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Scottish Independence


The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Independence is at the heart of the Scottish election debate

Independence is at the heart of the Scottish election debate The general election in Scotland is likely to revolve around constitutional questions.

Time to Break up Britain

Time to Break up Britain The SNP can’t be relied on to launch a second independence referendum, let alone win it

As Holyrood demands new independence vote, campaigners say 'get on streets again'

As Holyrood demands new independence vote, campaigners say get on streets again Theresa May travelled to Scotland on Monday to say again "now is not the time to be talking about a second independence referendum”. But Holyrood is now demanding one

Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories

21 March 2017
With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people’s interests

Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum

14 March 2017
Socialist Worker supports the break-up of the British state.

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum

14 March 2017
The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

07 March 2017
Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

Scottish National Party nervy about another referendum

18 October 2016
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon told the party’s conference last week that there will be a consultation on plans for a second independence referendum.

Radical Independence conference pushes for indyref2 and unity against austerity

04 October 2016
Over 200 people attended the Radical Independence Campaign (Ric) conference in Glasgow last Saturday.

Thousands demand second Scottish independence referendum

20 September 2016
Two separate rallies in Glasgow, joined by around 2,000 people, revived something of the colour of the referendum campaign—and the expectations of what an independent Scotland would bring.

Make independence worth fighting for

13 September 2016
The Scottish National Party’s support for big business and the European Union risks damaging support for "indyref2" rather than boosting it, warns Raymie Kiernan

10,000 join march for Scottish independence

02 August 2016
A big march took place in Glasgow last Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish Independence. Organised by the “All under one banner” group, the turnout of around 10,000 surprised almost everyone.

Brexit vote was a revolt against the rich

28 June 2016
The vote to leave the European Union last week defied the establishment and revealed a deep disaffection towards a system that has failed working class people, argues Charlie Kimber

Scottish lecturers meet ahead of national strike 

15 March 2016
The Scottish further education lecturers’ walkout set to begin this Thursday dominated the EIS-Fela union’s conference in Perth last week.

Trash Trident: six deadly nuclear myths...and how to defuse them

18 January 2016
The government plans to put the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine programme to the vote later this year. It wants to spend more than £160 billion on four Scottish-based submarines whose only purpose is to threaten the whole of humanity.

Thousands rally one year after Scottish independence vote

22 September 2015
Up to 10,000 Scottish independence campaigners rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Saturday to mark one year on from the referendum. 

Scotland's radical mood is still alive - but where can it go now?

15 September 2015
One year on from the Scottish independence referendum, Yes campaign supporters spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how politics have shifted and debate where next for the movement

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