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 of an unarmed man and walk away without an issue. The media, at the time of Sheku’s death, really enjoyed explaining that he was foreign and was reported for having a knife. Despite the fact that his hands were empty when he was approached, having a knife isn’t punishable by torture […]

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Hope Over Fear 15th September 11am – 5pm

On the 15th of September is the next annual Hop over Fear event. Like every other year, it’ll be a blast! There shall be a screening of a condensed version of Braveheart from 10. There will be a march from Clyde place to the square. At the event, you’ll see stalls, there’ll be music, lots of speakers. You’ll be entertained. It’s a perfect opportunity to socialise with fellow indy friends. Included in the list of great speakers and musicians, is Solidarity’s very own and amazing Liza Farrel: We hope to see lots of you there to help us show the […]

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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 which even the relevant charities cannot address. Charity is therefore, not a solution. The Home Office gave the contract to SERCO to house Asylum Seekers. SERCO is a multi-national company which, according to reporter Christopher Knaus of the Guardian‘, has an abysmal record in Australia, with allegations of fraud, covering […]

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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 extend this visit is to endorse the inhumane treatment of children in deprived areas of the world from Palestine to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is an affront to democracy. Solidarity calls on the US Administration to show some backbone and reign this megalomaniac terrorist in. Describing Trump as a terrorist is justified, as he is intent on terrorising the rest of the so-called ‘civilised’ world and is responsible for continuing the suffering of […]

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