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Respect and the 'Muslim Vote'by Jacob Middleton
Jacob Middleton picks apart the claims that Respect has set aside class politics and is instead pushing a "communal" agenda that will appeal only to Muslims.
Left History: Rising from the Eastby Dave Crouch
Dave Crouch looks at the role of the Communist Party in organising Jewish workers in London's East End from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Extraordinary Lifeby Socialist Review
Stephen Jay Gould, who died in 2002, was among the great scientists of his generation. Socialist Review spoke to Steven Rose, co-editor of a new collection of Gould's essays.
Younge on Racismby Hassan Mahamdallie
Radical journalist Gary Younge talks to Hassan Mahamdallie about his latest book Stranger In A Strange Land: Encounters In The Disunited States
Third World Reports
Western Sahara: Caught in the European Union's Netby Sidi Omar
Last month the European Union (EU) voted through an agreement which allows European ships to fish off the coast of Western Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco for the past 30 years.
Sri Lanka: On the March Back to Civil War?by Barry Pavier
Since the beginning of April this year at least 300 civilians have died as the ceasefire between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has begun to unravel.
Brazil: Contempt for Poor Leads to Rebellionby Dave Treece
May was a hot month in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Four days of violence left up to 150 civilians, prison staff, police officers and suspects dead.
Egypt: Rebellion against the Free Marketby Anne Ashford
For over half a century the small Egyptian village of Kamshish in the Nile Delta has been a battleground between Egypt's landlords and its impoverished peasant farmers.
Double Standards and Decapitationby China MiÃ©ville
The self-styled "defenders of the West" should look a little closer to home before decrying Islam.
In My Opinion
Plays for Todayby Lindsey German
Playwright Henrik Ibsen was more than a pioneer of modern theatre: he carried a torch for all those who fight for women's liberation.
State of the Art
Nike Loses Ground from Hackney to Viennaby Noel Douglas
It's unusual for Hackney's New Labour council to come over all anti-capitalist. But wonders never cease. The council has threatened Nike with legal action after the sportswear giant produced a range of kit and equipment bearing an exact replica of the council's logo, without seeking permission.
Criticising Capitalism in Order to Save Itby Chris Harman
John Kenneth Galbraith, who died last month aged 98, received very mixed obituaries. This was because he challenged some of the conclusions of mainstream capitalist economics while continuing to accept many of its assumptions.
Unfinished Businessby Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly looks at three new novels set in the period between the American Revolution and the end of the civil war that put slavery and racism centre stage.
British Naziby Martin Smith
Review of 'Black Shirt', Stephen Dorril, Viking £30
Dare to Knowby Terry Wrigley
Review of 'The War For Children's Minds', Stephen Law, Routledge £14.99
Bogeymanby Simon Basketter
Review of 'Fatal Purity', Ruth Scurr, Chatto & Windus £20
Inspiring Poetryby Andrew Stone
Review of 'University of Hunger', Martin Carter, editor Gemma Robinson, Bloodaxe £12
Red-Tinted Picturesby Stephen Philip
The revival of radicalism in today's cinema has precedents. Stephen Philip looks at the influence of Communists on radical cinema.
Don't Inhaleby Pat Stack
Review of 'Thank You For Smoking', director Jason Reitman
On the Wrong Sideby Tim Sanders
Review of 'Lobo', director Miguel Courtois
Strange Foodby Ella Jenkins
Review of 'Dumplings', director Fruit Chan
Naked Lawby Gareth Jenkins
Review of '10th District Court', director Raymond Depardon
And the Word was Goodby Jonathan Maunder
Review of Word Into Art, British Museum, London: Jonathan Maunder welcomes an exhibition of modern art from the Middle East.
Zionist Lobbies are Importantby Roger Cox
Chris Harman is shockingly wrong to argue that "talk of an Israel lobby lets capitalism off the hook" (May SR).
Zionist Lobbies are Importantby Mark Elf
While I agreed with much of what Chris Harman said about the Mearsheimer and Walt article (May SR), I was disappointed with the way he presented his argument.
Bauhaus Revisitedby Bill Risebero
I doubt that the Bauhaus played such a founding role in the development of socially aware modernism as the review by Anindya Bhattacharyya suggests (April SR).
Bauhaus Revisitedby Dara Kiese
Far from being an affront to the original ideal of the Bauhaus to change the environment through good, affordable design, the coffee mugs at the Tate Modern shop (see April SR) embody the Bauhaus utopian project more successfully than the Bauhaus had ever done.