Articles

I have written most of the the articles below. The others articles were co-written by fellow members of the Republican Communist Network (RCN) (names given), or were first drafted by myself for the RCN, the Emancipation & Liberation Editorial Board or the Radical Independence Campaign – Edinburgh.

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A. RIGHT POPULISM, REACTIONARY UNIONISM AND BREXIT

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. Independent Socialists and the December 12th General Election – From Illusions in a Lexit Brexit to a Disillusioned Lexit from Brexit Politics
  3. The Impact of the December 12th General Election Across the Constituent Parts of the UK
  4. The End of Short-lived Maybynism?
  5. The Rise of Right Populism and Reactionary Unionism – A Last Ditch Attempt to Hold Together the Union
  6. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence
  7. It’s the constitution, stupid!” – After the Boris ‘coup’ – Let’s fUK it!
  8. The Continuing Brexit Crisis
  9. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  10. From Blatcherism to Maybynism
  11. Corbyn, Labour and the Tories’ Immigration Bill – A dialogue
  12. Another Europe Is Possible Conference, 10.12.18, London
  13. The Brexit Ratification Referendum
  14. The Crisis of Democracy – A Ratification Referendum drafted by Steve Freeman, agreed by Allan Armstrong
  15. The Introduction to ‘White Christian Europe’ – 60,000 Far Right Supporters March in Warsaw
  16. All Hail the Catalan Republic
  17. Allan Armstrong’s response to Steve Freeman’s Brexit Counter-Revolution
  18. Trump Says, “Scotland Just Went Through Hell”
  19. Which Way Now – ‘Brexit’ or ‘Ex-Brit’?
  20. From Farage’s Brexit to Trump’s “Brexit Plus, Plus, Plus”, and on to ‘Madame Frexit’?
  21. Report of the Meeting to set up the Campaign for a European Socialist Republican Party
  22. The Reality of the European Democratic Revolution
  23. June 24th – The FUKers’ Black Friday or Red Friday for a European Democratic Revolution?
  24. An Open Letter to Lexiters
  25. European Democratic Revolution: A Statement from the Republican Socialist Alliance
  26. A Political Comparison Between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 EU Referenda Campaigns
  27. Debate on the EU Referendum
  28. Introduction to The Impact of Reactionary Unionism on UK Politics
  29. The EU Referendum – The Debate in RIC
  30. Better Together, UKIP, The Orange Order and the UK State – What they have in common
  31. Making Plans for Nigel a socialist republican analysis of the state of the UK and ‘new unionism’ in the light of the rise of UKIP and the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum.

B. THE EU, LABOUR MIGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

  1. Introduction to the Emancipation & Liberation blog about the EU and Migration
  2. The Need for Socialist Unity Allan Armstrong looks at the political situation after the 2009 Euro-elections
  3. The SSP Gives Its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  4. Another Europe Is Possible– The Left and the 2004 Euro-elections -Allan Armstrong assesses the state of the left in Europe after the Euro elections
  5. You are the weakest link! SSP Special Conference, the Left and No to the Euro Campaign
  6. The Euro Referendum and the Case for an Active Boycott

C. SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE, INDYREF1 AND AFTERWARDS

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. Independent Socialists and the December 12th General Election – From Illusions in a Lexit Brexit to a Disillusioned Lexit from Brexit Politics
  3. The Impact of the December 12th General Election Across the Constituent Units of the UK
  4. The End of Short-lived Maybynism?
  5. The Continued Rise of Right Populism and Reactionary Unionism in the Run-up to the December 12th General Election
  6. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence
  7. “It’s the constitution stupid” – After the Boris ‘coup’ . Let’s fUK it!”
  8. Edinburgh October 6th, 2018 – A Rallying Call for the Left
  9. The Scottish Independence Convention Mark 2 – Another Cover for the SNP Leadership?
  10. The Left in the UK, the 2015 General Election Campaign and the Wider Impact Of Scotland’s ‘Democratic Revolution’
  11. Rolling Back Scotland’s ‘Democratic Revolution’
  12. After the September 18th Referendum Vote – A Socialist Republican Response
  13. Better Together, UKIP, The Orange Order and the UK State – What they have in common
  14. Up to and Beyond The September 18th Independence Referendum – A Socialist Republican Perspective
  15. Making Plans for Nigel a socialist republican analysis of the state of the UK and ‘New Unionism’ in the light of the rise of UKIP and the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum
  16. After Grangemouth – What Now for the Left in Scotland?
  17. Behind the Unionists’ ‘Project Fear’, the UK State Mask Slips
  18. The Case for a Break-Up of the UK and ‘Internationalism from Below’ in response to the British Unionist State
  19. The ‘Independence-Lite’ Referendum and a Tale of Two Campaigns
  20. What Do The May 5th Local Election Results Mean in Scotland?
  21. After May 5th – A Looming Constitutional Crisis?
  22. Can the SNP deliver independence?
  23. ‘Celtic Tigers’ and ‘Celtic Lions’- Both Pussycats for Big Business
  24. The SNP’s ‘National Conversation’ Prepares the Ground for Reform of the Union

D. THE UK STATE – DEFENDERS AND CHALLENGERS

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. Independent Socialists and the December 12th General Election – From Illusions in a Lexit Brexit to a Disillusioned Lexit from Brexit Politics
  3. The Impact of the December 12th General Election on the Constituent Parts of the UK
  4. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  5. The End of Short-lived Maybynism?
  6. From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness
  7. The Continued Rise of Right Populism and Reactionary Unionism in the Run-up to the December 12th General Election
  8. Brexit and the Rise of Right National Populism following the 2016 Euro- referendum
  9. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  10. From Blatcherism to Maybynism
  11. Introduction to Northern Ireland Update – The Impact of Reactionary Unionism
  12. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy
  13. Which Way Now – Brexit or Ex-Brit?
  14. June 24th – The FUKers’ ‘Black Friday or Red Friday for a European Democratic Revolution
  15. A Political Comparison Between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 Referenda Campaigns 
  16. The UK state and Britishness 
  17. The Making and Breaking of the UK State
  18. Introduction to The Impact of Reactionary Unionism on UK Politics
  19. What the Fuk? – Fascist UK, Britannia and the Far Right
  20. Introduction to The Peace Process in Reverse 
  21. The Left in the 2015 General Election Campaign and Scotland and Wider Impact of Scotland’s Democratic Revolution
  22. Rolling Back Scotland’s ‘Democratic Revolution’
  23. After the September 18th Referendum Vote – A socialist republican response
  24. Better Together, UKIP, the Orange Order and the UK State – what they have in common
  25. Up to and Beyond the September 18th Independence Referendum – A socialist republican perspective 
  26. Making Plans for Nigel
  27. Labour and Socialist Left Unionism in the Scottish Independence Debate  
  28. ‘Just Say Naw’ to Galloway’s Sectarian British Unionism
  29. Introduction to Unionism pushes the Irish ‘Peace Process’ further to the Right
  30. Behind the Unionists’ ‘Project Fear’ the UK Mask Slips 
  31. Riding Two Horses At Once – The SWP and Scottish independence
  32. Scottish Self-Determination and the ‘Actually Existing’ Labour Movement
  33. ‘Britain Must Break’ to defend ‘Real Labour’ or the ‘Break-up of the UK’ to advance Republican Socialism
  34. Allan Armstrong’s response to For An Independent Socialist Republic
  35. The ‘Independence Lite’ Referendum and the Tale of Two Campaigns
  36. What do the May 5th, 2012 Local Election Results mean in Scotland?
  37. Internationalism From Below – The challenge to the UK state and British Empire from 1879-95
  38. ‘Celtic Tigers’ and ‘Celtic Lions’ – Both Pussycats For Big Business
  39. Making the North-East Atlantic Safe for Capitalism  – A talk given at the G8 alternatives Summit on July 3rd 2005 in Edinburgh
  40. Scottish Labour and Socialist Left Unionism in the Scottish Independence Debate  
  41. ‘Just Say Naw’ to Galloway’s Sectarian British Unionism
  42. Introduction to Unionism pushes the `Irish ‘Peace Process further to the Right
  43. Behind the Unionists’ ‘Project Fear’ the UK Mask Slips 
  44. Riding Two Horses At Once – The SWP and Scottish independence
  45. Scottish Self-Determination and the ‘Actually Existing’ Labour Movement
  46. ‘Britain Must Break’ to defend ‘Real Labour’ or the ‘Break-up of the UK’ to advance Republican Socialism
  47. Allan Armstrong’s response to For An Independent Socialist Republic
  48. The ‘Independence Lite’ Referendum and the Tale of Two Campaign
  49. What do the May 5th, 2012 Local Election Results mean in Scotland?
  50. Getting over the Hee Bee GBs – An ‘Internationalism from Below’ Critique of the British Left
  51. The Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 3
  52. The Communist Case For Internationalism From Below’
  53. A Reply to Alan Johnstone of The SPGB
  54. A Reply to Nick Rodger – ‘Workers Unity Not Separatism’
  55. Internationalism From Below – The challenge to the UK state and British Empire from 1879-95
  56. ‘Celtic Tigers’ and ‘Celtic Lions’ – Both Pussycats For Big Business
  57. The SNP’s ‘National Conversation’ Prepares the Ground for Reform of the Union
  58. Making the North-East Atlantic Safe for Capitalism  – A talk given at the G8 alternatives Summit on July 3rd 2005 in Edinburgh
  59. The Scottish Independence Convention  – Independence under the Crown or a Scottish Republic?
  60. Allan Armstrong reports on how republicans around the UK expressed their disloyalty to the Crown

