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 a wide range of policies such as housing, jobs and the environment reflecting the left of centre consensus in Scottish society.

It is the recognition that this consensus needs to be more clearly part of the broad campaign for a Yes vote that underpins the SSP’s initiative in order to provide a broad policy programme reflecting the reality of what the progressive left would want to achieve in an independent Scotland.

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Top 10 Unionist Myths – DEBUNKED

This wee film brilliantly cuts through the No campaigns barrage of lies and fearmongering. ‘Better Together’ tried to have the film taken down from YouTube after there were nearly 500,000 hits on the site.The film has been re-uploaded several times.

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Scotland: Why the left should back independence

by Alan McCombes

More than 150 years ago, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels called on the working class of all countries to unite and fight for a socialist world.

At a time when there were no telephones, no cars, no aeroplanes, no TV and no radio, their internationalist vision represented an extraordinary feat of historical imagination.

In today’s world of the internet, satellite TV, high-speed air travel, global capitalism and the World Social Forum, the philosophy of socialist internationalism no longer looks like a utopian flight of fantasy.

But what does socialist internationalism mean in practice?

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