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New Myths of the East Endby Chris Jones
Racial divisions in East London are exacerbated by state welfare provision that benefits Bangladeshi migrants at the expense of the white working class - or so says a new report. Chris Jones uncovers the hidden hand of neo-liberal ideology.
Racism: 14 Years Can be a Long Time in Politicsby Charlie Kimber
One of the most striking aspects of The New East End is the picture it paints of virulent racism. The authors note, "of the white respondents, a majority expressed an often bitterly negative attitude towards foreign immigrants, and particularly towards Bangladeshis".
Imperial Oil: Petroleum Politics in the Nigerian Delta and the New Scramble for Africaby Anna Zalik and Michael Watts
Anna Zalik and Michael Watts explain why being "oil rich" has become a curse on the poor of Nigeria and Angola.
Alternative Americaby Ed Rampell
Studs Terkel is the historian of the "Other" America - the America of radicals and dissenters. He spoke to Ed Rampell about the work of an oral historian.
Third World Reports
Mali: The Farmer with the Guitar has Retiredby Adeola Johnson
"Mali is first and foremost a library of the history of African music," said Ali Farka Toure.
Thailand: A Confused Response to Corruptionby Giles Ji Ungpakorn
In the past few weeks over 100,000 people have demonstrated in the Thai capital Bangkok and in other provincial cities calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.
Round-up: Will the Real Left Please Stand Up?by Richard Gott
Much confusion has arisen over the so-called "move to the left" in Latin America occurring in recent years.
Iraq: Standing Firm in Face of the Occupationby Sheikh Hasan al-Zarqani
It is a big step to describe what is currently going on in Iraq as a "civil war", but I think we can say that we are witnessing the beginnings of such a conflict.
Challenging the New Leviathan of Racial Inequalityby Bob Light
What is it about Crash that is upsetting liberals?
In My Opinion
One Law for the Rich...by Lindsey German
'Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.' Really? What about the big criminals robbing people of millions and of a decent life?
State of the Art
The New McCarthyismby Noel Douglas
On the morning of 21 May 2004, artist Steven Kurtz awoke to find his wife Hope lying dead beside him.
The Hidden History of the Iranian Revolutionby Chris Harman
Nuclear weapons proliferation is not the real reasons for the US's attitude toward Tehran.
From One Struggle to Anotherby Mike Gonzalez
From colonialism to nationhood and capitalism, Mike Gonzalez looks at the evolution of Latin American literature and its inspirations.
Retributionby Esme Choonara
Review of 'The Clash of Barbarisms', Gilbert Achcar, Saqi £10.99
Urbanised Povertyby Grace Lally
Review of 'Planet Of Slums', Mike Davis, Verso £15.99
Loud Whispersby Liv Lewitschnik
Review of 'Chronicler Of The Wind', Henning Mankell, Harvill Secker £12.99
Dismantling Chinaby Charlie Hore
Review of 'The Great Wall', Julia Lovell, Atlantic £19.95
A Test for Reel Radicalsby Ben Dickenson
Ben Dickenson wonders whether Hollywood is capable of dealing with the 9/11 attacks.
Encoreby Moira Nolan
Review of 'U-Carmen eKhayelitsha', director: Mark Dornford-May
Border Countryby Eamonn Kelly
Review of 'The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada', director Tommy Lee Jones
Outsiders' Affairby Hazel Croft
Review of 'Shooting Dogs', director Michael Caton-Jones
Flat Rollercoasterby Noel Hailfax
Review of 'A Year Without Love', director Anahi Berneri
Art of the Ordinaryby Anindya Bhattacharyya
Review of 'From the Bauhaus to the New World, Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy', Tate Modern, London.
What Colonialism Did for Themby John Game
I agree with some of Neil Davidson's analyses and all of his political conclusions ("Islam and the Enlightenment", SR, March). But in my view he makes far too many concessions to the "trouble with Islam" diagnosis that informs so much discussion of the war on terror.
Not So Selfishby David Paenson
Having read Richard Dawkins' The Blind Watchmaker three times and now indulging in his The Selfish Gene, I feel Viren Swami has got hold of the wrong end of the stick (SR, March).
Wake Up Bobby Michael Wayne
It is a pity that Bob Light "nodded off" while watching Syriana (SR, March), as it is one of the more ambitious and intelligent political films to have come out of Hollywood for some time.
Net Activismby Dave Crouch
I thought Liv Lewitschnik's review of Guardians of Power was too positive (SR, February).