E. THE RADICAL INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence
  3. Republicans address the ‘No to the Coup’ demos in Dundee and Edinburgh on August 31st, 2019 Mary MacGregor and Allan Armstrong
  4. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  5. The Continuing Brexit Crisis
  6. All Under One Banner Demo, October 6th, Edinburgh
  7. Edinburgh October 6th – A Rallying Call for the Left
  8. The Crisis of Democracy – A Ratification Referendum drafted by Steve Freeman, agreed by Allan Armstrong
  9. RIC – Edinburgh Statement on the June 8th 2017 General Election
  10. A Political Comparison between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 EU Referenda Campaigns – based on talk given to 4th Radical Independence Campaign Conference in Edinburgh, 20.2.16
  11. Introduction to Support the Struggle for Meaningful Self-Determination in a Scottish Democratic and Secular Republic
  12. RCN bulletin for the 4th Radical Independence Campaign Conference
  13. The EU Referendum – The Debate in RIC
  14. The Story of Edinburgh RIC
  15. The Future of the Radical Independence Campaign
  16. Emancipation & Liberation – RIC Special Bulletin, October, 2014
  17. Emancipation & Liberation, RIC Special Bulletin, September, 2014
  18. RIC – A Scottish republican movement in the making?
  19. Message From Edinburgh RIC to the ‘Go For It Scotland’ Rally in Cardiff in September 13th
  20. Introduction to Wales and Scottish Independence
  21. Why We Have the Radical Independence Campaign in To Scotland With Love: A Report from the ‘London Says Yes’ Rally on September 6th
  22. Introduction to Solidarity with Scotland Speaking Tour – Reports from England
  23. Emancipation & Liberation RIC Special Bulletin, May 2014
  24. Introduction to Solidarity with ‘Internationalism from Below’ in action after the Left Unity Conference and the Radical Independence Campaign, 29.3.14
  25. Emancipation & Liberation RIC Special Bulletin, March 2014
  26. Let’s All End Our Abusive Relationship with the UK State
  27. Introduction to 2nd Radical Independence Conference – ‘After the UK: The Future of 4 Nations’
  28. Editorial for Emancipation & Liberation, no 22 – RIC – a year of campaigning and growth
  29. Secularism: Time to Separate Church and State
  30. Scottish Self-Determination: For A Wannabe Scottish Ruling Class or for Scotland’s People?
  31. Republic Day Speech
  32. Radisson Blu or Post-Radisson Red?
  33. Editorial for Emancipation & Liberation no.21
  34. Scottish Independence and the Wilting of Social Democracy on A Debate on the Way Forward for the Radical Independence Conference
  35. Genuine Self-Determination Means Acting As Republicans Now
  36. Tale no.2 continued – The Scottish Left and the Radical Independence Campaign on The ‘Independence-Lite’ Referendum and the Tale of Two Campaigns

F. REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST ALLIANCE

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  3. Report of the Republican Socialist Alliance Meeting in Wakefield, 23.7.16
  4. European Democratic Revolution – A Statement from the Republican Socialist Alliance
  5. Republican Socialist Alliance
  6. 2nd Republican Socialist Convention, London, February 13th, 2010
  7. Republican Socialist Convention Debate 

 G. DEBATING WITH SOCIALISTS

I. REPUBLICAN COMMUNIST NETWORK

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  3. The RCN and the Scottish Left Project 
  4. A Reply to Eric Chester’s The Perils of Unity 
  5. Scottish Left Project
  6. Introduction to Socialist Unity
  7. Introduction and Red Flag article in Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis
  8. The RCN and the Campaign for Scottish Self-Determination 
  9. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate 
  10. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2 
  11. The Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 3 Introduction to Socialist Unity

II. THE NON-BRITISH LEFT

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Socialist Republican ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence
  3. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  4. The RCN and the Scottish Left Project
  5. The Scottish Left Project
  6. ‘Britain Must Break’ To Defend ‘Real Labour’ or ‘The Break-Up Of The UK’ To Advance Republican Socialism?
  7. Allan Armstrong (RCN) Replies to David Jamieson – Part 1
  8. Allan Armstrong (RCN) Replies to David Jamieson – Part 2
  9. David Jamieson of the ISG Replies to Allan Armstrong
  10. Riding Two Horses At Once – The SWP and Scottish Independence
  11. Cooperating in the International Struggle against Imperialism and for Socialist Republicanism

