Republican Socialist

Uniting the Left on the basis of ‘internationalism from below’

Republican Socialist Convention

Speakers from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England

November 29th, 2008
11.00- 17.00 pm
Out of the Blue
36, Dalmeny Street

Frances Curran - Scottish Socialist Party
Mike Davies –  member of former Welsh Socialist Alliance
Dan Finn – Irish Socialist Network
Tommy McKearmey - Fourthwrite
Declan O’ Neill – Convention of the Left

Speakers will lead off Introductory outlining struggles in their particular countries and the scope for joint work. The Introductory Session will be followed by Questions and Contributions. This will be followed by Workshops on a variety of topics (see below). There will be a Plenary Report back and Concluding Session with starting speakers.


i)    The Scottish Independence Referendum – What it     means for the Left
ii)    The irish ‘No’ vote and the Lisbon Treaty
iii)    Can the Good Friday Agreement unite Irish workers?
iv)    Scottish and Irish banks and the current economic crisis
v)    Internationalism from below – a new way of organising     the Left

Saturday, November 29th
7. 30 p.m. on

Cuckoos Nest
Home Street
Tollcross (opposite Kings Theatre)
Music will be provided by
Chris and Paul from The Wakes

Organised by Scottish Socialist Party

Cost £10 waged, £5 low-waged, £2 unwaged.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2008 13:14 )
SSP conference motion on the convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eddie Truman   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 15:04

i)    Motion passed

The SSP agrees to contact socialists in England, Ireland and Wales to discuss a republican socialist strategy to counter current US and British plans to maintain imperial control over these islands on behalf of the global corporations. If the initial discussions prove fruitful then the SSP should, if possible, organise a conference in 2008 to bring together socialists from across the UK and Ireland.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 September 2008 15:06 )
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About the Republican Socialist Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bill Bonnar   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 14:54

Saturday November 30th this year sees the 85th anniversary of the death of the great Scottish socialist and republican; John McLean. It is therefore fitting that the SSP choose that day to organise a major conference on Republicanism in Britain.
The struggle for the establishment of an independent Socialist Republic is at the heart of the SSP’s programme for Scotland, but what will this new Republic look like and what are the implications for the rest of the Left in Britain?

Read more: About the Republican Socialist Convention