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Win or lose, the Scottish people have built an incredible mass movement for Yes

Whether the result is Yes or No, the pro-independence campaign has mobilised a movement for radical change that we must keep alive, says Ken Ferguson

‘The spirit of civil disobedience’

Luke Cooper spoke to Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the founders of Occupy Central in Hong Kong, about the growth of the movement and the prospects for real democracy free from the influence of Beijing

Maidan over: The balance of power in Ukraine

While Ukraine’s oligarchic elite aspires to become a ruling class in its own right, it is also the object of an ongoing competition between Russia and the west to draw it into their respective transnational capitalist classes, writes Marko Bojcun

Militarising Communities: The Armed Forces Community Covenant

Vron Ware reports on how the Armed Forced Community Covenant is a crucial part of the creeping militarisation of UK society

Japanese workers’ fight against karoshi, death from overwork

Scott North looks at the history of the anti-karoshi movement and its latest victory

Independence without borders
Introducing Adam Ramsay's new book, '42 reasons to support Scottish Independence', Hilary Wainwright outlines the radical case for independence.

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

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)

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'

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


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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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