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, or the Emancipation & Liberation Editorial Board or the Radical Independence Campaign – Edinburgh.

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A. RIGHT POPULISM, REACTIONARY UNIONISM AND BREXIT

  1. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2019/10/22/the-contradictions-underlying-brexit-and-scottish-independence/
  2. Brexit and the Rise of Right National Populism Following the 2016 Euro-Referendum
  3. The Continuing Brexit Crisis
  4.  From Blatcherism to Maybynism
  5. Corbyn, Labour and the Tories’ Immigration Bill – A dialogue
  6. Another Europe Is Possible Conference, 10.12.18, London
  7. The Brexit Ratification Referendum
  8. Report of Another Europe Is Possible Conference, London, 10.12.19
  9. The Crisis of Democracy – A Ratification Referendum drafted by Steve Freeman, agreed by Allan Armstrong
  10. The Introduction to ‘White Christian Europe’ – 60,000 Far Right Supporters March in Warsaw
  11. All Hail the Catalan Republic
  12. Allan Armstrong’s response to Steve Freeman’s Brexit Counter-Revolution
  13. Trump Says, “Scotland Just Went Through Hell”
  14. Which Way Now – ‘Brexit’ or ‘Ex-Brit’?
  15. From Farage’s Brexit to Trump’s “Brexit Plus, Plus, Plus”, and on to ‘Madame Frexit’?
  16. Report of the Meeting to set up the Campaign for a European Socialist Republican Party
  17. The Reality of the European Democratic Revolution
  18. June 24th – The FUKers’ Black Friday or Red Friday for a European Democratic Revolution?
  19. An Open Letter to Lexiters
  20. European Democratic Revolution: A Statement from the Republican Socialist Alliance
  21. A Political Comparison Between the 2012-14 Scottish Independence and the 2016 EU Referenda Campaigns
  22. Debate on the EU Referendum
  23. Introduction to The Impact of Reactionary Unionism on UK Politics
  24. The EU Referendum – The Debate in RIC
  25. Better Together, UKIP, The Orange Order and the UK State – What they have in common
  26. 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. Edinburgh October 6th, 2018 – A Rallying Call for the Left
  2. The Scottish Independence Convention Mark 2 – Another Cover for the SNP Leadership?
  3. The Left in the UK, the 2015 General Election Campaign and the Wider Impact Of Scotland’s ‘Democratic Revolution’
  4. Rolling Back Scotland’s ‘Democratic Revolution’
  5. After the September 18th Referendum Vote – A Socialist Republican Response
  6. Better Together, UKIP, The Orange Order and the UK State – What they have in common
  7. Up to and Beyond The September 18th Independence Referendum – A Socialist Republican Perspective
  8. 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
  9. After Grangemouth – What Now for the Left in Scotland?
  10. Behind the Unionists’ ‘Project Fear’, the UK State Mask Slips
  11. The Case for a Break-Up of the UK and ‘Internationalism from Below’ in response to the British Unionist State
  12. The ‘Independence-Lite’ Referendum and a Tale of Two Campaigns
  13. What Do The May 5th Local Election Results Mean in Scotland?
  14. After May 5th – A Looming Constitutional Crisis?
  15. Can the SNP deliver independence?
  16. ‘Celtic Tigers’ and ‘Celtic Lions’- Both Pussycats for Big Business
  17. The SNP’s ‘National Conversation’ Prepares the Ground for Reform of the Union

