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Critical LevelsTony Blair's contempt for free speech and democracy has reached critical levels.
Uniting for Peaceby John Rees and others
In the run-up to the International Peace Conference, Socialist Review spoke to Iraqi and US activists about the occupation, the resistance and the international movement. John Rees introduces the interviews by explaining the importance of December's event.
Racism: A Boost for the Bigotsby Hassan Mahamdallie
CRE chair Trevor Phillips's recent talk of self-segregating communities is dangerous and false.
Education: Choice for the Fewby Jane Coles
Jane Coles explodes the myths behind the government's rhetoric about 'diversity' and 'parental choice' in schools.
War Feverby Nick Howard
The great influenza of 1918 had social roots.
Capitalism and Global Warmingby Jacob Middleton
John Bellamy Foster talks to Jacob Middleton about how the movement needs to respond to climate change.
Harold Pinter: Prize Fighterby Mark Brown
Theatre critic Mark Brown welcomes an unexpected Nobel Prize laureate.
Is Hollywood Turning Left?by Ed Rampell
LA film critic Ed Rampell argues that the movement is generating a new wave of progressive cinema.
Mirror Imagesby Chris Harman
The idea of "community" can be dangerous.
The Science Newsby Mike Davis
Climate change may act more suddenly than we have expected till now.
Opinion: Acts of Repression
by Nadine Finch
Nadine Finch looks at New Labour's latest 'anti-terror' laws.
Electric Readingby Martin Empson
Free downloads benefit artists and the public.
Interview with Charles Stross - the full textby Martin Empson
This is the full text of the interview referred to in Martin Empson's article Electric Reading in the November 2005 issue - it didn't appear in the printed edition.
Storing up Troubleby Malcolm Povey
Simon Dowdeswell (Letters, October SR) calls for a proper debate on nuclear power.
No Safety with Nuclearby Andrew Stone
Simon Dowdeswell (Letters, October SR) notes that a recent government committee report into the effects of nuclear radiation did not suggest a causal relationship between the Sellafield reprocessing plant and cancer rates.
Blair's Favourite Scapegoatsby Beccy Palmer
I thought Barry Goldson's article was very good ('Bullying the New Labour Way', October SR). It was a searing attack on New Labour's 'tough on crime' agenda.
Unequal Relationship?by Jonathan Tipton
Rebecca Pitt's review of the new biography of Simone de Beauvoir by Lisa Appignanasi in the September issue of Socialist Review was well written and admirable in its lucidity and enthusiasm for its subject.
Hero Behind the Villainby Tony Horne
Gareth Jenkins's review of Polanki's Oliver Twist (October SR) is very useful.
Passion for the Truthby Sally Campbell
Review of 'The Constant Gardener', director Fernando Meirelles
Redemption in Ukraineby Julie Bundy
Review of 'Everything is Illuminated', director Liev Screiber
Ugly Familiarityby Xanthe Whittaker
Review of 'The Proposition', director John Hillcoat
Movienewsby Stephen Philip
Mainstream films continue to address political issues.
National Debateby Michael Kustow
David Edgar's drama Playing with Fire was attacked by critics. In this counterblast, theatre producer Michael Kustow argues Edgar is the Dickens of our stage.
Keeping the Faithby Sabby Sagall
Review of 'Chicken Soup with Barley' by Arnold Wesker, Tricycle Theatre
Video, TV, DVD
Losing It Last Timeby Naz Massoumi
Review of 'Hearts and Minds', director Peter Davis
Return of the Jazz Radicalsby Peter Segal
Peter Segal welcomes new releases from old masters.
Retro Swaggerby Adam Marks
Review of 'You Could Have It So Much Better' by Franz Ferdinand
The Works are Completeby Chris Harman
Chris Harman enjoys Marx and Engels' last writings.
Protests and Relationshipsby Kate Connelly
Review of 'Demo', Alison Miller, Hamish Hamilton £12.99
In Search of Zarqawiby Simon Assaf
Review of 'Insurgent Iraq', Loretta Napoleoni, Constable and Robinson £7.99
Twisting and Shoutingby Adam Marks
Review of 'Rough Music', Tariq Ali, Verso £5.99
Who's Responsibleby Simon Basketter
Review of 'Manufacturing Discontent', Michael Perelman, Pluto Press £15.99
Crime and No Punishmentby Fiona Prior
Review of 'On the Wrong Line', Christian Wolmar, Aurum Press £10.99
Speech, Applause, Speechby Donny Gluckstein
Review of 'Old Labour to New', Greg Rosen, Politico's £30
Rights for Lobsters?by Matt Gordon
Review of 'Accelerando', Charles Stross, Orbit £16.99
Behind the Blusterby Jacob Middleton
Review of 'Dilemmas of Domination', Walden Bello, Zed Books £12.99 and 'Taming American Power', Stephen M Walt, W W Norton & Co £17.99
Jester or Trojan Horseby Michael Hepworth
Review of 'Planet Simpson', Chris Turner, Ebury Press £7.99