Socialist Review issue

June 2005 #297

Rebellion in the ranks

News

by Editorial

The neo-cons got more than they bargained for when they invited George Galloway to Capitol Hill last month.

by Editorial

The established political logic is that wars are vote winners, and that armies, whatever their private misgivings, do as they are told.

Features

Feature
Andrew Burgin

Military families are forging a unique campaign against the Iraq war.

Feature
Ian Taylor

Soldiers and their families speak to Ian Taylor.

Feature
Neil Davidson

Award-winning historian Neil Davidson considers the precedents for army disaffection and revolt.

Feature
Lindsey German

This year's general election was a disaster for Blair and saw a significant breakthrough for the left.

Feature
Keith Flett

Keith Flett explains how the Poplar councillors in the 1920s took on the government.

Feature
Mark Curtis

Mark Curtis condemns the neo-liberal assumptions of New Labour's development agenda.

Feature
Chris Harman

We can make poverty history, but not if we accept the logic of market liberalization.

Feature
Tim Webb

Tim Webb condemns Britain's nuclear proliferation.

Feature
Patrick Bond

Africa needs to break immediately from the most destructive circuits of global capital, and its leaders are on the wrong side.

Opinion

Columnists
by Mike Davis

The Terminator-cum-governor of California proves himself a champion of immigrant-bashing.

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Edinburgh gears up for the protests against the G8.

Columnists
by Andrew Stone

New Labour and the fashion police should have more respect for the young.

Letters

by John Witzenfeld

I found the interview of Philippe Sands (May SR) very interesting with his view clearly stated.

by Ben Drake

I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Bould's article on HG Wells ('The Shape Of Things To Come', May SR) especially the...

by John Charlton

Events in the East End of London and South Wales in the general election ('The Verdict on the Blair Project', May SR...

by Pete Glatter

Mike Haynes's thoughtful article on the Putin leadership (May SR) was a welcome change from the superficial...

Reviews

Books
by John Parrington

Race is a social construct.

Books
by John Newsinger

Review of 'Radical Politics in Modern Ireland', David Lynch, Irish Academic Press £30

Books
by Nicola Field

Review of 'My First Seven Years', Dario Fo, Methuen £14.99

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of 'Hurrah for the Blackshirts', Martin Pugh, Jonathan Cape £20

Books
by Sue Jones

Review of 'Little Scarlet', Walter Mosley, Weidenfeld & Nicolson £12.99

Books
by John Charlton

Review of 'Stop the War', Andrew Murray and Lindsey German, Bookmarks £12.99

Books
by Ian Birchall

Review of 'Life of an Anarchist', editor Gene Fellner, Seven Stories Press, £10.99

Books
by Pete Cannell

Review of 'Arguments against G8', editors Gill Hubbard and David Miller, Pluto £11.99

Books
by Nik Howard

Review of 'The Deportation Machine', Liz Fekete, Institute of Race Relations £10

Books
by Naomi Jones

Review of 'Endgame in the Western Sahara', Toby Shelley, Zed £14.95

Film
by Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz welcomes the Black World festival.

Film
by Naz Massoumi

Review of 'Czech Dream', directors Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda

Film
by Nigel Davey

Review of 'Guerrilla', director Robert Stone

Film
by Kevin Best

Review of 'Baadasssss!', director Mario Van Peebles

Film
by Stephen Philip

Sin City - We Don't Live Here Anymore - piracy - new Von Trier - The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael

TV / DVD
by Amy Lane

Review of the Complete Jean Vigo DVD box set, director Jean Vigo

TV / DVD
by Jack Robertson

Review of 'Hail the Conquering Hero', director Preston Sturges

Theatre
by Tom Foot

Review of 'Julius Caesar' by William Shakespeare, touring internationally

Theatre
by Stephen Philip

Review of 'Talking to Terrorists' by Robin Soans, Touring

Art / Exhibitions
by Mike Gonzalez

There is much power and beauty in the work of Frida Kahlo, says Mike Gonzalez, who examines the life of this remarkable artist.