D. THE UK STATE – DEFENDERS AND CHALLENGERS

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

E. THE RADICAL INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN

  1. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2019/10/22/the-contradictions-underlying-brexit-and-scottish-independence/
  2. Republicans address the ‘No to the Coup’ demos in Dundee and Edinburgh on August 31st, 2019 Mary MacGregor and Allan Armstrong
  3. The Continuing Brexit Crisis
  4. All Under One Banner Demo, October 6th, Edinburgh
  5. Edinburgh October 6th – A Rallying Call for the Left
  6. The Crisis of Democracy – A Ratification Referendum drafted by Steve Freeman, agreed by Allan Armstrong
  7. RIC – Edinburgh Statement on the June 8th 2017 General Election
  8. 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
  9. Introduction to Support the Struggle for Meaningful Self-Determination in a Scottish Democratic and Secular Republic
  10. RCN bulletin for the 4th Radical Independence Campaign Conference
  11. The EU Referendum – The Debate in RIC
  12. The Story of Edinburgh RIC
  13. The Future of the Radical Independence Campaign
  14. Emancipation & Liberation – RIC Special Bulletin, October, 2014
  15. Emancipation & Liberation, RIC Special Bulletin, September, 2014
  16. RIC – A Scottish republican movement in the making?
  17. Message From Edinburgh RIC to the ‘Go For It Scotland’ Rally in Cardiff in September 13th
  18. Introduction to Wales and Scottish Independence
  19. Why We Have the Radical Independence Campaign in To Scotland With Love: A Report from the ‘London Says Yes’ Rally on September 6th
  20. Introduction to Solidarity with Scotland Speaking Tour – Reports from England
  21. Emancipation & Liberation RIC Special Bulletin, May 2014
  22. Introduction to Solidarity with ‘Internationalism from Below’ in action after the Left Unity Conference and the Radical Independence Campaign, 29.3.14
  23. Emancipation & Liberation RIC Special Bulletin, March 2014
  24. Let’s All End Our Abusive Relationship with the UK State
  25. Introduction to 2nd Radical Independence Conference – ‘After the UK: The Future of 4 Nations’
  26. Editorial for Emancipation & Liberation, no 22 – RIC – a year of campaigning and growth
  27. Secularism: Time to Separate Church and State
  28. Scottish Self-Determination: For A Wannabe Scottish Ruling Class or for Scotland’s People?
  29. Republic Day Speech
  30. Radisson Blu or Post-Radisson Red?
  31. Editorial for Emancipation & Liberation no.21
  32. Scottish Independence and the Wilting of Social Democracy on A Debate on the Way Forward for the Radical Independence Conference
  33. Genuine Self-Determination Means Acting As Republicans Now
  34. 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. Report of the Republican Socialist Alliance Meeting in Wakefield, 23.7.16
  2. European Democratic Revolution – A Statement from the Republican Socialist Alliance
  3. Republican Socialist Alliance
  4. 2nd Republican Socialist Convention, London, February 13th, 2010
  5. Republican Socialist Convention Debate 
  6. Cooperating In The International Struggle Against Imperialism And For Socialist Republicanism– A Response to Scot Maccreamhin’s ‘Can Scottish Socialists and Irish Republicans Work Together?

 G. DEBATING WITH SOCIALISTS

I. REPUBLICAN COMMUNIST NETWORK

  1. The RCN and the Scottish Left Project 
  2. A Reply to Eric Chester’s The Perils of Unity 
  3. Scottish Left Project
  4. Introduction to Socialist Unity
  5. Introduction and Red Flag article in Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis
  6. The RCN and the Campaign for Scottish Self-Determination 
  7. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate 
  8. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2 
  9. The Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 3 Introduction to Socialist Unity

II. THE NON-BRITISH LEFT

  1. The Contradictions Underlying Brexit and Scottish Independence http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2019/10/22/the-contradictions-underlying-brexit-and-scottish-independence/
  2. The RCN and the Scottish Left Project
  3. The Scottish Left Project
  4. ‘Britain Must Break’ To Defend ‘Real Labour’ or ‘The Break-Up Of The UK’ To Advance Republican Socialism?
  5. Allan Armstrong (RCN) Replies to David Jamieson – Part 1
  6. Allan Armstrong (RCN) Replies to David Jamieson – Part 2
  7. David Jamieson of the ISG Replies to Allan Armstrong
  8. Riding Two Horses At Once – The SWP and Scottish Independence

