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Forging a New LeftPolitical paralysis, a big fall in the value of the euro and talk of a policy vacuum showed that Europe's bosses suffered a serious setback following the general election results in Germany.
Going from Bad to WorseOne of the great myths of the occupation of Iraq is that, despite the problems in the rest of the country, the situation in the south around Basra has been improving because it is under the so called 'softly-softly' approach of British forces.
The Great War for Civilizationby Robert Fisk
Exclusive to Socialist Review, we print extracts from award-winning journalist Robert Fisk's forthcoming book The Great War for Civilisation
Iraq: A War Without Endby Riverbend
'Riverbend', the Baghdad blogger, describes the worsening conditions in Iraq as the occupation continues.
Industry: Anger and Optimismby Moira Nolan
Recent disputes have shown a growing confidence and militancy among workers, argues Moira Nolan.
Youth Policy: Bullying the New Labour Wayby Barry Goldson
Author Barry Goldson examines the criminalisation of young people under Tony Blair.
A Long Way from Homeby Richard Bradbury
Richard Bradbury recalls the life and work of the black poet Claude McKay.
Degrees of Dangerby Tony Staunton
After Hurricane Katrina we can't ignore the threat of climate change, as Mark Lynas explains to Tony Staunton.
Neverending Resistanceby Ian Birchall
Ian Birchall celebrates 300 issues of Socialist Review.
Aids: Globalisation as Epidemicby Sarah Ensor
Sarah Ensor examines the reasons for the spread of Aids in Africa.
New Orleans, Old Prejudicesby Mike Davis
Mike Davis finds that every aspect of the response to Hurricane Katrina disaster was shaped by race and class.
Marching Separatelyby Chris Harman
The rise of the new left in Europe opens up new opportunities for revolutionaries.
It's Good to Talkby Martin Empson
Communication via the internet could one day replace that by the phone.
Building Up Illusions in Iranby Farhang Tabrizi
The left should not be surprised at Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad's election in Iran.
All for Nothing in Boliviaby Gabriel Furshong
In his article 'The Bolivian Uprising' (July/August SR), Chris Harman explained the escalation and disappointing de-escalation of Bolivian social unrest last spring.
The Importance of Solidarityby Peter Hughes
The Walrus's article on the Gate Gourmet dispute at Heathrow (September SR) highlights the brutally destructive nature of 'market forces' in action.
Let's Deal with the Factsby Simon Dowdeswell
Nowhere in the COMRE report that Andy Stone referenced in his article on nuclear power (July/August SR), or his Marxism 2005 talk on nuclear power, does it mention a causal relationship between Sellafield and the incidence of NHL and leukaemia.
A Summer to Celebrateby Nick Grant
It's such a shame that Andrew Stone was so wide of the mark when writing about the Ashes cricket this summer (September SR).
A New Twist on Dickensby Gareth Jenkins
Gareth Jenkins is impressed by Polanski's latest film.
The Trend Settersby Stephen Philip
Edinburgh Film Festival
The Past Haunts the Presentby Emma Bircham
Review of 'Broken Flowers', director Jim Jarmusch
Caught Out in the Coldby Kevin Best
Review of 'Guy X', director Saul Metzstein
Movienewsby Stephen Philip
Progressive Hollywood - Lords of War - Sophie Scholl
A Slice of History Not Forgottenby Bruce George
Review of 'Who Killed Mr Drum?' by Fraser Grace and Sylvester Stein, Riverside Studios, London
Edvard MunchPreview of Edvard Munch by Himself, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Video, TV, DVD
A Pivotal Moment in Black Resistanceby Eamonn Kelly
Review of 'Burning an Illusion', director Menelik Shabazz
Masterful Montageby Nick Grant
Review of 'Notre Musique', director Jean-Luc Godard
Open the Door to Revolutionby Megan Trudell
The 1905 Russian uprising inspires Megan Trudell.
Madness and Paranoiaby Adam Marks
Review of 'Looking for Jake', China Miéville, Macmillan £17.99
Mood for Changeby Keith Flett
Review of 'A New Dawn', Norman Howard, Politico's £18.99
Blair's Shameby Rachel Aldred
Review of 'The Impact of Inequality', Richard G Wilkinson, Routledge £19.99
Neither Here or Thereby Makola Mayambika
Review of 'The Silver Throat of the Moon', editor Jennifer Langer, Five Leaves £9.99
The Reality of Genocideby Charlie Kimber
Review of 'A Time for Machetes' and 'Into the Quick of Life', both by Jean Hatzfeld, Serpent's Tail £12 each
Betrayal and Hopeby Frank Henderson
Review of 'The Socialist League in the 1930s', Michael Bor, Athena Press £15.99
Ruling Class Denialby Sally Kincaid
Review of 'Ecological Debt', Andrew Simms, Pluto £12.99
A Northern Renaissanceby Ricky Heaven
Review of 'Tough', Andy Willoughby, Smokestack Books £5.99
Cultural Heritageby Joe Hartney
Review of 'The English Novel', Terry Eagleton, Blackwell £50
Both Red and Beautifulby Dave Sherry
Review of 'Krassivy', Freddy Anderson, Glasgow Caledonian University £7.99
Quaking the Eliteby Matthew Cookson
Review of 'Streetfighting Years', Tariq Ali, Verso £12.99