Sir John Sulston, former director of the human genome mapping project, talks to John Parrington.
We hear a lot nowadays about the genome project initiating a revolution in science, and that we're now living in the post-genomic age. In your book, you say that shouldn't really be called the post-genome age but the post-hype age. What did you mean by that?
The Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi spoke to Wael Fateen about women, globalisation and the Middle East.
How do see you the anti-capitalist movement at the moment?
In Porto Alegre the slogan was 'Another world is possible'. I believe this is true because the majority of the people are now against the system and they are now organised regardless of religion, gender or colour. The movement has a very politicised agenda. This is what I call unveiling the mind against the mainstream media. I was in the US on 11 September, and I could see the role the media played in brainwashing Americans by using the word 'terrorism'.
Linton Kwesi Johnson spoke to Yuri Prasad about poetry, music and the fight against racism.
What was it like to be a poet and a black political activist in the 1970s? How did the two come together and what kind of issues did you take up?
I came to poetry via politics. I discovered black literature as a consequence of my involvement in the Black Panther movement. We never came across any black literature or literature about blacks at school. When we did history--we did British history, we never did anything about slavery.
Andrew Murray, chair of the Stop the War Coalition, tells Peter Morgan why the left has been vindicated in its opposition to the war.
There have been claims by pro-war commentators that the US achieved its aims with the 'war on terrorism'. What is your response?