Socialist Review issue

March 2012 #367

Can Greek workers defy the bankers?

News

by Mark L Thomas

Suddenly, the government seems to be reeling from a number blows. Already embroiled in a bitter row over Andrew Lansley's plans to accelerate the...

by Jack Farmer

Think austerity is inevitable because there simply isn't enough money? Think again.

by Estelle Cooch

"A spirit of anti-capitalism stalks the land, a fire-breathing beast that has shrivelled Stephen Hester's bonus in its nostril-blast, and scorched...

by Alan Kenny

Electricians have won a stunning victory which should give hope to us all. After a six-month-long battle they have defeated the wage-cutting plans...

by Ian Taylor

The wheels continue to come off at News International. James Murdoch's resignation as executive chairman is the latest blow. It came a few days...

Features

Feature
Sotiris Kontogiannis

Greeks must accept austerity, it is often argued, because the alternative would be worse. Sotiris Kontogiannis argues for a workers' default against the bankers

Feature
Gill George

The government is in serious trouble over its plans for the National Health Service. Gill George explains exactly how the bill is intended to destroy the NHS as we know it

Feature
Sylvestre Jaffard

As the French presidential elections near, Sylvestre Jaffard charts the declining fortunes of Nicolas Sarkozy and looks at the dangers from the right, with the fascist Marine Le Pen buoyed by the...

Feature
Dalia S Mostafa, Regi Pilling, Siobhan Brown

International Women's Day, 8 March, was established by socialists to celebrate the struggles of working class women. We look at how the fight for women's liberation and revolution has gone hand in...

Feature
Jamie Allinson

Both those who call for intervention and those who condemn the revolution in Syria are wrong. Jamie Allinson argues that Syrians can liberate themselves

Feature
Miriyam Aouragh

Miriyam Aouragh dismisses the claim that a revolution in Syria would be a disaster for the Palestinians

Feature

Facility time-out?

Feature
Anne Alexander

A call for a general strike in Egypt on 11 February didn't produce the desired effect. Yet the current strike wave shows no signs of abating. Anne Alexander looks at the strengths and weaknesses...

Opinion

Letter from
by Rizwan Atta

Rizwan Atta looks at the growing tensions between the US and Pakistan and the outbreak of struggles from below

Revolutionary Lessons
by Mona Dohle

Does money make the world go round?

Culture column
by Martin Smith

If you thought racism in football was as outdated as Kevin Keegan's bubble perm or Chris Waddle's mullet haircut, then recent events will have been a real wake-up call.

Letters

Getting rid of racism Talat Ahmed's excellent article on institutional racism (Feature, Socialist Review, February 2012) made a very important point about the relationship between personal racist...

Reviews

Books
by John Rose

David Gardner

Books
by Rebecca Short

Ben White

Books
by Alexandra Sayer

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Books
by Adam Collins

Umberto Eco

Books
by Laura Cooke

Stephen Harper

Books
by Ruth Lorimer

Kathi Weeks

Books
by Simon Guy

Gene Sharp

Classic reads
by Christine Curran

Margaret Atwood

Film
by Jenny Daglish

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Film
by Kevin Devine

Director: Lelia Doolan

Music
by Estelle Cooch

Wiley

Music
by George Fuller

Ry Cooder

Art / Exhibitions
by Jonathan Dodds

Tate Britain

Art / Exhibitions

Tate Britain, London