The Scottish Socialist Voice
is a Scottish
political newspaper, published by the Scottish Socialist Party
. Established in November 1996, it was previously the paper of Scottish Militant Labour
, before being handed over to the SSP
when it was formed in 1998.
It was first edited by Alan McCombes
who acted as editor until 2003. For a short time it was edited by Kath Kyle
, followed by Joanna Harvie
and is currently edited by Ken Ferguson
. The deputy editor is Wullie McGartland
. It was originally launched as a fortnightly publication, and moved to a weekly format in early 2003, before returning to fortnightly production in 2007. In 2009 it changed from a broadsheet to a tabloid format.
Current readership is estimated as around 3,000, with distribution through subscription and street sales.
The aims of the Voice are:
- To report the struggles of ordinary people against injustice, discrimination and exploitation.
- To expose corruption and hypocrisy in high places.
- To cover politics, culture and sport from a socialist standpoint.
- To champion the cause of an independent socialist Scotland as part of a worldwide fightback against global capitalism.
In November 2006 it celebrated its tenth anniversary.
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Current columns which regularly appear in the Voice
- New Ideas - Voices from the SSY Features articles contributed by members of Scottish Socialist Youth
- Women's Voice Features articles contributed by SSP......