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If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren't paying attention

Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close

‘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

Japanese workers’ fight against karoshi, death from overwork

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

Gaza: a history

Daniel Whittal spoke with former diplomant and historian Jean-Pierre Filiu about his new book on Gaza, and the history and future of the region

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 rising demand for Catalan independence

Although the demand for independence has dominated Catalan politics since 2010, it had previously been very much a minority position. Recent events have changed that, seemingly irrevocably, writes Jaume Muñoz Jofre

Editorial: The door's ajar
Despite the defeat of Scottish independence, the gains made by the radical left will not be easily undone, writes Emma Hughes

A strong challenge for Brazil's upcoming presidential elections?
Tom Gatehouse offers a realistic assessment of environmentalist Marina Silva’s policies and ambition

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

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


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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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