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Solidarity: a new left force born in Scotland

09 September 2006
Over 600 people from across Scotland crowded into a room in the centre of Glasgow on Sunday afternoon for the launch of Solidarity, a new movement for socialism in Scotland.

Firefighters' union must step up the defence of gay rights

09 September 2006
Nine firefighters who refused to hand out safety advice leaflets to people attending a gay pride march in Glasgow were disciplined last week.

Tommy Sheridan at launch of Solidarity in Scotland

02 September 2006
Over 600 people crowded into a room in the centre of Glasgow on Sunday afternoon for the launch of Solidarity, a new movement for socialism in Scotland.

Keith Coventry | Voices of Animals and Men | Three Billy Goats Gruff

26 August 2006
Keith Coventry: PaintingsTramway Gallery, Glasgow. FreeUntil 17 Sept<a href="" target = "_blank"></a> This exhibition brings together several of Keith Coventry’s paintings series’ including The Albany, Estate and White Abstracts.

Socialist Worker Platform statement on Scottish Socialist Party

19 August 2006
At a members' meeting held on Sunday in Glasgow, the members of the Socialist Worker Platform of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) unanimously agreed the following motion.


12 August 2006
Scots bowl Israel out In Scotland, we delivered three blows against the Israeli assault on Lebanon and Palestine last week. The first was when almost 250 people turned out for a protest called by Glasgow Stop the War and the Lebanese community at Prestwick airport on Sunday of last week.

These are the real weapons of mass destruction

05 August 2006
These are the real weapons of mass destruction

Demonstrate against Israel's attack on Lebanon

22 July 2006
London - Saturday 22 July, 12 noon, Embankment, central London (nearest station Embankment).Go to <a href="" target = "_blank"> </a>Organised by Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Muslim Association of Britain, British Muslim Initiative, Lebanese organisations. Glasgow - George Square, Glasgow, Saturday 22 July, 12 noon Called by Stop the War Coaltion Manchester - The BBC, Oxford Rd, Manchester, Saturday 22 July, 1pm For info e-mail <a

Pollokshaws refugees rights meeting

08 July 2006
Over 200 people packed into the Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Tuesday of last week in a meeting called by the Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, local networks of activists, and supported by members of Unity - Union of Asylum Seekers.

Reviews round-up

24 June 2006
Glasgow 1955: Through the LensPeople's Palace & Winter Gardens, GlasgowUntil 30 July The next few weeks will be your last chance to see this exhibition of photos taken by camera clubs of everyday scenes of people and places.

Stop the War round-up

04 March 2006
Justice for Gordon Gentle Rose Gentle visited the Ministry of Defence offices in Glasgow last week to ask for an inquest be held into her son’s death in Iraq. Military families were due to protest at Downing street on Wednesday this week

Scottish Socialist Party election result

25 February 2006
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) won just short of 6 percent in a Glasgow city council by-election last week in Milton, beating the combined votes of both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats.

Scottish Socialist Party

18 February 2006
Campaigning by the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) in a council by-election in Milton, Glasgow, has been lively.

SSP by-election campaign

11 February 2006
Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) MSPs Colin Fox and Carolyn Leckie join candidate John McAllion (centre) in his campaign in the Dunfermline & West Fife by-election taking place on Thursday of this week. John McAllion is a former Labour MP who has recently joined the SSP. Scottish Socialist Party candidate Angela McCormick is also campaigning in the Milton council by-election in Glasgow, set for Thursday of next week.

Bus workers aim to defend sacked driver

28 January 2006
Three thousand First Bus workers in Glasgow are set to ballot for strike action in support of a driver who was sacked.

Who says?

21 January 2006
"My father, growing up in Glasgow in a poor community, didn’t have as much money as we have. But people behaved more respectfully to one another."Tony Blair, launching his "respect" agenda last week

Scottish fight over CIA flights

10 December 2005
"Torture flights", carrying US detainees overseas to be tortured, are passing through Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire.

New unity in the campaign against racist deportations

26 November 2005
The campaign in Glasgow to defend refugees has helped bring refugees and people living on the housing estates, together and stopped a number of people from being deported.

Reports round-up

05 November 2005
Glasgow City Council Around 100 workers protested on Monday outside Glasgow City Council chambers at £18 million of cuts. This includes £7.9 million cuts in education and £5.2 million in social work

Glasgow refugee protest

08 October 2005
Over 1,000 people marched through Glasgow last Saturday demanding an end to the detention and deportation of asylum seekers. The Vucaj family from Kosovo were snatched and deported on Thursday of last week. The march was led by Scottish and refugee school students. There were banners from the Fire Brigades Union, the T&G union, the teachers’ EIS union and the Amicus union. MSPs spoke at the rally.

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