Socialist Review issue

September 2005 #299

The problems facing Bush and Blair's war

News

by Editorial

Is George Bush facing 'tipping point' over the war in Iraq - the point when the majority of US opinion turns finally and permanently against the...

by Editorial

As if the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian man shot at Stockwell tube on 22 July by the Metropolitan Police, was not...

Bush unpopular in Brazil - Insecure executives - Combative unions - Defending the Republicans

Features

Feature
Lindsey German

Recent events make it even more important for anti-war protesters to take to the streets, argues Lindsey German.

Feature
Peter Morgan

American journalist and writer Mark Danner explains to Peter Morgan why support for the Bush administration is slipping.

Feature
Walden Bello, John Rees

Behind the military superiority of the US empire lie major weaknesses. Walden Bello and John Rees discuss the problems facing America's rulers.

Feature
The Walrus

Strikes and solidarity are needed to bring the Gate Gourmet bosses' union busting operation to a standstill, argues The Walrus.

Feature
Peyman Jafari

Peyman Jafari examines Iran's recent history of struggle, and looks at the challenges facing activists today.

Feature
Naz Massoumi

Iranian films reflect the contradictions of their society, argues Naz Massoumi.

Opinion

Columnists
by Mike Davis

Mike Davis asks if the road to the future ends at Dubai.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Chris Harman identifies three problems facing global capitalism.

Columnists
by Martin Empson

Google's new software makes the world smaller.

Columnists
by Andrew Stone

Andrew Stone considers the politics of cricket.

Letters

by Jimmy Ross

In last month's Socialist Review Noam Chomsky challenged the agenda of the G8 summit in Gleneagles ('Our World is...

by Dave Weltman

Hassan Mahamdallie's interview with the author of Communists in Harlem (July/August SR) usefully shows...

by Adam Kelwick

Like every other person who stands for peace, my heart dropped and I had a huge lump in my throat when I heard the news about the explosions in London on 7 July.

by Eddie McDonnell

'Blair now wants to start a new nuclear missile programme', wrote Mary Black and Andrew Stone (July/August SR...

by Dave Crouch

The strongest arguments for socialism are the simplest ones.

Obituaries

by Susan Weissman

Susan Weissman pays tribute to the Mexican artist and son of Victor Serge, Vlady Kibalchich, who died recently.

Reviews

Books
by Ian Rappel

Avian flu could kill millions, says Ian Rappel.

Books
by Chris Bambery

Review of 'Easter 1916', Charles Townshend, Penguin £20

Books
by Rebecca Pitt

Review of 'Simone de Beauvoir', Lisa Appignanesi, Haus Publishing £9.99

Books
by Chanie Rosenberg

Review of 'Comrade Pavlik', Catriona Kelly, Granta £17.99

Books
by Christophe Chataigné

Review of 'The Massacre at El Mozote', Mark Danner, Granta £8.99

Books
by Mike Haynes

Review of 'Virtual Politics', Andrew Wilson, Yale University Press £20

Books
by Colin Wilson

Review of 'I Am Alive and You Are Dead', Emmanuel Carrère, Bloomsbury £17.99

Books
by Tom Behan

Review of 'Not A Normal Country', Geoff Andrews, Pluto Press £15.99

Books
by Charlie Hore

Review of 'The Changing Face of China', John Gittings, Oxford University Press £18.99

Books
by Sabby Sagall

Review of 'The Question of Zion', Jacqueline Rose, Princeton University Press £12.99

Books
by Michael McDonnell

Review of 'The Politics of Human Rights', Tony Evans, Pluto Press £14.99

Books
by Ian Birchall

Review of 'The Terror', David Andress, Little, Brown £20.00

Film
by Xanthe Rose

David Cronenberg takes a disturbing look at violence in the US, says Xanthe Rose.

Film
by Mark Butcher

Review of 'Land of the Dead', director George A. Romero

Film
by Sarah Ensor

Review of 'Pride and Prejudice', director Joe Wright

Film
by Pete Glatter

Review of '4 (Chetyre)', director Ilya Khrzhanovsky

Film
by Alan Miles

Alan Miles introduces his new film about Rock against Racism.

Film
by Stephen Philip

Blockbusters stall - Film funding in France and Italy - Two new British movies

TV / DVD
by Pat Stack

Review of 'The Making of Rocky Road', director Paul Duane and 'Rocky Road to Dublin', director Peter Lennon

TV / DVD
by Clare Fermont

Review of 'Head-On', director Fatih Akin

Theatre

Review of 'Switch Triptych', Riot Group, Edinburgh Fringe and London

Theatre
by Keith McKenna

Edinburgh Fringe Roundup

Music
by Peter Segal

Ornette Coleman celebrated his 75th birthday by playing a series of concerts in England recently. Peter Segal looks at his life and work.