Socialist Review issue

July / August 2006 #308

Alternatives to Neo-liberalism

Features

Feature
Alex Callinicos

Advocates of the free market constantly repeat the refrain that 'there is no alternative'. Alex Callinicos believes that for the movement to be able to answer this claim, it needs to reassert the...

Feature
Beccy James

Last month the British Medical Association (BMA) released a shocking report which found that as many as one in ten children and young people between the ages of one and 16 are suffering from a...

Feature
Michael Lavalette

July sees the annual highlight of the cycling road-race calendar - the Tour de France.

Third World Report (Africa)
Claire Ceruti

This is not the first time South African newspapers have announced a serious rift between the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (CP) and the trade union federation...

Third World Report (Asia)
Vidya Sagar

Death is stalking the farmers of the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, where more than 14,000 people have committed suicide between 2001 and 2006.

Third World Report (Latin America)
John Crabtree

Peru's president elect, Alan Garcia, promises to be rather different to the Alan Garcia who became president in 1985

Third World Report (Middle East)
Anne Ashford

Maysoon Pachachi interview with Anne Ashford

Third World Report (Africa)
Leo Zeilig

Brian Mfisa starts work at 6 am for the international security firm Chubb. He guards a large house in the wealthy suburb of Melrose in Johannesburg.

Third World Report (Middle East)
Keith Hartley

Debates about the Iraq conflict have focused on political, military, moral and legal arguments to the neglect of economic aspects. But wars are costly and the Iraq conflict is no exception.

Opinion

Columnists
by Noel Douglas

Have you found that while waiting for the 73 bus you hear voices?

Columnists
by Mark Steel

Who'd have thought the day would come when the police spoke with affection about the IRA?

Columnists
by Lindsey German

Why is it a surprise to anyone that the public fear real wars more than the hypothetical possibility of attack?

Columnists
by Chris Harman

One of the most disgusting spectacles last month was that of Ken Livingstone defending Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, after his force shot the second innocent person in 11 months.

Interviews

by Rob Hoveman

Andrew Glyn has been a prominent left wing economist for more than 35 years. He talks to Rob Hoveman about his latest book Capitalism Unleashed.

Letters

by Richard Seymour

Dave Treece's excellent article on Brazil (June SR) highlights a crucial part of the story of global...

by Charles Markham

I think Stephen Philip's piece on the Communist influence on cinema misses one element (June SR).

Reviews

Books
by James Dunkerley

James Dunkerley is impressed by a new biography of the Latin American freedom fighter.

Books
by Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell spoke to John Rees about the growing weaknesses in the imperialist project, and how they might be exploited by the anti-war movement.

Books
by Simon Assaf

Review of 'God's Terrorists', Charles Allen, Little, Brown £20

Books
by Jane Coles

Review of 'Another School is Possible', Terry Wrigley, Bookmarks £9.99

Books
by Chris Nineham

Review of 'Realizing Hope', Michael Albert, Zed Books £14.99

Books
by Viv Smith

Review of 'Playing In The Light', Zoë Wicomb, The New Press £14.99

Books
by Peyman Jafari

Review of 'Iran Today', Dilip Hiro, Politico's £9.99

Books
by Ben Dickenson

Review of 'The Sundance Kids', James Mottram, Faber and Faber £16.99

Music
by Noel Halifax

Pop music historian Jon Savage spoke to Noel Halifax about his new collection of gay pop music from the 1960s to the 1980s.