Twenty five years ago Irish Republicans in British jails were fighting for the right to be considered political prisoners. Brutalised and abused they turned to a weapon of last resort, a hunger...
Interviews with those involved in the hunger strikes
The presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were the first national vote in the country for more than four decades.
Almost ten years ago the brutal Suharto regime in Indonesia was swept away by a tide of social and political unrest following the economic crisis of 1998.
For the first time in 47 years Fidel Castro is not formally in control of the Cuban state.
An international campaign for Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is growing rapidly.
Cesky Sen (Czech Dream) is a film that documents the largest consumer hoax the Czech Republic has ever seen.
I wonder if Sir Michael Jackson permitted himself a wry smile about atrocities as he retired last month as Chief of the General Staff.
We should welcome new supporters of the Stop the War Coalition who have learnt that they were wrong through bitter experience.
Something old occurred in a number of countries in the last year, and often seemed like something new. Students' strikes, demonstrations and occupations swept Italy, France, Chile and Greece.
The renowned anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott has written a new book entitled Nuclear Power is Not the Answer. She spoke to Martin Empson about her work.
'Raunch culture isn't about opening our minds to the possibilities of sexuality. It's about reiterating one particular shorthand for sexiness'
While the fighting in Lebanon was still raging, many analysts claimed that Hizbollah's modern weaponry and its utilisation of civilian spaces distinguished the war from any other.
In his "Alternatives to Neo-liberalism" (July/August SR), Alex Callinicos writes: "The great revolutionary...
In April 2006 the 2nd International Road-Building Brigade went to Nepal to help the people of the Rolpa District. While we were there we witnessed a historic movement against the brutal and...
Megan Trudell looks at three recent books that have sought to analyse imperialism
Review of "Marx's Das Kapital", Francis Wheen, Atlantic Books £9.99
Review of "The Economics Of Global Turbulence", Robert Brenner, Verso £25
Review of "Refugees in a Global Era", Philip Marfleet, Pagrave Macmillan £19.99
Review of "Challenge to Democracy", Ronald McIntosh, Politico's £25
Review of "The Vinyl Ain't Final", Edited by Dipa Basu and Sidney Lemelle, Pluto £16.99
Review of "Literature from the 'Axis of Evil'", Eds: Words Without Borders, The New Press $25
Review of "Shanghai Dreams", Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Review of "World Trade Center", Director: Oliver Stone
Opposition to war was the overarching theme at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Keith McKenna takes a look back at some of the best productions.
Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich was born 100 years ago. Simon Behrman looks at the music of an artist whose life was intertwined with the fate of the 1917 revolution.