Socialist Review issue

March 2002 #261

War without end


by Editorial

Can the US be stopped? This is the question millions of people are asking as George Bush gears up to launch an attack against Iraq.

by Peter Morgan

An important conference of rank and file trade unionists is set to take place in London on 16 March. Organised by the Socialist Alliance, the...

Nestlé and food safety - McDonald's strike victory - Bush and Enron

by Alan Gibson

David Blunkett's white paper on asylum and immigration, 'Secure Borders, Safe Haven', published last month, will lead to further persecution of...

by Anne Alexander

February 2002 has undoubtedly been Ariel Sharon's toughest month in power since his overwhelming election victory just over a year ago. A string...

Radical academic Noam Chomsky threw the spotlight on Turkey's repressive laws last month when he challenged the Turkish state security court to...

by Liz Atherton

President Andres Pastrana has announced the end of the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).

by Dragan Plavsic

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic opened in The Hague last month to much self righteous acclaim. Commentators were quick to draw comparisons with...


Chris Nineham

Bush and Blair are preparing to launch war on Iraq, but this could unleash opposition which they might find hard to contain.

Tim Webb

For a nation swept by a mixture of self pity, paranoia and gung-ho aggression, it's not a great surprise that the US has announced a huge increase in military spending.

Julie Bundy

Remember the recent anthrax case in the US last year which led to the deaths of five people, with 13 others being infected?

Paul Foot, Peter Morgan

With New Labour facing yet another cash for favours scandal it's little wonder that the public consider them even more sleazy than the Tories.

Sinéad Kennedy

Women are fighting for the right to choose in Ireland's abortion referendum.

Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez examines the growing instability in South America.

Basker Vashee

This month sees presidential elections in Zimbabwe. Basker Vashee looks at President Mugabe's attempts to stay in power.

ISO Zimbabwe Members

A statement from those who are protesting against Robert Mugabe.


by The Walrus

What could be more stupid than the government's plans for the tube?

by Chris Harman

Is the recession coming to an end? Chris Harman is sceptical.

by Mike Gonzalez

The global 'civilisers' have left a bloody legacy in Africa.

by Pat Stack

The general public was seriously underwhelmed by the death of Princess Margaret.


by Dave Barnes

The central plank of Tony Blair's justification for his attack on public services is that privatisation is more efficient. Yet as the experience of Railtrack has shown, and as was reported by...

by Phil Turner

Chris Bambery's article about the revolt against Blair could not be more timely (February SR). Every day Blair's crisis gets deeper. His 'wreckers' speech unleashed enormous anger across the...

by Rae Street

The launch of the European Network for Peace And Human Rights took place at the end of January in the European Parliament in Brussels.

by Ian Birchall

In his review of Alfred Rosmer's book 'Trotsky and the Origins of Trotskyism' (February SR), John Molyneux says the argument about Zinoviev's role in the Comintern is 'obscure', and that Stalinism...

by Ed Mynott

I was interested to read the review by Diana Swingler of Jane Jordan's biography of Josephine Butler (February SR).

by Joe Hartney

John Molyneux's attempt to explain the popularity of Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' from a left perspective is, I think, a little dubious (Letters, February SR).

by J S Gillett

Mike Gonzalez implies that the recent production of Channel 4's Shackleton gives the eponymous hero too much of a positive makeover when he should have been reviled for being just another ghastly...


by Tom Behan

Review of 'Italy and its Discontents', Paul Ginsberg, Penguin £25.00

by Chris Bambery

Review of 'France: The Dark Years', Julian Jackson, Oxford University Press £25.00

by Dave Waller

Review of 'Ten Reasons to Abolish the IMF and World Bank', Kevin Danaher, Seven Stories Press £4.99

by Charlie Hore

Review of 'Falun Gong's Challenge to China', Danny Schechter, Akashic Books £11.99

by Kevin Ovenden

Review of 'Jihad', Ahmed Rashid, Yale £16.95

by Mary Brodbin

Review of 'The Global Media Atlas', Mark Balnaves, James Donald and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, BFI Publishing £14.99

by John Rose

Review of 'Two Hours that Shook the World', Fred Halliday, Saqi Books £12.95

by Matt Kelly

Review of 'That They May Face the Rising Sun', John McGahern, Faber £16.99

by Kevin Best

Review of 'Officer's Ward', director François Dupeyron

by Martin Halliday

Review of 'The Shipping News', director Lasse Hallström

by Lindsey German

Review of 'From Hell', directors Albert and Allen Hughes

by Gareth Jenkins

Review of 'If...', director Lindsay Anderson

by Sally Campbell

Review of 'Charlotte Gray', director Gillian Armstrong

Art / Exhibitions
by John Molyneux

John Molyneux reviews the new Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern.

by Paul Foot

Review of 'Julius Caesar' by William Shakespeare, Barbican, London

Art / Exhibitions
by Alan Gibson

Review of exhibition 'Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation' at the Hayward Gallery, London

by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'The Syringa Tree' by Pamela Gien, National Theatre, London