Declaration of Calton Hill

9th October 2004 We the undersigned call for an independent Scottish republic built on the principles of liberty, equality, diversity and solidarity. These principles can never be put into practice while Scotland remains subordinate to the hierarchical and anti-democratic institutions of the British State. We believe these principles can be brought about by a freely…

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…