The rank and file trade unionist led, anti-blacklist campaign over the past 18 months has made great accomplishments. The Sparks victory in the BESNA dispute, the Scottish affairs select committee report, the high court conspiracy trial coming up against Sir Robert McAlpine, numerous tribunals and actions in the European court of human rights, and […]
By Mhairi McAlpine / @mhairi_mcalpine
On Saturday, a solidarity demo with refugees facing eviction, destitution and deportation was held in Glasgow.
By Mhairi McAlpine / @Mhairi_McAlpine
Religion gets a bad press on the Left.
by Mairead Tagg
Last month I had a horrible experience at Glasgow Starbucks in Exchange Square. I went there Â quite early in the morning to do some work and was then forced to listen to a really racist “joke” made by someone who was chatting very loudly and laughing with staff. There was another woman buying […]
ByÂ Lance Goodey
I arrived around 11am and found my friends and a group of around 50+ Anti-Fa, including a sound system waiting. There was a heavy police presence, but no Section 60 in force, which surprised me.
There was a loose line of police cordoning off the bottom of St Enochâ€™s Square, but I just walked through […]
By Mhairi McAlpineÂ / @mhairi_mcalpine
Unlike many other European countries, and indeed England at points in its history, Scotland has no significant history of fascist organisation. In the 20s and 30s, while it was in the ascendancy across Europe and a fascist presence was starting to be established in England under Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, Scotland […]
It was the first PMQs of 2012, and Ed Miliband didn’t appear to have much of a comforting break. PerceivedÂ harsh criticisms from his guru, Lord Glasman, tepid polling, shortly followed byÂ his embarrassing blackbusters’ gaffe. David Cameron meanwhile has postured on executive pay, made some potentially counterproductive interventions on the future referendum on Scottish independence. Also […]Read more →
The Climate9 defence committee are incorporate a wide group of organisations and individuals who support the actions of anti-aviation campaigners who took direct action against airport expansion in Aberdeen in March 2009. These 9 activists now face a court case which could get them years in prison.
This morning, they have become defendants in the most […]
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