Linking Scottish Socialists

What is Conter? 

Conter (n. the contrary, vt. to oppose, to thwart) is a new cross-party site designed for and by Scottish anti-capitalists. We aim to generate dialogue between different groups and promote the amazing work being done by groups and individuals across Scotland. The site was set up in 2017 by editor Jonathan Rimmer. The editorial team is currently managing the site, but a new editor is incoming in 2019.

We are funded by RISE but editorially independent and hold no 'party line'. Our editorial team and contributors include supporters of Labour, SNP, SSP, Scottish Greens and others, as well as non-affiliated socialists. Scotland is in a situation where socialists are split on a range of issues, including independence, but we are still able to fight together on different causes and campaigns. Activists in the areas of housing, welfare, the workplace and elsewhere are coming together and winning significant victories.

The world is rapidly changing. From fake news to false prophets, capitalism is creating new monsters. We recognise our struggles are global, like our enemies are. That's why we welcome contributions from fellow travellers of all and no organisations. If you want to contribute to our debates, promote a campaign or even just share an experience that's important to you, please email You can sign up for Conter's mailing list here. Your data will not be supplied to anyone without permission and you can opt out at any time.