Socialist Review issue

July / August 2003 #276

Are we living in an Orwellian nightmare

News

by Editorial

There is a strange sense of déjà vu with the current government. A prime minister increasingly isolated and at odds with the rest of his party and...

by Elaheh Rostami-Povey

The student protests in Iran in June were part of the pro-democracy movement, involving secular and religious women, workers, student and the...

Coke Sacks Worker - Coke Attempts to Fiddle Market Testing - Paul Boateng Praises PFI in South Africa

by Anne Ashford

Has US victory in Iraq set the scene for a revival of the misnamed Middle East 'peace process'? Although both Israeli and Palestinian governments...

by Tom Wall

The rooftop protests at Wealstun and Maghaberry prisons in June - although relatively minor and isolated - are expressions of a deeper, more...

Features

Feature
Andrew Stone

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. Andrew...

Feature
Paul Foot

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. Paul Foot...

Feature

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. The facts...

Feature
Andy Durgan

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. Andy...

Feature
John Newsinger

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. John...

Feature
Gareth Jenkins

George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth we examine the controversy around his work and his legacy for today. Gareth...

Feature
Sabby Sagall

There is a rich history of workers' struggles in Iraq.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

In a recent online discussion, a 'pro-soldier' campaigner was ridiculing the US peace movement's protests. He claimed that in his city of Fort Wayne (population 250,000) a 'pro-soldier' campaign...

Columnists
by The Walrus

How water turns to gold for the city corporations.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Correct revolutionary theory requires correct revolutionary practice.

Columnists
by Mike Gonzalez

Whether it's the monarchy or the new celebrity aristocrats, we should sharpen our guillotines.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

David Aaronovitch spends much time attacking the left. So it's time we fought back.

Letters

by Paul Kingsnorth

I wouldn't expect Chris Nineham to agree with my politics, but I would expect him to properly read and assimilate the books he reviews.

by Nick Grant

I fear for the sanity of Joseph Choonara when he sees 'sheer beauty' in an 'extremely violent film' like Matrix Reloaded (June SR).

by Tom Orsag

In his article on the Second World War (May SR), Chris Bambery makes the argument that Churchill's policy of defending the empire meant countries like Australia were 'exposed' to a 'Japanese...

by Paul Thatcher

Graeme Kemp and Alan Woodward (letters, May SR) rightly want a society in which workers' councils represent the workers, not act as transmission belts for a party dictatorship.

by Dave Renton

In response to Jim Wolfreys' article (June SR) there was one area where the BNP expected to make 'multiple gains' in this year's local elections and that was Sunderland.

by Martin Wicks

Martin Smith ('Proud to be awkward', June SR) says that 'rebuilding grassroots networks' is the key to revitalising the unions.

by Ged Peck

The article about how prospective trade union leaders need to distance themselves from New Labour was informative, although not altogether surprising in today's political climate (The Walrus, June...

Interviews

by Robert Fisk, by Amy Goodman

Award winning Independent journalist Robert Fisk reported from Baghdad during the recent war in Iraq. In a rare interview he speaks to Amy Goodman about the growing resistance to US and...

Reviews

Books
by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'Vive la Revolution: A Stand-Up History of the French Revolution', Mark Steel, Simon and Schuster £10.99

Books
by Sam Ashman

Review of 'The Age of Consent', George Monbiot, Flamingo £14.99

Books
by Megan Trudell

Review of 'Six Easy Pieces', Walter Mosley, Serpent's Tail £12

Books
by Keith Flett

Review of 'Memoirs From the Left', John Saville, Merlin £14.95

Books
by Sue Jones

Review of 'War Talk', Arundhati Roy, Southend Press £8

Books
by John Newsinger

Review of 'Intelligence Wars', Thomas Powers, New York Review of Books £16.99

Books
by Roger Smith

Review of 'Free Radical', Tony Benn,
Continuum £12.99

Books
by Muhammad Salleh

Review of 'Web of Deceit', Mark Curtis,
Vintage £7.99

Books
by Hussain Ismail

Review of 'Brick Lane', Monica Ali, Doubleday £12.99

Books
by Michael Eaude

Review of 'Soldiers of Salamis', Javier Cercas, Bloomsbury £14.99

Books
by John Parrington

Review of 'Genetic Politics', Anne Kerr and Tom Shakespeare, New Clarion Press £12.95

Books
by Rachel Aldred

Review of 'The London Hanged', Peter Linebaugh, Verso £15

Film
by Nick Grant

Review of 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown', director Paul Justman

Film
by Dan Mayer

Review of 'Unknown Pleasures', director Jia Zhang-Ke

Film
by Muhammad Salleh

Review of 'Dark Blue', director Ron Shelton

Film
by Simon Basketter

Review of 'Buffalo Soldiers', director Gregor Jordan

TV / DVD
by Stephen Philip

Review of 'Citizen Kane', director Orson Welles

TV / DVD
by Bob Light

Review of 'Cathy Come Home', director Ken Loach

Music
by Tom Whittaker

Review of 'The Unpeople' by The Unpeople

Art / Exhibitions
by Andy Jones

Review of 'Cruel and Tender', Tate Modern, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Margot Bannerman, by Alison Jones

Review of 'Dreams and Conflicts, the Dictatorship of the Viewer', Venice Biennale