In this issue, published in time for May Day, Richie Venton explains why a Yes vote is the best option economically, politically and culturally for the working class in Scotland, and why Scottish independence – and the proper democracy it can bring – will be a beacon of hope for workers not only in the rest of the UK but also globally. And inside, you’ll find all the details you’ll need to donate to our indyref financial appeal. We’ve got to find £50,000 – and any contribution is welcome! Also in this issue, Alan Bissett says why no one should be fooled by the No camp’s desperate lies and weak promises, and Roz Paterson looks at the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – it’s not all bad news but we need to face hard environmental facts and start acting like we care about the future of our planet. And SSP co-spokesperson Colin Fox is packing his bags and heading for Oxford Uni to state our case for socialist independence to the UK educational elite.