Stand Up Against Repression by Stirling University Bosses

by Richie Venton, SSP trade union organiser In an outrageous act of repression, the bosses of the University of Stirling have suspended 13 students who staged an entirely peaceful occupation of C-block in solidarity with striking UCU members last November/December. The young students (including several SSP members) have been suspended from the campus for 8 […]

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Victory to the UCU Strikers!

Richie Venton, SSP National Workplace Organiser Nobody likes to strike, nobody likes to lose 8 days’ salary, nobody likes to cancel classes. But honestly, I’m exhausted. That one comment from a striking UCU member encapsulates the conditions that have driven over 40,000 staff in 61 universities—twelve of them in Scotland—to take eight days’ strike action […]

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Resist “pariah state” Israel – Full Scottish Solidarity

On Tuesday 20th November, Scotland will play Israel at Hampden. Ahead of the game, Scottish Socialist Party international secretary Bill Bonnar said: “Outside the stadium, demonstrators will gather to brand Israel a pariah state. The SSP stands with them.” “Israel is a pariah state oppressing the Palestinian people at home while waging aggression against its […]

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Scottish Socialist Voice – Issue 440

In this issue of the Scottish Socialist Voice, Jim Sillars looks at the evidence that pollsters are often totally wrong, especially where grassroots campaigns have taken a foothold. SSP co-spokesperson Colin Fox and John Finnie MSP look at the Yes campaigns chances as we’ve passed the 100-days-to-go marker in the referendum campaign period, Richie Venton urges a break from […]

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