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Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland

09 February 2021
A new organisation, Now Scotland, was launched last weekend to campaign for Scottish independence. Over 1,500 people had joined by Sunday afternoon.

National further education ballot opens in Scotland

08 February 2021
EIS union further education lecturers began a statutory ballot for strike action across the whole of Scotland on Friday of last week.

Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers

08 February 2021
The proposal for a National Care Service should be welcomed. But it needs to be shaped by workers, service users and their families, not by the lust for profit

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

08 February 2021
A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle

01 February 2021
The need for radical change in Scotland was highlighted by the Scottish government’s budget plans set out last Thursday.

SNP’s lacklustre indy plan won’t be enough

25 January 2021
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced a new plan to supposedly take forward the push for independence.

Richard Leonard resignation adds to Scottish Labour crisis

14 January 2021
Richard Leonard's resignation on Thursday as leader of Scottish Labour comes as the party faces a deep crisis.

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

12 January 2021
Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

Scottish further education lecturers ready for battle

17 December 2020
Further Education lecturers in the Scottish teaching union, EIS, have voted decisively to oppose college managements' attempts to replace them with instructors.

Inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh gets underway

01 December 2020
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

27 November 2020
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

16 November 2020
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

15 November 2020
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

09 November 2020
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

28 October 2020
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.

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