When the tide of progress in Russia turned back in the 1930s, it was a gay communist from Edinburgh who made a desperate appeal directly to the Soviet leadership not to turn their back on human liberation.
“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.”
The Republican Socialist Platform condemns in the strongest possible terms the imprisonment of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél.
As the independence movement enters a new stage, Allan Armstrong looks at the current political landscape through the lens of ‘republicanism for slow learners’.
“The SNP National Assembly came amidst rising tensions within the party over the best route to take should the UK government refuse its consent for Scotland to hold a legally binding referendum in the life of the next Holyrood parliament.”
RSP member Lorena Serantes explores ideological shifts within the Catalan political parties ahead of next week’s crucial election.
“The Radical Independence Campaign is in crisis. According to some people, it no longer even exists. It is not yet entirely clear how this crisis will be resolved.”
“What could have been an important step towards re-cohering the pro-independence left amid strengthening majority support for independence unfortunately collapsed into an acrimonious row.”
RSP members J. William Gallacher, Chris Kilgallon and Emily Robinson argue for making our organisations accessible to all.