Socialist Review issue

October 2002 #267

Don't attack Iraq

News

by Editorial

The countdown to war has begun.

by Chris Nineham

The European Social Forum in Florence from 6 to 10 November will be a crucial staging point for the anti-war movement.

Psychiatric tests for politicians? - Sweets firm in music charts - Coke and Pepsi fined for defacing the Himalayas

by Andrew Stone

After years of simmering resentment, there are clear signs of a return to industrial militancy.

by Kevin Ovenden

The reaction of the Washington hawks should dispel any doubt that it was opposition to war on Iraq that sealed victory for Gerhard Schröder's Red/...

An increasing number of government agencies are using tax havens such as Guernsey to avoid paying the higher rate of tax in this country,...

by Sean Purdy

Some 115 million Brazilians go to the polls on 6 October to elect a new president, and various federal and state deputies. The frontrunner for...

Features

Feature
Peter Morgan

The world's mightiest imperialist power is on the warpath again.

Feature
Peter Morgan

'Iraq had made frequent use of a variety of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war... In 1988 Saddam...used mustard and nerve agents against Iraqi Kurds at Halabja in northern Iraq. Estimates...

Feature
Peter Morgan

How the US armed Iraq.

Feature
Peter Morgan

'Saddam Hussein is a threat that has to be dealt with. He has twice before started wars of aggression. Over 1 million people died in them. When the weapons inspectors were evicted from Iraq in...

Feature
Peter Morgan

'The inspectors and the directorate of the inspections were pressurised to undertake controversial inspections... and thereby cause a stalemate which could form the basis for direct military...

Feature
Peter Morgan

'A report came out of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] that they [the Iraqis] were six months away from developing a weapon. I don't know what more evidence we need. It threatens the...

Feature
Peter Morgan

'In 1990...the world imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. Those sanctions were maintained after the war to compel the regime's compliance with security council resolutions... Saddam Hussain has [...

Feature
Peter Morgan

Bush's cabinet and their corporate links.

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

The Guardian has been running a series investigating the extent to which our lives are recorded and analysed (see www.guardian.co.uk/...

Columnists
by The Walrus

Will the last privatisation fiasco please turn off the lights?

Columnists
by Chris Harman

The US is preparing to flex its military muscles. But its strategy is a very risky one indeed.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Silence isn't always golden.

Letters

by Sue Jones

I agree with Mike Gonzalez that corporations are colonising bits of the world through tourism (September SR). However, it seems to me that he then goes on to place some of the blame with the...

by Matthew Cookson

Steve Smith's otherwise interesting article on dystopia in film (September SR) was ruined by his casual definition of dystopia.

by John Higgins

While watching the jingoistic posturing of Bush and his poodle Blair, am I alone in remembering that in my teenage years the US still practised apartheid? Can this be the nation that lays claim to...

by Keith Flett

Sabby Sagall (September SR) makes important points about the tradition of international solidarity of British workers, but a key point needs to be underlined--the taking of industrial action in...

by Gerry McGarvey

Can I congratulate you on publishing Sabby Sagall's article 'Solidarity Forever' (September SR).

by Pablo Stern

The useful pensions article by Solomon Hughes (September SR) contrasted 'pay as you go' and pre-funded (savings) pension systems, but it omitted a crucial economic point.

by Ann Rose

Being an avid reader of 'Socialist Review', imagine my dismay on turning to the back page, which is the first one I read (Pat's hilarious column), to hear him wailing on the demise of football (...

by Unai Pascual

Ninety percent of Spain's parliament and Spanish judge Garzon have decided to ban Batasuna the Basque nationalist party.

Obituaries

by Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos examines the extraordinary life of Duncan Hallas.

Reviews

TV / DVD
by Mike Gonzalez

We live our lives as we dispatch the dead.

Books
by Chris Harman

Review of 'Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life', Eric Hobsbawm, Allen Lane £25

Books
by Unjum Mirza

Review of 'Terrorism and War', Howard Zinn, Seven Stories Press £7.99; 'Bin Laden, Islam and America's New War on Terrorism', As'ad Abukhalil, Seven Stories Press £6.99 and 'Terrorism: Theirs and...

Books
by Megan Trudell

Review of 'Bad Boy Brawly Brown', Walter Mosley, Serpent's Tail £12

Books
by Sasha Simic

Review of 'The Years of Rice and Salt', Kim Stanley Robinson, Harper Collins £16.99

Books
by Mike Gonzalez

Review of 'Coffee with Pleasure', Laure Waridel, Black Rose Books £10.99

Books
by Andy Wynne

Review of 'Zimbabwe's Plunge', Patrick Bond and Masimba Manyanya, Merlin Books £14.95

Film
by Judy Cox

Review of 'Sweet Sixteen', director Ken Loach

Film
by Mubin Haq

Review of 'Ten', director Abbas Kiarostami

Film
by James O'Nions

Review of 'All or Nothing', director Mike Leigh

Theatre
by Nicolai Gentchev

Review of 'Ivanov' by Anton Chekhov, National Theatre, London

Theatre
by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'Outlying Islands' by David Greig, Royal Court, London

Music
by Lee Billingham

There are now signs that the daily intensification of global politics is beginning to find an echo within popular music.