As we go to press the financial panic that made the headlines across the world in August seems to have subsided.
The election season in Pakistan has brought a feeling of disenchantment with parliamentary politics for a large section of the country.
"If you don't know who employs you, you can lose your job at any time," said a Polish hotel worker. "I feel this insecurity about my future in...
The prime minister has asked Commission for Equalities and Human Rights chair Trevor Phillips to organise a strategy for tackling the appeal of...
"Quentin Davies is a senior parliamentarian and he commands respect on all sides," said Gordon Brown of the ex Tory minister's defection to the...
Dr Alaa Al Aswany's first published novel, The Yacoubian Building, provoked fury from the Egyptian regime, but has captured the imagination of the Egyptian public. Gehan Shabaan asks the...
As public sector unions organise to resist Gordon Brown's pay freeze Kevin Devine asks what lies behind the government's obsession that higher wages cause inflation
The rise of the first left opposition in Colombia for 20 years is having an impact throughout Colombian society, argues Paul Haste
The ferment over the US subprime mortgage market, which has been helping to make the money markets so unsteady in recent weeks, tends to ignore one aspect: people are so desperate to obtain decent...
"The affairs of the world are ordered in accordance with orthodox opinions. Owen saw that in the world a small class of people were possessed of a great abundance.
As many look to radical alternatives to the barbaric system of capital, the ideas of philosophers such as Slavoj Žižek have struck a chord. But beneath the surface of his post-Marxist arguments,...
The phrase the "dictatorship of the proletariat" is famous, and much misunderstood. It's certainly liable to frighten the bourgeoisie. The difficulty is, it's also liable to frighten our side.
The summer floods in Britain were the latest example of weather patterns becoming more extreme due to the effects of global warming.
Chris Harman's article on Palestine (Feature, Socialist Review July/August 2007) stresses the importance of...
I couldn't agree more with Lindsey German that progress to liberate women needs to continue (Feature, Socialist Review,...
Kamil Mahdi's article (Frontlines, Socialist Review July/August 2007) gave a valuable glimpse of the struggle...
Sorry to send you guys a spitball, but here it is. You screwed up the name of the single most famous union in the history of the planet.
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Director: Ken Loach; Late September Channel 4
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Director: Julian Glibey
Jean Renoir Collection, Optimum Releasing £44.99, Jean Renoir at the Barbican, 2 to 30 September 2007
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It was a sad day for jazz and music in general when, on 16 August 2007, it was announced that Max Roach had died.