In the autumn of 2005 the suburbs of Paris burned with anger at racism and poverty. Soon that rage spread across France and led to the most prolonged rioting the country had ever seen. Jim...
In the aftermath of Israel's assault on Lebanon and continuing threats by the US against Iran, Beau Grosscup looks at the history and politics of aerial bombardments.
As calls for an exit strategy from Iraq increase within ruling class circles, Chris Harman looks at what past imperial retreats could herald for the Iraqis.
Sometimes it seems that the Western powers, the multinationals and the banks get away with murder, confident that no one can challenge them. Anti-capitalists rage that the impoverishment of Africa...
Before Pakistan's president General Musharraf visited the US in October, the Economist magazine commented that by doing a deal with the Taliban in northern Pakistan his military regime had...
"The rich may have to live in gated communities while the poor roam the world outside those few enclaves," said Branko Milanovic from the Development Research Group at the World Bank in 2002....
What should we make of ruling class stories that are so outrageous that no one could really fall for them?
What does a politician do when a war they started goes badly wrong? Pick a fight with those who have opposed it, of course.
Mike Gonzalez deplores the fact that Fidel Castro was succeeded as Cuban head of state by his brother Raul ("Cuba's dynastic succession",...
Readers of this magazine will be pleased to know that SR has been nominated for the 2006 Utne Independent Press Award in the category of International Coverage.
'The history of the development of Islamic civilisation is one of adaption and intermingling. It is one of both influencing the non-Islamic world and being influenced by it.' Tariq Ali challenges...
Once it was seen as 'actually existing socialism'. Today China is capitalism's shining star. Sue Sparks surveys four recent books on its economy and those who make the profits.
Billy Bragg's quest for a "new England" may well be a waste of time, says Martin Smith. Review of 'The Progressive Patriot', Billy Bragg, Bantham Press £17.99
Review of 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine', Ilan Pappe, Oneworld Publications £16.99
Review of 'Evil Hour In Colombia', Forrest Hylton, Verso £12.99
Review of 'Fascism's European Empire', Davide Rodogno, Cambridge University Press £60
Review of 'God's War', Christopher Tyerman, Allen Lane £30
The London Film Festival showcased many films that will delight radicals, says Simon Philip.
Review of 'The Death of Mr Lazarescu', Director: Cristi Puiu, Tartan Video £19.99
Review of 'Sir, No Sir', Director: David Zeiger
Jonathan Maunder looks at contemporary art in the US in the post-9/11 era.