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Inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh gets underway

Inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh gets underway A public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody in Fife, near Edinburgh, began on Monday.

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women

Letters—Free period products provision in Scotland is a win for women This week in Scotland marked a victory for grassroots campaigners who have fought a long battle for free and fair access to menstrual items.

Forth Valley college lecturers start action as wider clash looms

Forth Valley college lecturers start action as wider clash looms Forth Valley College lecturers in the EIS-Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA) union began a campaign of industrial action last week.

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance Hundreds of people joined the largest online gathering yet for the independence movement in Scotland this weekend

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike

Compulsory job cuts beaten at Heriot-Watt after workers threaten strike Planned strikes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have been called off after bosses backed down.

Scottish miners could be pardoned, but fight for justice continues

Scottish miners could be pardoned, but fight for justice continues Hundreds of miners in Scotland who were convicted of crimes during the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike might be pardoned  

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.

Asylum seeker left in legal limbo refuses to end hunger strike

23 September 2020
An asylum seeker in Glasgow is refusing to end a hunger strike until the Home Office allows him to stay in Britain.

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington

21 September 2020
The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

Julian Assange hearing begins

08 September 2020
Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

07 September 2020
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

24 August 2020
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

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

End an unfair exam system

11 August 2020
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.

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