Socialist Review issue

April 2002 #262

The movement erupts


by Editorial

Thousands of jobs to go in the Post Office; taxpayers to fund a compensation package to Railtrack shareholders; open talk about a leadership...

by Weyman Bennett

New Labour's Home Secretary David Blunkett has launched a new offensive around the issue of stop and search.

Contaminated steel from World Trade Centre dumped in Asia - Drug Tests on Police - Oxygen in Aeroplanes

by Alan Walter

On 16 April Defend Council Housing (DCH) is organising a 'Case for Council Housing' briefing for MPs at parliament.

by Leo Zeilig

Zimbabwe was gripped by depression immediately after the recent election results were announced.

by Jim Wolfreys

Whatever the result of the first round of this month's presidential election in France, the poll is certain to confirm the crisis of mainstream...


John Rees

The anti-capitalist movement is back with a vengeance. Socialist politics are crucial to its success.

Peter Morgan, George Galloway

George Galloway speaks about the growing opposition to Bush and Blair's war.

Simon Assaf

Simon Assaf reports from Lebanon about the growing unrest in the Middle East.

Alex Callinicos

The movement against neoliberalism and war must be built, but so too must the revolutionary Marxist current within it.

Ian Birchall

Attacks on Labour and trade union leaders, as well as the occasional anecdote, makes 'In the Thick of Workers' Struggle', Tony Cliff's second volume of selected writings, essential reading.

Martin Smith

New Labour can no longer take the trade unions' money for granted.

Mike Davis

George W nearly as popular as Abe Lincoln? Mike Davis looks at the strange twists of the US political scene.

Michael Moore

The Michael Moore book signing tour hits San Diego.

Julie Bundy

Report from a Marxist Forum in Tower Hamlets, East London.



Is your pension at risk? Yes, minister.

by Chris Harman

Despite its military dominance the US still has reason to fear its rivals.

by Mike Gonzalez

The work of Studs Terkel lets ordinary Americans speak for themselves.

by Pat Stack

It's working class Americans we side with, not their government.


by Manel Ros

Some 500,000 people demonstrated in the streets of Barcelona against a Europe of capital and war.

by Dave Crouch

War is a key issue for the unions, but how are we going to mobilise them?

by Joe Hartney

Paul Foot says that Shakespeare's sympathies were probably with Mark Antony, and against the conspirators, in Julius Caesar (March SR). This is usually the view that is taken, but it is also one...

by Chris Longden

Thank you for sending copies of 'Socialist Review' to my penfriend, who is currently on death row in Texas.

by Ben Rickman

When I was at the Berlin conference against deregulation and for labour rights for all, I was given quite a nice video of May Day 2001 in London and a protest against tube privatisation.

by Frank Ormston

The campaign to save York City Football Club is a good example of fans resisting the trend whereby people who own professional football make a financial killing with no regard to fans or players'...


by Jimmy Ross

Jimmy Ross pays tribute to the Scottish radical Hamish Henderson.


by Kevin Ovenden

Review of 'The Clash of Fundamentalisms', Tariq Ali, Verso £15

by Leo Zeilig

Review of 'Against Global Apartheid', Patrick Bond, University of Cape Town Press £14.99

by John Newsinger

Review of 'Vietnam and Other American Fantasies', H Bruce Franklin, University of Massachusetts Press £15.95

by Michael Eaude

Review of 'The Angst-Ridden Executive', Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Serpent's Tail £6.99

by Berit Kuennecke

Review of 'Harlequins of the Revolution', Joseph Farrell, Methuen £19.99

by Chris Talbot

Review of 'Cosmology', Peter Coles, Oxford £5.99

by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'Communist Lives', eds. John McIlroy, Kevin Morgan, Alan Campbell, Lawrence and Wishart £19.99

by Matt Gordon

Review of 'Stupid White Men', Michael Moore, Harper Collins £18.99

by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'The Invincible', director Werner Herzog

by Jo Cardwell

Review of 'Sidewalks of New York', director Edward Burns

by Kevin Ovenden

Review of 'The York Realist' by Peter Gill, Strand Theatre, London

by Dave Waller

Review of 'A Russian in the Woods' by Peter Whelan, Barbican, London

by Andrew Stone

Review of 'Sorrows and Rejoicings' by Athol Fugard, Tricycle Theatre, London

by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'A Masked Ball' by Giuseppe Verdi, English National Opera, London