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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.

Climate protester told to travel 400 miles to court during lockdown

27 March 2020
The state is calling on Extinction Rebellion members to travel across Britain during the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Resist racist Nigel Farage’s fake anti-establishment act

10 December 2019
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party went into this Thursday’s general election in turmoil, running at just 3 percent in opinion polls.

SNP manifesto launch underlines reasons to vote Labour

27 November 2019
The issue the SNP placed front and centre was not independence or austerity but Brexit

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon puts on left face at mass rally for Scottish independence

03 November 2019
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at a mass rally in Glasgow last Saturday calling for a second independence referendum. This is the first time she has joined any such street protest in the last five years.

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.

Lincolnshire health worker action spreads

15 October 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire are escalating their fight for equal pay and terms and conditions.

Huge Scottish independence march in Edinburgh shows thirst for real change

05 October 2019
A huge march for Scottish independence swept through Edinburgh on Saturday.

Break up the British state

01 October 2019
The crisis in official politics has made the break-up of the British state a living debate again.

Tayside pharmacy workers are staying out until they get a clear win

01 October 2019
Scottish pharmacy health workers on all-out strike have refused to go back to work until bosses carry out their promises over pay.

Demand the Scottish government act now on climate chaos

01 October 2019
MSPs at Holyrood last week voted by 113 votes to zero, to adopt a new ­climate bill. Only the Greens abstained.

A much more dynamic push for indyref2 is needed

01 October 2019
The grassroots campaign supporting independence for Scotland is continuing with an unprecedented series of major meetings and demonstrations.

Tayside pharmacists are in their fifth week of indefinite action

24 September 2019
Spirits were high on the picket line as Scottish pharmacy workers began their fifth week of an indefinite strike on Monday.

Diageo workers call off strike after bosses' new offer

17 September 2019
Around 1,500 workers at Diageo plants across Scotland were set to begin ten days of strikes over pay on Tuesday night but called them off after a new offer

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