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79 Group News, December 1981

 

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Publication from the 79 Group, December 1981

'for a Scottish Socialist Republic'

The 79 Group was an internal faction within the Scottish National Party (SNP), named after the fact that it was formed in 1979. The group sought to persuade the SNP to take an active left-wing stance, arguing that it would win more support, and were highly critical of the established SNP leaders. Although it had a tiny membership, the group caused sufficient disquiet that they were expelled from the SNP in 1982, although its members were subsequently readmitted and many attained senior positions in the Scottish Government after 2007; First Minister Alex Salmond was a leading member of the group.

 

Source Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/79_Group

 

Additional information - The main articles in this issue centered around Civil Disobedience - Calton Hill, Keep To The Left - Jim Sillars, Bathgate Must Fight, Protest and Survive, Scottish Peace March 1982, Mullwharchar (This was a campaign that the lawyer Willie MacRae was involved in before his mysterious death in April 1985), Group Report, Trident Campaign, Sale of the century.

 

This publication gives an nice early insight into the Scottish political climate of the time and how we at the SRSM are where we are at now. We have made this publication available in PDF format so it can be read. Please note you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read it.

 

 

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79 Group News, February 1982

 

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Publication from the 79 Group, February 1982

 

'for a Scottish Socialist Republic'

 

Additional information - The main articles in this edition was the Hillhead Campaign, Highland Clearances 1982, Leyland Struggle, Nalgo Nats, Apocalypse When?, George Galloway. This was a Republican Socialist Group.

 

This publication gives an nice early insight into the Scottish political climate of the time and how we at the SRSM are where we are at now. We have made this publication available in PDF format so it can be read. Please note you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read it.

 

 

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79 Group News, April 1982

 

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Publication from the 79 Group, April 1982

 

'for a Scottish Socialist Republic'

 

Additional information - Articles in this edition started with the Editorial, Assembly Campaign, Hillhead Campaign, The Plessey Example, The Leyland Lesson, Tebbit's Law, 'Procedural Difficulties' The Not So Gran Committee, Group Report, Civil Disobedience, Regional Elections.

 

This publication gives an nice early insight into the Scottish political climate of the time and how we at the SRSM are where we are at now. We have made this publication available in PDF format so it can be read. Please note you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read it.

 

 

 

Click here to read 1-4 , 5-8

79 Group News, August 1982

 

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Publication from the 79 Group, August 1982

 

'for a Scottish Socialist Republic'

 

Additional information - On the front cover had the headline SCOTTISH RESISTANCE OR SCOTTISH REACTION ? Other articles started with and Editorial, "If She Wins What Is To Be Done ?" relating to if Thatcher won the next election, Ten Years Before The Mast, Coatbridge & Airdrie - The Ghost Of Ayr, Ayr Revisted, Radicalism Without Ideology ?, Scottish Peace March 1982, Next Stop Europe, Commitment and Credibility, Help Us To Win A Fair Wage- National Health Staff Need Your Support, Hard Luck Hard Rock, Practical OPtions For The Group, Fight Tebbit's Law.

 

This publication gives an nice early insight into the Scottish political climate of the time and how we at the SRSM are where we are at now. We have made this publication available in PDF format so it can be read. Please note you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read it.

 

 

Click here to read 1-4 , 5-8 , 9-12