Socialist Review issue

June 2004 #286

Rage against the system

News

by Editorial

The 30 June 'transfer of sovereignty' to a puppet government in Iraq has rapidly become the source of foreboding for the governments of George...

by Tony Phillips

After years of inadequate pay rises, there are clear signs that workers' frustration is coming to a head.

Spaceship repairs - Tesco workout - Anti-capitalist cheerleaders

by Sue Jones

The announcement that the third European Social Forum (ESF) will take place at Alexandra Palace, London this year has opened up really exciting...

by Tom Behan

In Italy problems are mounting up for Tony Blair's ally Silvio Berlusconi.

by Chanie Rosenberg

On a recent visit to Israel I learnt a lot about the movements of solidarity by many Israelis for the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli...

In what must go down as one of the most moving and powerful statements ever to be heard at a Trafalgar Square protest, Stop the War Coalition...

by Tim Smith

It was confirmed recently that US military commanders travelled to Israel In January this year to learn about urban warfare from the Israeli...

by Yuri Prasad

Just how democratic is 'the world's biggest democracy'? It's a question millions of Indians must be asking in the wake of their election.

Features

Feature
Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell explains why women lead the fight against Blair and New Labour, while Tash Shifrin spoke to some leading activists.

Feature
Lindsey German

Lindsey German receives an enthusiastic response campaigning for the 10 June election, as these extracts from her 'blog' reveal.

Feature
Hazel Croft

As the media panic about a 'nation of fatties', Hazel Croft looks at the pressures on women to conform to an ideal shape.

Feature
Mike Gonzalez

There is compassion and hope in the art of Edward Hopper, says Mike Gonzalez.

Feature
Roger Huddle, Lee Billingham

Music Against the Nazis - Rock against Racism in the 1970s and Love Music Hate Racism today.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

For the left, the media has always been a battleground - on the one hand multinational media empires directing the editorial content of newspapers, television and the radio, and on the other...

Columnists
by The Walrus

How the World Bank and your boss are conspiring to wreck your retirement.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

There's more to the role of NGOs than meets the eye.

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Diminishing oil supplies have epochal implications for the world economy.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Torture in Iraq echoes the brutal British record in Northern Ireland.

Letters

by Asim Ali Shah

Jonathan Schell's 'The Empire Backfires' (May SR), is an excellent description of the hypocrisy of the US Empire.

by Tim Evans

There is a grim sense of poetic justice about the slow motion catastrophe engulfing the Bush administration and its Blairite poodle (...

by Sophie Jongman

Hip-hop has been evolving over almost three decades, and is a militant form of music ('Hip-hop takes the rap', May SR...

by Andrew Dobson

If Andrew Stone has so much in common with the Greens ('Red Light From the Greens, May SR), why doesn't he get...

by Patrick Ward

One of the highlights of the anti-war movement has been the diversity of people and groups involved, and this certainly applies to the Green Party.

by Terri Behrman

As a longtime Socialist Review subscriber I eagerly await each issue. But special congratulations for Martin's Web.

by Malcolm Povey

At the 2002 European Social Forum in Florence a new journal called Science for the People was launched by a group of scientists attending a workshop on 'How do scientists change their...

by Pete Glatter

In my review of Anna Politkovskaya's A Small Corner of Hell (April SR), I put the total number of war deaths...

Obituaries

by Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos pays tribute to the life and work of Brian Manning.

Interviews

by Matt Foot, by Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain speaks to Matt Foot about the issues behind her new play Guantanamo.

Reviews

Books
by Michael Lavalette

Review of 'I'm Not the Only One', George Galloway, Penguin £10

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of 'Silvio Berlusconi', Paul Ginsborg, Verso £16

Books
by Gareth Jenkins

Review of 'Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America', August Nimtz, Lexington Books £20.95

Books
by Nicola Field

Review of 'The Flood', Maggie Gee, Gazelle £12.99

Books
by Chris Nineham

Review of 'Which Side Are You On? Ken Loach and his Films', Anthony Hayward, Bloomsbury £20

Books
by Charlie Hore

Review of 'One China, Many Paths', editor Chaohua Wang, Verso, £20

Books
by Andrew Fullwood

Review of 'Address Unknown', Kressmann Taylor, Souvenir Press £6.99 and 'Brown', Franck Pavloff, Acom Books , £2.99

Books
by Tony Phillips

Review of 'A Plague upon Humanity', Daniel Barenblatt, Souvenir £18.99

Books
by Hazel Croft

Ned Kelly - Top Tens - Footballers Recommend Good Reads - New Books on Blake, Shakespeare and Che Guevara - Book Club - Review a Book!

Film
by Andrew Stone

Review of 'The Day After Tomorrow', director Roland Emmerich

Film
by Liv Lewitschnik

Review of 'Bad Education', director Pedro Almodóvar

Film
by Christophe Chataigné

Review of 'Troy', director Wolfgang Petersen

Film
by Peter Robinson

Preview of 'The Golden Age of French Cinema', National Film Theatre, London

Theatre
by Noel Halifax

Review of 'The History Boys' by Alan Bennett, National Theatre

Theatre
by Sue Jones

Review of 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, The Old Vic

Opera
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'The Valkyrie' by Richard Wagner, English National Opera at the Coliseum

Art / Exhibitions
by Tim Sanders

Review of "Tina Modotti and Edward Weston: The Mexico Years", Barbican, until 1 August