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Scottish Vanguard Vol.1 No.1, 1967

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.1 No.1, 1967

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

The Workers Party of Scotland, also known as the Workers Party of Scotland (Marxist-Leninist) was a small Marxist-Leninistpolitical party based in Scotland. It was founded in 1967 and campaigned for Scottish independence. Many of its founder members had previously belonged to the Committee to Defeat Revisionism, for Communist Unity. The party published the Scottish Vanguard until at least 1980. Another publication that was published was Red Clydesider.

 

The party stood in a few by-elections before Matt Lygate and three other party members were convicted in 1972 of armed robbery of the Royal Bank of Scotland to raise party funds. The four individuals received the longest jail sentences in Scottish history for non-violent crimes. They were originally to be convicted of treason, the first case since John Maclean, but the case was later dropped to bank robbery so as to not make political prisoners. Despite only being convicted of two bank robberies, Lygate received a sentence of 27 years, most of which he served in class A along with the biggest murderers and gangsters in Scotland. On his release after 18 years, he sought to continue the work he was jailed for and along with others in the movement like Linda Lygate, started the anti-poll tax movement, beginning in Maryhill and spreading out all over Scotland.

 

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Additional information - This copy of Scottish Vanguard was the first issue produced in 1967 which we have found in our archives and is a well produced magazine. Articles in this edition include Unemployment, Rotten Housing, Emigration, Falling Population , The Workers verus the Company Directors , Wealth Accumulates. The Poor Become Poorer , A Workers' State verus The Capalist State , Democracy is Self-Rule by the Workers , The Common-Exploiters-Market , Harold, Alex and Ted , John Maclean , The Scottish Vanguard - The Albanian Party Of Labour , Check American Cultural Aggression , Poems , Norman Bethune , International News & Comment , The Workers' Party of Scotland - Its Aim.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.1 No.2, 1967

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.1 No.2, 1967

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition quoted Robert Burns on the front cover, other articles included Economism , Scotland--Self Governing:Socialist:Republican , Victorious Vietnam , From Feudalism to Nuclear Power , William Wallace , WPS Manifesto , Chan Ann Saor A Mhain Ach Gaidhlig (Not Only Free But Gaelic) , Palaces For Profiteers - Hovels For Workers , China Pushes Production Forward In The Cultural Revolution.

 

This publication gives a 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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.1, 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.1, 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - Main articles in this edition were The Struggle Between 'Two Roads' In Scotland , Democratic Centralism , Staffing In Scottish Schools In 1968 , Our Scottish Bus Drivers And Conductors , A Gaelic Reader's View: Ar Canain Dhuthchasach (Our National Language) , Where Have Scotland's M.P.'s Gone ? , The Proletarian Revolution , John MacLean 44th Anniversary/Commemoration , and there’s a news round up of other topical issues relating to Scotland.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.2, 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.2, 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

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.

 

Additional information - Front cover on this edition carried the headline Pessimism Westminster Lab Tory Lib Coalition Fascism Versus Glorious Self Confidence Of Workers' Power ! Other articles were Albanian Agriculture , Edinburgh-Napalm Bombs-Vietnam-Dow Chemical Coy. U.S.A. , England Too Is A Nation - Has This Been Forgotten ? , A Gaelic Reader's View , Splendid Battle Achievements Of The South Vietnamese Armed Forces And People , Current Topics.

 

 

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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.4+5 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.4+5 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition's front cover was May Day 1968 , theres also an article on James Connolly Revolutionary , The John MacLean Society - Inaugurated Sunday March 31st 1968 , Racialism and the Scottish People , Mao Tse-Tung Condems Racial Discrimination , The Language Question , Destroy The Old To Build The New , and theres a round up with the speakers at the John MacLean meeting including Hugh MacDiarmid George Leslie Harry McShane John Mitchell Thurso Berwick Ann MacRae and more.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.6, 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.6, 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This journal from June 1968 main articles were Ballot Box Triumphs Of The Scottish Nationalists and the Cantrips Of Some Councillors , Thomas Muir Of Huntershill , The Working Party Of England , The Clydesiders , The Great Betrayal , The Common Market , A Revolutionary Situation Prevails , Independence , Student Grants and Topics of Today.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.7, 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.7, 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This journal from July 1968 carried the headlines Hugh MacDiarmid on The Conspiracy of Silence and The S.N.P. The Glasgow Herald and The Great Controversy. Other articles included The Last Fight Let Us Face (Poem) , Inevitability and Human Will , Winnie, Lizzie & Spouses In The Park , Wilson the Wizard , James Connolly - Centenary Year , Thomas Muir & The Scottish Martyrs , Degradation of 'Culture@ In The U.S.A. , Our Bus & Rail Workers - When Will They Ever...?

