Socialist Review issue

November 2005 #301

Occupation on the edge

News

by Editorial

Tony Blair's contempt for free speech and democracy has reached critical levels.

Features

Feature
John Rees, and others

In the run-up to the International Peace Conference, Socialist Review spoke to Iraqi and US activists about the occupation, the resistance and the international movement. John Rees...

Feature
Hassan Mahamdallie

CRE chair Trevor Phillips's recent talk of self-segregating communities is dangerous and false.

Feature
Jane Coles

Jane Coles explodes the myths behind the government's rhetoric about 'diversity' and 'parental choice' in schools.

Feature
Nick Howard

The great influenza of 1918 had social roots.

Feature
Mark Brown

Theatre critic Mark Brown welcomes an unexpected Nobel Prize laureate.

Feature
Ed Rampell

LA film critic Ed Rampell argues that the movement is generating a new wave of progressive cinema.

Opinion

Columnists
by Chris Harman

The idea of "community" can be dangerous.

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Climate change may act more suddenly than we have expected till now.

Columnists
by Nadine Finch

Nadine Finch looks at New Labour's latest 'anti-terror' laws.

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Free downloads benefit artists and the public.

Letters

by Malcolm Povey

Simon Dowdeswell (Letters, October SR) calls for a proper debate on nuclear power.

by Andrew Stone

Simon Dowdeswell (Letters, October SR) notes that a recent government committee report into the effects of...

by Beccy Palmer

I thought Barry Goldson's article was very good ('Bullying the New Labour Way', October SR). It was a searing...

by Jonathan Tipton

Rebecca Pitt's review of the new biography of Simone de Beauvoir by Lisa Appignanasi in the September issue of ...

by Tony Horne

Gareth Jenkins's review of Polanki's Oliver Twist (October SR) is very useful.

Interviews

by Jacob Middleton, by John Bellamy Foster

John Bellamy Foster talks to Jacob Middleton about how the movement needs to respond to climate change.

by Martin Empson, by Charles Stross

This is the full text of the interview referred to in Martin Empson's article Electric Reading in the November...

Reviews

Books
by Chris Harman

Chris Harman enjoys Marx and Engels' last writings.

Books
by Kate Connelly

Review of 'Demo', Alison Miller, Hamish Hamilton £12.99

Books
by Simon Assaf

Review of 'Insurgent Iraq', Loretta Napoleoni, Constable and Robinson £7.99

Books
by Adam Marks

Review of 'Rough Music', Tariq Ali, Verso £5.99

Books
by Simon Basketter

Review of 'Manufacturing Discontent', Michael Perelman, Pluto Press £15.99

Books
by Fiona Prior

Review of 'On the Wrong Line', Christian Wolmar, Aurum Press £10.99

Books
by Donny Gluckstein

Review of 'Old Labour to New', Greg Rosen, Politico's £30

Books
by Matt Gordon

Review of 'Accelerando', Charles Stross, Orbit £16.99

Books
by Jacob Middleton

Review of 'Dilemmas of Domination', Walden Bello, Zed Books £12.99 and 'Taming American Power', Stephen M Walt, W W Norton & Co £17.99

Books
by Michael Hepworth

Review of 'Planet Simpson', Chris Turner, Ebury Press £7.99

Film
by Sally Campbell

Review of 'The Constant Gardener', director Fernando Meirelles

Film
by Julie Bundy

Review of 'Everything is Illuminated', director Liev Screiber

Film
by Xanthe Rose

Review of 'The Proposition', director John Hillcoat

Film
by Stephen Philip

Mainstream films continue to address political issues.

TV / DVD
by Naz Massoumi

Review of 'Hearts and Minds', director Peter Davis

Theatre
by Michael Kustow

David Edgar's drama Playing with Fire was attacked by critics. In this counterblast, theatre producer Michael Kustow argues Edgar is the Dickens of our stage.

Theatre
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'Chicken Soup with Barley' by Arnold Wesker, Tricycle Theatre

Music
by Peter Segal

Peter Segal welcomes new releases from old masters.

Music
by Adam Marks

Review of 'You Could Have It So Much Better' by Franz Ferdinand