Socialist Review issue

October 2004 #289

Meet the people of Fallujah

News

by Editorial

The strength of the anti-war movement has ensured that Iraq has become the defining issue for Tony Blair's second term.

by Editorial

The mass movement is on the move. It is coming to London and the European Social Forum (ESF) this month.

by Matt Foot

Matt Foot looks at the implications of Asbos, from the ridiculous to the draconian.

by Simon Hester

Serious injuries such as scalpings, fractures and burns have been removed from the Health and Safety Executive's 'mandatory investigation'...

by Dave Crouch

Widely billed as 'Russia's 9/11', the Beslan hostage tragedy in September, and the downing of two passenger aircraft by Chechen suicide bombers...

by Dave Crouch

Ukraine, by far the biggest of the former Soviet satellites, continues to be rocked by a scandal over the murder of a journalist.

by George Morgan

Regardless of who wins the election in Australia [the result was due just after Socialist Review went to press] one group that is certain...

Features

Feature
Nir Rosen

Earlier this year Nir Rosen of Asia Times visited the resistance-held city of Fallujah. This is an edited version of his travelogue, which can be read in full at...

Feature
Lindsey German

Manoeuvres at Labour Party conference showed contempt for democracy here and in Iraq.

Feature
Andrew Stone

Andrew Stone questions the claims of some dubious representatives of the Iraqi working class.

Feature
Mubin Haq

As David Blunkett attempts to create a climate of fear, Mubin Haq looks at the real impact of the proposed Civil Contingencies Bill.

Feature
Allyson Pollock

Prescriptions for more market forces in the NHS are not a healthy development, writes Allyson Pollock.

Opinion

Columnists
by The Walrus

Deep inside Silvio Berlusconi's batcave, did the demon Bliar really imagine that all he needed to do was to round up a few other cartoon baddies like Milburn and Mandelson to startle the nation...

Columnists
by Chris Harman

The anti-capitalist and anti-war movements of the last five years show enormous similarities with the movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. But there is, so far, one big difference.

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Hurricane Ivan highlights US rulers' contempt for the black and poor - a contempt echoed by John Kerry's campaign

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Film websites are becoming venues for heated political debates.

Columnists
by Andrew Stone

'Cocky, aloof and arrogant' was how the Guardian described him. 'A preening male chauvinist pig' was the opinion of the Independent on Sunday's editorial. A Tory columnist summed him...

Letters

by Ben Drake

Radicalisation ('The Heat is On the Bosses', September SR)? You'd better believe it!

by Tony Barnsley

Socialist Review was right to say last month that confidence is beginning to return to the rank and file....

by Paul Ellis

Phil Knight's article on Dylan Thomas (September SR) mentions his screenplay Rebecca's Daughters as...

by John P Johnston

Thank you, Hugh Lowe, (Letters, September SR) for your intelligent and informative insights into the pension...

by Ian Wallace

The Sheffield Socialist Review book club met for the first time on a cold Sunday evening last month in the extremely pleasant surroundings of Cafe #9 in Nether Edge.

Interviews

by Simon Assaf, by John Rose

John Rose, author of a new book on Israel, spoke to Simon Assaf about the roots of Zionism and the Palestinian struggle today.

Reviews

Books
by Kevin Best

The politics of Perry Anderson reveal a lot to Kevin Best.

Books
by Lindsey German

Review of 'The Closed Circle' by Jonathan Coe, Viking £17.99

Books
by Sam Ashman

Review of 'What's Wrong with America?' by Jonathan Neale, Vision £10.99

Books
by Anna Livingstone

Review of 'NHS plc' by Allyson M Pollock, Verso £15.99

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of 'Violence and the Great Estates in the South of Italy' by Frank Snowden, Cambridge University Press £18.99

Books
by Sasha Simic

Review of 'Persepolis 2' by Marjane Satrapi, Jonathan Cape £12.99

Books
by John Newsinger

Review of 'Stalin's British Victims' by Francis Beckett, Sutton £20

Books
by Michael Hepworth

Review of 'Love All the People' by Bill Hicks, Constable £12.99

Books
by Sarah Ensor

Discount CD shops buy up Trotsky - Where next for anti-capitalism? - Michael Moore latest - Political cartoon books - Hardt and Negri reach a mass market

Film
by Pat Stack

Review of 'Inside I'm Dancing', director Damien O'Donnell

Film
by Sam Ashman

Review of 'My Summer of Love', director Pawil Pawlikowski

Film
by Farah Reza

Review of 'Bride and Prejudice', director Gurinder Chadha

Film
by Stephen Philip

Two different revenge movies - Film festivals are turning political

TV / DVD
by Amy Lane

Review of '1984', director Michael Radford

Theatre
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'Embedded' by Tim Robbins, Riverside Studios and 'Stuff Happens' by David Hare, National Theatre

Music
by Adeola Johnson

Review of 'Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti', Barbican Centre, London

Music
by Nick Grant

'As concerned mothers, women and most importantly concerned Americans, we are compelled to do what we can to inspire other voters to get involved in this year's election. We hope our participation...

Music
by Brian Richardson

A handful of albums stand out among the popular music industry's early autumn releases.

Art / Exhibitions
by Angela Stapleford

Before the age of television, the work of photographers was often the only source of visual information to a public hungry for news. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died recently at the age of 96, was...