Socialist Review issue

February 2002 #260

United we stand

News

by Editorial

People left on hospital trolleys waiting for treatment; bosses recruiting non-union labour to break a legitimate strike, with a nod and a wink...

by Alex Callinicos

The international movement against capitalist globalisation faces two important tests. The first is the protests against the bosses' jamboree of...

Kodak website dispute - Insurance claims - China and the WTO

by Bilal El-Amine

Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF), which had been meeting in Davos in Switzerland for decades, declared that it would hold its next...

by Solomon Hughes

The fall of Enron is a very British scandal because it relied on a British cast as well as friendships with Bush and Clinton to give it...

by Goretti Horgan

Thirty years after it happened, why is there still such a fuss about Bloody Sunday? 'Daily Telegraph' and 'Daily Mail' commentators rant and rage...

Features

Feature
Chris Bambery

There is a growing radicalisation amongst workers in Britain.

Feature
Greg Tucker

RMT activist Greg Tucker explains how growing radicalisation is leading to a rift between New Labour and the unions.

Feature
Tony Cliff

Thirty years ago Britain's workers were on the offensive. We reprint an article from 'Socialist Worker' which explains how solidarity and socialist politics can strengthen the workers' movement....

Feature
Judith Orr, Gareth Jenkins

Judith Orr explains why the state of Britain's railways is producing a political crisis for New Labour, while Gareth Jenkins blames years of underinvestment.

Feature
Edward Said

Distinguished writer Edward Said on a new initiative to end Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Feature
Sam Ashman

A potential nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan looms over the subcontinent. The flashpoint is the state of Kashmir.

Opinion

Columnists
by The Walrus

The rail unions have built up some powerful muscle they can flex.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Can workers take control in Argentina? Chris Harman examines the evidence.

Columnists
by Mike Gonzalez

Why the British ruling class like nothing better than a complete failure.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

The treatment of Afghan prisoners shows the brutal face of US imperialism.

Obituaries

by Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos remembers the life and work of French radical Pierre Bourdieu.

Interviews

by Peter Morgan, by Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray, chair of the Stop the War Coalition, tells Peter Morgan why the left has been vindicated in its opposition to the war.

Letters

by Tim Evans

Peter Morgan's article 'Tales From The Tabloids' (January SR) illustrates how during war the government, the military and the media collude in a reconstruction of truth.

by Macabe Steffen

Beijing is increasing its crackdown on Muslim separatists in the name of the global 'war against terrorism'.

by Richard Stephens

After completing an essay on the question, 'Can there be objectivity in history?' and after reading Paul McGarr's review of EH Carr's 'What is History?' (January SR), I was rather angry and...

by Keith Flett

EH Carr was a liberal critic of capitalism who nevertheless had a good appreciation of the Marxist view of history. Nowhere was this clearer than in his recently republished classic, 'What is...

by Stephen Wagg

Could I make a couple of adjustments to Mike Gonzalez's article on 'Britishness' (January SR)?

by John Molyneux

All the points made by China Miéville (January SR) about the reactionary outlook underpinning the imaginary world of Middle Earth are spot on, and 'The Lord of the Rings' is certainly not the...

by Terry Sullivan

There is one point that I would like to disagree with in John Parrington's otherwise excellent article on human cloning (January SR).

by Graham Hodgin

I don't agree with Nigel Davey's review of David Lynch's new film, 'Mulholland Drive' (January SR).

by Muriel Hirsch

The National Audit Office is investigating the transfer of services from Crawley Hospital to East Surrey.

by Bill Thornycroft

With reference to the review of the book 'Rogue State' (January SR), it's high time someone did a British version.

Reviews

Books
by Dragan Plavsic

Review of 'The Gatekeeper', Terry Eagleton, Allan Lane £9.99

Books
by Diana Swingler

Review of 'Josephine Butler', Jane Jordan, John Murray £22.50

Books
by Lindi Gonzalez

Review of 'Voices of Revolution', Rodger Streitmatter, Columbia University Press £13.50

Books
by Rae Street

Review of 'Full Spectrum Absurdity', ed. Ken Coates, Spokesman Books £5 and 'The Last Frontier', ed. Ken Coates, Spokesman Books £5

Books
by John Molyneux

Review of 'Trotsky and the Origins of Trotskyism', Alfred Rosmer, Francis Bootle £10

Film
by Mike Marqusee

Review of 'Ali', director Michael Mann

Film
by Hazel Croft

Review of 'Gosford Park', director Robert Altman

Film
by Alasdair Paterson

Review of 'Last Orders', director Fred Schepisi

Film
by Leo Zeilig

Review of 'Black Hawk Down', director Ridley Scott

Theatre
by Pete Gee

Joan Littlewood's Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London, revolutionised British theatre with shows such as 'Oh What a Lovely War', 'The Hostage' and 'A Taste of Honey'. Peter Gee spoke to the...

Theatre
by Moyra Samuels

Review of 'The Island' by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Soho Theatre, London

Theatre
by Beccy Reese

Review of 'The Magic Toyshop' by Angela Carter, Old Vic, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Chris Nineham

Review of exhibition 'Paris, Capital of the Arts 1900-1968' at the Royal Academy of Arts, London