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Lessons of the Scottish referendum

Written by Alan Woods Saturday, 20 September 2014
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scottish-independenceThe referendum campaign in Scotland is over. Now in the cold light of day it is necessary to draw all the conclusions. The first and most important is that this represents a decisive turning-point in the development of the class struggle in Scotland and in the rest of these islands.

 

Scotland shakes the establishment: The fight for Socialism continues

Written by Rachel Gibbs, Glasgow Marxists Friday, 19 September 2014
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Scottish British EU flags-Tom Parnell-thThe Scottish Referendum produced a seismic shift in the political landscape of Scotland. The campaign shook up the whole of society and touched those who had never even voted before. The turnout was an unprecedented 85%, more than three and a half million people, bigger than any election ever held in UK history.

 

Sweden after the elections – Instability and austerity will continue under a Social Democratic prime minister

Written by Avanti Editorial Board Thursday, 18 September 2014
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lofvenEight years of cuts, privatisations and continuous high unemployment have finally led to the fall of the right in the Swedish election on Sunday. But despite the dissatisfaction with the right-wing policies, neither the Social Democrats nor the Left Party proved able to channel the anger felt in society.

   

Scotland votes: reject national divisions; unite and fight for a socialist future!

Written by Rachel Gibbs, Michael Allan, and Paul Bolton - Glasgow Thursday, 18 September 2014
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scottishflag-thWith the referendum vote finally here, we are at the end of two years of campaigning by both sides. Polls still remain to close to call, and whilst the “No” vote leads, “Yes” has had a recent surge of support that has terrified the Establishment.

 

Momentum behind Scottish pro-independence campaign exposes crisis in the Establishment

Written by Adam Booth Friday, 12 September 2014
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Scottish British EU flags-Tom ParnellWith under a week to go until Scots head to the vote, the results of the independence referendum are too close to call. A recent surge in support for the pro-independence campaign has struck fear into the leaders of the NO camp. The maintenance of the union is now seriously under threat, providing yet another demonstration of the weakness and crisis within the Establishment in this epoch of capitalist crisis.

   

Scottish Referendum: Why is the Yes campaign gaining ground?

Written by Rachel Gibbs, Glasgow Marxists Thursday, 11 September 2014
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scotland-independence-thWith just 7 days left until the Scottish independence referendum, the past week has seen a big shift in the polls. Up until now most polls were putting the “no” campaign ahead by around a 10% margin. This lead was down from what it had been last year, but still seemed to predict a comfortable victory for the pro-union camp.

 

Burston - the longest strike in British history

Written by John Pickard Wednesday, 10 September 2014
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On Sunday 6th September, the labour movement celebrated the centenary of the longest strike in British history, the Burston School strike, which ran from 1914 to 1939 in Norfolk.

   

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