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Making HistoryLast month's demonstrations against the war were truly historic. With two million on the streets of London, and millions more protesting in cities and towns throughout the world, never before have the mass of the world's population come together to give our rulers such a clear and decisive message--no to a war on Iraq.
United Nations: Coalition of the Killingby Andrew Stone
The next few weeks will see a mixture of bribery and coercion as George Bush and Tony Blair attempt to veil military self aggrandisement in the language of coalition.
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Weapons: Smoke and MirrorsThe US, which claims to be going to war against the scourge of biological and chemical weapons, is preparing to use such weapons in the prosecution of that war.
International Protests: The Next Step to Stop the Warby Lindsey German
Where do you go when you've brought 2 million onto the streets?
Labour's Welsh Roots are Witheringby Huw Williams
The crisis that has engulfed Blair and New Labour will be exposed in the forthcoming Welsh Assembly elections in May.
Still Producing Hot Airby Andrew Stone
'Green Monday', went the Downing Street spin last month as Tony Blair introduced the government's new energy white paper. Unfortunately there was enough hot air in it to power a turbine.
On Guard for Strikebreakersby Andrew Stone
Train guards began their first national strikes since privatisation at the end of last month in response to persistent attempts by train operators to diminish their safety role.
Millions Say No to Warby Lindsey German
The 15 February protests were historic, but now we must step up the pressure to stop Bush and Blair.
State of Discontentby Alex Callinicos
A mass movement's strategy towards the state is vital to its success.
Assembling Our Forcesby Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez got a taste of people when he visited Argentina recently.
Bombs Awayby Andy Newman
Andy Newman explains the strategic importance of Britain to the US war machine.
Shock and Aweby Mike Davis
Mike Davis analyses the Pentagon's plans for a revolution in military affairs.
Obituary: Turning Point in Historyby Brian Manning
Brian Manning pays tribute to Christopher Hill, an outstanding historian of the English Revolution.
Far Right: Beating the Bigotsby Julie Waterson
The Nazi BNP believe that they're on the verge of a breakthrough at the May local elections. But the growth of left wing forces shows there is a power to beat them.
We're Only Asking for the Worldby Ian Birchall
Ian Birchall reviews a new book on anti-capitalism by Alex Callinicos.
Martin's Web - Relive the protests by Martin Empson
The massive anti-war have produced no shortage of reports and comment on the internet.
Far Right: Left Pole of Attractionby Chris Harman
The growth of the anti-war movement means greater forces to deal with the dangers from the far right.
Picturing the Horrors of Warby Mike González
Picasso's 'Guernica' depicts the cost of conflict. Mike Gonzalez explains why it's time it was discovered again.
Dumb and Dumberby Pat Stack
This is a war without reason, justification or explanation.
From Calcutta to Cairoby Jonathan Neale
During a weekend of anti-war protests in Cairo to coincide with 15 February's international day of action demonstrators were warned of more mass arrests. Riot police surrounded a rally to prevent supporters joining from the streets. They told young activists that they would be dragged to jail.
From Calcutta to Cairoby Saroj Giri
India, like the report about Britain (February SR), also saw a spate of anti-war protests--in Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay.
Jarrow Anger Marchby George R Waddle
The sight that greeted me on 15 February as the protest against war on Iraq began its slow but methodical move towards Hyde Park was truly amazing. As Andrew Stone predicted in last month's Socialist Review (February SR) it was truly an historic day.
Facing Down the Evil Empireby William Halpern
Mike Haynes's article 'Facing Down the Evil Empire' (February SR) identifies the links between the motivation for military proliferation, the desire for war, and questions of global economics, particularly the rise of capitalism.
Slush and Nonsenseby Gary Crowe
What an excellent article on the late Joe Strummer (January SR), and the lyrics to 'White Riot' still inspire today.
In the Right Directionby Anindya Bhattacharyya
In his review of Welcome to the Desert of the Real!, the latest book by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, Alex Callinicos remarks that despite Zizek's intermittent political 'misses', he's generally 'heading in the right direction' (January SR).
On Mums and Orphansby John Newsinger
Shaun Doherty's review of Peter Mullan's 'The Magdalene Sisters' (Feburary SR) was spot on. It is also worth drawing your readers' attention to Mullan's earlier masterpiece, 'The Orphans', which is available on video and DVD.
Paler Sunby Sasha Simic
Review of 'Solaris', director Steven Soderbergh
Beautiful Pictureby Chanie Rosenberg
Review of 'Frida', director Julie Taymor
Flower Powerby Mubin Haq
Review of 'Adaptation', director Spike Jonze
Shot for a Purposeby John Newsinger
A history of American war films
When You Hear the Warningby Stephen Philip
Review of 'The War Game', director Peter Watkins
Tempestuous Textby Nicola Field
Review of 'The Duchess of Malfi' by John Webster, National Theatre, London and touring
Pride Before the Fallsby Leo Zeilig
Review of 'A Night in November', by Marie Jones, Tricycle Theatre, London
Dispersing the Myths about Asylumby Helen Shooter
Review of 'No One is Illegal', Steve Cohen, Trentham Books £17.99
Land and Freedomby Mike Gonzalez
Review of 'Cutting the Wire', Sue Branford and Jan Rocha, Latin America Bureau £14.99
Countering Captain Correlliby Frank Henderson
Review of 'British Intervention and the Greek Revolution', John Newsinger, Socialist Historians Society £2.75
Personal Bestby Brian Richardson
Review of 'In Black and White', Donald McRae, Scribner £18.99
The Revolution Will Not be Publicisedby Tom Wall
Review of 'Censored 2003', ed. Peter Phillips, Seven Stories £12.99
On Russia With Loveby Dragan Plavsic
Review of 'Marx and Anglo-Russian Relations and Other Writings', D B Riazanov, Francis Boutle Publishers £10
En Route to a New Worldby Phyllis Kenny
Review of 'Little Italy', Terry Cooke, Bluecoat Press £7.99