III. THE SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  3. Introduction to Crisis in the SSP
  4. A Political Comparison between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 EU Referenda Campaigns – expanded version of talk given to SSP National Council, 28.2.16
  5. Beyond the SSP and Solidarity – ‘Forgive and Forget’ or ‘Listen, Learn and Then Move On’?
  6. Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis 
  7. The RCN Platform and the SSP
  8. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  9. A Reply to James Turley’s ‘Who’s Afraid of George Galloway?’
  10. An Examination of the ‘No ‘Victory’
  11. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2
  12. The Case for Abstention in the AV referendum
  13. A Contribution to the Discussion Arising from the Glasgow North East by-election on SSP and Elections
  14. SSP Conference bulletin. March 2009
  15. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  16. The Need for Socialist Unity
  17. Well the Crisis of Capitalism Has Arrived – So What Do We Do Now?!– Allan Armstrong writes the Editorial for ‘Emancipation & Liberation’ issue 17
  18. The SSP Gives its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  19. Prospects for Socialism in Scotland – Allan Armstrong interviews Alan McCombes
  20. Socialists and the Republic
  21. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  22. The SSP Gives Its Support to the ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  23. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  24. A Critique and Exposure of Tommy Sheridan’s ‘Daily Record’ and ‘The SSP Has Reached the Crossroads’ Manifestoes
  25. Which Way Now? Allan Armstrong sees recent setbacks for the SSP as part of the wider international Left’s retreat in the face of an imperialist, ‘liberal’ counter-offensive
  26. The Left and the Euro-Elections – Allan Armstrong assesses the state of the left in Europe after the Euro-elections
  27. You Are the Weakest Link– The SSP Special Conference, the Left & the No to the Euro Campaign
  28. The Euro Referndum: the Case For an Active Boycott  – Allan Armstrong (RCN), mover of the active boycott motion assesses the SSP Special Conference
  29. Linking Republicanism With Socialism in Scotland Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis 
  30. Allan Armstrong Introduction to Crisis in the SSP
  31. A Political Comparison between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 EU Referenda Campaigns – expanded version of talk given to SSP National Council, 28.2.16
  32. Beyond the SSP and Solidarity – ‘Forgive and Forget’ or ‘Listen, Learn and Then Move On’?
  33. The RCN Platform and the SSP
  34. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  35. A Reply to James Turley’s ‘Who’s Afraid of George Galloway?’
  36. An Examination of the ‘No ‘Victory’
  37. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2
  38. The Case for Abstention in the AV referendum
  39. SSP Conference bulletin. March 2009
  40. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  41. The Need for Socialist Unity
  42. Well the Crisis of Capitalism Has Arrived – So What Do We Do Now?!– Allan Armstrong writes the Editorial for ‘Emancipation & Liberation’ issue 17
  43. The SSP Gives its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  44. Prospects for Socialism in Scotland – Allan Armstrong interviews Alan McCombes
  45. Socialists and the Republic
  46. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  47. The SSP Gives Its Support to the ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  48. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  49. A Critique and Exposure of Tommy Sheridan’s ‘Daily Record’ and ‘The SSP Has Reached the Crossroads’ Manifestoes
  50. Which Way Now? Allan Armstrong sees recent setbacks for the SSP as part of the wider international Left’s retreat in the face of an imperialist, ‘liberal’ counter-offensive
  51. The Left and the Euro-Elections – Allan Armstrong assesses the state of the Left in Europe after the Euro-elections
  52. You Are the Weakest Link– The SSP Special Conference, the Left & the No to the Euro Campaign
  53. The Euro Referendum: the Case For an Active Boycott  – Allan Armstrong (RCN), mover of the active boycott motion assesses the SSP Special Conference
  54. Linking Republicanism with Socialism in Scotland
  55. A Contribution to the Discussion Arising from the Glasgow North East by-election on SSP and Elections

IV. SCOTTISH REPUBLICAN FORUM

V. CAMPAIGN FOR A EUROPEAN SOCIALIST REPUBLICAN PARTY

  1. Report of the Meeting to set up the Campaign for a European Socialist Republican Party
  2. The Reality of the European Democratic Revolution
  3. European Democratic Revolution – A Statement from the Republican Socialist Alliance

VI. ANOTHER EUROPE IS POSSIBLE

  1. It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it
  2. Another Europe is Possible Conference, 10.12.18, London

VII. THE BRIT LEFT

  1. Competing Strategies in the Face of the Break-up of the UK and the Case for a Republican Socialist ‘Internationalism from Below’ Alliance
  2. Independent Socialists and the December 12th General Election – From Illusions in a Lexit Brexit to a Disillusioned Lexit from Brexit Politics
  3. It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it
  4. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  5. Another Europe is Possible Conference, 10.12.18, London
  6. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy
  7. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 2
  8. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 3
  9. An Open Letter to Lexiters
  10. ‘Just Say Naw’ to Galloway’s Sectarian British Unionism
  11. Labour and Socialist Left Unionism in the Scottish Independence Debate
  12. Scottish Self-Determination and the ‘Actually Existing’ Labour Movement
  13. The Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 3
  14. Getting over the Hee Bee GBs – An ‘Internationalism from Below’ Critique of the British Left

VII. THE GLOBAL COMMUNE

H. REPUBLICANISM

  1. Republicans address the ‘No to the Coup’ demos in Dundee and Edinburgh on August 31st, 2019 Mary MacGregor and Allan Armstrong
  2. Multi-million Pounds Housing Benefits Scam Exposed
  3. Republicanism and Democracy
  4. Secularism: Time to Separate Church and State
  5. The Case for the Break-up of the UK and ‘Internationalism from Below’ Perspective in Response to the British Unionist State
  6. Socialist Republicanism and the Diamond Jubilee
  7. Genuine Self-Determination Means Acting as Republicans Now
  8. Two royal weddings…. and a republican funeral for the UK
  9. New pamphlet, ‘Republicanism, socialism and democracy’ from the RCN
  10. Socialists and the Republic
  11. Linking Republicanism with Socialism in Scotland
  12. Republicans ‘Celebrate’ the Jubilee

