Scottish Socialist Party
Exclusive: Underpaid, overworked and kept ignorant of their rights: the exploitation of Edinburgh Fringe workers – and the fight against it
As the Fair Fringe campaign releases a damning report on the working conditions of Edinburgh festival employees, a source within a major Fringe venue reveals to CommonSpace that management are instructed not to reveal their workers are underpaid
Scottish Government blames Tory welfare cuts for 38% rise in Council Tax warrants over past 5 years
Shelter Scotland says “more should be done” to help people meet their payments as opposition parties renew calls for council tax abolition
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has attributed the dramatic rise in the number of warrants issued in Scotland for non-payment of Council Tax to the effect of Tory welfare cuts, and has reaffirmed its commitment to making local taxation more progressive.
Ken Ferguson: A socialist view on Brexit - Don't mourn, organise
Ken Ferguson, editor of the Scottish Socialist Voice, outlines his view of what approach socialists in Scotland should take towards Brexit now
ABOUT to face a firing squad after a frame up trial in 1915 legendary US union activist Joe Hill cooly told his comrades “Don’t mourn – organise”.
Dundee to host Leftfest, a new festival of radicalism
Organised by the Scottish Socialist Party, Dundee will host Leftfest on Sunday 24 September
THIS WEEKEND, Dundee will host the first Leftfest, a new one-day festival of political radicalism, featuring music, arts performances and stalls from trade union, community and grassroots campaign groups.
Taking place at the Reading Rooms in Dundee from 12 noon-10pm, Leftfest has been launched and organised by the Scottish Socialist Party’s Dundee Branch.
Exclusive: Scottish Socialist Party “re-evaluates” Rise alliance strategy
Closed meeting decides to refocus on party work and seek broader ‘left alliance’
THE PRIVATE Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) meeting to discuss its relationship with the ‘Rise Alliance’ decided to “re-evaluate” its party strategy to “reach out to all sections of the left in Scotland”.
A motion, proposed by the party’s executive in a meeting closed to media reporting, proposed focusing organising efforts on increasing the profile of the SSP following a “poor election campaign”.
Connor Beaton: How the SSP must change in order to progress in Scotland
SSP member Connor Beaton explores the party's direction ahead of its conference this weekend
WHEN the Scottish Socialist Party's annual conference takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday 11 June, it will be our third consecutive conference held in the immediate wake of election or referendum defeat.
What's left? Rise alliance faces crossroads ahead of SSP conference
Post-election conference to confront poor performance in Scottish elections
IT HAD THE FANFARE of a movement, the press operation of an established party, and the dedication of a generation of new activists - but ultimately the socialist coalition Rise fell far short in its first election contest.
This weekend, the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP), which formed a crucial part of Rise’s campaign, will debate whether the organisation has a future at the ballot box.
"Militant talk doesn't match reality": Scottish Socialists condemn Labour Carillion lobbyist
Former Labour MSP has worked for trade body representing Carillion and other businesses involved in secretly blacklisting workers.
THE SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY (SSP) has called for “shameful” links between Scottish Labour and Carillion to end, following the revelation that ex-MSP and current member of Labour’s Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) Cara Hilton has also worked for a trade body representing the collapsed construction giant.
Scottish delegates to Catalonia detained amid chaos of Spanish crackdown
Two pro-Catalan activists held at airport by Spanish authorities
TWO SCOTTISH MEMBERS of an international delegation to Catalonia were detained in Catalonia’s Reus Airport by Guardia Civil officers because of their support for the embattled Catalan independence referendum.