Socialist Review issue

December 2006 #312

Venezuela: The struggle after the vote


Michael Lebowitz

In the latest test for President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans are voting in a presidential election that will decide the future of the country's radical reforming government. Michael Lebowitz talks to...

Dave Crouch

Increasingly both politicians and the media argue that immigrant workers lower wages. Dave Crouch explains how Marx's writing can help to see through these claims.

Neil Davidson

What sort of political changes are possible when workers are a minority of the population? Neil Davidson looks at a question which has absorbed Marxists for over 100 years.

Third World Report (Africa)
Patrick Bond, Rehana Dada, Graham Erion

With climate change posing one of the gravest threats to capital accumulation - not to mention humankind and our environment - it is little wonder that economists such as Sir Nicholas Stern,...

Third World Report (Middle East)
Sait Akgül

The Kurds are distinguished from their neighbours by their language, culture, and a homeland where they represent about 90 percent of the population. They speak an Indo-European language different...

Third World Report (Asia)
David Seddon

On Tuesday 21 November 2006, at 8.30 pm, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist chairman Prachanda signed a Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) bringing an official end to the decade-long "...


by Noel Douglas

How the media uses technology to create unrealistic images of women

by Mark Steel

When politicians want to confirm how magnificently out of touch they are with the real world, they'll make a comment about current music, probably hip-hop.

by Lindsey German

The attack on "political correctness" likes to masquerade as a defence of free speech. In reality it is an attempt to maintain elite privileges.

by Chris Harman

Sometimes there are strange coincidences in history. One occurred last month. George Bush made an official visit to Vietnam just as leading figures in his own Republican Party were saying that the...

by Hassan Mahamdallie

Many of us have always, quite rightly, been wary about who writes the history of black people in Britain. It is said that the victorious get to write the history, and most of the time that is true...


by Eric Bisoli

"France: one year after the riots" was an extremely good article (November SR).


by Steve Mather

Steve Mather talks to Venezuelan workers and activists who are attempting to shape the unfolding revolutionary process and looks at those who are determined to stop them.


by Gareth Jenkins

The rise of imperialism in the 19th century was reflected in the literature of the period. Gareth Jenkins examines the contradictions of empire's novelists.

by Esme Choonara

Review of 'Sacred Games', Vikram Chandra, Faber and Faber £17.99

by Ian Birchall

Review of 'The Lost World Of British Communism', Raphael Samuel, Verso £19.99

by Chris Nineham

Review of 'The Occupation', Patrick Cockburn, Verso £15.99

by Simon Gilbert

Review of 'Mao's Last Revolution', Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, The Belknap Press £22.95

by Suzanne Jeffery

Review of 'Esma's Secret', Director: Jasmila Zbanic

by Matthew Cookson

Review of 'The US vs John Lennon', Directors: David Leaf and John Scheinfeld

by Liv Lewitschnik

Review of 'It's Winter', Director: Rafi Pitts

by Beccy Reese

Review of 'Perfume', Director: Tom Tykwer

by Pete Jackson, by Martin Smith

Soweto Kinch is one of the most versatile and exciting musicians to hit the British jazz scene in recent years. He talked to Pete Jackson and Martin Smith about his latest album.