I. REPUBLICAN COMMUNIST THEORY

  1. INTERNATIONALISM FROM BELOW – Reclaiming a hidden communist tradition to challenge the nation-state and capitalist empire -see 4 volumes below:-
  2. Volume 1 –  The historical development of nation-states and nationalism up to 1848
  3. Volume 2 – The world of nation states and nationalism between the Communist League and the early Second International (1845-1895) 
  4. Volume 3 –  Revolutionary Social Democracy, Nation-States and Nationalism in the Age of High Imperialism and the Second International (1889-1916)
  5. Volume 4. (Part 1) –  Communists, nations states and nationalism during the 1916-21 International Revolutionary Wave
  6. The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-liberalism to Right Populism
  7. From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness
  8. Peoples, Nationalities, Nations, Nation States, Nationalism and Nationalists
  9. Exploitation, Oppression and Alienation: Emancipation, Liberation and Self-Determination
  10. Before and After Nationalism – An Historical Perspective
  11. The October Revolution and the First Attempt to Set Up a Post-National World Order
  12. The UK State and Britishness
  13. The Making and the Breaking of the UK State
  14. The Communist Case For ‘Internationalism From Below’
  15. Allan Armstrong, Bob Goupillot and Iain Robertson Is Communism Possible?
  16. Allan Armstrong and Bob Goupillot – Why We Need a Truly Human and Democratic Communism
  17. Well the Crisis of Capitalism has arrived – So, what do we do now?

J. PARTY, PROGRAMME & CLASS; MOVEMENT, UNITED FRONT & AUTONOMOUS ORGANISATION

  1. Introduction to Crisis in the SSP
  2. RCN Comradely Conduct Policy
  3. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 3
  4. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 2
  5. The Scottish Left Project – Completing Scotland’s Democratic Revolution 
  6. The RCN and the Scottish Left Project
  7. Support the Struggle for Meaningful Self-Determination in a Scottish Democratic and Secular Republic
  8. The Scottish Left Project
  9. Emancipation & Liberation – RIC Special Bulletin, October 2014
  10. The Future of the Radical Independence Campaign
  11. RIC – A Republican movement in the making?
  12. Socialist Unity – The RCN Asks 10 Questions
  13. The Socialist Platform
  14. A Comment on Eric Chester’s The Perils of Unity 
  15. Introduction to Socialist Unity 
  16. Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis
  17. The Republican Communist Network (Scotland) – What We Stand For – From Theory to Practice
  18. The Crisis In The SWP:- The Failure of the Central Committee’s ‘Recruit, Recruit, Recruit’ Tactics
  19. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  20. Beyond the SSP and Solidarity ‘ Forgive and Forget’ or ‘Listen, Learn and then Move On
  21. The RCN Platform and the SSP

K. OUR HISTORY

  1. INTERNATIONALISM FROM BELOW – Reclaiming a hidden communist tradition to challenge the nation-state and capitalist empire -see 4 volumes below:-
  2. Volume 1 –  The historical development of nation-states and nationalism up to 1848
  3. Volume 2 – The world of nation states and nationalism between the Communist League and the early Second International (1845-1895) 
  4. Volume 3 –  Revolutionary Social Democracy, Nation-States and Nationalism in the Age of High Imperialism and the Second International (1889-1916)
  5. Volume 4. (Part 1) –  Communists, nations states and nationalism during the 1916-21 International Revolutionary Wave
  6. From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness
  7. The Ghost of James Connolly – Book Launch
  8. Beyond the Saltire and St. Andrew – Flying the Red Flag on John Maclean Day
  9. ‘Internationalism From Below’ – The challenge to the UK state and British Empire from 1879-95
  10. Three Reviews of Allan Armstrong’s ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ (With Replies)
  11. A Review of ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ by Tara O’sullivan
  12. A Review of ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ by Chris Gray
  13.  Oor Wullie? – William Wallace and Socialists Today
  14. Beyond Broadswords and Bayonets – Challenging left nationalism and left unionism in the SSP
  15. A Review by Bob Goupillot
  16. The Debate Continues – The Jacobites Strike Back: two contributions to the debate on the Scottish revolution: Dave Douglass (NUM, South Yorks.) and Donald Anderson (SRSM platform in the SSP) defend Jacobitism.
  17. ‘Unionism’, Progress And The Socialist Tradition In Scottish History – Neil Davison Replies to Allan Armstrong
  18. Who Were the Galloway Levellers?– Alistair Livingston
  19. St. Andrews Day or John Maclean Day?

