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Post time 2014-9-20 13:27:42 |Display all floors
Despite the result being in favor of things remaining as they are, Scotland's referendum again highlights the growing divide between the rich and poor
Was it a failure of vision or a lack of nerve?
Probably both, since there was nothing in the no campaign's portentous pronouncements that offered a clear vision of a better tomorrow, rather the opposite as they relied on scaremongering a picture o ...

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Post time 2014-9-20 13:27:43 |Display all floors
Excellent article on the undercurrents often missed by those who know nothing about working class problems in Scotland. The problem with such referendums is that it has taken place under the hegemonic corporate press, many of which blasted their brainwashing apparatuses from other parts of the UK. In the end, much of the independence voices were drowned out. Control of the press is vital in any true democracy. The "color" revolutions that succeeded in installing pro-Western parties in the former Warsaw Pack countries show that unless the workers of the world control their own press, and not let corporate lackeys have total domination, all "referendums" and "elections" are bound the end up in favor of the ruling class.

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