Socialist Review issue

June 2006 #307

Younge on racism


Jacob Middleton

Jacob Middleton picks apart the claims that Respect has set aside class politics and is instead pushing a "communal" agenda that will appeal only to Muslims.

Dave Crouch

Dave Crouch looks at the role of the Communist Party in organising Jewish workers in London's East End from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Socialist Review

Stephen Jay Gould, who died in 2002, was among the great scientists of his generation. Socialist Review spoke to Steven Rose, co-editor of a new collection of Gould's essays.

Third World Report (Africa)
Sidi Omar

Last month the European Union (EU) voted through an agreement which allows European ships to fish off the coast of Western Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco for the past 30 years.

Third World Report (Asia)
Barry Pavier

Since the beginning of April this year at least 300 civilians have died as the ceasefire between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has begun to unravel.

Third World Report (Latin America)
Dave Treece

May was a hot month in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Four days of violence left up to 150 civilians, prison staff, police officers and suspects dead.

Third World Report (Middle East)
Anne Ashford

For over half a century the small Egyptian village of Kamshish in the Nile Delta has been a battleground between Egypt's landlords and its impoverished peasant farmers.


by Noel Douglas

It's unusual for Hackney's New Labour council to come over all anti-capitalist. But wonders never cease. The council has threatened Nike with legal action after the sportswear giant produced a...

by China Miéville

The self-styled "defenders of the West" should look a little closer to home before decrying Islam.

by Lindsey German

Playwright Henrik Ibsen was more than a pioneer of modern theatre: he carried a torch for all those who fight for women's liberation.


by Roger Cox

Chris Harman is shockingly wrong to argue that "talk of an Israel lobby lets capitalism off the hook" (May SR...

by Mark Elf

While I agreed with much of what Chris Harman said about the Mearsheimer and Walt article (May SR), I was...

by Bill Risebero

I doubt that the Bauhaus played such a founding role in the development of socially aware modernism as the review by Anindya Bhattacharyya suggests (...

by Dara Kiese

Far from being an affront to the original ideal of the Bauhaus to change the environment through good, affordable design, the coffee mugs at the Tate Modern shop (see...


by Chris Harman

John Kenneth Galbraith, who died last month aged 98, received very mixed obituaries. This was because he challenged some of the conclusions of mainstream capitalist economics while continuing to...


by Hassan Mahamdallie, by Gary Younge

Radical journalist Gary Younge talks to Hassan Mahamdallie about his latest book Stranger In A Strange Land: Encounters In The Disunited States


by Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly looks at three new novels set in the period between the American Revolution and the end of the civil war that put slavery and racism centre stage.

by Martin Smith

Review of 'Black Shirt', Stephen Dorril, Viking £30

by Terry Wrigley

Review of 'The War For Children's Minds', Stephen Law, Routledge £14.99

by Simon Basketter

Review of 'Fatal Purity', Ruth Scurr, Chatto & Windus £20

by Andrew Stone

Review of 'University of Hunger', Martin Carter, editor Gemma Robinson, Bloodaxe £12

by Stephen Philip

The revival of radicalism in today's cinema has precedents. Stephen Philip looks at the influence of Communists on radical cinema.

by Pat Stack

Review of 'Thank You For Smoking', director Jason Reitman

by Tim Sanders

Review of 'Lobo', director Miguel Courtois

by Ella Jenkins

Review of 'Dumplings', director Fruit Chan

by Gareth Jenkins

Review of '10th District Court', director Raymond Depardon

Art / Exhibitions
by Jonathan Maunder

Review of Word Into Art, British Museum, London: Jonathan Maunder welcomes an exhibition of modern art from the Middle East.