The Scottish Executive’s ‘Sectarian’ Smokescreen

This article is from the Republican Communist bulletin produced for this year’s Edinburgh James Connolly march Political attacks on Republicans It is 12 years since the old Lothian Region Labour group banned Edinburgh’s James Connolly March. Following the 1993 show of defiance in Broughton Street, we won the right to march. However, our annual commemoration…

Basketball rules in Palestine

Written by Dror Feiler, an ex-Israeli para from kibbutz Yad Hanna, now living in Sweden. He is a member of European Jews for a Just Peace. Published in New Interventions, Volume 12, no.1, Spring 2005. Israelis have the right to play on both sides of the court, whereas Palestinians can only play on their own…

Our Day Will Come!

Opposing the Imperial and Corporate Plan for the North Atlantic Region G8 protestors will visit a ‘strange state’ and a ‘peculiar country’ This July, socialists and communists will figure prominently amongst the international visitors coming to Edinburgh and Gleneagles to protest against the latest G8 summit. Many will pass through ‘her majesty’s passport control as…

Make Poverty History, Make Capitalism History, Fight For Socialism Today

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…

2005 Motion to National Conference – Passed

Independence Convention This conference agrees that the SSP should seek support from other organisations invited or participating in the setting up of the Scottish Independence Convention for the following principles: a) the creation of a sovereign democratic Scottish republic with the abolition of all Crown Powers. b) a declaration of Scotland’s military neutrality and withdrawal…

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692 – 1746: A critique

Gordan Morgan is a national office bearer of the Scottish Socialist Party. He also belongs to the International Socialist Group, a section of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International. Here he takes issue, both with Neil Davidson’s Discovering the Scottish Revolution and Allan Armstrong’s earlier Emancipation and Liberation review. My thanks to Allan Armstrong…

Highlandism and the Politics of Geography

Alistair Livingston is a historian living in Galloway. He contributed to BBC Radio Scotland’s acclaimed series – The Lowland Clearances. Here he comments on Allan Armstrong’s Beyond Broadswords and Bayonets Having lived for 10 years in Hackney, east London (population 200,000) and then returning to Castle Douglas, south-west Scotland (population 3800), the contrast between these…