Scottish elections: will Alba shake things up?
Chris Bambery explains how the new Alba party has caused a stir in the upcoming election, but why the independence movement needs a grassroots campaign
Scottish independence at a crossroads: where has Alba come from?
Dissatisfaction with the SNP’s lack of strategy and turn to neoliberalism is being expressed in the new pro-independence Alba party, argues Chris Bambery
Scottish Labour lurches to the right
The promise of radical transformation in Scotland will not come from inside Scottish Labour, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica.
The SNP bust-up: what does it mean for Scottish independence?
Scottish politics is at a turning point, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica
Independence requires democratic control
As support for Scottish independence continues to surge, supporters need to be honest about the weaknesses of the official argument and demand democratic control, argues Jonathon Shafi
Scottish independence and class politics
In the context of polling showing historic levels of support for independence, Jonathon Shafi looks at the class politics driving the surge, and the consequences
Scotland: it's time to break from a broken UK
The SNP's overwhelming victory in the election demonstrates the appeal for an independence referendum, but this will have to be won on the streets, argues Chris Bambery
The impact of the manifesto: canvassing for Labour in Glasgow North
Labour’s radical policies are visibly popular on the doorstep, reports Vladimir Unkovski-Korica
Civil liberties in Spain? The clampdown against the Catalan independence movement
The sentences handed out to the Catalan leaders shows the lengths the Spanish state will go to to maintain its control of Catalonia, argues Chris Bambery
Sails and Winds: A Cultural History of Valencia - book review
Michael Eaude’s history of Valencia reveals much about the Spanish state’s hard line against aspirations for independence or simply greater autonomy, argues Chris Bambery
Not One Step Back: Catalonia rises in protest as 5 ex-ministers imprisoned
Escalating repression by the Spanish state has sparked huge anger and an appetite for militant action, reports Mathew Barton from Tarragona
What's happening in Catalonia is an assault on democracy
As the wave of repression from the Spanish state continues, Catalonia needs our solidarity now more than ever, argues Chris Bambery
The SNP, Russia and the turn to the establishment
Sturgeon's rhetoric goes against the spirit of the Scottish independence movement. The left must unite against the state, argues David Jamieson
Catalan independence forces win majority
Pro-independence parties in Catalonia have won the majority of seats in yesterday's election. Jack Sherwood explains what this means and what the movement should now be doing.
“Building a Republic from the bottom up”: A view from the Catalan left - interview with Quim Arrufat
Covering the independence struggle in Catalonia from the ground, Jack Sherwood interviewed a leading figure of what looks to be the fifth party at Thursday’s elections, the anticapitalist CUP
Catalonia, Scotland and the National Question
Chris Bambery looks at the questions of sovereignty and self-determination
Catalonia: a reading list
As the Catalan crisis grows, Chris Bambery provides a comprehensive reading list to understand more about it's history
We are the Republic: Catalans back on the streets for freedom
As the Catalan government stand immobilised and imprisoned, the base of the movement has taken the lead with a “week of struggle” and general strike ahead, reports Jack Woodvale
A simple question: Catalonia wants independence from Spain
We must understand the relationship of Catalonia to Spain if we want to comprehend its desire for independence
Ten arguments around Catalan independence
As the crisis in Catalonia escalates, Chris Bambery takes on some of the arguments being made against Catalan independence.
Catalan independence: made in the streets
The victory for the Catalan people in declaring themselves an independent republic has come from working class organisation in the streets argues Jack Sherwood
Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia
On Friday 27th October the Catalonian parliament declared independence from the Spanish state, following the referendum on October 1st. Our response
The mass movement can create an independent Catalonia and must be supported across Europe, argues Chris Bambery
Catalonia: a new state is being born
With a new Catalan state emerging, people across Europe can start talking about what sort of Europe we want
Scottish independence: three years on from the vote
Class and the question of Scottish independence are inextricably linked, argues Chris Bambery
The election result: What happened in Scotland?
A look at the difference in this election on either side of the border, from Chris Bambery
A vote for Labour in Scotland is a vote against independence
The biggest problem with Scottish Labour is its desperate championing of the union, writes Chris Bambery
Catalonia must have the right to self-determination
What's going on in Catalonia? Chris Bambery investigates
Is Britain breaking up? - video
With Scottish independence looking more likely, and murmurings in Northern Ireland too, Tom Griffiths looks at the prospects for Britain breaking up
The fight is on: campaigning for an independent Scotland starts now
What now in the campaign for Scottish independence?
Double or quits: Scottish independence on the march
Once again a challenge to the union can provide space for proper oppositional forces to develop, argues Brian Heron
Scottish independence: do not let the SNP squander this new opportunity
Following Nicola Sturgeon's announcement, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica makes the case for a socialist, internationalist Scotland independent from Westminster and Brussels
Scotland's 'Democratic Revolution'
David Jamieson looks at how mass disaffection with austerity led to the SNP's landslide and the prospect of a radical left electoral challenge
Not much peace, plenty of ill will, a good seasonal read needed please
Mark Perryman of
offers his top ten books to buy to make somebody’s Christmas
Radical Independence: a mass, united left is possible
'On a different level to anything else organised by the left in Britain' - Alex Snowdon reports from the Radical Independence Campaign conference in Glasgow
Radical Independence Conference: another Scotland is coming
Thousands attended today's Radical Independence Campaign conference and launched a 'People's Vow' for Scotland
RIC: Scotland's political awakening continues
The enthusiasm for Saturday’s Radical Independence Campaign event reflects the deep and profound political awakening that has taken place thanks to the referendum process says Jonathon Shafi