III. THE SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY

  1. Introduction to Crisis in the SSP
  2. 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
  3. Beyond the SSP and Solidarity – ‘Forgive and Forget’ or ‘Listen, Learn and Then Move On’?
  4. Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis 
  5. The RCN Platform and the SSP
  6. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  7. A Reply to James Turley’s ‘Who’s Afraid of George Galloway?’
  8. An Examination of the ‘No ‘Victory’
  9. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2
  10. The Case for Abstention in the AV referendum
  11. A Contribution to the Discussion Arising from the Glasgow North East by-election on SSP and Elections
  12. SSP Conference bulletin. March 2009
  13. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  14. The Need for Socialist Unity
  15. Well the Crisis of Capitalism Has Arrived – So What Do We Do Now?!– Allan Armstrong writes the Editorial for ‘Emancipation & Liberation’ issue 17
  16. The SSP Gives its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  17. Prospects for Socialism in Scotland – Allan Armstrong interviews Alan McCombes
  18. Socialists and the Republic
  19. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  20. The SSP Gives Its Support to the ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  21. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  22. A Critique and Exposure of Tommy Sheridan’s ‘Daily Record’ and ‘The SSP Has Reached the Crossroads’ Manifestoes
  23. 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
  24. The Left and the Euro-Elections – Allan Armstrong assesses the state of the left in Europe after the Euro-elections
  25. You Are the Weakest Link– The SSP Special Conference, the Left & the No to the Euro Campaign
  26. The Euro Referndum: the Case For an Active Boycott  – Allan Armstrong (RCN), mover of the active boycott motion assesses the SSP Special Conference
  27. Linking Republicanism With Socialism in Scotland Uniting the Left in Scotland on a Principled Basis 
  28. Allan Armstrong Introduction to Crisis in the SSP
  29. 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
  30. Beyond the SSP and Solidarity – ‘Forgive and Forget’ or ‘Listen, Learn and Then Move On’?
  31. The RCN Platform and the SSP
  32. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  33. A Reply to James Turley’s ‘Who’s Afraid of George Galloway?’
  34. An Examination of the ‘No ‘Victory’
  35. Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 2
  36. The Case for Abstention in the AV referendum
  37. SSP Conference bulletin. March 2009
  38. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  39. The Need for Socialist Unity
  40. Well the Crisis of Capitalism Has Arrived – So What Do We Do Now?!– Allan Armstrong writes the Editorial for ‘Emancipation & Liberation’ issue 17
  41. The SSP Gives its Support To The ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  42. Prospects for Socialism in Scotland – Allan Armstrong interviews Alan McCombes
  43. Socialists and the Republic
  44. The RCN calls for Socialist/Communist Regroupment in Scotland
  45. The SSP Gives Its Support to the ‘No One Is Illegal’ Campaign
  46. The Sheridan Perjury Trial
  47. A Critique and Exposure of Tommy Sheridan’s ‘Daily Record’ and ‘The SSP Has Reached the Crossroads’ Manifestoes
  48. 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
  49. The Left and the Euro-Elections – Allan Armstrong assesses the state of the Left in Europe after the Euro-elections
  50. You Are the Weakest Link– The SSP Special Conference, the Left & the No to the Euro Campaign
  51. The Euro Referendum: the Case For an Active Boycott  – Allan Armstrong (RCN), mover of the active boycott motion assesses the SSP Special Conference
  52. Linking Republicanism With Socialism in Scotland
  53. 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. It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it – part 10
  2. Another Europe is Possible Conference, 10.12.18, London
  3. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy
  4. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 2
  5. A Critique of Jeremy Corbyn and British Left Social Democracy, Part 3
  6. An Open Letter to Lexiters
  7. ‘Just Say Naw’ to Galloway’s Sectarian British Unionism
  8. Labour and Socialist Left Unionism in the Scottish Independence Debate
  9. Scottish Self-Determination and the ‘Actually Existing’ Labour Movement
  10. The Scottish Independence Referendum Debate, Part 3
  11. 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. Peoples, Nationalities, Nations, Nation States, Nationalism and Nationalists
  2. Exploitation, Oppression and Alienation: Emancipation, Liberation and Self-Determination
  3. Before and After Nationalism – An Historical Perspective
  4. The October Revolution and the First Attempt to Set Up a Post-National World Order
  5. The UK State and Britishness
  6. The Making and the Breaking of the UK State
  7. The Communist Case For ‘Internationalism From Below’
  8. Allan Armstrong, Bob Goupillot and Iain Robertson Is Communism Possible?
  9. Allan Armstrong and Bob Goupillot – Why We Need a Truly Human and Democratic Communism
  10. 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. The Ghost of James Connolly – Book Launch
  2. Beyond the Saltire and St. Andrew – Flying the Red Flag on John Maclean Day
  3. ‘Internationalism From Below’ – The challenge to the UK state and British Empire from 1879-95
  4. Three Reviews of Allan Armstrong’s ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ (With Replies)
  5. A Review of ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ by Tara O’sullivan
  6. A Review of ‘From Davitt to Connolly’ by Chris Gray
  7.  Oor Wullie? – William Wallace and Socialists Today
  8. Beyond Broadswords and Bayonets – Challenging left nationalism and left unionism in the SSP
  9. A Review by Bob Goupillot
  10. 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.
  11. ‘Unionism’, Progress And The Socialist Tradition In Scottish History – Neil Davison Replies to Allan Armstrong
  12. Who Were the Galloway Levellers?– Alistair Livingston
  13. 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. Allan Armstrong Reviews ‘The Red and the Green’ by Gerard Cairns
  2. Still Talking About John Maclean
  3. Before and After the ‘Return of the Brute’
  4. The Centenary of the Irish Rebellion Of 1916
  5. To Shake the Union: the 1916 Rising, Scotland and the World Today on Scotland and the Easter Rising
  6. Fascist UK, Britannia and the Far Right– Review of Gavin Bowd’s ‘Fascist Scotland’
  7. ‘The Story Of Sandy Bells: Edinburgh’s World Famous Bar’ – A Review
  8. Freedom Come All Ye – Debates and Struggles Over the Wider Meaning of Self-Determination
  9. Even the Rain
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Nationalism and Republicanism– Allan Armstrong reviews ‘Two Worlds Collide – Power, Plunder and Resistance in a Divided Planet’ by Alan McCombes

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. Brian Higgins – 1941-2019
  2. Paddy Bort – 1954-2017
  3. Turlough MacDaid – 1930-2012
  4. Hamish Henderson (OBE declined) 1919-2002