Suzie Wylie

Argentina

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Suzie Wylie looks at the motives behind the Argentinian government's expropriation of one oil company.

The Law of Hydrocarbon Sovereignty passed through the Argentinian National Congress in May with almost complete support across the political spectrum. It formalised the expropriation of the Spanish multinational Repsol's shares in the oil company YPF. It was met with condemnation and the threat of reprisals from the Spanish government and the European Union.

Exploding in Anger

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Review of 'The Shadow Knows', Adrian Mitchell, Bloodaxe £9.95

Last month I attended a fantastic cultural event at the European Social Forum in London, an evening of radical poetry - the highlight was a film of Adrian Mitchell performing his famous anti-war poem 'To Whom it May Concern', written for the anti Vietnam War movement and recently revived by Mitchell for a new generation of anti-war activists. Mitchell's latest collection of poetry, The Shadow Knows, is dedicated to all those millions of people who took part on 15 February 2003 in the greatest demonstration against war that the world has ever known.

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