Socialist Review issue

January 2004 #281

Another left is possible

News

by Editorial

The seizure of Saddam Hussein last month was heralded as a great victory for Bush and his 'coalition of the willing'. George Bush said in his post...

by Anne Ashford

The Cairo conference brought to a close a momentous year for the global anti-war movement. Over 1,000 activists from Europe, North America and...

GM manufacturers sell their wares in school - Nuclear screw loose in Madrid - Advertisers scan shoppers' brains

by Kevin Ovenden

Political turmoil was the outcome of elections in the Turkish northern part of Cyprus last month.

by Gareth Jenkins

The European Union's expansion from ten to 25 this year did not get off to an auspicious start.

by Weyman Bennett

Weyman Bennett, Joint Secretary, Unite Against Fascism"

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) represents the biggest mobilisation of anti-Nazi forces...

Features

Feature
Julie Bundy

As the left unity coalition forms nationally, Julie Bundy speaks to Harlow activists about how they are bringing together the local anti-war movement and ex Labour members to challenge New Labour...

Feature
Michael Lavalette

The latest British Social Attitudes survey contains many indicators that our strategy is correct - and a few surprises.

Feature

Declaration and call for a National Convention to found an alternative to New Labour

Feature
Chris Harman

China's embrace of the market is cited as evidence that this is the model for Third World countries. Chris Harman looks at the reality behind the hype.

Feature
Chanie Rosenberg

Chanie Rosenberg looks at a new book exposing the scandal of the US working poor.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

The phenomenon of internet web diaries (blogs) recently hit the news through the activities of the 'Baghdad Blogger'.

Columnists
by The Walrus

Gordon Brown revives a Tory idea about regional pay

Columnists
by Mike Davis

US Democrats want to use anti-war feelings to boost their ratings.

Columnists
by Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez commemorates the extraordinary music of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Pat Stack stakes out the films likely to impress the Academy.

Interviews

by Hassan Mahamdallie, by Benjamin Zephaniah

Hassan Mahamdallie speaks to Benjamin Zephaniah about the poet and author's art and politics.

Letters

by Nicolas Van Labeke

Last month the French president, Jacques Chirac, gave his go-ahead for a law banning all conspicuous religious and political signs at school and in public services.

by Tom Cuthbert

By now Socialist Review readers will be aware of the furore ignited by letters to the Guardian by Jimmy Barnes, who preempted this release in a paper, 'Big Problems in the Peace...

by Jamie Rankin

In response to Neil Davidson ('They Took the High Road', December SR), it is as legitimate to feel that Scotland has been oppressed by England since 1296 as it is to believe that Ireland has been...

by Emma Hall, by Fergus Nichol

In his otherwise excellent article 'Beyond the Crossroads' (December SR), Paul Foot's characterisation of the Socialist Alliance is flawed.

by Keith Flett

As an activist in Connect, the telecoms union, I was one of those responsible for drawing up and pushing through the union's conference policy on the offshoring of jobs that the Walrus refers to (...

Reviews

Books
by Geoff Brown

Review of "Absolute Friends", John Le Carré, Hodder £18.99

Books
by Ian Birchall

Review of "The Prophet Armed", "The Prophet Unarmed" and "The Prophet Outcast", Isaac Deutscher, Verso £15 each

Books
by Hussain Ismail

Review of "Obsolescent Capitalism", Samir Amin, Zed Books £14.95

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of "Fatal Silence", Robert Katz, Weidenfeld & Nicolson £20

Books
by Dave Davies

Review of "Workers' Control", Ken Coates, Spokesman £7.99

Books
by Nancy Lindisfarne

Review of "Hideous Dream", Stan Goff, Soft Skull Press £13.99

Books
by Fergus Alexander

Review of "A Civilian Occupation", editors Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman, Verso £13

Books
by Mícheál Campbell

Review of "Mother Teresa", Aroup Chatterjee, Meteor £9.99

Books
by Dave Waller

Review of "After the New Economy", Doug Henwood, The New Press £16.95

Books
by Adam Marks

Review of "Incoherent Empire", Michael Mann, Verso £15

Film
by Adam Marks

Review of "The Last Samurai", director Edward Zwick

Film
by Nigel Davey

Review of "Tokyo Story", director Yasujiro Ozu

Film
by Nick Grant

Review of "Casa de los Babys", director John Sayles

Theatre
by Mark Brown, by Adriano Shaplin

An Interview with Adriano Shaplin

Theatre
by Keith McKenna

Radical theatre in 2003

Music
by Anthony Casey

Review of "Sonic Jihad" by Paris