Socialist Review issue

October 2003 #278

Blood, oil, lies

News

by Editorial

Tony Blair said he was willing to pay the ’blood price‘ of war in Iraq. He is unlikely to have to do so personally. He is already paying a...

by Sally Campbell

The resort of Cancun seemed the perfect place for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to hold its talks.

DLR and Arms Fair - New Job for Nick Leeson - Boots Boss Hears Workers' Suggestions

by Fran Choules

The narrow vote against national strike action by postal workers came as a shock to many of us in the Communication Workers Union.

by Andrew Stone

New Labour‘s descent into the gutter continues apace, with plans to further tighten already draconian anti asylum seeker legislation.

by Sabby Sagall

The much-vaunted Middle East ’road map to peace‘ has reached a dead end.

by Jon Berry

On the opening morning of this year‘s TUC conference at Brighton, a small group of demonstrators shouted slogans at delegates as they entered.

Features

Feature
Mike Davis

Mike Davis investigates Europe‘s deadly heatwave.

Feature
Chris Nineham

The collapse of the recent WTO summit is a blow against neoliberalism, but the struggle for trade justice goes beyond the issue of subsidies.

Feature
Martin Smith

Martin Smith explores jazz, racism and resistance through the life of a legend.

Feature
Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins analyses Edward Upward‘s contribution to 20th century literature.

Feature
Luciana Genro

Raúl Zibechi spoke to Brazilian socialist Luciana Genro about Lula‘s government.

Feature
Pat Stack, Mark Steel

Pat Stack asks socialist comedian Mark Steel about his new TV series The Mark Steel Lectures

Feature

Alex Callinicos, Lindsey German and Bookmarks Publications offer their sincere apologies to Quintin Hoare and Branka Magas in connection with a book entitled The Balkans, Nationalism and...

Opinion

Columnists
by Martin Empson

One of the most common activities on the web is illegal.

Columnists
by The Walrus

Campbell‘s departure is unlikely to halt the repackaging of privatisation.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Our definition of neoliberalism has profound effects on our solutions.

Columnists
by Mike Gonzalez

Leapfrogging kids beat David Blaine‘s vigil every time.

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Jimmy Greaves was my boyhood hero.

Interviews

by Andrew Stone

As the situation in Iraq worsens day by day, Andrew Stone talks to a range of key activists about how we can end the occupation.

Letters

by Tim Evans

The war on Iraq and its prolonged aftermath are now determining the political agenda.

by Stevie Darlington

I was glad to read Paul Embery‘s reply (Letters, September SR) to Martin Wicks‘ claim that various rank and file groups were ’SWP organisations‘.

by Dave Roberts

Thanks for a fine article on the anti-war movement (’Within Political Inches‘, September SR), most of which I agreed with.

by Mike Marqusee

The claims about my views, actions and motives made by Lindsey German and Andrew Murray (’Within Political Inches‘, September SR) are wildly inaccurate.

Reviews

Books
by Charlie Kimber

Review of ’A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali‘ by Gil Courtemanche, Canongate £14.99

Books
by Lindsey German

Review of ’Weapons of Mass Deception‘ by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Robinson £6.99; ’The Iraq War Reader‘ by Micah L Sifry and Christopher Cerf,
Touchstone £12.99; ’Iraq‘ by Dilip...

Books
by Clare Fermont

Review of ’Syria‘ by Alan George, Zed Books £13.95

Books
by Matt Perry

Review of ’Cold War, Crisis and Conflict‘ by John Callaghan, Lawrence & Wishart £14.99

Books
by John Baxter

Review of ’Don‘t Worry, It‘s Safe to Eat‘ by Andrew Rowell, Earthscan £16.99

Books
by Sam Southgate

Review of ’The People as Enemy‘ by John Spritzler, Black Rose Books £17.99

Books
by Sarah Ensor

Review of ’The Assassination of Julius Caesar‘ by Michael Parenti, New Press £14.95; and ’Rubicon‘ by Tom Holland, Little Brown £20

Books
by Kim Harrison

Review of ’Enemy Aliens‘ by David Cole, The New Press £16.95

Books
by Judy Cox

Review of ’Sylvia Pankhurst‘ by Shirley Harrison, Aurum Press £20

Film
by Kelly MacDermott

Review of ’Ned Kelly‘, director Gregor Jordan

Film
by James Meadway

Review of ’Young Adam‘, director David MacKenzie

Film
by Andrew Stone

Review of ’Cypher‘, director Vincenzo Natali

Film
by Nigel Davey

Review of ’Comandante‘, director Oliver Stone

Theatre
by Tom Behan

Review of ’The Illustrious Corpse‘ by Tariq Ali, Soho Theatre, London

Theatre
by Hannah Dee

Review of ’The People Next Door‘ by Henry Adams, Theatre Royal, London

Theatre
by Dan Mayer

Review of ’Animal‘ by Kay Adshead, Soho Theatre, London

Theatre
by Phil Whaite

Review of ’The War is Dead, Long Live the War‘ by Patrick Jones, Touring

Theatre

Americans
by Eric Schlosser

In his first play the author of Fast Food Nation powerfully dissects the moment when the US chose the path of empire.

Arcola Theatre,...