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Independence without borders

Introducing Adam Ramsay's new book, '42 reasons to support Scottish Independence', Hilary Wainwright outlines the radical case for independence.

We can't just tweet in the face of genocide

Ewa Jasiewicz, activist with London Palestine Action, explains how you can join the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel's massacre and occupation

Bolivia shows us that another world is possible

After centuries of subjugation, Bolivia's indigenous peoples are leading the way on sustainability and equality, writes Joe Turnball

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media

From the archives: Singling out Israel

Its supporters constantly laud Israel as the 'only democratic country in the Middle East' with the 'most moral army in the world'. Why single it out for criticism? They ask. Richard Kuper explains the reasons (from issue 137 January 2006)

Resisting the UK's political and military support for Israel

Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

Anabel Hernández: Breaking the silence
Siobhan McGuirk spoke to Anabel Hernández, the investigative journalist whose book Narcoland brought international attention to Mexican politicians’ collusion with drug cartels – and led to a wave of threats against her

Jeremy Hardy thinks... about the union
'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'

'Every year there are 27,000 bikes abandoned and 20,000 refugees arriving. We match the two'
The Bike Project is making London more accessible for refugees and changing the profile of cycling, writes Lauren Van Schaik Smith

Essay: Dealing with debt
The global justice movement of the 1990s and early 2000s focused on national debt. Its heirs should join forces with the nascent movements against micro-debt to present a challenge to the whole debt economy, argues George Caffentzis

Sowing the seeds of a new economy
Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting? asks Peter de Jong

Newcastle: the pretty and the (not so) gritty
Michelle Zellers takes us on a tour of Newcastle, sharing the city’s radical history, its green spaces and where to head for a night out on the Tyne


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Objects of change

The new V&A exhibition Disobedient Objects is devoted to objects created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change. Danielle Child spoke to co-curator Gavin Grindon

Classic book: The Enemy Within

Huw Beynon looks back at Seamus Milne's classic The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against The Miners

Alien elements

Ewa Jasiewicz discusses the work of Joanna Rajkowska, whose public art highlights tensions in the public consciousness

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