond perpetual wars initiated by capitalism in its neoliberal mind and body. Sounds like good stuff. The veteran Nicaraguan journalist Onofre Guevara L√≥pez has a different take on some of the left. Writing in Havana […]

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Greek firestorm – tools for the wealthy

by Kleanthis Antoniou It’s always awful discussing natural destruction, where dozens of lives have been lost in the most horrific ways. The strong winds, high temperatures, and the site itself, a summer resort for capital citizens – usually of average to low income. In July, the resorts are full of working class people who made […]

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What is BDS and why does it matter?

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was launched in summer 2005 by a coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations in order to bring international pressure against Israel to end its persistent violations of Palestinian human and national rights. Modelled on the successful campaign to isolate apartheid South Africa in the 1980s, it has gone […]

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Israeli snipers slaughter over 100 demonstrators

The world has watched in horror at the criminal actions of the Israeli army in killing hundreds and injuring thousands more as they protested the illegal occupation of their land and the blockade that aims at strangling the life from the 1.8 million residents of Gaza. In the six weeks of protests, planned to culminate […]

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SSP EC statement on Catalonia

The Scottish Socialist Party offers its solidarity to those Catalans resisting the undemocratic and repressive response of the Spanish government to their democratic demand to determine their future relationship with the Spanish state. We condemn the brutal police response to those protesting the continued victimisation of elected politicians for carrying out their mandate in organising […]

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