Oct 28 2013

AFTER GRANGEMOUTH – WHAT NOW FOR THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND?

The ignominious climbdown of the Broad Left UNITE leadership at Grangemouth highlights the need for the Left in Scotland to assess the political significance of  this disastrous capitulation, which will encourage every employer to resort to similar dictatorial methods when dealing with their workers. Furthermore, the decision of the SNP government to bow to Ratcliffe and INEOS shows the kind of future workers can expect under the SNP’s proposed ‘Scottish Free State’. Below are three articles, the first by Allan Armstrong of the RCN examining the wider political implications. The second is from Jerry Hicks, the Rank & File candidate, who challenged Broad Left incumbent, Len McCluskey, for the General Secretaryship of UNITE earlier this year. Socialist Democracy (Ireland) sent us the third article.

 

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Oct 08 2012

16th RADICAL BOOK FAIR, EDINBURGH, 24th-28th October

Radical Book Fair, Out of the Blue Centre

This year’s events for the Radical Book Fair (held in the Out of the Blue Centre, in 35, Dalmeny Street (off Leith Walk) between October 24th-28th,  are:-

RICHARD GOTT, author of Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, opens the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair 

24/10/2012 19:00

MIKA MINIO-PALUELLO & JAMES MARRIOTT, authors of The Oil Road, & OWEN LOGAN, co-editor of Flammable Societies
24/10/2012 20:30

School Students’ Workshop with SUE REID SEXTON, author of Mavis’s Shoe
25/10/2012 10:30

DONNY GLUCKSTEIN discusses A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire
25/10/2012 19:00

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