Socialist Review issue

December 2005 #302

The long goodbye

News

by Editorial

Given Tony Blair's loyal support for George Bush's demented political programme, it is fitting that the two men appear to be going down together....

Features

Feature
Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn explains how domestic opposition to Bush's war on Iraq is beginning to bite.

Feature
Alex Callinicos

Blair's government is in terminal decline. The war in Iraq is the prime cause, argues Alex Callinicos.

Feature
Chris Harman

Chris Harman analyses critical choices facing the Latin American left.

Feature
Peter Fysh

Peter Fysh argues the French riots had both political and economic causes.

Feature
Matthew Cookson

Matthew Cookson uncovers John Lennon's radical past 25 years after his death.

Feature
Hermann Scheer

Hermann Scheer explains why it is time for nuclear power to be relegated to the technology museum.

Feature
Theresa Urbainczyk

Theresa Urbainczyk looks at the social struggles of ancient Rome.

Feature
Dario Fo

We print eclusive extracts from Dario Fo's new one-person play about Cindy Sheehan, translated by Tom Behan.

Opinion

Columnists
by Mike Davis

"Slum clearance" often means attacks on the poor

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Governments all over the world are trying to censor internet dissent.

Letters

by Sara Tomlinson

Jane Coles is right to say that Blair's scandalous plans for education are vulnerable ('Choice For the Few', November ...

by Tom Orsag

Xanthe Rose's review of The Proposition (November SR) is spot on when it states that 'there has been a...

by Phil Gasper

Stanley Tookie Williams, California's best known death row inmate, is due to be executed on 13 December.

by Omar Waraich

In an otherwise decent review of Tariq Ali's latest book, Rough Music, Adam Marks begins the piece with specious logic (...

Reviews

Books
by Charlie Kimber

Charlie Kimber welcomes a refreshing history of Africa.

Books
by Louis Bayman

Review of 'Hollywood's New Radicalism', Ben Dickenson, IB Tauris £14.99

Books
by Caroline Coleman

Review of 'Tell It Like It Is', editor Brian Richardson, Bookmarks Publications and Trentham Books £6.99

Books
by Ruth Tenne

Review of 'The Other Side of Israel', Susan Nathan, Harper Collins £18.99

Books
by David Wilson

Review of 'The Jarrow Crusade', Matt Perry, Business Education Publishers £12.95

Books
by Ken Olende

Review of 'The Next Gulf', Andy Rowell, James Marriott and Lorne Stockman, Constable £8.99

Books
by Adrian Budd

Review of 'Rednecks & Bluenecks', Chris Willman, The New Press £14.99

Books
by Viren Swami

Review of 'The Single Helix', Steve Jones, Little, Brown £12.99

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of 'The Siege of Venice', Jonathan Keates, Chatto and Windus £20

Books
by Joseph Choonara

Review of 'For Marx', Louis Althusser, Verso £6

Books
by Nancy Lindisfarne

Review of 'Sundown Towns', James W Loewen, The New Press, £17.99

Books
by Kevin Best

Review of 'Race, Rock, and Elvis', Michael T Bertrand, University of Illinois Press £11.95

Books
by Ron Senchak

Review of '50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know', Mickey Z, Disinformation £6.99

Books
by Gary McFarlane

Review of 'The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual', Harold Cruse, Granta £9.99

Books
by Giles Bentley

Review of 'Socialism: A Very Short Introduction', Michael Newman, Oxford University Press £6.99

Books
by Helen Salmon

Review of 'The Village Labourer', JL Hammond and Barbara Hammond, Nonesuch £18

Film
by Judith Orr

Review of 'Brokeback Mountain', director Ang Lee

Film
by Josephine Dyer

Review of 'Rize', director David LaChapelle

Film
by Naz Massoumi

Review of 'Tickets', directors Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach

TV / DVD
by Liv Lewitschnik

Review of 'Kings and Queen', director Arnaud Desplechin

Theatre
by Grace Lally

Review of 'Translations' by Brian Friel, National Theatre, London

Theatre
by Berit Kuennecke

Berit Kuennecke reports from the frontline of Palestinian theatre.

Opera
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'Un Ballo in Maschera' by Giuseppe Verdi, Royal Opera House, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Sue Jones

Sue Jones looks at the visionary art of Henri Rousseau.