Remembering 9/11 – the overthrow of socialist Chile

It is the 45th anniversary of the the violent and tragic overthrow of Salvador Allende’s government in Chile. With the first Marxist elected head of state in Latin America. At the time, and even more in retrospect, it seemed to mark the end of a time when democratic socialists could see possibilities of real advances […]

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Pearls of a Private Banking System

by Hugh Cullen, SSP Interim National Secretary “The only surprise of the Economic Crisis of 2008 was that it came as a surprise to so many” Joseph Stiglitz, Freefall. The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) takes no glee from the crises of capitalism that socialists have tirelessly exposed for the past 200 years. For ours is […]

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A Party On The Move

by Billy Flanagan Last Saturday, the 18th August – Dundee witnessed one of the largest demonstrations the city has seen since the 1992 Timex dispute. The appetite for self determination campaigning shows no signs of slowing, in fact, the opposite seems to be the case – contrary to the desperate rambling of various Tory and […]

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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 López has a different take on some of the left. Writing in Havana […]

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