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Scotland and #GE2019

The independence referendum of 2014 and its aftermath have given electoral politics in Scotland a distinct dynamic compared with the rest of the UK.

We are working women and we make Glasgow

The strike that began today (Tuesday 23 October 2018) in Glasgow may be the biggest equal pay strike in UK history. Pete Cannell reports on...
Corbyn rally in Ilsington

Disaster for May, opportunity for the left

Amy Gilligan and Colin Wilson offer an initial analysis of the June 2017 election results.

RISE: new socialist organisation builds on participation and activism of Scottish...

Up to seven hundred people attended the launch conference of RISE in Glasgow on Saturday 29 August.  Supporters of International Socialism Scotland have been involved...
TV screen with opinion poll

Notes from the new world of Scottish politics

Neil Davidson analyses the historic election results in Scotland. Faced with a situation which is unmistakably a historic turning point, commentators can be tempted into...

#GE2015: Was Labour too left-wing?

Barnaby Raine takes on the battle for interpretation over Labour's failure. David Cameron possesses a deeply irritating ability to win. He performs as an archetype...

How should the left vote in the General Election?

Graham Campbell makes a case for how the left should vote tomorrow. Here I will argue for a policy of tactical, selective and conditional critical support...

#BBCdebate: a political earthquake is about to happen in Scotland

Neil Davidson continues analysis from last night's debate I agree with Jonas about the weaknesses in Sturgeon's presentation over defence and the "economic" argument for...

Politics in the age of austerity: from above or below?

Neil Davidson, in an article originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine discusses the disintegration of social democracy and the...

#BBCdebate: win for the Nationalists and Greens, demolition for Miliband

Jonas Liston shares his thoughts coming out of tonight's leader's debate 1) Farage was isolated and snowed under by the dominance of the left in...

Latest articles

What a way to make a living | Minicabbing since 1979

In the latest instalment of our What a way to make a living series, Mitch Mitchell reports on his experiences driving minicabs over the decades

France on the march: Macron vs. the unions

The movement against Macron’s pensions reform is at the crossroads,. Public support remains high, but it will have to spread to other basic services and key industries to defeat Macron.

Motion: Solidarity with strikers in France

A show of international solidarity and concrete financial solidarity is vital at this point in the mobilisation where the strike is becoming a significant strain on strikers themselves.

British Steel: workers’ rights disregarded

The return of a Tory MP from Redcar, whose steel plant closed in 2017, is a symptom of a feeling of abandonment in many former industrial communities. Brian Parkin looks at the prospect for resistance in what remains of the British steel industry

Toxic neoliberalism and charity – Australians demand sufficient response to the wildfires

Tens of thousands of Australians demonstrate to demand adequate response to the fires raging across the country.
A field, with a caravan camp in the distance on the left side, in front of hills

Whose land? Resisting the Tories’ anti-traveller policy plans

Hanna Gál writes on why the Tories' plan to increase police powers against illegal encampments must be resisted.
Film still from The Gentlemen

Guns, gangs and imperialism

Guy Ritichie's film The Gentlemen is a violent fantasy about ongoing Anglo-American global dominance, writes Kate Bradley.
Redcar blast furnace

The Brexit election – from revenge to resistance

Both sides of the establishment want to bury the legacies of struggle in the communities that abandoned Labour in the 2019 General Election. The left cannot afford to do the same.

Myths of ’83 and ’97, lessons of ’92

Ian Allinson looks at the elections of 1987, 1992 and 1997

No war with Iran, no peace with imperialism

Following a naked act of war against Iran by US imperialism, we must tenaciously resist any drive to fresh war and bloodbath

Highlights

Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.
Kick Boris Out

The long Conservative decline

Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.