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Last updated: 18 November 2016. sky thinking for an open and diverse left

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 In The Point this month:

If You Build them, They Will Come...

 "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.


Now Is The Time of Monsters

 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 


Leading The Way - Highland Socialist Alliance

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


The Eternal Dark Heart of Empire

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


Beyond Brexit

"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 LandlordsKevin Kane with monster legal advice on taking on your private landlord in court



Why the pro-indy parties should back a Scottish Public Patenting Fund

Steve Arnott unveils a radical new policy idea to increase Scotland's Common Weal through its inventions and inovations. 


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