The Morning Star occupies a unique place in the history of British and world politics in the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded on January 1, 1930, it is still the only English-language socialist daily newspaper published in the world.
Scottish Morning Star Campaign Committee
The Scottish Morning Star Campaign Committee was established in 1978 on the initiative of the Scottish Trades Union Congress. It brings together representatives of trade unions and readers and supporters groups to promote the Morning Star.
The Morning Star is run by a Cooperative Society, the Peoples Press Printing Society. It is supported by the STUC and all major unions. Anyone can become a shareholder for £5. The current policy of the Society is that the columns of the paper be open to all on the Left and that the paper’s editorial line be based on Britain’s Road to Socialism.
“In many ways, the struggle for socialism has become more complex and, in response, the paper has cast its net wide. As a forum for debate in the left, it has no parallel, as a voice for the working class it has no peer. Be it on environmental issues, human rights, trade union struggles, national or international politics, the Morning Star is there to inform, to publicise and to advocate.”
There is also a Morning Star Website, which offers a selection of stories for free and allows you to buy PDF versions of the paper. In Scotland the Scottish Morning Star Campaign Committee works to build circulations and support. It includes representatives of the major unions and organises regular conferences and meetings.
In Scotland there are also twice yearly Morning Star Conferences which bring together the broad non-sectarian Left on campaigning issues. Videos of these can be found on this website.