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Cover story: The myth of the 1970s

Did the dead really lay unburied as unions held the country to ransom? John Medhurst looks at the truth in our Mythbuster. Meanwhile we hold a roundtable on the decade that gave birth to Thatcherism and its lasting effects, and David Renton looks at the continuing campaign for justice for Blair Peach.


As Scotland decides whether or not to go for independence, Ken Ferguson looks at the radical movement for Yes sweeping Scotland. Juame Muñoz Jofre looks at another growing independence campaign, in Catalonia. In our essay, Marko Bojcun examines the power struggle in Ukraine.

In Pictures

Striking women: the story of the Grunwick strike in comic form.


Poet Liz Lochhead introduces an anthology of poetry from Palestine via Scotland, Mike Marqusee writes that William Frend is a radical to remember, and Danielle Child speaks to the curator of the V&A’s exhibition of activist design, Disobedient Objects.


Our reviewers look at Daniel Bensaid's memoir An Impatient Life, as well as Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis, The Failed Experiment, The Price of Experience, Languages of the Unheard and Great Democrats.


Jeremy Hardy's column, regular features including Under the Radar and Know Your Enemy, and more.

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