The independence debate has created a 'New Scotland'. Weighing up in turn the implications of a Yes and a No vote, Ben Wray argues that a new left party is essential if campaigns for democratic renewal and social justice are to have a fighting chance.
As the independence debate catalyses a powerful re-emergence of class politics, Cat Boyd criticises those united-in-pessimism among trade unionists and the Labour left. Breaking with Britain is no panacea - but it will provide an opportunity for working class people to reshape Scotland.
Following George Robertson's hawkish intervention, Jonathon Shafi examines the contrasting foreign policy objectives of the Yes Scotland and Better Together campaigns. In this high stakes debate, Shafi argues that Scotland has the chance to institutionalise the values of the anti-war and peace movements past and present, free from the shackles of British empire.
As against approaches which dichotomise reform and revolution, Ben Wray argues that left parties should develop a strategy of 'revolutionary reforms' which promotes concrete gains within capitalism whilst emboldening further movement against it.
Leeds United fan Seán Duffy looks at the recent travails of his club against the backdrop of the financial precariousness of modern football
Following recent revelations surrounding GCHQ and NSA dragnet surveillance, Alistair Davidson discusses in a fascinating podcast how iScotland could chart a different trajectory, leading the way in digital governance
Cat Boyd, speaking at the the Lanarkshire Forum for Independence meeting on 31 March, emphasised the economic, social and political failures of the union and the potential for the independence debate to move beyond the SNP/Labour binary and open up the possibility for real change.
Chris Bambery examines the challenges posed and opportunites presented by contemporary workplace organising
On the anniversary of Thatcher's death and thirty years after the miners' strike of 1984, Cumnock miner Gordon Cossar relates his experience of the pits, the pickets and the battle of Orgreave
A chance to see the excellent independence debate hosted by Glasgow Skeptics in the Mitchell Theatre on 24 March. Among the speakers is Jonathon Shafi of the Radical Independence Campaign.