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US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

Julian Assange hearing begins

Julian Assange hearing begins Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.

Tories plough ahead with unsafe return to schools

Tories plough ahead with unsafe return to schools Boris Johnson this week reiterated his drive to get all children in England back to school full time next month. Yet the Tories are refusing to put in place measures to make schools safer, such as smaller class sizes to enable social distancing.

Letters—Scrapping our public health body is all about deflection

Letters—Scrapping our public health body is all about deflection Scapegoating is behind the Tory decision to scrap Public Health England (PHE), growing support for Scottish independence, plus more.

End an unfair exam system

End an unfair exam system Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

05 August 2020
Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

Sturgeon might sound good, but the virus has been a disaster in Scotland

24 July 2020
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received glowing reviews for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis.

Edinburgh protest for Scottish independence

21 July 2020
Around 60 people joined an All Under One Banner demonstration at the Scottish parliament on Monday.

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

21 July 2020
Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

Renewed call for demos over Scottish independence

30 June 2020
The Scottish independence organisation All Under One Banner (AUOB) held a press conference at the Scottish parliament recently to announce a series of demonstrations which will be “static and socially distanced”, starting in Stirling on 20 July.

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

16 June 2020
NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Devastating critique of SNP and care homes

25 May 2020
Police are investigating the deaths of three women at a care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak on the Isle of Skye.

It’s the lowest paid workers who will pay with their lives if the lockdown is lifted

12 May 2020
The Tory push to end the lockdown will hit those in low-paid, insecure work hardest.

‘Why did Scotland follow Johnson?’ asks new report

04 May 2020
Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party Scottish government are coming under increased attention

Councils in crisis as Tories won’t pay up

04 May 2020
Vital public services are threatened as the Tory government fails to cough up the cash for local government.

Sturgeon’s not so different over coronavirus

27 April 2020
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has started talking about a “new normal”. Not for the first time during the coronavirus crisis she echoed ministers in the Westminster parliament.

The Declaration of Arbroath in 1320: Scotland’s claim to independence?

08 April 2020
What was important to the Scottish ruling class was that they were free to exploit their serfs without interference from English Kings.

Climate protester told to travel 400 miles to court during lockdown

27 March 2020
The state is calling on Extinction Rebellion members to travel across Britain during the coronavirus pandemic

Unison union backs Scottish referendum

04 February 2020
The Unison union’s Scottish council has voted to support a second independence referendum at a time chosen by the Scottish parliament.

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