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Scottish Independence


Scottish election campaign shows key battles are in the streets

Scottish election campaign shows key battles are in the streets Political parties in Scotland have resumed campaigning this week. They suspended campaigning for the Scottish parliamentary elections after Prince Philip’s death, a move showing they are as out of touch with ordinary people as Westminster politicians.

Salmond’s new party is no alternative to weak SNP strategy

Salmond’s new party is no alternative to weak SNP strategy Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has launched the new Alba Party. It does not deserve support.

Now Scotland assembly calls for action for independence referendum

Now Scotland assembly calls for action for independence referendum Over 400 people joined the first online assembly of Now Scotland

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland A new organisation, Now Scotland, was launched last weekend to campaign for Scottish independence. Over 1,500 people had joined by Sunday afternoon.

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle The need for radical change in Scotland was highlighted by the Scottish government’s budget plans set out last Thursday.

SNP’s lacklustre indy plan won’t be enough

SNP’s lacklustre indy plan won’t be enough The Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced a new plan to supposedly take forward the push for independence.

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance

15 November 2020
Hundreds of people joined the largest online gathering yet for the independence movement in Scotland this weekend

Polls show consistent support for Scottish independence

18 October 2020
The latest IPSOS MORI opinion poll on Scottish Independence has record numbers in favour, with 58 percent saying they would vote for a break from Britain.

Letters—Scrapping our public health body is all about deflection

23 August 2020
Scapegoating is behind the Tory decision to scrap Public Health England (PHE), growing support for Scottish independence, plus more.

Edinburgh protest for Scottish independence

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radical action needed for Scottish independence fight

28 January 2020
Charlie McKinnon argues that activists should push for a new phase of a resistance to force the break up of the British state

Marchers on Glasgow demo demand Scottish independence and end to Tory rule

11 January 2020
Tens of thousands of people joined the march

Crush the Tories with indyref2

07 January 2020
Huge numbers of people were expected to march in Glasgow this Saturday demanding another ­referendum on Scottish independence.

Independence demonstration can deepen Scottish resistance to Tories

17 December 2019
A demonstration for Scottish independence in Glasgow on 11 January is set to be huge.

More militant mobilisations can win second independence referendum in Scotland

29 October 2019
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon was set to address an outdoor pro-independence rally in Glasgow on Saturday.

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