Socialist Review issue

July / August 2004 #287

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News

by Editorial

Problems for New Labour in the elections and Iraq

by Editorial

Whatever happened to 'the remnants'? In the early days of Iraq's occupation, as the neo-cons basked in the glory of their military conquest, '...

by Andrew Stone

As jingoistic anti-EU rhetoric abounds, Andrew Stone looks for the real arguments.

Without organ donations, hundreds - perhaps thousands - of people will die prematurely.

Obituary writers and Reagan - washing instructions apologise for Bush - campaigning for the bosses

by Sabby Sagall

New Labour's policy of Public-Private Partnership or Private Finance Initiative (PPP/PFI) is second only to the war on Iraq as a source of anger...

by Peter Morgan

Welcome to the new full-colour summer special issue of Socialist Review.

Features

Feature
Chris Harman

Che Guevara's vision of continental revolution is being revived, argues Chris Harman, but political leadership remains essential.

Feature
Lindsey German

Mayoral candidate Lindsey German assesses the impact of the vote.

Feature
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan tries to find out how well the left did in the recent elections.

Feature

Detailed results from key areas

Feature
Alex Callinicos

Will the Iraqis humble the mighty US empire? Alex Callinicos investigates.

Feature
Michael Paris

Events in Iraq today are familiar, argues Michael Paris, if we look at the country's past.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Greenpeace has launched a very well designed website to coincide with The Day After Tomorrow's release.

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Thought Ronald Reagan was dead and buried? You ain't seen nothing yet.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

A fond farewell from one of your favourite columnists.

Obituaries

by Andy Zebrowski

Andy Zebrowski explores the life and politics of a leading Polish dissident.

Interviews

by Christophe Chataigné, by Mike Gonzalez

Christophe Chataigné spoke to author Mike Gonzalez about Che Guevara's life and legacy.

Letters

by John P Johnston

The World Bank is one force behind the attacks on pensions

by Sara Tomlinson

Public sector pensions are also under attack

by Rachel Aldred, by James Woodcock

The left needs to engage with the unpleasant truth that on 10 June political polarisation mainly benefited the right.

by Gill Hubbard

NGOs face blackmaill from funders - and some give in

by Ade Walter

The Nazi British National Party (BNP) has been making a serious attempt to gain ground in recent elections.

by Charles Nealy

I am an inmate on the Texas death row.

Reviews

Books
by Mubin Haq

Dwindling oil reserves threaten chaos, finds Mubin Haq - Review of 'The End of Oil', Paul Roberts, Bloomsbury £12.99

Books
by Alasdair Smith

Review of 'Stasiland', Anna Funder, Granta £7.99

Books
by Liv Lewitschnik

Review of 'Purple Hibiscus', Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fourth Estate £12.99

Books
by John Parrington

Review of 'The Human Story', Robin Dunbar, Faber & Faber £12.99

Books
by Theresa Bennett

Review of 'The Man in My Basement', Walter Mosley, Serpents Tail £10.99

Books
by Charlotte Bence

Review of 'Banana Republicans', Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Constable & Robinson £7.99

Books
by Moira Nolan

Moira Nolan surveys recent teenage fiction

Books
by Hazel Croft

Small Island - The Mermaid and the Drunks - Anti-Bush books - Anti-Zionist reading - Book Club - Marxism 2004 get-together

Books
by Peter Robinson

Review of 'Saint Oscar', Terry Eagleton, Bookmarks £3.50

Books
by Anne Ashford

Review of 'The Future of Iraq', Liam Anderson and Gareth Stansfield, Palgrave £16.99

Film
by Stephen Philip

Review of 'Tupac: Resurrection', director Lauren Lazin

Film
by Julie Bundy

Review of '16 Years of Alcohol', director Richard Jobson

Theatre
by Mark Harvey

Review of 'Calcutta Kosher' by Shelley Silas, Theatre Royal, Stratford

Music
by Brian Richardson

Is popular music turning radical?

Music
by Alison Philcock

An Interview with Dominic Masters