Socialist Review issue

June 2002 #264

Right turn or revolt


by Editorial

The resignation, when it came, was widely expected. The decision by Stephen Byers to quit the government has cheered everyone who is sick of the...

by Phil Pardoe

In the trade union equivalent of a right wing coup, Barry Reamsbottom and his 'moderate' cronies on the PCS union national executive (NEC) are...

Nigerian electricity company begs for calm - Far right Colombian paramilitaries launch complaints website - Nasa advertises on internet for space...

by Liz Atherton

Some 54 percent of the 24 million registered voters stayed at home in Colombia's presidential election last month.

by Solomon Hughes

'Culture' minister Tessa Jowell's new media bill, released last month, lets the market rip through the television industry, with Rupert Murdoch...


Praful Bidwai

The possibility of war between India and Pakistan refutes the idea that nuclear weapons act as a deterrent.

Lindsey German

The chickens are coming home to roost. Far from the 'war against terrorism' making the world a safer place, its consequences are leading to the threat of more wars and devastation. India and...

Kevin Ovenden

The crisis in Europe has allowed the far right a hearing, but it's also led to a resurgence of the left.

Chris Bambery

Today's fascists stand in the tradition of their Nazi forefathers.

Luciano Muhlbauer

Luciano Muhlbauer invites you to join thousands of others at the European Social Forum in Florence later this year.

Martin Smith

Punk was the perfect antidote to the 1977 jubilee, because it stuck two fingers up to the establishment.

Ian Birchall

Ian Birchall explains why he is not impressed by recent attempts to rehabilitate the monarchy.

Sabby Sagall

Discrimination against Palestinians runs through the state of Israel. Sabby Sagall traces its origins.


by The Walrus

New Labour's favourite union leader is facing problems in the forthcoming election.

by Chris Harman

It was wrong to call for a vote for Chirac against Le Pen in the recent French elections.

by Pat Stack

There's nothing respectable about appeasing the Nazis.


by Tracy Martin

On a recent visit to Beirut I had the opportunity to see for myself the last 10 days of the sit-in reported in last month's issue (May SR) and speak to some of the activists involved in the...

by Rob Ferguson

The coverage on Palestine and the Middle East (May SR) was excellent. Palestine is now a key fault line in US imperialism's effort to establish 'full spectrum dominance' around the world.

by Tom Behan

At last month's Globalise Resistance conference in London, and at the European Social Forum mobilising committee meetings in London, proposals have been put (and defeated) about setting up an...

by Alasdair Smith

The Walrus was right to point out that the bosses are worried about the issue of London weighting (May SR).

by Paul Jakubovic

Chris Talbot's review of Cosmology by Peter Coles (April SR) made far too many concessions to the idealist theories that now appear to dominate modern physics.

by Ralph A Tebbutt

One of the most active groups in modern society is the pensioners' movement.


by Paul Foot

The life of Labour left winger Barbara Castle.

by Steven Rose

Steven Rose pays tribute to the life and work of Stephen Jay Gould.


by Wael Fateen, by Nawal El Saadawi

The Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi spoke to Wael Fateen about women, globalisation and the Middle East.


by Michael Bradley

Review of 'Berlin: The Downfall', Antony Beevor, Penguin £25.00

by Alex Callinicos

Review of 'The Boom and the Bubble', Robert Brenner, Verso £15.00

by Hassan Mahamdallie

Review of 'Dreaming and Scheming', Hanif Kureishi, Faber and Faber £8.99

by Chris Nineham

Review of 'Privatising Culture', Chin-tao Wu, Verso £20.00

by Sam Ashman

Review of 'The World We're In', Will Hutton, Little Brown £17.99

by Talat Ahmed

Review of 'The Myth of the Holy Cow', Dwijendra Narayan Jha, Verso £16.00

by Alan Gibson

Review of 'From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls', eds. Steve Cohen, Beth Humphries and Ed Mynott, Routledge £17.99

by Ian Crosson

Review of 'Love Me or Kill Me', Graham Saunders, Manchester University Press, £14.99

by Mike Simons

Review of 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy', Greg Palast, Pluto £18.99

by Lee Billingham

Review of 'Biggie and Tupac', director Nick Broomfield

by Rachel Cohen

Review of 'I'm Going Home', director Manoel de Oliveira

by Yuri Prasad

Review of 'The Majestic', director Frank Darabont

by Mike Gonzalez

The trauma of ER is not just medical. Mike Gonzalez gives a diagnosis.

by David Shonfield

Review of 'Homebody/Kabul' by Tony Kushner, Young Vic, London

by John Rees

Review of 'The PowerBook' by Jeanette Winterson, National Theatre, London

by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'Vincent in Brixton' by Nicholas Wright, Cottesloe Theatre, London

by Gareth Jenkins

Review of 'Bacchai' by Euripides, National Theatre, London

by Pete Gee

The Arcola Theatre has established a reputation for bold and imaginative productions. Open for just over a year it occupies a disused warehouse in one of London's poorest boroughs, Hackney. Peter...

Art / Exhibitions
by Judy Cox

Review of exhibition 'Matisse Picasso' at Tate Modern, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Joseph Choonara

Review of exhibition 'Game On' at the Barbican, until 15 September and transfers to the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, in October

Art / Exhibitions
by Julie Bundy

Review of Manchester Art Gallery, Mosely Street, Manchester