Why have Scotland’s politicians failed to solve our chronic housing crisis?

by Róisín McLaren – SSP national co-spokesperson Few would deny Scotland faces a housing crisis which inflicts real hardship on hundreds of thousands of families every day. With 200,000 people on the housing waiting list, it will take them 20 years, at the current rate, to secure decent accommodation – since fewer than 1,000 new […]

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Leading Irish Housing Campaigner to speak at Socialist Voice Housing Forum

Housing activists attending the Scottish Socialist Voice housing forum later this month will hear of Irish experience on the issue from leading Dublin activist Aisling Hedderman. Aisling has been in the thick of the militant fight to address Ireland’s housing crisis, a campaign that has seen community activism, occupations and mass street demonstrations. Much of […]

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Railworkers Voice – RMT support

The battle for train safety through keeping the guards has won a big breakthrough but it’s not over, and further negotiations this Tuesday/Wednesday could either lead to more concessions and a settlement or revived strikes – and either way, much debate amongst rail workers. – the leaflet tries to puncture some of ScotRail bosses’ latest […]

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Energy companies tax the poor

by Sandra Webster, SSP national co-spokesperson A new government, and will anything change? Politicians may eloquently preach about life with fuel poverty meanwhile it was announced that under the coalition 30,000 prepayment meters had been fitted without the consent of the individual. There are very few people who can gain access to your house without permission. These […]

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Podcast: The Marionette’s Pageant

Socialist voices is available FREE to download from ITunes. On Socialist Voices this time, Matthew Geraghty on the Marionettes Pageant that was the Queen’s Speech, Sandra Webster, Co-spokes person for the SSP on the SSP led demos last Wednesday, Co-spokesperson Colin Fox on the Scotland Bill, Don Mackeen on the continuing saga of Alistair Carmichael […]

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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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Expanding Scottish Socialist Voice needs your input

by Ken Ferguson, Voice editor, and Christine McVicar, distribution organiser The Scottish Socialist Voice is the only socialist paper written, published and printed in Scotland and has, since 1996, both reported the news and played a significant role in mobilising activity in struggles such as the anti-war movement, the Yes campaign and the ongoing anti-austerity […]

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