Socialist Review issue

November 2003 #279

Give Bush a warm welcome


by Editorial

George Galloway's expulsion from the Labour Party shows how hollow are Blair's platitudes about encouraging debate and democracy.

by Chris Harman

For the third time in three years a spontaneous uprising has forced a neoliberal president to flee from a presidential palace in South America....

Italian banker has journalist beaten - Directory enquiries privatisation disaster - Alastair Campbell gets fat cheques for public speaking

by Andrew Stone

Around 150 people gathered for the launch of the London Social Forum at the start of October.

by Sally Campbell

As we go to press, London postal workers look set to go on all-out strike in response to management attacks on CWU reps.

by Anne Ashford

Six months into the occupation Iraqi society is becoming increasingly fragile. A generation living under war and sanctions has stretched the ties...

by Andrew Stone

New Labour and the biotech industry have been left floundering by a succession of blows to their strategy to engineer public support for...

by Hassan Ali

If you want a licence to inflict racism on black and Asian people with impunity, then look no further than a career with the British police.


John Rees

Unless we help to shape a political alternative to Labour, we will undermine the great strides made by the anti-war movement.

The Walrus

The enthusiasm for the awkward squad will be wasted unless the rank and file take centre stage with determined strike action.

Chris Nineham

The movement has reached a critical point, and socialists' role in the debates around the European Social Forum will be key.

Paul Foot

Capitalism as economic democracy? Paul Foot has heard it all before.


Reasons to protest as Bush visits the UK later this month.

Sabby Sagall

A Palestinian statelet dwarfed by Israel is neither just nor viable.

Nick Youngman

Deregulation is the root of the recent spate of power failures.


by Martin Empson

The recent decision by MSN, the huge Microsoft-owned internet provider, to stop access to its online chat rooms, made front page news across the globe.

by Chris Harman

Attempts to 'reclaim' Labour have always disappointed.

Letter from
by Mike Davis

Mike Davis uncovers the racist demagoguery at work in Arnie's campaign.

by Mike Gonzalez

Márquez's magical world offers hope for the real one.

by Pat Stack

There's more to the US than Bush and McCarthy.


by Neve Gordon

No more than a month ago I sat with a friend drinking coffee at the Hillel Cafe in Jerusalem. Today it is a shattered edifice, with bloodstains on the floor.

by Michael Albert

I thank Sarah Ensor for her review of Parecon: Life After Capitalism (September SR).

by Mark Holt

The Stop the War Coalition is at a historical juncture and decisions made now will not only affect the development of our movement but could open up extremely exciting opportunities for the left...

by Richard Searle

The decision to send more British troops, and call up more reservists, to Iraq marks a significant deepening of the crisis generated by the occupation ('Blood, oil and lies', October SR)....

by Robert Brenner

Mubin Haq's review of Max Shachtman's Race and Revolution (June SR), recently released by Verso, is well informed and perceptive.

by Joe Hartney

The most striking thing about the Scottish Nationalist Pary (SNP) conference was how disconnected it seemed from what is going on in the world.

by Phil Knight

I enjoyed Sarah Ensor's review of the books about the Roman Empire (October SR) as it is said that those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.


by John Rose

John Rose pays tribute to a scholar who fought a lifelong war against imperialism.


by Peyman Jafari

Review of 'All the Shah's Men' by Stephen Kinzer, John Wiley & Sons £17.50

by Hassan Mahamdallie

Review of 'London Calling' by Sukhdev Sandhu, Harper Collins £20

by Adam Marks

Review of 'A Century of State Murder?' by Michael Haynes and Rumy Husan, Pluto £15.99

by Chris Harman

Review of 'The Myth of 1648' by Benno Teschke, Verso £25

by Pat Stack

Review of 'Chimes of Freedom' by Mike Marqusee, The New Press £14.95

by Nicolai Gentchev

Review of 'The Fountain at the Centre of the World' by Robert Newman, Verso £10.99

by Terry Sullivan

Review of 'The First Darwinian Left' by David Stack, New Clarion Press £12.95

by Mark Brown

Review of 'Kill Bill: Vol 1', director Quentin Tarantino

by Sally Campbell

Review of 'Time of the Wolf', director Michael Haneke

by Vidya Ram

Review of 'Noi the Albino', director Dagur Kari

by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' by Odön von Horváth, National Theatre, London

by Hannah Dee

Review of 'Sergeant Musgrave's Dance' by John Arden, Touring

Art / Exhibitions
by Judy Cox

Review of 'Below Stairs', National Portrait Gallery, London