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Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories

Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories 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

GALLERY - Glasgow says no to racism

Glasgow says no to racism Around 3,000 people joined an anti-racist march in Glasgow

Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum

Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum Socialist Worker supports the break-up of the British state.

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

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland

College lecturers threaten more strikes in Scotland Lecturing staff across Scotland’s further education colleges voted resoundingly last week for industrial action. They want to force employers to honour the deal they struck almost a year ago over pay and conditions.

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

SNP cuts budget backed by Greens

21 February 2017
The Scottish government was set to pass its budget on Thursday.

Backing the bosses’ EU won’t win Scottish independence

07 February 2017
One senior Tory minister last week told Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to “forget it” when it came to demanding a second independence referendum.

Robert Burns—an auld radical

10 January 2017
The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Yet through Burns’ poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary legacy

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Scottish FE workers win pay battle

09 December 2016
College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.

Kamikaze council declares war on Glasgow’s workers

15 November 2016
Labour-controlled Glasgow council is pushing through vicious cuts but workers are fighting back. Raymie Kiernan looks at the politics behind the strikes and Labour’s disgraceful record

Workers demand equal pay for equal work as SNP backtracks on promise

01 November 2016
Further education support workers in Scotland could strike on two days this month if talks with bosses break down over unequal lump sum payments to college workers.

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.

Scottish college workers strike to demand pay rise

27 September 2016
Over 2,500 college support workers in Scotland struck on Tuesday to demand the same lump sum pay rise as lecturers. Unison union members, who struck earlier this month, were joined by GMB union members.

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

Dungavel detention centre to close: fight to shut them all

09 September 2016
The government's announcement that Dungavel immigration detention camp in Scotland will close is a victory for protest, and a spur for continuing struggle

College strikers in Scotland want a bigger share and equal treatment

07 September 2016
Some 2,500 support staff across 20 Scottish further education colleges walked out on Tuesday over pay. It was the Unison union’s first Scotland-wide college strike.

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