Socialist Review issue

December 2003 #280

The wildcats are back

News

by Editorial

The hypocrisy of George Bush and Tony Blair's denunciations of terrorism is stunning.

by Sally Campbell

Education minister Charles Clarke was forced to begin a climbdown over top-up fees within days of the Queen's Speech that announced their...

Britain involved in Guantanamo detentions? - US troops demoralised? - Military decorations

by Sabby Sagall

Contrary to Bush and Blair's familiar response to any attack on US or British forces as the work of 'Saddam loyalists' or 'foreign terrorists', it...

by Pete Glatter

On 25 October, Russian state security agents stormed a private plane and arrested at gunpoint the dapper 40 year old Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia'...

by Rob Ferguson

In scenes not seen in the former Soviet states for a decade, tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets to topple a corrupt regime.

by Dragan Plavsic

For the third time in just over a year, Serbia's presidential elections were declared null and void last month because of a disastrously low voter...

Features

Feature
Martin Smith, Paul Garraway, Ken Penfold, Lee Waker

The victorious postal strike has put unofficial action back on the agenda, writes Martin Smith. Postal workers describe their success.

Feature
Kevin Ovenden

Attacks on refugees and Islamophobia are one side of the changing face of racism, but there is also a groundswell of anti-racist sentiment.

Feature
Michael Rosen

Poet Michael Rosen slams New Labour's education agenda.

Feature
Paul Foot, Michael Lavalette

Paul Foot puts the case for a unity coalition of the left, while Socialist Alliance councillor Michael Lavalette explains how he has forged a campaign in Preston.

Feature
Dave Crouch

Socialists can learn from how the Bolsheviks approached the Muslims of the Russian empire.

Feature
Gill Hubbard

The ESF focused activists' attention on building for another world.

Feature
Neil Davidson

Joint Deutscher Prize winner Neil Davidson looks at the debate provoked by his book.

Feature

To celebrate the holiday season, some of our contributors recommend their top reads of the last year.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

As the number of Iraqi casualties increases on an almost daily basis, mainstream news coverage on the web seems to be restricted to fairly simplistic reports, barely covering the real events of...

Columnists
by The Walrus

Tales of call centre jobs disappearing to India are not the whole story.

Letter from
by Mike Davis

Mike Davis tells the story of a US army responsible for sickening war crimes in Vietnam.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

The demands of the movement require organisation.

Columnists
by Mike Gonzalez

The vocabulary of anti-capitalism is more than a passing fad.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Can Howard be a man of the centre? Pat Stack doubts it.

Letters

by Ged Peck

There were so many positive features in Mark Holt's contribution (Letters, November SR) that it is worth stressing a few.

by Phil Gasper

I generally admire everything that Mike Davis writes, but his analysis of the recent California recall election (November SR) is way off the mark.

by Rob Murthwaite

The site www.socialistreview.org.uk is brilliant.

Reviews

Books
by Lindsey German

Review of 'Bush in Babylon', Tariq Ali, Verso £13 and 'The New Mandarins of American Power', Alex Callinicos, Polity £12.99

Books
by Andrew Stone

Review of 'Revolution and Counter-Revolution in England, Ireland and Scotland 1658-60', Brian Manning, Bookmarks £8.99

Books
by Amy Jowett

Review of 'Dude, Where's My Country?', Michael Moore, Allen Lane £17.99

Books
by Mike Haynes

Review of 'Behind the Scenes at the WTO', Fatoumata Jawara and Aileen Kwa, Zed Books £12.99

Books
by Pete Glatter

Review of 'The New Great Game', Lutz Kleveman, Atlantic £16.99

Books
by Kambiz Boomla

Review of 'The Return of the White Plague', Editors Matthew Gandy and
Alimuddin Zumla, Verso £25

Books
by Peter Robinson

Review of 'Goya', Robert Hughes, Harvill £20

Books
by Rachel Aldred

Review of 'Solid Foundations', David Katz, Bloomsbury £16.99

Film
by Rachel Aldred

Review of the 1968 season, National Film Theatre, London

Film
by Joe Hartney

Review of 'Matrix Revolutions', directors Larry and Andy Wachowski

TV / DVD
by Christophe Chataigné

Review of 'A Short Film about Killing' and 'A Short Film about Love', director Krzysztof Kieslowski

Theatre
by Julie Bundy

Review of 'Loyal Women' by Gary Mitchell, Royal Court, London

Theatre
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'Happy Days' by Samuel Beckett, Arts Theatre, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Mike Gonzalez

Review of 'A World at War', Millinery Works Gallery, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Joseph Finnon

Review of 'Reds', The People's History Museum, Salford