From Spain to Scotland, the power of money must be tamed

by Ken Ferguson As the Tories unveil their assault on vital services, democratic rights and trade unions amidst the establishment pomp of the Queen’s speech, the need for resistance to this no-mandate government grows ever more urgent. And the sweeping left gains in Spain’s regional elections by Podemos and related forces following the election of […]

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In the Shadow of Tyranny

Exhibition of photographs by Edith Tudor-Hart at the National Portrait Gallery Queens Street, Edinburgh (free entry) by Alan Gay Edith Tudor-Hart was born into the fag-end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at a time of serious social unrest. Vienna was plagued by poverty brought about by mass unemployment. This gave impetus to the Social Democratic movement […]

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The economic challenges facing the SNP

by Raphie De Santos The SNP was elected as a majority government in the recent Holyrood elections partly because they were seen as the best option to protect Scotland against the worst of the Coalition’s £111 billion austerity programme of cuts and tax rises. In order to do this, they face enormous challenges within the […]

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