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.
The Republican Socialist Platform will begin a new political education series this month, starting by tackling the question: What is republicanism? Political education Our inaugural series of 13 structured political discussions, introduced and facilitated by different RSP members, will explore the fundamental aspects of the RSP’s politics as well as some of the pressing issues…
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.”