Scotland’s Pupils & Teachers Have Been Let Down – Swinney Should Go

Last week hundreds of thousands of young people in Scotland were let down by the politicians elected to manage our education system and an unelected quango with an inherent anti-working-class bias. The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is not an accountable or representative body but wields massive authority within Scotland’s education system. Their application of an algorithm to downgrade the teacher recommended awards of 124,000 senior pupils in Scotland is a scandal and must be urgently addressed and fixed. Resignations and/or sackings are appropriate. Last Tuesday senior students from across Scotland’s 357 High Schools waited anxiously to receive grades for the […]

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Anti-Japanese Racism Inspired the US War Crime in Hiroshima 75yrs Ago

Seventy-five years ago, today the United States committed a war crime of hideous proportions that was fuelled by vile hatred and racism. It is a war crime which has been subjected to intense spin ever since in a largely successful attempt to conceal the truth from ordinary Americans and the rest of the world. Dropping the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 and another three days later on Nagasaki was not justifiable in either military or moral terms. It constituted an act of inhumane barbarism and cruelty and must be recognised as the crime against humanity […]

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Millions of Pensioners Face Being Criminalised Over TV Licence Farce

Life for millions of the most lonely, vulnerable, and poorest pensioners across the UK just got tougher from 1st August. Three million over 75-year olds lost their automatic access to free TV licences and now face the £157.50 cost from their meagre fixed incomes. Failure to pay for the licence could result in a court appearance as it remains a criminal offence in the UK not to possess a TV licence if they own an operating television set. Hundreds of thousands of the UK’s poorest senior citizens could be criminalised and even imprisoned on the back of a shoddy Tory […]

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Solidarity With Cuba – The Country Which Leads the Way in Internationalism

If any one country has displayed in actions the human solidarity required to build a better world amid grinding poverty, malignant malnutrition, and endless bloody wars it is surely Cuba. Amid the treacherous global COVID-19 pandemic the small socialist island in the Caribbean with just over eleven million citizens has defiantly declared in words and practice that another world is possible. Selfish greed, obscene hoarding of wealth and grotesque disparities in access to health, housing, and education are the realities of life in it’s rich and powerful American neighbour ninety miles away but Cuba embarrasses the US every day in […]

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Sir Keir Starmer Should Be Ashamed – He Is An Establishment Stand-Up

Watching and listening to Sir Keir Starmer at the despatch box in Parliament the other day during the final Prime Minister Questions before their summer recess filled me with the dry boke. It has taken this excuse of a Labour leader only three months to expose himself as a useless toady of the British Establishment, despised by the genuine socialists left within his party and feted and promoted by the mainstream media who see one of their own at the summit of the party which is supposed to be about the working class and radical change. Tony Blair turned Labour […]

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