Socialist Review issue

October 2010 #351

Growing up with racism in Britain


by Amy Hailwood

The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade. These remotely piloted killer...

by Viv Smith

The racist English Defence League (EDL) seem to be developing a new strategy for continuing their campaign of hatred against the Muslim community...

by Sami Ramadani

Some in the media apologised for the uncritical way they peddled official policy and lies on Iraq, designed to justify the invasion and occupation...

by Patrick Ward

Tony Blair is known for stretching the truth, and last month managed to stretch it so thinly that it ran to 718 pages in his autobiography, A...

by Patrick Ward

When former US intelligence officer Anthony Shaffer wrote his account of fighting the Taliban he could expect a level of opposition from his old...


Zita Holbourne, Weyman Bennett, Hesketh Benoit, Marcia Rigg

The threat posed by racists on the streets and fascists at the ballot box shows that racism has not gone away. Zita Holbourne, Weyman Bennett, Hesketh Benoit, Marcia Rigg and Assed Baig discuss...

Martin Smith, Mark Campbell

In the wake of the TUC congress, Martin Smith argues that the conditions are ripe for a fightback, while
Mark Campbell reports from the conference floor.

Ian Birchall

Sixty years ago the Socialist Review Group, forerunner of the International Socialists and later the Socialist Workers Party, was founded by a group of 21 people in a flat in Camden Road in London...


Letter from
by Judy McVey

Australian voters delivered a vote of no confidence in both major political parties at the recent election, resulting in a hung parliament, writes Judy McVey.

Union-made column
by Yusuf Timms

On 16 September, 2,500 firefighters (well over half of those not on duty) marched through London to the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to demand an end to the policy of mass...

In perspective column
by Sean Vernell

With massive cuts looming debates are beginning about the best way to respond. Should Labour councils refuse to implement Tory cuts?

Culture column
by Mike Gonzalez

Death of a Bureaucrat, directed in Cuba by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, opens on a factory where a worker creating busts of José Marti (leader of the Cuban independence struggle of the 1890s and icon of...


Disability - Berlusconi - Coalition cuts


by Sabby Sagall, by Sheila McGregor

The film Made in Dagenham portrays the 1968 strike of women workers at Ford. Dora Challingsworth and Sheila Douglass spoke to Sabby Sagall and Sheila McGregor about their experiences during the...


by Sarah Ensor

Cordelia Fine, Icon Books, £14.99

by Adam Fabry

Kean Birch and Vlad Mykhnenko (eds), Zed Books, £18.99

by Beth Greenhill

Frans de Waal, Souvenir Press, £18.99

by Matt Perry

Chris Ealham, AK Press, £17.00

by Patrick Ward

Joe Bageant, Portobello Books, £14.99

by Pat Stack

Alexei Sayle, Sceptre, £20

by John Clossick

Francis Beckett, Biteback, £12.99

by Jack Farmer

Neville Morley, Pluto, £17.99

by Mike Gonzalez

Keith Bolender, Pluto, £12.99


Sugar - Marx - Resistance - Pearce

by Jacqui Freeman

Director: Nigel Cole; Release date: 1 October

by Kevin Best

Directors: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger; Release date: 8 October

by Claudia Neville Cadwallader

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Out now

by Charlotte Bence

Directors: Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; Out now

by Matt Williamson

National Theatre, Until 2 November

Art / Exhibitions
by Colin Wilson

Tate Britain; until July 2011

Art / Exhibitions
by Mark Krantz

Photographs by John Keane

Five Things Listing

South of the Border - Black & Beautiful - Soul & Madness - This is England '86 - Guantanamo - Black Watch