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Offensive Face of the WarThe strength of the anti-war movement has ensured that Iraq has become the defining issue for Tony Blair's second term.
Taking the Bosses to the CleanersThe mass movement is on the move. It is coming to London and the European Social Forum (ESF) this month.
Leave Our Kids Aloneby Matt Foot
Matt Foot looks at the implications of Asbos, from the ridiculous to the draconian.
Health and Safety: New Labour, New Dangerby Simon Hester
Serious injuries such as scalpings, fractures and burns have been removed from the Health and Safety Executive's 'mandatory investigation' criteria in a pilot study in the north west of England.
Russia: Putin's War on Democracyby Dave Crouch
Widely billed as 'Russia's 9/11', the Beslan hostage tragedy in September, and the downing of two passenger aircraft by Chechen suicide bombers the same month, have seen the Kremlin do its best to ape Bush and Blair's 'war on terror'.
Ukraine's First Casualtiesby Dave Crouch
Ukraine, by far the biggest of the former Soviet satellites, continues to be rocked by a scandal over the murder of a journalist.
Australian Elections: The Forgotten Peopleby George Morgan
Regardless of who wins the election in Australia [the result was due just after Socialist Review went to press] one group that is certain to continue to suffer is Australia's aboriginals.
Resistance: Meet the People of Fallujahby Nir Rosen
Earlier this year Nir Rosen of Asia Times visited the resistance-held city of Fallujah. This is an edited version of his travelogue, which can be read in full at www.atimes.com.
Resistance: The Heart of the Matterby Lindsey German
Manoeuvres at Labour Party conference showed contempt for democracy here and in Iraq.
Going through the Motionsby Andrew Stone
Andrew Stone questions the claims of some dubious representatives of the Iraqi working class.
'Sparks of Hope in the Past'by Simon Assaf
John Rose, author of a new book on Israel, spoke to Simon Assaf about the roots of Zionism and the Palestinian struggle today.
Civil Liberties: The Threat of Britain's Patriot Actby Mubin Haq
As David Blunkett attempts to create a climate of fear, Mubin Haq looks at the real impact of the proposed Civil Contingencies Bill.
NHS: Choose Your Fateby Allyson Pollock
Prescriptions for more market forces in the NHS are not a healthy development, writes Allyson Pollock.
The Joker Returnsby The Walrus
Deep inside Silvio Berlusconi's batcave, did the demon Bliar really imagine that all he needed to do was to round up a few other cartoon baddies like Milburn and Mandelson to startle the nation and, with another whirl and spin, the rest of us would forget all about the war in Iraq?
The Thaw Sets Inby Chris Harman
The anti-capitalist and anti-war movements of the last five years show enormous similarities with the movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. But there is, so far, one big difference.
Poor, Black and Left Behindby Mike Davis
Hurricane Ivan highlights US rulers' contempt for the black and poor - a contempt echoed by John Kerry's campaign
Moore Fact Than Fictionby Martin Empson
Film websites are becoming venues for heated political debates.
Some Mother's Sonby Andrew Stone
'Cocky, aloof and arrogant' was how the Guardian described him. 'A preening male chauvinist pig' was the opinion of the Independent on Sunday's editorial. A Tory columnist summed him up in just four letters that sadly never made it onto Radio 4.
Confidence Back on the Frontlineby Ben Drake
Radicalisation ('The Heat is On the Bosses', September SR)? You'd better believe it!
Getting Warmer, but Not Hot Yet for the Bossesby Tony Barnsley
Socialist Review was right to say last month that confidence is beginning to return to the rank and file. Inevitably there is an unevenness about this renewed confidence, but to say that the 'heat is on the bosses' somewhat overstates the general picture.
Rebel Rising is on Filmby Paul Ellis
Phil Knight's article on Dylan Thomas (September SR) mentions his screenplay Rebecca's Daughters as going unfilmed.
Bolshy Pensioners Need Respectby John P Johnston
Thank you, Hugh Lowe, (Letters, September SR) for your intelligent and informative insights into the pension debate.
Book Club Took Us to Another Placeby Ian Wallace
The Sheffield Socialist Review book club met for the first time on a cold Sunday evening last month in the extremely pleasant surroundings of Cafe #9 in Nether Edge.
The Essence of Being Freeby Pat Stack
Review of 'Inside I'm Dancing', director Damien O'Donnell
A Certain Image of Humanityby Sam Ashman
Review of 'My Summer of Love', director Pawil Pawlikowski
Blowing a Fusionby Farah Reza
Review of 'Bride and Prejudice', director Gurinder Chadha
Movienewsby Stephen Philip
Two different revenge movies - Film festivals are turning political
Subject to Script Approvalby Sabby Sagall
Review of 'Embedded' by Tim Robbins, Riverside Studios and 'Stuff Happens' by David Hare, National Theatre
Caught in a Trap: A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bressonby Angela Stapleford
Before the age of television, the work of photographers was often the only source of visual information to a public hungry for news. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died recently at the age of 96, was part of the first generation of photojournalists.
Video, TV, DVD
Getting the Angles Rightby Amy Lane
Review of '1984', director Michael Radford
Music For The Massesby Adeola Johnson
Review of 'Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti', Barbican Centre, London
The Beat to Beat Bush Withby Nick Grant
'As concerned mothers, women and most importantly concerned Americans, we are compelled to do what we can to inspire other voters to get involved in this year's election. We hope our participation in the Vote for Change Tour will be a catalyst for positive change.'
Calling All Anti-Racists and Anti-Capitalistsby Brian Richardson
A handful of albums stand out among the popular music industry's early autumn releases.
Going Full Circleby Kevin Best
The politics of Perry Anderson reveal a lot to Kevin Best.
The Rovers Returnsby Lindsey German
Review of 'The Closed Circle' by Jonathan Coe, Viking £17.99
Home and Away US Styleby Sam Ashman
Review of 'What's Wrong with America?' by Jonathan Neale, Vision £10.99
An Unhealthy State of Affairsby Anna Livingstone
Review of 'NHS plc' by Allyson M Pollock, Verso £15.99
Unity at Any Costby Chris Bambery
Review of 'Violence and the Great Estates in the South of Italy' by Frank Snowden, Cambridge University Press £18.99
Tell it Like it Isby Sasha Simic
Review of 'Persepolis 2' by Marjane Satrapi, Jonathan Cape £12.99
With Friends Like These ...by John Newsinger
Review of 'Stalin's British Victims' by Francis Beckett, Sutton £20
Telling the Truth, Exposing Liesby Michael Hepworth
Review of 'Love All the People' by Bill Hicks, Constable £12.99
Bookbriefsby Sarah Ensor
Discount CD shops buy up Trotsky - Where next for anti-capitalism? - Michael Moore latest - Political cartoon books - Hardt and Negri reach a mass market