In The Point this month:
(Nobody Ever Said..)
"Ten million voices know what is wrong
Ten million solutions for putting it right
And a billion eyes see encroaching night
Nobody ever said it would be easy…" READ MORE
"The road to independence waters were muddied still further this week, with May and the Tories suggesting that they would ‘allow’ a second independence referendum only after Brexit.
Much as we may dislike it, they may have the strongest suit of cards to play legally.
Westminster remains sovereign, only the Edinburgh Agreement back in 2012 allowed the referendum of 2014 to have the force of law, and the SNP had a clear and unambiguous mandate to hold a referendum.
It would be open to the Scottish Government to challenge such an obstructive Tory decision in the courts, of course, but going to the law could be a long drawn out process, with no guarantee of success, that may drag on beyond Brexit in any case.
Fortunately, there is more than one road to a successful indyref 2 open to us..." Read More
"Reader, let me ask you a couple of simple questions," asks Steve Arnott. "They're not trick questions – you either know the answer or you don't. I'm hoping your answer, right or wrong, can provide an instructive beginning for this short article.
1.How many planetary bodies in our solar system do we know
have free flowing salt water oceans?
2.What is the biggest free flowing salt water ocean we know of..? Read More
"I wish in this piece to show the scale of the need for a massive ongoing programme of social and council house build in Scotland; and to show also why the current reliance on private landlords in the housing market is very damaging..." says Rob Dewar. Read More.
Graeme McIver takes a look at the result of the American election.
"In sharp contrast to the boorish bombast and pomposity on display at the New York Hilton, across America and the world others looked on aghast and in disbelief. This was not supposed to happen. The Simpsons were joking when they portrayed a future President Trump. It was meant to be high satire not clairvoyance..." Read More
Conor Cheyne looks at one of the most exciting projects to hit socialism in the North
"In the Highlands something somewhat exciting is happening. A handful of activists identified a tactic which could work up here and we have gone for it. Saturday 5th November saw the first meeting of the reorganised Highland Socialist Alliance" Read More
Adrian Cruden on the apocalypse of Belgian colonialism
"Pygmy hunter-gatherers in Cameroon have been beaten, tortured and forced off their ancestral lands to clear vast tracts of forest for a trophy-hunting company owned by the banker Benjamin de Rothschild, activists claimed yesterday..." Read More
Solidarity has adopted a new position on the National Question
Bill Mair tells us
"Instead of hardening its commitment to austerity, the Brexit vote has thrown the British ruling class into confusion and disarray. Policy positions held for a decade are being abandoned..." argues Bruce Wallace. See More.
Gary Anderton says support the rail strikers!
Tackling Private Landlords: Kevin Kane with monster legal advice on taking on your private landlord in court
Steve Arnott unveils a radical new policy idea to increase Scotland's Common Weal through its inventions and inovations.