Suspended for speaking out for workers

by Jim Bollan Free speech on West Dunbartonshire Council is a thing of the past if you try to protect Council worker’s pay and conditions. As a Scottish Socialist Party Councillor I instinctively worked with the Trades Unions against the SNP Council’s imposition of cuts in workers wages and conditions. To be suspended for 9 […]

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The Heroes Within

by Dusty Miller The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. – Omar Khayyam I fear we are about to be inundated by a plethora of post-mortems, a promiscuity of […]

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6 Days in Cornton Vale

by Rosie Kane It was only six days. Less than a week of my life. But every one of the 144 hours I spent behind bars opened my eyes just a little bit wider. By the time I emerged on Thursday, my peepers must have looked like dinner plates. I knew that I would not […]

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All Out On 20th August

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser A bit of working class history is being made in Scotland on Wednesday 20th August. For the first time ever, all three trade unions in all 32 Scottish local authorities are taking united strike action. The cause is a derisory pay offer from COSLA, the coalition of Labour, […]

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The party that dared to tell the truth

The Scottish Socialist Party has faced the biggest possible test of any political party in Scottish history; what do you do when the most charismatic individual leader of the left in generations demands that the party lies and covers up in order to protect his squalid secret life. For people who believe in truth and […]

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