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Who Wants This War?August was a bad month for hawks.
Earth Summit: An Ideological World Awayby Andrew Stone
With a 10 million square mile, 3 kilometre thick mass of soot and carbon monoxide hovering over South Asia, central Europe still recovering from some of the most devastating floods of its history, and sub-Saharan Africa facing a catastrophic famine, the need for radical action against poverty and environmental destruction could not be clearer.
Between the LinesStarbucks coffee cup sizes - London congestion charge - Lords head companies
Put the Politics Back into Prideby Peter Morgan
The future of London's annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras is in doubt. Organisers claim it lost nearly £450,000.
Germany: Can Schröder Turn the Tide Again?by Andrew Stone
Germany's 22 September general election, widely predicted as the deathknell for the ruling Red-Green coalition, has suddenly become a result that is too close to call.
Fire Down Belowby Kevin Ovenden
The pressure for strikes is rising and could lead to major confrontations with the government this autumn.
Venezuela: When is a Coup Not a Coup?by Chris Harman
'There Was No Rebellion' screamed the banner headline of Venezuela's biggest newspaper after the country's supreme court threw out charges against the generals who briefly overthrew president Hugo Chavez on 11 and 12 April.
Letter from Israel: A Cell is Still a Cellby Neve Gordon
Israeli defence minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer recently reached an agreement with Palestinian interior minister Abdel Razak Yehiyah called the 'Gaza, Bethlehem First' plan.
Bush and Blair's War Plansby Lindsey German
The 'war on terror' was meant to bring peace. Instead, we are on the edge of much greater war with Iraq.
Liberty Up Against the Lawby Dragan Plavsic
Is New Labour fighting terrorism or restricting our rights?
The Gene Machineby John Parrington
Sir John Sulston, former director of the human genome mapping project, talks to John Parrington.
Pensions: One Hand in the Tillby Solomon Hughes
Pensions--once the bedrock of the welfare state--are under attack as never before. Solomon Hughes explains why this is connected to the spread of global capital.
Education: Bottom of the Classby Nick Grant
Labour's crude currency of success in education is the market.
Solidarity Foreverby Sabby Sagall
Sabby Sagall looks at the hidden history of support for international causes among British workers.
Ken and Barry Go Offby The Walrus
Who will miss the trade unions' lousiest right wing double act?
The Recession Strikes Backby Chris Harman
Chris Harman wonders whatever happened to the US economy's 'new paradigm'.
Travelling Liteby Mike Gonzalez
Holidays promise imagined places but only give us the familiar.
Over the Bottom Lineby Pat Stack
Do football and finance mix? Like oil and water.
A Tale of Two Logosby Martin Empson
With the Johannesburg summit on sustainable development happening at the beginning of September, there are a number of websites giving alternative views to an event which will see large amounts of hot air coming from politicians as they clamour to show their green credentials.
Wrong to Back Chiracby Diane Adam, Sarah Benichou
We are from the French group Socialisme par en bas and we have read the letters (July/August SR) on the Chirac vote.
Wrong to Back Chiracby Andy Jones
I disagree with those who argue it was right for socialists to call for a vote for Chirac in the second round of the French presidential elections (July/August SR).
Popular Front is a Warning from Historyby Tony Phillips
John Shemeld, Jamie Rankin and Phil Webster argue that it was right to call for a vote for Chirac in the French presidential elections (July/August SR).
Threat Requires Anti-Establishment Responseby Andy Newman
John Shemeld's letter (July/August SR) was well argued. Indeed for five minutes he convinced me.
Corrupting Ideologyby Paul Flewers
Sabby Sagall's article on anti-Semitism (July/August SR) takes a very superficial attitude towards anti-Jewish sentiments in the Middle East.
The Blood-Soaked Flagby Ronnie Margulies
Joe Cardwell and Mike Gonzalez are absolutely right to emphasise the links between sport and nationalism (July/August SR).
The Good Side of Focus Groupsby Rachel Aldred
In his article on asylum seekers, 'Labour puts asylum seekers in focus' (July/August SR) Solomon Hughes refers to focus groups as 'guided discussions which reflect the prejudices of their organiser more than public opinion'.
No Place for Inaccuracyby W Hayes
Martin Smith's otherwise reasonable article on trade unionism (July/August SR) was spoiled by an inaccuracy.
No Place for Inaccuracy (reply)by Martin Smith
I apologise to Billy Hayes for any misunderstanding.
Like Father, Like Sonby Dragan Plavsic
Review of 'Road to Perdition', director Sam Mendes
Between the Bullet and the Ballotby Kambiz Boomla
Review of 'Secret Ballot', director Babak Payami
Future Shockby Steve Smith
Dystopias on film
Riding the Revolutionary Waveby David Shonfield
Review of 'The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage' by Tom Stoppard, National Theatre, London
War Theatreby Mark Brown
Review of Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
The Setback That Lasted Thirty-Five Yearsby Mark Brown
Review of 'Six Days of War', Michael B Oren, Oxford University Press £25
The Meat of Capitalismby Susan Ram
Review of 'The Pig and the Skyscraper', Marco d'Eramo, Verso £20
No Age of Innocenceby Michael Rosen
Review of 'The Edge', Alan Gibbons, Orion Books £4.99
Strong with the Weak, Weak with the Strongby Chris Bambery
Review of 'The Moro Affair', Leonardo Sciascia, Granta £7.99
The Complete Works of Isaac Babelby Geoff Brown
Review of 'The Complete Works of Isaac Babel', ed. Nathalie Babel, Picador £30.00
Antiques or History?by Dave Renton
Review of 'What is History Now?', ed. David Cannadine, Macmillan £19.99
The Carbon Clubby Andy Jones
Review of 'Private Planet', David Cromwell, Jon Carpenter Publishing £12.99
The Great Walls of Mexicoby Tim Sanders
Review of 'Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States', eds. Renato Gonzáles Mello and Diane Miliotes, WW Norton £40.00