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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Statement from Jock Penman, Co-Convener of Solidarity

Posted on June 13, 2018 Statement from Jock Penman, Co-Convener of Solidarity The excitement in the Westminster Parliament today, when Ian Blackford was ‘shown the door’ by the Speaker, is pretty much a storm in a teacup. While Blackford was trying, in vain, to use Parliamentary procedures to get a vote on the latest Brexit bill, he was summarily dismissed by the boss in the House of Commons. The Labour Party MPs sat watching the spectacle like witnesses at a road accident, refusing to step in and help either side. Afterwards their only criticism is of the SNP, while ignoring the real […]

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“Solidarity is disgusted in the way the Tories have dismissed the power of the Scottish government

“Solidarity is disgusted in the way the Tories have dismissed the power of the Scottish government in the debate on 12/06/2018. They have disregarded the devolution agreement, disregarded the entire purpose of a Scottish government and disregarded the views and opinions of the Scottish people. Even those who voted to stay in the UK support the Scottish parliament having a say. The tories have decided to remove that say. This is not a move that would be allowed to happen in a fair and equal union. This is a power grab by Westminster tories and nothing more.Solidarity will not stand […]

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Solidarity Day School Event 28th April 2018

. Day School in celebration of two giants of socialism: Karl Marx – 5th May 1818 – 200th Anniversary Karl Marx was the most influential figure in history, analysing and explaining how capitalist society developed and how it works.  A brilliant philosopher and economist, he is universally demonised by those who support the free market of capitalism; which also means the exploitation of workers by those who own and control capital. Philip Stott will explain some of Marx’s theories in a way that those attending may understand it better; so this will be an extremely important session for those who […]

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