“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”

              A saying that is derived from ‘To a Mouse’, one of the many splendid poems written by Scotland’s legendary National Bard Robert Burns. Although he put it better: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” I have next to nothing in common with Tory Prime Minister Theresa May but...

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Solidarity Is More than the Name of a Political Party – It Is A Way of Life

My task on Saturday was to address my political party’s annual conference and try to inspire the gathering with some socialist vision and ideas. The name of the party is Solidarity and it was formed in late 2006 out of a messy battle within a bigger party that I used...

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For The Sake Of The Children And Much More Besides – USE THE MANDATE

“Thank you for giving my mum food so we can eat”. Those were the words written by an eight year old boy who had been caught stealing tomato sauce sachets from his school as he thought he could make soup with them. A heart-breaking and scandalous glimpse of the reality...

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The Red Poppy Is Not About Remembrance It Has Become A Symbol of Militarism and Imperialism – I Prefer The White Poppy of Peace

“Politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder.”  “Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims” These are the words which should appear in bold print and be...

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Millionaire Hammond Delivers Nothing But Spin – The Rich Are Protected Again

Multi-millionaire property tycoon charges the taxpayer for “superior” teaspoons despite being paid a salary of £141,505 a year from the public purse and receiving outrageous expenses, a huge pension, a free central London flat and a grace- and- favour country mansion in Buckinghamshire in a package worth around £400,000 a...

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Hold the Front Page – Braveheart Is Not Historically Accurate

It is said that we learn something new every day. That maxim was certainly underlined this week for me. On the eve of the annual Hope Over Fear Independence Rally in Glasgow, the 6th I have had the pleasure of co-organising, the Organising Committee announced we intended to provide some...

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The Original 9/11

Chile and her 60,000 victims of U.S. meddling must be remembered today Across much of the world, particularly in the West, today has been shortened to just ‘9/11’ and most associate it with the gruesome and awful terror attacks which targeted the World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon...

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Baby Boxes VS Ballistic Bombs

After several packed rallies in support of independence in 2014 and the outcome that 53.5% of the city had voted YES Glasgow’s George Square in the centre of the city was re-named Freedom Square by the Indy Family. Next Saturday, September 15th, that square will be packed to capacity with thousands of Scots...

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Irene Lang’s Speech – Strike Action

23rd October 2018 I am a Child Development Team Leader who has worked for the Council since 1989. I am a Unison member and was a Unision steward for ten years. I am a founding menber of Solidarity. Solidarity stands shoulder to shoulder with the strikers. In 1970 as a...

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Jenny Kiernan’s Speech – Strike Action

23rd October 2018 I work in further education and I was striking with you in support of you getting equal pay, it’s an absolute disgrace on how long this has been taking for us women to get equal pay considering the Equal Pay Act of 1970 and later the Equality...

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Solidarity Statement on Glasgow Equal Pay Strike

SOLIDARITY STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF GLASGOW EQUAL PAY STRIKE In June 1968 female sewing machinists in the Ford car plant in Dagenham took a stand for equal pay in a strike that stopped production for three weeks. They succeeded with abolishing their lower “women’s rate” of pay and triggered a...

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Solidarity Statement on Sheku Bayoh Case

Solidarity is disgusted at the decision to not charge any of the police officers involved in the killing of Sheku Bayoh. It’s shameful to see that 9 officers, one of which over 25 stone and another with a less than perfect past (to say the least), can cause the death...

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Come to the aid of the party

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Tommy Sheridan’s Column

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Solidarity Statement on SERCO’s threat to evict over 300 Asylum Seekers.

Solidarity condemns, absolutely, the decision to evict over 300 Asylum Seekers and demands the Scottish Government, in conjunction with Glasgow City Council, to support the initiative of Mike Dailly of the Govan Law Centre. This is a situation where no-one in government, or SERCO themselves, is accepting responsibility and one...

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Solidarity Statement on Donald Trump UK Visit

Solidarity Statement on Donald Trump UK Visit

Solidarity: Scotland’s Socialist Movement calls on the UK Government, even at this late hour, to abandon the invitation to Donald Trump. There can be no justification for a visit from this deluded individual. He neither represents decency or diplomacy, which is shown by his deep disregard of humanity.   To...

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Solidarity Statement on SNP Walkout

Solidarity Statement on SNP Walkout

Statement from Jock Penman, Co-Convener of Solidarity: The excitement in the Westminster Parliament today, when Ian Blackford was ‘shown the door’ by the Speaker, is pretty much a storm in a teacup. While Blackford was trying, in vain, to use Parliamentary procedures to get a vote on the latest Brexit...

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