Frontline 20 - Left Politics after 2014
In this issue.
Radical Independence Conference and Beyond Alister Black reports on the success of the Radical Independence Conference, and what comes next for RIC. He also looks at the issues facing socialists who are campaigning around Scottish independence and how best we can build a strong socialist force in the post-referendum world.
Crisis in the SWP Gregor Gall writes on the crisis developing in the Socialist Workers Party which has set the focus on issues of democracy on the far left.
Argentina: political outlook at the start of 2013 Alejandro Bodart and Mariano Rosa, two leading members of the Movimiento Socialista de Trabajadores – MST (Socialist Workers Movement) outline the current position in Argentina, the battles that are coming and the prospects for building a political alternative. The MST currently works within a broader coalition called Proyecto Sur (Project South) and has a number of members elected to state assemblies in Argentina.
North Africa after the Arab Spring Bill Bonnar looks at the current situation in North Africa’s diverse states in the wake of the momentous events of the Arab Spring.
Nicaragua, Colombia and the Forgotten People of Saint Andrews Sam Gordon reports from Nicaragua on the territorial dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia over the San Andrés Archipelago, Caribbean St Andrews. He outlines the background in colonialism, the impact on the ethnic group living there and the small matter of rich oil and fishing resources.
Which Side Are You On? Bill Scott on a song of workers struggle which has lived on across the decades.
A New Start for Frontline
Issue 15 of Frontline breaks new ground because we will not be producing a print edition. The Editorial Board has decided to refocus our resources and from now on Frontline will appear solely as a web based journal. Whilst our print edition was widely praised it required a tremendous effort by a small team to produce. The small circulation did not justify the resources expended. Most young people turn to the web as the first port of call when looking for information. There is still a place for print media in socialist political activism, and we don’t rule out producing print editions again in the future. But concentrating on our online presence will enable us to have more regular content and reach a wider audience.
We aim to:
- Produce the web edition of Frontline on a more regular basis
- Make the website more interactive
- Hold regular physical meetings, purely for political discussion, across Scotland beginning with Glasgow and Edinburgh
- Expand the pool of contributors to the journal
Capitalism is experiencing its deepest crisis for a generation whilst the left in Scotland is struggling to find its feet. We believe that more than ever there is a need for a journal that can act as a platform for debate, discussion and analysis.
If you would like to contribute to Frontline, would like to be informed of meetings or can help in any other way then we invite you to get in touch.