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.
Chris Kilgallon addresses the growing number of scandals in care facilities that have come to light in recent years, arguing that they represent the end result of the political culture of austerity.
Lorena Serantes analyses the revived affection on the Spanish left for the regional parties, arguing that right-wing regionalism can never be an antidote to right-wing centralism.
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.
Connor Beaton looks at the state’s growing attempts to crack down on protest and what they might mean for Scotland’s civil movements.
In the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard, Emily Robinson argues that feminists must resist the urge to wield the tools of the carceral state.
“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.”
As the independence movement enters a new stage, Allan Armstrong looks at the current political landscape through the lens of ‘republicanism for slow learners’.