Exam grading debacles in Scotland and today’s A-level results have provoked a backlash amongst students, teachers and parents. The current system is failing young people, depriving them of their future. We need to fight for change.
Continue reading “Exam results fiasco exposes capitalism’s ‘drive for failure’”
by Chris Herriot, De Montfort University UCU
After a backlash from school students and opposition politicians, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced that thousands will have their grades increased.
Continue reading “ScotGov Forced into U-Turn on SQA Results”
by Shaun Morris
Approximately 500 nurses, healthcare workers and trade unionists gathered by the McLennan arch in Glasgow Green for the #NursesSayNo demonstration this Saturday (8th August).
Continue reading “NHS workers say “Enough is Enough!””
The Lebanese government has resigned under pressure from the masses. This is an inspiring achievement, but the revolution must not stop here. Instead, it should take power into its own hands.
Continue reading “The Lebanese revolution topples another Government”
by Adam Zeineddine
The “moderation” of exam grades allocated by the SQA leads to anger as schools in poorer areas have their results disproportionately downgraded.
Continue reading “SQA results scandal: Capitalism means inequality”
by Finlay Stevenson
Issue 34 Editorial by Ross Walker
Six months ago when we entered this new decade, nobody could have predicted that we’d be being propelled into the second half of 2020 by a worldwide mass #blacklivesmatter movement under the restrictions of the most global and paralysing lockdown in history. It would be foolish to attempt any accurate predictions of exactly what the rest of the year has in store for us, but what we can say for certain is that this period of instability has only just begun.
Continue reading “Pandemic, Prejudice and Poverty: A Marxist Solution”
By Phil Martin, IMT Edinburgh
MSPs belonging to the Scottish National Party teamed up with the Tories in the Scottish Parliament at the end of May in order to vote against measures designed to protect tenants during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Members of the parliamentary COVID-19 committee were considering amendments to emergency legislation that were put forward by Scottish Labour and the Scottish Green Party.
Continue reading “SNP Side with Tories to Block Support for Tenants”
After several weeks of tug-of-war, a precarious agreement
was reached on aid to EU member countries that need extra financing to deal
with the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus epidemic. The states will
get up to 540,000 million euros, but under what conditions? What does this have
to do with the Marshall Plan for Europe that Pedro Sánchez demands? Is this
Continue reading “Spain Demand for “New Marshall Plan” Reveals Crisis in EU”
Almost six years have passed since the Scottish independence referendum, and over this time, the UK has been ruled by a perpetual Tory government. This stasis has led to a resurgence of the independence campaign. It is important to analyse what such an independent Scotland would look like in our current crisis.
Continue reading “Pandemic shows the Growth Commission is Dead. Fight for a Scottish Workers’ Republic”