Independence From The Tories

by Richie Venton With 630,000 members, the Scottish trade union movement makes up a huge slice of the population, both when it comes to fighting attacks on our lives and conditions right now, and in shaping Scotland’s future. So it’s encouraging that the recent STUC conference in Perth agreed a whole raft of progressive policies […]

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A common programme – progressive vision for Yes campaigners.

by Ken Ferguson The Scottish Socialist Party has agreed to seek discussions with other progressive parties and campaigns on the pro-independence left to explore the possibility of reaching an agreed set of policies for a post Yes Scotland. Agreed by the party’s conference in Edinburgh the approach aims to explore the areas of agreement on […]

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Venezuela at the crossroads

by Bill Bonnar It was an election marred by blatant vote rigging and corruption with the opposition crying foul. It was an election which lacked legitimacy in the eyes of much of the international community and among its Latin American neighbours. Not Venezuela but in nearby Paraguay which last week ‘elected’ the billionaire Horacio Cartes […]

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