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Letters—Drug related deaths show the brutality of neoliberalism

03 August 2021
Scotland’s drug deaths are an indicator of a sick society. For seven consecutive years, Scotland has had the highest rate in Europe.

Independence rally in the ‘Yes city’ Dundee 

03 August 2021
Around 250 people joined a rally for Scottish independence in Dundee City Square last Saturday. 

‘These venues are ours’—hundreds march against council cuts in Glasgow

03 August 2021
More than 300 trade unionists and campaigners marched and rallied in Glasgow on Saturday against council cuts

Blame legacy of Thatcherism for Scotland’s drug death figures

01 August 2021
The latest research into drug deaths in Scotland shows a horrifying 1,300 people died last year as a consequence of drug misuse.

Occupy! The Clyde work-in

27 July 2021
Fifty years ago shipbuilders in Scotland led a battle to save their jobs. Sam Ord looks at how workers fought back against a brutal Tory government

Tory freedom day disaster

19 July 2021
As Covid cases continue to soar the Tories have decided to lift all restrictions and scientists are already ringing alarm bells, writes Sam Ord

Forth Valley College workers hail ‘total capitulation by management’ after strikes

24 June 2021
Workers at Forth Valley College (FVC) in Falkirk, Alloa and Stirling are celebrating a victory for strikes and campaigning.

Nine Catalan political prisoners freed, but the struggle is far from over

22 June 2021
The nine were arrested in the wake of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum for their involvement in organising the vote, demonstrations and mass civil disobedience.

Mobilisations called after the SNP fails to push for Scottish independence

22 June 2021
“What are we waiting for?” is the collective cry from the independence movement in Scotland.

Train workers fight bosses’ attempt to make them pay for the pandemic

22 June 2021
Rail workers across Britain are fighting back against corporate greed by striking in battles over pay and conditions.

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches

18 June 2021
It's particularly outrageous as Glasgow will host this year’s UN climate conference in November.

Battles at Aberdeen city council + Sandwell leisure trust + Royal London hospital

14 June 2021
Aberdeen workers are striking over plans to merge the role of housing officer and support officer

Two rail strikes in Scotland + Weetabix + Sunrise Medical + Redbridge school

08 June 2021
 The RMT union has warned of a “summer of disruption” as strikes kick-off at ScotRail and the Caledonian Sleeper

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

08 June 2021
Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England

31 May 2021
Health workers in Scotland campaigning for a decent pay rise were set to march on the Edinburgh parliament this Saturday.

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response

25 May 2021
We won a massive victory over immigration deportations last week on the streets of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Keep up the battle over NHS pay in Scotland

16 May 2021
Unison union members followed their leaders recommendation to accept 4 percent. But the RCN says it will keep pushing for a better deal.

Hundreds mobilise to block immigration raid in Glasgow

13 May 2021
After a magificent seven-hour protest, police were forced to release the detainees

Keep up local battles in Scottish FE

10 May 2021
After the successful national strike in Scotland by EIS-Fela union college lecturers, battles continue at individual colleges.

Scottish activists say mass mobilisations needed to win independence after election

08 May 2021
Parties in favour of Scottish independence have won a majority in the Scottish parliament elections

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