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2005: The Year The Tide TurnedGiven Tony Blair's loyal support for George Bush's demented political programme, it is fitting that the two men appear to be going down together. For 2005 will surely be remembered as the year things finally went belly up for Bush and Blair.
Bush's Crisis: A Steady Course to the Rocksby Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn explains how domestic opposition to Bush's war on Iraq is beginning to bite.
Blair's Crisis: Holed Beneath the Waterby Alex Callinicos
Blair's government is in terminal decline. The war in Iraq is the prime cause, argues Alex Callinicos.
Revolution in the Airby Chris Harman
Chris Harman analyses critical choices facing the Latin American left.
France: Roots of a Revoltby Peter Fysh
Peter Fysh argues the French riots had both political and economic causes.
Power to the Peopleby Matthew Cookson
Matthew Cookson uncovers John Lennon's radical past 25 years after his death.
No Need for Nukesby Hermann Scheer
Hermann Scheer explains why it is time for nuclear power to be relegated to the technology museum.
The Fight between Slave and Freeby Theresa Urbainczyk
Theresa Urbainczyk looks at the social struggles of ancient Rome.
Peace Momby Dario Fo
We print eclusive extracts from Dario Fo's new one-person play about Cindy Sheehan, translated by Tom Behan.
A Clean Sweepby Mike Davis
"Slum clearance" often means attacks on the poor
Watching Them, Watching Youby Martin Empson
Governments all over the world are trying to censor internet dissent.
Beating Back Academiesby Sara Tomlinson
Jane Coles is right to say that Blair's scandalous plans for education are vulnerable ('Choice For the Few', November SR).
Anti-Racist Traditionby Tom Orsag
Xanthe Whittaker's review of The Proposition (November SR) is spot on when it states that 'there has been a tidal change in Australia' over the question of racism towards Aboriginal people.
Stop Them Killing a Heroby Phil Gasper
Stanley Tookie Williams, California's best known death row inmate, is due to be executed on 13 December.
Off the Marksby Omar Waraich
In an otherwise decent review of Tariq Ali's latest book, Rough Music, Adam Marks begins the piece with specious logic (November SR).
Tragedy of What Could Beby Judith Orr
Review of 'Brokeback Mountain', director Ang Lee
Dance of the Peopleby Josephine Dyer
Review of 'Rize', director David LaChapelle
Shared Destinationby Naz Massoumi
Review of 'Tickets', directors Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach
Actions Speak Louder Than Wordsby Grace Lally
Review of 'Translations' by Brian Friel, National Theatre, London
Acts of Resistanceby Berit Kuennecke
Berit Kuennecke reports from the frontline of Palestinian theatre.
Back to the Futureby Sue Jones
Sue Jones looks at the visionary art of Henri Rousseau.
Video, TV, DVD
Poetic Convulsionsby Liv Lewitschnik
Review of 'Kings and Queen', director Arnaud Desplechin
Between Passion and Dutyby Sabby Sagall
Review of 'Un Ballo in Maschera' by Giuseppe Verdi, Royal Opera House, London
Behind the Lofty Languageby Charlie Kimber
Charlie Kimber welcomes a refreshing history of Africa.
A-List Dissentby Louis Bayman
Review of 'Hollywood's New Radicalism', Ben Dickenson, IB Tauris £14.99
A Tool for Actionby Caroline Coleman
Review of 'Tell It Like It Is', editor Brian Richardson, Bookmarks Publications and Trentham Books £6.99
Traumatic Countryby Ruth Tenne
Review of 'The Other Side of Israel', Susan Nathan, Harper Collins £18.99
Tyne for Heroesby David Wilson
Review of 'The Jarrow Crusade', Matt Perry, Business Education Publishers £12.95
Empty Shellby Ken Olende
Review of 'The Next Gulf', Andy Rowell, James Marriott and Lorne Stockman, Constable £8.99
Divided Countryby Adrian Budd
Review of 'Rednecks & Bluenecks', Chris Willman, The New Press £14.99
Science for Allby Viren Swami
Review of 'The Single Helix', Steve Jones, Little, Brown £12.99
Springtime of Nationhoodby Chris Bambery
Review of 'The Siege of Venice', Jonathan Keates, Chatto and Windus £20
Cold and Lifelessby Joseph Choonara
Review of 'For Marx', Louis Althusser, Verso £6
Apartheid US-Styleby Nancy Lindisfarne
Review of 'Sundown Towns', James W Loewen, The New Press, £17.99
In the Ghettoby Kevin Best
Review of 'Race, Rock, and Elvis', Michael T Bertrand, University of Illinois Press £11.95
Undiscovered Countryby Ron Senchak
Review of '50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know', Mickey Z, Disinformation £6.99
Tough Questionsby Gary McFarlane
Review of 'The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual', Harold Cruse, Granta £9.99
Not Just a Nice Ideaby Giles Bentley
Review of 'Socialism: A Very Short Introduction', Michael Newman, Oxford University Press £6.99
Common Theftby Helen Salmon
Review of 'The Village Labourer', JL Hammond and Barbara Hammond, Nonesuch £18