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Nick Clarke examines the reality behind the G8 agenda and looks at the alternative Blair’s presidency As the leaders of the G8 countries, together with their overpaid, overfed and self important delegations, meet at the luxurious Gleneagles estate in the Perthshire countryside, we welcome protesters to Scotland from a myriad of campaigns, pressure groups and…

Iraq: a rigged election under occupation does not equal democracy

No wonder Bush and Blair believe in God! As their imperialist venture into Iraq descends further into chaos, blood and madness, the criminal folly of this illegal and ruthless occupation was pushed off the pages of our newspapers and from our TV screens by an ‘act of God’: the Tsunami. The paltry aid from the…

Diego Garcia

Britannia waives the rules Uncle Sam rules the waves Diego Garcia is an island in the Chagos Archipelago, lying in the Indian Ocean. It has been inhabited by a Creole people since the eighteenth century, when it became a British colony. In 1966, the island’s 2000 inhabitants were forcibly removed by Harold Wilson’s Labour government…

Afghanistan Solidarity Appeal

The LPP, in close association with the ALRO, has decided to launch the Afghan Workers Solidarity Campaign. The idea to start this campaign was discussed during the recent visit of Alan McCombes (editor, Scottish Socialist Voice). Writing from Peshawar, Alan described the conditions the ALRO face: The activists I met live in grinding poverty, often…