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Once again the webmaister is uploading more of our history (I salute his indefatigablability). These can be very useful, not only to our own members and sympathisers, but provide an easy source for all interested in the political history of Scotland. Much of our archives have been destroyed, due to movements of premises, etc, damaged in cellars, garages. etc and being "borrowed", sabotaged, etc. Be careful of lending letters, documents photos etc, to journalists and budding authors.

The Willie Gallagher library in Caledonian University, Glasgow, provides invaluable hard copy material and has a dedicated and helpful staff. We trust this online material will prove its use to armchair revolutionaries and keyboard warriors, as well as those willing to participate in the struggle against British and worldwide Imperialism.

"What did you do in the war of National Liberation daddy?" I was a collaborator son. I voted Labour!

 
                                                                 
                                                                 
 
SRSP Archives 1982 - 1998

SRSP Election Leaflet Vote Carden

 

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Publication by S.R.S.P. Scottish Republican Socialist Party, 1988

 

The Scottish Republican Socialist Party (SRSP) was a political party operating in Scotland. They were formed out of the Scottish Republican Socialist Clubs, formed in 1973 to introduce socialism to the Scottish National Party (SNP) and grow support for Scottish independence amongst left-wingers who supported the retention of the Union with the rest of the United Kingdom. The expulsion of the 79 Group from the SNP led to the Republican Clubs deciding to form as a coherent political party and they formed themselves into the SRSP in 1982.

 

Whilst agreeing with the SNP, insofar as they believed in independence, the SRSP believed that this should be combined with support for socialism. They argued that independence for the working class is meaningless unless it is socialist, and adopted an abstentionist position towards Westminster elections.

 

The SRSM has been active, not only campaigning for Scottish independence via the Independence First initiative, but by its Annual 1320 Declaration of Arbroath Rallies, Annual Glencoe Rallies, John MacLean commemoration and campaigning at a grassroots level.

 

Additional information - This is a four page election address for the Govan Ward in 1988.

 

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SRSP Leaflet Working Class Politics

 

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Publication by S.R.S.P. Scottish Republican Socialist Party, circa late 1980s

 

Additional information - This was a four page leaflet titled "Working Class Politics" that was distributated at Rallies, Events and Commemorations in the late 1980s.

 

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SRSP Leaflet Defeat the Police Conspiracy

 

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Publication by S.R.S.P. Scottish Republican Socialist Party, 1983

 

Additional information - This was a four page leaflet that was issued in 1983 titled "Defeat The Police Conspiracy" when members of the SRSP and GIFAC were arrested and detained by Special Branch and Police. After the raids two members of the SRSP were held on remand for trial.  

 

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 SRSP Newsletter Save St Mary's

 

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Publication by S.R.S.P. Scottish Republican Socialist Party, 1990s

 

Additional information - This newsletter was issued by the Calton branch in the mid 1990s and it was highlighting the plight of local schools that were being threatened with closure or had already been closed by the local authority Glasgow City Council.

 

 

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