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Scottish Independence

What’s the left alternative to Labour and the SNP?

01 September 2015
The launch of Rise, a new left project in Scotland, is positive—but it’s not the end of the debate, writes Raymie Kiernan

Jim Murphy's leadership win will deepen Scottish Labour crisis

16 December 2014
Blairite, Zionist and warmonger Jim Murphy has been elected the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. 

Thousands join rallies for change in Scotland

25 November 2014
Mass meetings of the Scottish National Party and Radical Independence Campaign last weekend showed how the passion for politics remains in Scotland, writes Raymie Kiernan

No let up in Scotland's political crisis

18 November 2014
The political establishment is still reeling from the turmoil created by the Yes campaign in Scotland.

Mass Hope Over Fear rally shows the chance to build new left in Scotland

14 October 2014
Up to 15,000 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Sunday at an event called by the Hope Over Fear campaign initiated by Tommy Sheridan.

Mass rallies discuss next steps in Scotland

30 September 2014
The movement in Scotland continues as hundreds join rallies and pack out meetings, reports Raymie Kiernan

Scotland special - We've scared them, now let's beat them

23 September 2014
The 1.6 million people who voted Yes in last week’s referendum can be proud of themselves.

Britain's rulers win a No vote, but still face a crisis in Scotland

23 September 2014
Voters in Scotland rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent last week. The 85 percent turnout was the highest ever in Britain.

Scotland after the referendum: we need to back a left alternative not the SNP

23 September 2014
The left in Scotland has the sort of opportunity that comes around only very occasionally. 

Where next after Scotland's vote?

23 September 2014
The Scottish independence referendum saw thousands of people getting involved in radical new groups to argue for a Yes vote. 

'Are you watching, Cameron?' Hope for independence fills streets on the eve of Scotland's vote

17 September 2014
Up to 10,000 people filled Glasgow's George Square tonight, Wednesday, to rally support for independence ahead of Thursday's referendum. An hour after the rally was due to end thousands remained in the square.

Scotland special - Yes to independence! Break the Effing Tories' hearts

16 September 2014
Our special Scotland edition is full of reasons to support independence, news from the campaign and analysis of what's at stake.

Scottish independence: We must be organised to win workers' demands

16 September 2014
David Cameron has said that a Yes vote in Scotland’s referendum would break his heart. That would seem reason enough to campaign for a Yes vote. 

As Scotland votes: Kick the ‘Effing Tories’

16 September 2014
The Yes campaign in Scotland, which concludes this week, has had David Cameron on the run.

Two different visions of Scotland go head-to-head in referendum vote

16 September 2014
In a speech to a Tory audience in Aberdeen prime minister David Cameron said the Yes campaign’s vision of a different Scotland “was too good to be true”. 

Why Britain's bosses fear an independence vote in Scotland

16 September 2014
Sections of our ruling class are being driven wild by the opinion polls on the Scottish referendum. Apparently if a small country on the edge of Europe votes for independence, civilisation as we know it is over. 

Their media is never impartial. Neither are we.

16 September 2014
Nick Robinson, the BBC’s political editor, is upset. He doesn’t like the fact that people have rightly picked him up for being biased against the Scottish Yes campaign.

There's no going back for Scotland's radical Yes voters

16 September 2014
Campaigning for independence has awakened new working class hopes for change, writes Raymie Kiernan

Fear and loathing in Scottish referendum campaign

12 September 2014
In one of the most coordinated and brazen campaigns in recent times, business, politicians, the media, multinational corporations and international bankers have united in order to bully Scottish voters into voting No in the independence referendum.

Let's get David Cameron out - Vote yes in Scotland, join pay strikes and protests

09 September 2014
It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Britain's political elite. Less than year ago the unionist Better Together campaign in Scotland felt assured of victory. Now it is hanging by a thread

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