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A Tale of Two ResponsesRarely has the contrast been so stark. On the one hand the response by ordinary people to the Indian Ocean tsunami that has killed more than 150,000 people has been overwhelming.
A Disaster Made So Much Worseby Andrew Stone
Andrew Stone looks at the hypocrisy behind the tragedy.
Tsunami: A History of War and Colonialismby Sally Campbell
The politics and history of countries affected by the tsunami influence relief efforts today.
Tsunami: The Archipelago of Horrorby Mike Davis
Mike Davis recalls another tsunami tragedy, and asks what lessons can be learned.
Freedom of Information: Not Quite Open Governmentby Anindya Bhattacharyya
Over 50,000 previously secret government documents have been released to the public this month as the Freedom of Information Act 2000 finally comes into effect.
Environment: Another Wasted Opportunityby Mary Black
'The government must no longer allow delays in developing a long term radioactive waste management strategy to be used as a pretext for deferring decisions on the future of nuclear power...
Interview: Going from Bad to Worseby Andrew Stone
The coming few months are crucial ones for all those opposed to war and imperialism, as Lindsey German explains to Andrew Stone.
Media: Shooting the Messengersby Liv Lewitschnik
The terrorising of independent media in Iraq continues, writes Liv Lewitschnik.
Pensions: The Life to Comeby Robin Blackburn
Our future welfare depends on creating a radically different pension system, argues Robin Blackburn.
The Path to Freedomby Helen Salmon
This year marks the centenary of the first Russian Revolution - an event that shaped our understanding of how mass movements can grow.
The Axis of All Eventsby Leon Trotsky
The 1905 Russian revolution, as described by Leon Trotsky.
Democracy: Their System, Our Fightby Sabby Sagall
The democracy of our rulers is a pale reflection of the real thing, writes Sabby Sagall.
Democracy: Getting Respect into our Councilsby Michael Lavalette
Michael Lavalette tells of his puzzlement when first elected as a Respect councillor in Preston.
Bob Marley: Roots Revolutionaryby Brian Richardson
The 60th anniversary of Bob Marley's birth is a great opportunity to celebrate his inspirational music, writes Brian Richardson.
From Common Sense to Good Senseby Chris Harman
What is the role of complex ideas in the day to day struggle? Chris Harman, editor of International Socialism, explains.
Happy Birthday Big Billby Mike Davis
Mike Davis commemorates the centenary of a high point in American socialist history.
A Novel Solutionby Martin Empson
The burgeoning world of ebooks
Here Comes the Fearby Andrew Stone
Please don't panic, but we're in the middle of an emergency.
No Smoking Provokes Ireby Barry Curtis
Andrew Stone is wrong to support the government's ban on smoking in enclosed public places ('The Drag Factor', December SR).
No Smoking Provokes Ireby Phil Hall
What a drag it is that Andrew Stone ('The Drag Factor', December SR) seems to have inhaled at least some of the misinformation being peddled by most of the media about passive smoking.
No Smoking Provokes Ireby Ian Birchall
Having parked himself in a place previously occupied by a disabled person, Andrew Stone ('The Drag Factor', December SR) proceeds to use the back page to demand special lanes on the pavement for 'slow pedestrians'.
Dynamic Kievby Dave Crouch
Chris Harman's article on Ukraine's 'orange revolution' ('Neither Washington nor Moscow', December SR) rightly focused on the obnoxiousness of Viktor Yushchenko and his millionaire cronies. But I think there is more to be said about the movement itself.
Stop the Searchesby Alison Krohn
Thank you for Matt Foot's article, 'Leave Our Kids Alone' (October SR). I am trying to find some information on the costs to local councils of anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos).
Capital's Punishmentby Michael Rosen
As a postscript to Moira Nolan's review of Al Pacino's Merchant of Venice (December SR), could I add that it would be a pity to overlook the fundamental clash that lies at the heart of the play?
Spot the Differenceby Nik Howard
I was surprised by the very positive nature of Alex Callinicos's piece on Derrida ('The Infinite Search', November SR).
Women and Resistance in Iraqby Richard Greeman
It pains me to take issue with my old comrade Ian Birchall's analysis of the Iraqi resistance (November SR).
View from a Gantryby Sarah Ensor
Review of 'The Inheritance', director Per Fly
Remembrance of Things Pastby Christophe Chataigné
Review of '2046', director Wong Kar Wai
Alexander the Coyby Noel Halifax
Review of 'Alexander', director Oliver Stone
Sharpe Satire, Soft Endingby Gareth Jenkins
Review of 'Vanity Fair', director Mira Nair
Movienewsby Stephen Philip
Million Dollar Baby – Sideways – American Cinema 1967-1980 - A Very Long Engagement - Closer - Dear Frankie - Ray - Yasmin
'We Know We are Beautiful'by Jane Hardy
Jane Hardy looks at the work of Harlem radical Langston Hughes.
Theatre - Coming Upby Berit Kuennecke
A guide to forthcoming productions, compiled by Berit Kuennecke.
Video, TV, DVD
Unfair and Unbalancedby Eamonn Kelly
Review of 'Outfoxed', director Robert Greenwald
Inner Turmoil Turns Outwardsby Nigel Davey
Review of 'Le Crime de Monsieur Lange', 'La Grande Illusion' and 'La Bête Humaine', director Jean Renoir
Mesmerising Beatsby Tom Foot
Review of 'Peace Not War volume 2', Various artists
The Fire First Timeby Chanie Rosenberg
Chanie Rosenberg rediscovers a revolutionary classic.
Rock Around the Blockby Kerri Parke
Review of 'Comrade Rockstar', Reggie Nadelson, Arrow £7.99
Behind The Myths about Muslimsby Mubin Haq
Review of 'The Infidel Within', Humayun Ansari, Hurst £15.95
The Joy of Empathyby Kate Fermont and Clare Fermont
Review of 'Michael Rosen's Sad Book', Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake, Walker £10.99
The Power of Nightmaresby Abdul-Nasser Baston
Review of 'Al Qaeda: The True Story', Jason Burke, Penguin £7.99
How Money Grows on Treesby Adam Marks
Review of 'Banana Wars', Gordon Myers, Zed £14.95
The Delights of Revoltby Kate Connelly
Review of 'Spartacus', Theresa Urbainczyk, Duckworth/BCP £10.99
I Heard the News Todayby Mary Brodbin
Review of 'My Trade', Andrew Marr, MacMillan £12.99
Here With Us Stillby Mike Gonzalez
Review of 'Memoirs', Pablo Neruda, Souvenir Press £12.99; 'Pablo Neruda', Adam Feinstein, Bloomsbury £25; 'Selected Poems', Pablo Neruda, Penguin £9.99; 'Isla Negra', Pablo Neruda (translated by Alastair Reid), Condor £14.99
Bookbriefsby Sarah Ensor
Flushing out the detox books – Why civilisations collapse – Sharon and My Mother-in-Law - Profiting from Iraq – US politicians – Ursula Le Guin – Paul Foot on the vote