Socialist Review issue

October 2005 #300

War and the conquest of the Middle East

News

by Editorial

Political paralysis, a big fall in the value of the euro and talk of a policy vacuum showed that Europe's bosses suffered a serious setback...

by Editorial

One of the great myths of the occupation of Iraq is that, despite the problems in the rest of the country, the situation in the south around Basra...

Features

Feature
Robert Fisk

Exclusive to Socialist Review, we print extracts from award-winning journalist Robert Fisk's forthcoming book The Great War for Civilisation

Feature
Riverbend

'Riverbend', the Baghdad blogger, describes the worsening conditions in Iraq as the occupation continues.

Feature
Moira Nolan

Recent disputes have shown a growing confidence and militancy among workers, argues Moira Nolan.

Feature
Barry Goldson

Author Barry Goldson examines the criminalisation of young people under Tony Blair.

Feature
Richard Bradbury

Richard Bradbury recalls the life and work of the black poet Claude McKay.

Feature
Ian Birchall

Ian Birchall celebrates 300 issues of Socialist Review.

Feature
Sarah Ensor

Sarah Ensor examines the reasons for the spread of Aids in Africa.

Opinion

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Mike Davis finds that every aspect of the response to Hurricane Katrina disaster was shaped by race and class.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

The rise of the new left in Europe opens up new opportunities for revolutionaries.

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Communication via the internet could one day replace that by the phone.

Interviews

by Tony Staunton, by Mark Lynas

After Hurricane Katrina we can't ignore the threat of climate change, as Mark Lynas explains to Tony Staunton.

Letters

by Farhang Tabrizi

The left should not be surprised at Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad's election in Iran.

by Gabriel Furshong

In his article 'The Bolivian Uprising' (July/August SR), Chris Harman explained the escalation and...

by Peter Hughes

The Walrus's article on the Gate Gourmet dispute at Heathrow (September SR) highlights the brutally...

by Simon Dowdeswell

Nowhere in the COMRE report that Andy Stone referenced in his article on nuclear power (July/August SR), or...

by Nick Grant

It's such a shame that Andrew Stone was so wide of the mark when writing about the Ashes cricket this summer (September...

Reviews

Books
by Megan Trudell

The 1905 Russian uprising inspires Megan Trudell.

Books
by Adam Marks

Review of 'Looking for Jake', China Miéville, Macmillan £17.99

Books
by Keith Flett

Review of 'A New Dawn', Norman Howard, Politico's £18.99

Books
by Rachel Aldred

Review of 'The Impact of Inequality', Richard G Wilkinson, Routledge £19.99

Books
by Makola Mayambika

Review of 'The Silver Throat of the Moon', editor Jennifer Langer, Five Leaves £9.99

Books
by Charlie Kimber

Review of 'A Time for Machetes' and 'Into the Quick of Life', both by Jean Hatzfeld, Serpent's Tail £12 each

Books
by Frank Henderson

Review of 'The Socialist League in the 1930s', Michael Bor, Athena Press £15.99

Books
by Sally Kincaid

Review of 'Ecological Debt', Andrew Simms, Pluto £12.99

Books
by Ricky Heaven

Review of 'Tough', Andy Willoughby, Smokestack Books £5.99

Books
by Joe Hartney

Review of 'The English Novel', Terry Eagleton, Blackwell £50

Books
by Dave Sherry

Review of 'Krassivy', Freddy Anderson, Glasgow Caledonian University £7.99

Books
by Matthew Cookson

Review of 'Streetfighting Years', Tariq Ali, Verso £12.99

Film
by Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins is impressed by Polanski's latest film.

Film
by Stephen Philip

Edinburgh Film Festival

Film
by Emma Bircham

Review of 'Broken Flowers', director Jim Jarmusch

Film
by Stephen Philip

Progressive Hollywood - Lords of War - Sophie Scholl

TV / DVD
by Eamonn Kelly

Review of 'Burning an Illusion', director Menelik Shabazz

TV / DVD
by Nick Grant

Review of 'Notre Musique', director Jean-Luc Godard

Theatre
by Bruce George

Review of 'Who Killed Mr Drum?' by Fraser Grace and Sylvester Stein, Riverside Studios, London

Art / Exhibitions

Preview of Edvard Munch by Himself, Royal Academy of Arts, London