History

Silent Singing and John Maclean

by George Gunn

George Gunn recalls the legacy of legendary Scottish socialist John Maclean a century after his passing.

Silent Singing and John Maclean

Hunting a Red Wolf — Peter Imandt's bicentenary

by James Barrowman

James Barrowman remembers the late German revolutionary Peter Imandt, who settled and died in Dundee, on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Hunting a Red Wolf — Peter Imandt's bicentenary

Remembering Mary Brooksbank

by Siobhan Tolland

Siobhan Tolland pays tribute to Mary Brooksbank on the 125th anniversary of her birth.

Remembering Mary Brooksbank

The Forest for the Trees: George Mealmaker and Dundee’s Radicalism

by James Barrowman

James Barrowman explores the history of Dundee’s Tree of Liberty in a bid to illuminate the nature of Dundee’s radicalism.

The Forest for the Trees: George Mealmaker and Dundee’s Radicalism

Mary Brooksbank: revolutionary fighter for her class

by Mary McGregor

Mary McGregor recalls Mary Brooksbank in this speech delivered in Dundee at the Republican Socialist Platform’s commemoration of the 124th anniversary of her birth.

Mary Brooksbank: revolutionary fighter for her class

Republican socialism, not defeatism, led Maclean to back independence

by Allan Armstrong

John Maclean is a significant figure who the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) feel the need to address in their book Breaking up the British State: Scotland, Independence & Socialism (hereafter ButBS). There are 31 references to Maclean and two distinct longer sections about him in the book. This highlights the continued political relevance today of what […]

Republican socialism, not defeatism, led Maclean to back independence