Socialist Review issue

April 2006 #305

New myths of the East End

Features

Feature
Chris Jones

Racial divisions in East London are exacerbated by state welfare provision that benefits Bangladeshi migrants at the expense of the white working class - or so says a new report. Chris Jones...

Feature
Charlie Kimber

One of the most striking aspects of The New East End is the picture it paints of virulent racism. The authors note, "of the white respondents, a majority expressed an often bitterly...

Feature
Anna Zalik, Michael Watts

Anna Zalik and Michael Watts explain why being "oil rich" has become a curse on the poor of Nigeria and Angola.

Third World Report (Africa)
Adeola Johnson

"Mali is first and foremost a library of the history of African music," said Ali Farka Toure.

Third World Report (Asia)
Giles Ji Ungpakorn

In the past few weeks over 100,000 people have demonstrated in the Thai capital Bangkok and in other provincial cities calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.

Third World Report (Latin America)
Richard Gott

Much confusion has arisen over the so-called "move to the left" in Latin America occurring in recent years.

Third World Report (Middle East)
Sheikh Hasan al-Zarqani

It is a big step to describe what is currently going on in Iraq as a "civil war", but I think we can say that we are witnessing the beginnings of such a conflict.

Opinion

Columnists
by Bob Light

What is it about Crash that is upsetting liberals?

Columnists
by Lindsey German

'Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.' Really? What about the big criminals robbing people of millions and of a decent life?

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Nuclear weapons proliferation is not the real reasons for the US's attitude toward Tehran.

Columnists
by Noel Douglas

On the morning of 21 May 2004, artist Steven Kurtz awoke to find his wife Hope lying dead beside him.

Letters

by John Game

I agree with some of Neil Davidson's analyses and all of his political conclusions ("Islam and the Enlightenment", SR...

by David Paenson

Having read Richard Dawkins' The Blind Watchmaker three times and now indulging in his The Selfish Gene, I feel Viren Swami has got hold of the wrong end of the stick (...

by Michael Wayne

It is a pity that Bob Light "nodded off" while watching Syriana (SR, March), as it is one of the more...

by Dave Crouch

I thought Liv Lewitschnik's review of Guardians of Power was too positive (SR, February).

Interviews

by Ed Rampell

Studs Terkel is the historian of the "Other" America - the America of radicals and dissenters. He spoke to Ed Rampell about the work of an oral historian.

Reviews

Books
by Mike Gonzalez

From colonialism to nationhood and capitalism, Mike Gonzalez looks at the evolution of Latin American literature and its inspirations.

Books
by Esme Choonara

Review of 'The Clash of Barbarisms', Gilbert Achcar, Saqi £10.99

Books
by Grace Lally

Review of 'Planet Of Slums', Mike Davis, Verso £15.99

Books
by Liv Lewitschnik

Review of 'Chronicler Of The Wind', Henning Mankell, Harvill Secker £12.99

Books
by Charlie Hore

Review of 'The Great Wall', Julia Lovell, Atlantic £19.95

Film
by Ben Dickenson

Ben Dickenson wonders whether Hollywood is capable of dealing with the 9/11 attacks.

Film
by Moira Nolan

Review of 'U-Carmen eKhayelitsha', director: Mark Dornford-May

Film
by Eamonn Kelly

Review of 'The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada', director Tommy Lee Jones

Film
by Hazel Croft

Review of 'Shooting Dogs', director Michael Caton-Jones

Film
by Noel Halifax

Review of 'A Year Without Love', director Anahi Berneri

Art / Exhibitions
by Anindya Bhattacharyya

Review of 'From the Bauhaus to the New World, Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy', Tate Modern, London.