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Glasgow's proud history of solidarity with refugees

13 October 2015
Successes in building links with refugees and local people can be a model for others, writes Margaret Woods of Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees

SNP slammed over payout to cronies as its MPs cash in on property deals

06 October 2015
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) teflon coating has begun to come unstuck after revelations of a handout to a big music promoter and MPs cashing in on property deals. 

Campaigners get organised to bring solidarity to refugees - and challenge divisive myths

06 October 2015
Activists across Britain are organising solidarity with refugees and challenging the right’s scapegoating and racism.

Unite the Resistance debates organising the fightback in Scotland

15 September 2015
Some 75 trade union activists joined the Unite the Resistance conference in Glasgow last Saturday.

Scotland's radical mood is still alive - but where can it go now?

15 September 2015
One year on from the Scottish independence referendum, Yes campaign supporters spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how politics have shifted and debate where next for the movement

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

Scottish top cop House’s downfall follows years of scandalous policing

01 September 2015
Scotland’s chief cop announced last week he is to resign by the end of the year, almost a year earlier than planned. His resignation was prompted by a huge backlash over repeated scandals.

SNP to bring back primary school testing

25 August 2015
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, under increasing pressure over her party’s record in education, now made an announcement to reintroduce national testing into primary schools in Scotland.

‘Vote SNP’ re-adopted at Solidarity conference

07 July 2015
Around 60 members of Solidarity - Scotland’s Socialist Movement met in Glasgow last Saturday to discuss the organisation’s strategy in the 2016 Scottish parliament election.

CalMac ferry strike stops services

30 June 2015
Workers at the Scottish government-owned CalMac ferry company struck on Friday of last week, severely affecting Clyde and Hebrides ferry services.

TUSC holds first Scottish conference after general election

30 June 2015
About 90 socialists, trade unionists and community campaigners attended the first Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference since the May general election in Glasgow last Saturday.

Glasgow parents warn of civil disobedience at cuts

30 June 2015
Parents and council workers are up in arms over Glasgow City Council’s latest cuts plan.

Dundee porters win talks

23 June 2015
Striking hospital porters in Dundee have forced bosses back to the negotiating table after 12 weeks of indefinite strike. Talks are set to take place this week.

SNP’s latest exploits should ring alarm bells for the left

16 June 2015
Many have understandably looked to the Scottish National Party as an alternative to Tory austerity. But as Raymie Kiernan shows, its leaders are cosying up to bosses and making cuts

Redundancies off the table at Dundee University?

26 May 2015
A major victory against compulsory redundancies could be on the cards this week for UCU union members at Dundee University. 

Scotland - we can forge a new left in the workplaces and in the streets

26 May 2015
Raymie Kiernan argues there’s a big potential for a new united left. But it has to focus on more than just the elections

Council bosses panic as homelessness workers' all-out strike bites in Glasgow

26 May 2015
An all-out walkout by homelessness workers in Glasgow has entered its ninth week—and has got council leaders running scared, reports Raymie Kiernan

Scottish ferry workers ballot over threat of takeover

26 May 2015
Workers at the Scottish state-owned ferry operator CalMac began balloting for industrial action on Wednesday of last week.

Dundee porters' strike piles pressure on SNP and the bosses

26 May 2015
Striking Dundee NHS porters have called a protest at the Scottish parliament on Thursday of this week to demand the Scottish National Party (SNP) supports their pay dispute.

Solidarity maintains the Dundee porters’ strike

19 May 2015
The indefinite strike by porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee is going strong as it enters its seventh week. 

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