Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Wyndford Primary School Re-Occupation

Parents re-occupied Wyndford Primary School (Maryhill, Glasgow) on Friday after its official closure.

Water has now been cut off, and the occupants are in need of supplies, so anybody in the area is encouraged to take anything they can to the occupants.

More details on the occupation can be found here

And more news will follow in the near future...

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Crunch Time for Trident - Sing Out For Peace - 20th June

'Join with us (CND) to march and sing for peace and against the Government's plan to spend billions of pounds on nuclear weapons.

Saturday, 20 June 2009, 11:00am - 2:00pm

11 am Assemble George Square Glasgow
11.30 am March Off from city centre to Kelvingrove Park

12.30 pm Sing Out for Peace, Kelvingrove Park

Compere Dave Anderson. Choirs including Protest in Harmony and Euradyce.

Organised by Scotland's for Peace'

Quoting Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Scottish Socialist Party to Stand Candidate in Glasgow North East by-election

'A well-attended meeting of Scottish Socialist Party members last night voted to stand a candidate in the forthcoming Glasgow North East Westminster by-election, triggered by the resignation of Michael Martin.

The Scottish Socialist Party has consistently fought elections since our formation nearly 11 years ago. We are determined to give the people of Glasgow North East a socialist alternative to all the parties of greed and profiteering.

With daily bulletins on the stench of greed and corruption rising from Westminster, we will stand a socialist candidate pledged to remain on a skilled worker’s wage, nothing more, to stay in touch with working class people who suffer some of the worst levels of poverty in Europe.

With New Labour and the Tories competing in an obscene auction of job losses, pay cuts and the slaughter of public services, the SSP will demand a 10 per cent wealth tax on the millionaires to help fund jobs and services.

We will demand the Scottish government stand up for Scotland, mobilise the Scottish people and defy £500m of Westminster public sector cuts, instead of playing pass-the-blame at the expense of workers’ jobs and community services.

With Glasgow Labour council ripping the hearts out of several local communities through closure of schools and nurseries, and the SNP government standing silent in the shadows whilst class sizes increase and education worsens, the SSP will demand class sizes of 20 or less for all age-groups, and investment in local community schools, as part of our vision of an independent socialist Scotland that puts kids before cash, people before profit.

By Richie Venton - 17th June 2009'

Quoting www.scottishsocialistparty.org

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Fife and Dundee European Election Results

Fife: -

Electorate: 278,380
Turnout: 28.6%
Valid Votes: 79,239
Rejected papers: 322

Votes for SSP: 587

Dundee: -

Turnout: 26.9%

Votes for SSP: 372

Monday, 8 June 2009

European Election Results

The Scottish Socialist Party gained 10,404 votes in the recent European Elections (0.9% of all votes), although a drop of 4.3% since the last European Elections in 2004, it was still a large success with parties such as the NPA (the New Anti-Capitalist Party whom the SSP is linked with) gaining 4.9% of French Votes.

Thanks to all those who voted.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Recent News

(Sorry for Lack of Posting - Internet has been 'Down')

Taycoast SSP members have been highly active these past few weeks in preparation for the European Elections (last Thusday) with stalls having been held in Perth, Cupar and St Andrews. As well as the extensive leafletting of St Andrews before and during election day.

Results for the European Elections are out tomorrow, thanks for everyone's support for the Make Greed History Campaign.