L. CULTURE

  1. Introduction to An Irish Language Act is for Everyone
  2. Introduction to Cultural Capitulation and Cultural Resistance in Ireland
  3. Freedom Come All Ye
  4. 16th Radical Book Fair, 24-28 October, 2012, Edinburgh and Unstated – Writers on Scottish Independence
  5. Alienation and Self-Determination sections of Exploitation, Oppression and Alienation: Emancipation, Liberation and Self-Determination

M. ARTICLES FROM OTHER BOOKS

N. REVIEWS

  1. Peat and Diesel at the Barrowlands
  2. Allan Armstrong Reviews ‘The Red and the Green’ by Gerard Cairns
  3. Still Talking About John Maclean
  4. Before and After the ‘Return of the Brute’ – review of Liam O’Flaherty’ s ‘Return of the Brute’
  5. The Centenary of the Irish Rebellion Of 1916
  6. Scotland and the Easter Rising ‘To Shake the Union: the 1916 Rising, Scotland and the World Today’
  7. Fascist UK, Britannia and the Far Right – Review of Gavin Bowd’s Fascist Scotland
  8. ‘The Story Of Sandy Bells: Edinburgh’s World Famous Bar’ – A Review A Review of Gillian Ferguson’s ‘The Story of Sandy Bells’
  9. Freedom Come All Ye – Debates and Struggles Over the Wider Meaning of Self-Determination
  10. Even the Rain – Review of the film ‘Even the Rain’ written by Paul Laverty
  11. Red, Orange and Blue– Allan Armstrong Gives His Personal Reflections on the Provisional IRA – From Insurrection to Parliament, by Tommy McKearney, with an introduction by Paul Stewart
  12. Battlefield Band ‘Road Of Tears’ and Manu Chou ‘La Radiolina’– Allan Armstrong reviews two albums, which address the world of migrant workers – Dispossession And Discrimination, Longing And Hope, Oppression and Resistance.
  13. Nationalism and Republicanism– Review of Two Worlds Collide – Power, Plunder and Resistance in a Divided Planet by Alan McCombes
  14. Review of Helen Macfarlane, A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in mid-nineteenth century England by David Black

O. INTERVIEWS

  1. The Legacy of James Connolly– Allan Armstrong interviews Jim Slaven of the James Connolly Society
  2. Edinburgh People’s Festival; Inspirational and Educational – Allan Armstrong interviews Colin Fox about his vision and mission of the Edinburgh People’s Festival
  3. Prospects for Socialists in Scotland – Allan Armstrong interviews Alan McCombes, a key influence on the theoretical direction of the SSP and a member of the SSP national executive. 
  4. The Republic of the Imagination– Allan Armstrong interviews the literary critic and poet John Manson about his life and works
  5. Lyrical Delicacy and Political Toughness – Allan Armstrong interviews socialist activist and poet, Jim Aitken, about his life, politics and works.

P. OBITUARIES

  1. Intro to Kevin Keating
  2. Brian Higgins – 1941-2019
  3. Intro to Paddy Bort – 1954-2017
  4. Turlough MacDaid – 1930-2012
  5. Intro to Charlie Rees
  6. Intro to Deidre McCartan, 1944-2009
  7. Intro to Hamish Henderson (OBE declined) 1919-2002