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1981: Fighting Britain's Guantanamo by Simon Basketter
Twenty five years ago Irish Republicans in British jails were fighting for the right to be considered political prisoners. Brutalised and abused they turned to a weapon of last resort, a hunger strike. Simon Basketter tells the story of their struggle.
Looking Back in AngerInterviews with those involved in the hunger strikes
The Myths of Nuclear Powerby Martin Empson
The renowned anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott has written a new book entitled Nuclear Power is Not the Answer. She spoke to Martin Empson about her work.
Interview: Ariel Levyby Judith Orr
'Raunch culture isn't about opening our minds to the possibilities of sexuality. It's about reiterating one particular shorthand for sexiness'
Third World Reports
DR Congo: Elections for the West, Not the Peopleby Leo Zeilig
The presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were the first national vote in the country for more than four decades.
New Left Challenge in Indonesiaby Viren Swami
Almost ten years ago the brutal Suharto regime in Indonesia was swept away by a tide of social and political unrest following the economic crisis of 1998.
Cuba's Dynastic Successionby Mike Gonzalez
For the first time in 47 years Fidel Castro is not formally in control of the Cuban state.
Palestine: Boycott of Israel Gains New Supportby Phil Marfleet
An international campaign for Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is growing rapidly.
A Glittering Career Launched with a Cover-Upby Eamonn McCann
I wonder if Sir Michael Jackson permitted himself a wry smile about atrocities as he retired last month as Chief of the General Staff.
In My Opinion
New Friends, Old Enemiesby Lindsey German
We should welcome new supporters of the Stop the War Coalition who have learnt that they were wrong through bitter experience.
State of the Art
Don't Go, Don't Rush, Don't Spendby Noel Douglas
Cesky Sen (Czech Dream) is a film that documents the largest consumer hoax the Czech Republic has ever seen.
Students and the Working Classby Chris Harman
Something old occurred in a number of countries in the last year, and often seemed like something new. Students' strikes, demonstrations and occupations swept Italy, France, Chile and Greece.
Imperialism Reloadedby Megan Trudell
Megan Trudell looks at three recent books that have sought to analyse imperialism
Fresh Productionby Judy Cox
Review of "Marx's Das Kapital", Francis Wheen, Atlantic Books £9.99
Stormy Watersby Rob Hoveman
Review of "The Economics Of Global Turbulence", Robert Brenner, Verso £25
Forced Migrationby Hsiao-Hung Pai
Review of "Refugees in a Global Era", Philip Marfleet, Pagrave Macmillan £19.99
Think Tank?by Jack Robertson
Review of "Challenge to Democracy", Ronald McIntosh, Politico's £25
Global Beatby Miriam Zadik Gold
Review of "The Vinyl Ain't Final", Edited by Dipa Basu and Sidney Lemelle, Pluto £16.99
Hidden Gemsby Colin Wilson
Review of "Literature from the 'Axis of Evil'", Eds: Words Without Borders, The New Press $25
A Leap Forward?by Charlie Hore
Review of "Shanghai Dreams", Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Weightless Stoneby Nick Grant
Review of "World Trade Center", Director: Oliver Stone
Radicals Storm the Stageby Keith McKenna
Opposition to war was the overarching theme at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Keith McKenna takes a look back at some of the best productions.
The Sound of a Soviet Tragedyby Simon Behrman
Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich was born 100 years ago. Simon Behrman looks at the music of an artist whose life was intertwined with the fate of the 1917 revolution.
Lebanon - a War Within a Warby Neve Gordon
While the fighting in Lebanon was still raging, many analysts claimed that Hizbollah's modern weaponry and its utilisation of civilian spaces distinguished the war from any other.
1978 is not 1917by Bidar Irani
In his "Alternatives to Neo-liberalism" (July/August SR), Alex Callinicos writes: "The great revolutionary movements of the 20th century offered some glimpses of this power - from the workers' and soldiers' councils of the Russian Revolution of October 1917 to the workers' shoras during the Iranian Revolution of 1978-9."
Trip to Nepalby Michael Cohen
In April 2006 the 2nd International Road-Building Brigade went to Nepal to help the people of the Rolpa District. While we were there we witnessed a historic movement against the brutal and oppressive monarchy.