“We also need to recognise that time is fast running out for the future of people and planet and we cannot wait around for the independence of one small wealthy country or the stalling of governments across the world before we get serious action on climate.”
Elections have consequences. The independence movement shouldn’t leave it to Boris and Nicola to decide what they will be.
Bohdan Starosta previews an election which sees Scotland and its national movement facing an uncertain future.
Tejas Mukerji debunks the Alba Party’s claims to be a radical new force in the independence struggle, and explains why the left must quickly organise to confront their politics of reaction.
Connor Beaton reports from the two day Now Scotland Assembly, and assess the prospects for the nascent pro-independence mass movement.
Ewan Forrest examines the unionist left’s various proposals for a federal UK – both sincere and cynical – and argues why they all fail to offer a path to a socialist future.
Séamus McGuigan argues that, by pursuing an emphatically pro-NATO foreign policy, the SNP are playing a losing game with potentially disastrous consequences.
Tejas Mukerji argues against the notion that the Salmond scandal has led the Scottish left to fall victim to the same “derangement” that swept through American and British liberals in the aftermath of Trump and Brexit.
“Importantly, no-one on the ‘Yes Left’ understands Scottish independence under the SNP as the guarantor of a socialist utopia. Rather, we understand it as an integral part of a wider class struggle.”
“When things fall apart, healthy debate itself often degrades as well, veering away from the political towards impugning motives and general mistrust. A cloud descended on an already dysfunctional organisation, leading us to what happened on 31st January.”