 

This publication gives a 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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.2 No.8+9, 1968

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.2 No.8+9, 1968

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This journal from Aug/Sep 1968 had on the front cover a sketch of Thomas Muir and the headline Frozen Wages But Soaring Profits , Czechoslovakia , The Scroungers Parade. Other articles within this edition were Action For Vietnam , The Voice of the People, Thomas Muir of Huntershill and the Scottish Martyrs , Impressions of Rumania and Hungary , Commemoration - 1820 , Patriotism, Nationalism, Internationalism, Revolution. Questions answered by Matt Lygate , Industrial Disputes & Negotiations in Scotland.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.3 No.6, 1969

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.3 No.6, 1969

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This official organ of, from 1969, had on it's front cover sketches of Harold Wilson and Barbara Castle verus The Worker along with the headlines This Is Treason, An Invitation To Dr. McIntyre , Barbara's Strife In Leith. Orther articles within this edition are Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam , The Ninth Congress of the Communist Party of China , The Role of a Vanguard Party of Revolutionary Workers , W.P.S Information , Robert Burns - Why Should We Idly Waste Our Prime and a letter from John MacLean to the Glasgow Herald.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.4 No.3, 1970

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.4 No.3, 1970

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This organ had on it's front cover a quote from Lenin Private Property Is Robbery, And A State Based On Private Property Is A State Of Beasts Of Prey, Who Go To War For The Division Of Spoils. Other articles within this edition include Facts Not Given In The Capitalist Press, A Small Nation - A Stupendous Triumph , John MacLean Memorial Meeting , Why The Silence Mr. Bell ? , A Communist Party For That Part of 'England' Called Wales Or Scotland.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.5 No.1, 1972

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.5 No.1, 1972

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This organ had on it's front cover a picture of Scottish Miners (remember them?) clashing with the Police and the headlines Direction Action Reflects Today, The Mood Of The Workers- The Wage And The Salary Earners- EVERYWHERE!! Other articles within this edition include A Crisis Met And Overcome, A National Leadership Or Continued Westminster Dictatorship ? , Scotland's Unsolved Crisis Can And Must Be Solved But Only By The People Of Scotland, Unemployment Is Not A Disease , Vietnam The Focal Point , Lenin On Trotsky and The Dockers - The Class War - Direct Action.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.5 No.2, 1972

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.5 No.2, 1972

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition had articles on Economic Crisis and Class Struggle, Rich get Richer, Oil and the S.N.P., The U.C.S. "Work-In", 'Aid' & the EEC, IRELAND - Our Tasks, Why Prices are Stable in China, RENTS - Revolutionary Dual Tactics, Vietnam Will Win - Despite Soviet "Friends", Nationalism & Internationalism, Book Review.

 

 

 

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Scottish Vanguard Vol.6 No.1, 1973-74

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.6 No.1, 1973-74

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition from Winter 1973-74 had on the front cover the 50th Commemoration of John MacLean other articles within this were Revolution or Reform , John MacLean , Industrial Notes , Chile , Buses For Who? , Stalin, On 'Socialism' , 'Ireland Her Own'! , Emergency, Indochina , Housing - Rents , Middle-East , Kilbrandon Oracle , 1820 Commemoration , 7:84 Theatre.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.6 No.2, 1974

 

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Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.6 No.2, 1974

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition from Oct-Nov 1974 had on the front cover 'THEY' have made up their minds - Unite Against Fascism other articles within this were "The British Road to a Scottish Parliament , Soaring Prices & The Crisis in Agriculture , The Military "rumbled" in 1919 , Ireland - Troops Out! , Who Are The Real "Spongers"? , The Scottish Farmer Militant , A Big Ignorant Parasite , Chile - A Year Of Brutal Reaction And The Lessons To Be Learned , All Foreign Forces Out Of Cyprus! , USA & USSR Out Of The Mediterranean! Labour Fiddles - Workers Struggle , Comrade Burton MacKay.

 

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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Scottish Vanguard Vol.6 No.3 January 1975

Publication from The Workers' Party of Scotland, Vol.6 No.3, 1975

 

Scottish Vanguard was the publication for The Workers' Party of Scotland.

 

Additional information - This edition from January 1975 had for it's main title was "Unofficial " Action & Revolutionary Leadership. Other articles included Local 'Authorities' - Agencies of Captialism, Unemployment, "Jenkins' 'Draconian' Measures"- Social-Fascism in Action, The British Parliament Today, Michael McCreery & the CDRCU, Albania - 30 years of Socialism, Brief News, International Situation, WPS (ML) & Literature Information.

 

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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