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Toxic Lies'The Al Qaida plot to poison Britain'. That was how the Times reported the raid on a north London flat in January 2003 that had supposedly revealed a massive conspiracy to use the toxic substance ricin to terrorise the country.
Doubters on the DoorstepThe war in Iraq, declare the pollsters and some press 'experts', is not an issue that registers high on the list of voters' concerns in the forthcoming election.
France: What Part of 'No' Don't They Understand?by Jim Wolfreys
Opposition to the EU has shocked the French right.
Italy: Berlusconi's Political Capital Goes into the Redby Tom Behan
The man who according to Forbes magazine is the 25th richest person in the world seems to be having a few problems lately.
Election: Hey There, Wait a Minute Mr Postmanby Tom Wall
More people than ever before are planning to vote by post in the general election - but how secure are postal votes?
Egypt: Enough is Enoughby Phil Marshall
'Kifaya' (enough) is the name chosen by the democracy movement in Egypt. It has already struck a chord with millions who have endured almost 25 years of suffocating repression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak.
Student Conference: Delegates of Wrathby Dan Mayer
A Barclays Bank report released in mid-April found that students graduating this year will owe a total of £2.46 billion, £13,501 on average, an increase of over 10 percent in the past year.
G8: Summit to Talk Aboutby Chris Nineham
Over 10,000 people packed Westminster in mid-April for a Trade Justice protest.
The Ex-Ministers' Clubby Solomon Hughes
Ex-ministers are making big money from consultancies.
Tesco: Every Little HurtsThe supermarket giant Tesco announced record profits last month of £2 billion. Yet a report by ActionAid reveals the appalling conditions of thousands of women workers in South Africa who grow fruit that ends up on Tesco's shelves.
Election: The Verdict on the Blair Projectby John Rees
Respect's national secretary John Rees explains why 5 May is so important to the further revival of the left in Britain.
Election: Shaking Up Blair's Banana Republicby Lindsey German
Exclusive excerpts from Respect candidate for West Ham Lindsey German's campaign blog.
Fighting for Our Rightsby Janet Alder
Janet Alder explains why getting justice for her brother is part of a wider struggle.
Independents' Dayby Judy Cox
Judy Cox meets the others.
Interview of the Month: War Lies and Broken Lawsby Ian Rappel
Lawyer and author Philippe Sands explains to Ian Rappel why the Iraq war was illegal and Blair should be held to account.
Why Rover Crashedby The Walrus
New Labour put the market before jobs, argues The Walrus.
Russia: Putin's Place in the New World Orderby Mike Haynes
Upheavals in the former Soviet Empire have added to Vladimir Putin's headaches.
The Domino Effectby Dave Crouch
Dave Crouch analyses the March popular revolt in Kyrgyzstan.
Balkans: The Spoils of Warby Dragan Plavsic
Dragan Plavsic looks at the bloody parallels between the Balkans and Iraq.
Science Fiction: The Shape of Things to Comeby Mark Bould
Steven Spielberg's forthcoming adaptation of The War of the Worlds prompts Mark Bould to take a critical look at the work of HG Wells.
Different Ways of Seeingby Julian Stallabrass
Julian Stallabrass reviews the work of John Berger.
Polls Apart...by Chris Harman
Elections are one thing - the revolutionary party is another.
I Predict a Riotby Mike Davis
Tensions are mounting as the housing bubble nears its limits.
Not Coming Up Trumpsby Martin Empson
Beware the dangers of gambling online.
Pope Idolby Andrew Stone
John Paul II's social conservatism should not be taken as gospel.
A Case of Double Standardsby Oliver Swingler
I totally agree with Tom Wall's article ('A Licence for Persecution', April SR), and will be supporting Asbo Concern.
To Merge or Not to Mergeby Tony Phillips
While I agree with John Appleyard (Letters, April SR) on the motives of the trade union bureaucracy in supporting union mergers, it does not follow that militants should always oppose them.
More Rumour Than Truthby Karen Smith
I would like to make a comment on two aspects of the letter by John Newsinger on Howard Hughes ('Fanciful Flight of the Aviator', March SR).
For Your Urgent Attentionby Ivor Bolton
I have just returned to reading your web pages after a delay caused by an Ofsted inspection at my school.
Love in the Looking Glassby Emma Bircham
Emma Bircham on a disturbing tale of modern America.
Home Truthsby Esther Leslie
Review of 'Heimat 3', director Edgar Reitz
Class, Coups and Cordonesby Xanthe Whittaker
Review of 'Machuca', director André Wood
Movienewsby Stephen Philip
Consequences of Love – Mysterious Skin – A Good Woman – Toussaint biopic - Wilberforce – The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Playing the Changesby Keith McKenna
Review of Banner Theatre 30th Anniversary, Birmingham
What's the Frequency?by Jane Trainer
Review of Resonance, 104.4 FM
Video, TV, DVD
Reverse the Polarityby Sasha Simic
Review of Doctor Who, BBC1
Globe Surfingby Mobeen Azhar
Review of 'Philtre' by Nitin Sawhney
Meet the Neighboursby Andy Ridley
Review of 'Küba' by Kutlug Ataman, The Sorting Office, London
Two Steps to Hellby Gavin Capps
The ANC has failed to deliver.
In the Name of the Fatherby Kevin Devine
Review of 'Thirty Years in a Turtleneck Sweater', Nick Warren, Ebury Press £12.99
Drawing Inspiration from Historyby John Newsinger
Review of 'The Struggle for Dignity', editors John Mcllroy, Alan Campbell and Keith Gildart, University of Wales Press £45
The Great Dictatorby Charlie Hore
Review of 'Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost', Jonathan Fenby, The Free Press £9.95
The Memory Banks of the Riverby Ann Conway
Review of 'The Thames', Jonathan Schneer, Little, Brown £18.99
The Rise and Fall of Civilisationby Dave Franklin
Review of 'Collapse', Jared Diamond, Penguin £20
System Failureby Adam Marks
Review of 'The Decline of Capitalism', Harry Shutt, Zed £9.99
The Workers' Friendby Sabby Sagall
Review of 'East End Jewish Radicals', William J Fishman, Five Leaves £14.99 and 'The London Years', Rudolf Rocker, Five Leaves £14.99
Illusions of Powerby John Baxter
Review of 'Calling the Shots', Phyllis Bennis, Arris £12.99
The Water Worksby Simon Dowdeswell
Review of 'Water Inc', Varda Burstyn, Verso £12.99
Bookbriefsby Sarah Ensor
Book clubs have a long and interesting history
The Sum of the Squaresby Angela Stapleford
Review of 'Trafalgar Square Through the Camera', Roger Hargreaves, National Portrait Gallery £16.99