In a long resignation speech, General Pervez Musharraf, dictator of Pakistan, finally stood down last month.
Julian Critchley, former director of the Cabinet Office Anti-Drug Co-ordination Unit, argued last month that Britain's drugs policy "doesn't work...
Imagine living where the prime minister believes in creationism, the chair of your parliament's health committee believes "it is the duty of...
"I should have been in New Orleans, not in Iraq." This was the conclusion that Corey Glass, former sergeant in the US National Guard, came to...
"I don't know what I'm going to tell the landlord. The door is off its hinges and there is a big hole in it," said Oldham resident Aaron West...
The speed at which the Georgia-Russia conflict erupted forced media outlets to provide background facts rapidly and accurately.
The town of Harrold, Texas, has a novel plan for dealing with troublesome school kids: give guns to teachers.
As increasing numbers of workers take action over pay Charlie Kimber examines the political dimension of the strikes and looks at the lessons we can learn from the past.
What lies behind the conflict between Georgia and Russia? Dave Crouch explains why the Caucasus has become the new front for US imperialism.
English teacher Paul Vernell and maths teacher Chris Carter explain how the Alternative Futures curriculum group at their 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive on the edge of Bristol is putting social...
The Beijing Olympics prompted attacks from many in the West over China's human rights record. But, argues Li Qiang, Western multinationals are central to the exploitation of Chinese workers
The credit crunch has wiped £600 billion - more than £1 million a minute - from Britain's total wealth in the past year.
I was an activist from a young age. As a student in Nigeria I was secretary of the national students' organisation in my university. I had a political background - I lived with a political uncle...
It comes easy for liberal commentators to condemn some human rights abuses and invasions, but why do they always stop short of denouncing the outrages perpetrated by the Western powers?
I'm in trouble with some readers of this magazine. It all stems from my column about dance in the last issue. Several people have objected to me writing about dance and "bourgeois" institutions...
One of the common accusations thrown at Marxism by others in the movement is that it is "economistic" - it reduces everything to the economy and class relations and therefore can't deal adequately...
Gary Younge reminds us that Senator Barack Obama is not a radical; he is a realist (Feature, Socialist Review, ...
Gary Younge (Feature, Socialist Review, July/August 2008) is right to stress the historical importance of a...
One of the main reasons I read Socialist Review is because of Martin Smith's columns on culture and music.
I enjoyed and agree with the analysis of Mike Gonzalez in his piece on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) (Frontlines, Socialist Review,...
The Wire has been dubbed the greatest series on TV. George Pelecanos, one of the writers and producers of the show, talks to Gaverne Bennett.
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Director: Shane Meadows; Release date: out now
Director: Dennis Gansel; Release date: 19 September
Director: Nic Balthazar; Release date: out now
Director: Bill Douglas
The dramatisation of interviews with people caught up in political events played an increasing part in shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Written by Caroline David
Huang Yong Ping, Barbican, London until 21 September
South African music - Hong Kong film - God on trial in Auschwitz - anti-war film - John Berger live