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1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

By Philip Stott  In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%. No won with 55%. ...

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Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

By Matt Dobson  Project Terror – the unprecedented campaign of fear against Scottish independence by big business, the media and the capitalist political establishment – has produced a fight back. Ordinary working class people are increasingly taking the campaign for a ...

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Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

By Philip Stott  The possibility of a majority ‘Yes’ vote for Scottish independence has produced panic and trepidation among the British capitalist establishment and their counterparts internationally. Polls which now say the referendum outcome is neck-and-neck have led, in the ...

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10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

 By Philip Stott   “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.” Peter Kellner – YouGov For the first ...

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Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

By Matt Dobson  In the final campaign fortnight, the polls for the Scottish independence referendum are tightening, with support for independence increasing to its highest level yet. A September 1 YouGov poll, excluding undecided voters, shows support for independence shooting up by eight points in a month to ...

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Vote Yes, but strike against the cuts and austerity

Jamie Cocozza, Socialist Party Scotland, Glasgow The backdrop to the referendum on 18 September is one of unprecedented cuts and savage austerity. In one year alone, from April 2012 to April 2013, the numbers living in poverty in Scotland rose by ...

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£10 now – Join the fight to raise the minimum wage

By Richard Neville Workers across the country will have been left scratching their heads this summer as George Osbourne announced the economy had fully recovered from the crisis that began in 2008. The reality for ordinary working class people is ...

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Ferguson: Indict the killer of Michael Brown and spread the protests

  Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US) Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis The scenes in Ferguson have gripped the national spotlight and gathered massive international attention. In the richest, most powerful ...

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Socialism and the national question today.

From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI International Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ ...

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Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Robert Bechert, CWI Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIS) who have now proclaimed the foundation of a ‘caliphate’, ...

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