July 18 2004 will be remembered by all those associated with Socialist Review magazine as the day when we heard the shocking news of the...
The bloody standoff continues in Najaf as we go to press, despite claims by interim (for which read 'puppet') prime minister Iyad Allawi that the...
Ten minutes drive from Charlton Athletic's football stadium in south east London, ten prisoners languish in Belmarsh prison. They have not been...
Millwall is another area where Respect can gain.
'There aren't many Muslim votes in Hartlepool,' was the cynical response of a Blair aide when asked whether Labour stood to lose one of its safest...
Up to 7,600 Palestinian political prisoners in four different prisons have begun an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the appalling...
Rose Gentle made this statement on 19 August, the day she and her daughter Maxine delivered a letter to Downing Street protesting the decision to...
The upcoming Australian federal election, which the government could call any time now, raises the possibility that Liberal (conservative) leader...
Viewers of HBO's flagship talk-show, Real Time with Bill Maher, were in for a treat a few weeks ago. Sharing the desk with Maher were...
Does humanity face an ugly choice between the devastation of global warming and potentially lethal nuclear waste?
Strikes and pickets are now back in the news. Pay heads a list of grievances that express growing frustration with New Labour. Peter Morgan explains why workers are getting more awkward.
Battle lines are being drawn between Labour and the unions. But how will the awkward squad deal with the issues?
In a recent speech delivered in Porto Alegre, Chris Harman explains why the US is staking its imperial future on Iraq.
The European anti-capitalist movement will descend on London next month. Chris Nineham looks forward to an event of debates and demonstrations.
Asian Dub Foundation is one of the most radical and vibrant bands to have appeared on the music scene over the last decade. In May they premiered an original soundtrack to the classic film The...
From June 1956 to October 1957 the Algerian liberation struggle was fought in the capital, Algiers. Tom Hickey looks at the history and its representation in The Battle of Algiers.
Hardly anyone noticed, but a month back the consultation stage for the government's paper on identity cards closed. This is the first step towards their introduction.
Silently and majestically, the good ship John Prescott slipped effortlessly into a new safe haven over the summer recess.
On 1 September 1934 millions of cotton spindles stopped spinning.
Forget Glastonbury, the Olympics and the Edinburgh Festival: the real event of the summer had no need for sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
I find it really disappointing that many people on the left are still stuck in the navel-gazing mode.
Kevin Morton, the Tower Hamlets Labour councillor, should be ashamed of his recent remarks in which he compared Oliur Rahman's historic victory for Respect in the St Dunstan's and Stepney Green by...
Following John P Johnston's excellent letter (July/August SR), at 82 and a longstanding member of the campaigning...
As a regular reader of Socialist Review I'm going to miss the monthly ritual of turning straight to the back page to read Pat Stack's column.
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Review of 'Ae Fond Kiss', director Ken Loach
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Review of 'Code 46', director Michael Winterbottom
Review of 'The Terminal', director Steven Spielberg, 'The Alamo', director John Lee Hancock and 'Collateral', director Michael Mann
Review of 'The Life and Times of Peter Sellers', director Stephen Hopkins and 'Open Water', director Chris Kentis
Review of Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Charlie Kimber discovers an unlikely festival sensation.
Review of 'A Grand Don't Come for Free' by The Streets
Review of photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, and Birmingham Victoria Square