Socialist Review issue

April 2010 #346

Brown's Britain


by Pat Stack

As we head to a general election no doubt concerns will once again be expressed about levels of turnout and "voter apathy".

by Patrick Ward

The brutality with which Greater Manchester Police (GMP) attacked anti-fascists in Bolton last month shocked many.

by Alistair Smith

As we head into the general election campaign it's hard to put a cigarette paper between the education policies of the three main parties. They...

by Patrick Ward

The Sun newspaper, champion of balanced reporting (and Tory cheerleader since owner Rupert Murdoch threw his lot in with David Cameron) hit out at...

by Patrick Ward

After the ridicule prompted by David Cameron's giant airbrushed face telling us, "I'll cut the deficit, not the NHS", and "ordinary voters"...


Michael Bradley

Recent months have seen fierce industrial disputes, with workers challenging the government and the bosses. Michael Bradley argues that this resistance can shape a future fightback

Jane Hardy

In August 2008 Russia went to war with its neighbour, Georgia. One month later Lehman Brothers bank went bust, plunging capitalism into crisis. In reviewing Alex Callinicos's new book, Jane Hardy...

Ian Birchall

Ten years ago this month Tony Cliff died. Cliff was a founder of the Socialist Workers Party, and, Ian Birchall explains, made a huge contribution to the left in Britain and around the world


Letter from
by Abdul Wahab Sabbah

Last month the Israeli government approved plans to build a synagogue next to Al-Aqsa mosque. This is part of Israel's strategy to drive native Palestinians out of Jerusalem, writes Abdul Wahab...

In my view column
by Jenny Sutton

I put myself forward as the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (Tusc) candidate for Tottenham because cuts in my college are a microcosm of the cuts threatened by all the main parties.

Culture column
by Martin Smith

I was browsing the shelves of my local secondhand bookshop recently and there, tucked away in a dusty corner, was an old copy of The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit.


Labour - Nazis - Haiti - Situationists - Theatre


by Judith Orr

A new generation is taking up the struggle against women's oppression. Sheila Rowbotham spoke to Judith Orr about her latest book celebrating women who were fighting for liberation 100 years ago...


by John Rose

Anthony Julius, Oxford University Press, £25

by John Newsinger

Andrew Rawnsley, Penguin, £25

by Adam Fabry

David Harvey, Verso, £10.99

by Colin Wilson

Michal Witkowski, Portobello Books, £12.99

by Paul Richardson

Philip Pomper, Norton, £17.99

by Beth Staunton

Alison Wong, Picador, £10.99

by David Swanson

Emilie Bickerton, Verso, £12.99

by Charlotte Bence

Bill Hayton, Yale University Press, £20

by Gareth Jenkins

Ian McEwan, Jonathan Cape, £18.99

by Sarah Ensor

Sara Paretsky, Hodder and Stoughton, £12.99

by Dermot Smyth

John Lanchester, Penguin, £20


Gay Life and Culture - The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - Red Star over Russia - Tales for Little Rebels

by Ruairidh MacLean

Director: Roman Polanski, Release date: 16 April

by Simon Gilbert

Directors: Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death), Florian Gallenberger (City of War)

by Beccy Reese

Director: David Baddiel, Release date: 9 April

by Emma Davis

Director: Fredrik Gertten, Release date: 16 April

by Caroline Clark

Director: Warwick Thornton, Release date: 2 April

by Emma Lightfoot

The Carolina Chocolate Drops; Out now

Art / Exhibitions
by Dan Berry

Space, Hackney; Until 17 April

Five Things Listing

East End - Repo Men - Edward Upward - In the Land of the Free - Rage against the Machine