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Revolution in the Revolutionby Chris Harman
For the last four years Venezuela has been the political centre of the radicalisation of Latin America. Now those who started a revolutionary process are debating how to take the process further. Chris Harman reports from Caracas.
Factory Occupation at Invepalby Rory Hearne
'In this factory there are no bosses. We believe that we should all be leaders.'
Bolivarian Perspectivesby Rory Hearne
Rory Hearne finds that no matter where you go in Venezuela, people are desperate to talk about 'their revolution'. Here are a few people who shared their thoughts with him.
Science: Turning Stem Cells into Cashby John Parrington
John Parrington asks who is to blame when scientific research becomes fraud.
A War Waged by the Wealthyby Joseph Choonara
Acclaimed Marxist geographer David Harvey talks to Joseph Choonara about the rise of neo-liberalism, and why it should be seen as a ruling class project.
Third World Reports
Zimbabwe: Future of the MDC Hangs in the Balanceby ISO Zimbabwe Members
Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the country's biggest opposition force, is in deep crisis.
India: The Deadly Embrace of the USby Achin Vanaik
How times have changed. India, once considered 'the most non-aligned of the non-aligned countries', is now on the way to being a most favoured ally of the US.
Indigenous Struggles: Excluded and Brutalised - But Not Silentby Andy Brown
The remarkable victory of Evo Morales in the Bolivian presidential election has focused attention on the question of indigenous people's rights in Latin America, and their role in social and political struggles in the region.
Gay Rights: Who are the Real Enemies of Liberation?by Ghassan Makarem
The bigoted outburst by the magazine of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association calling Islam a 'barmy doctrine' is the clearest example of the co-option of many in the gay liberation movement into the barmy doctrine of the clash of civilisations.
Part Man, Part Machine, All Occupier by China MiĆ©ville
In Jerusalem, a terminally wounded Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon returns as a cyborg with memories of massacres haunting him.
In My Opinion
Empire Day Reloaded?by Lindsey German
What Gordon Brown's 'British Day' chooses to celebrate will not be as important as what it chooses to hide.
The End of Subsidies Will Not Solve Povertyby Raj Patel
Cutting state aid to farmers in the North could make matters worse for those in the South.
Liberty and Equality in Haitiby John Newsinger
John Newsinger looks at Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy on the Haitian Revolution.
Gospel to Stardomby Martin Smith
Review of 'Dream Boogie', Peter Guralnick, Little, Brown £25
Between the Linesby Liv Lewitschnik
Review of 'Guardians Of Power', David Edwards and David Cromwell, Pluto £14.99
Half Emptyby Paul Blackledge
Review of 'Spectrum', Perry Anderson, Verso £25
Non-Jewish Jewby Sabby Sagall
Review of 'Born Jewish', Marcel Liebman, Verso £14.99
Celluloid for Thought by Eamonn Kelly
Eamonn Kelly looks at some of the radical documentaries touring Britain.
Earthy Courageby Suzanne Jeffery
Review of 'North Country', director Niki Kato
Prime Timeby Phil Waite
Review of 'Good Night, And Good Luck', director George Clooney
Ode to Darknessby Adrian Budd
Review of 'Walk The Line', director James Mangold
Irish Folksby Kelly MacDermott
Review of 'Pavee Lackeen', director Perry Ogden
Changing Dialogueby Tanya Barson
Tanya Barson looks at the rich history of art and documentary in Britain from 1929 to now.
Disorienting Artby Tom Hickey
Review of Observations, Christopher Stewart, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool