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Marxism in Scotland debates austerity, racism and left alternatives

by Andrew Draffen
Issue No. 2478

More than 200 people attended the Marxism in Scotland conference in Glasgow on Saturday of last week.

FE student Grant told Socialist Worker, “It was brilliant. I can take a lot of ideas and arguments away to build struggle and solidarity on my campus.”

People debated the struggle against austerity and racism.

They also debated how to build a united left in Scotland.

Alexandra Kriti, from the Greek Socialist Workers Party, spoke at the opening plenary. He said that any attempt to build the left alternative had to learn from Syriza’s mistakes.

And at a meeting on the refugee crisis, Glasgow campaigner Margaret Woods argued, “Barbed wire fences are being put up to stop refugees. We are seeing Fortress Europe emerge.”

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Tue 3 Nov 2015, 17:28 GMT
Issue No. 2478
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