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Politics after Blairby John Rees
John Rees examines the strategic choices that those who oppose war and neo-liberalism face in the post-Blair era.
Feeling the Heat?by Andrew Stone
Governments and big business clamour to show their green credentials but their 'solutions' fall way short of what is necessary. George Monbiot talked to Andrew Stone about his new book, Heat, and the more radical policies he believes are essential.
Interview: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieby Charlie Kimber
'My book is not just about people thrown into a war where we watch them die. It is about people who have full lives and how war changes them'. The award winning author of Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, talks to Charlie Kimber about her new novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, set during the Biafran War.
Third World Reports
Sudan: A Young Imperialist's Guide to Darfurby Richard Seymour
The crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan is once more in the news. George Clooney and US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) John Bolton formed a bizarre alliance to call for Western intervention into the crisis recently.
India: Songs That Sow the Seeds of Divisionby Yoginder Sikand
Readers of this magazine will doubtless be familiar with the rampaging anti-Muslim bias which afflicts the media in the West. Unfortunately, the same attitudes are also rooted in large sections of the media in India - even those which pride themselves in being "secular" and "progressive".
Bolivia: Right Wing Threatens Moralesby Roger Cox and Joseph Choonara
The fledgling left wing administration in Bolivia faces growing challenges to its programme of reforms.
Iraq: 'The British army is just another militia'by Liv Lewitschnik
Kamil Mahdi interviewed
When the Gringos Go Down Southby Mike Davis
These days the visitor crossing from the Mexican city of Tijuana to San Diego in California is immediately slapped in the face by a huge billboard screaming, "Stop the Border Invasion!" Sponsored by the rabidly anti-immigrant vigilante group, the Minutemen, the same truculent slogan reportedly insults the public at other border crossings in Arizona and Texas.
In My Opinion
Recipes for Disasterby Lindsey German
To blame unhealthy children on women is ignoring what the market has done to childcare and people’s lives in the last two decades.
State of the Art
Here and Nowby Noel Douglas
Sometimes when advertisers stop attempting to sell us that brand of toilet paper or this brand of baked beans and apply their creative energies to a more needy and worthwhile cause they can produce stunning pieces of visual communication.
Friends of the Poor or of Neo-Liberalism?by Jacob Middleton
The rise of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the past 30 years has been dazzling.
An Enemy of Empireby Chris Harman
Chris Harman is impressed by a new collection of Marx's journalistic writings on India which helps demolish the myths that Marx was a supporter of 'progressive' imperialism.
German Tragedyby Esther Leslie
Review of 'Weimar in Exile', Jean-Michel Palmier, Verso £29.99
Material Factby Anindya Bhattacharyya
Review of 'Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History', Paul Blackledge, Manchester University Press, £12.99
Interactionby Viren Swami
Review of 'The Music of Life', Denis Noble, OUP £12.99
New New Orleansby Brian Richardson
Review of 'After The Storm', editor David Dante Troutt, The New Press £13.99
Unusual Heroineby Moira Nolan
Review of 'Paula Spencer', Roddy Doyle, Jonathan Cape £16.99
Impulse of an Eraby Ken Olende
Review of 'The House That Trane Built', Ashley Kahn, Granta £20
Moroccan Portraitby Jacqui Freeman
Review of 'For Bread Alone', Mohamed Choukri, Telegram £9.99
Blast of the Pastby Paul Sillett
Review of 'Stars are Stars', Kevin Sampson, Jonathan Cape £11.99
The Dirty Warby Jim Wolfreys
Review of 'I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed', Director Serge Le Péron
Video, TV, DVD
Breaking Silenceby Lee Salter
Review of 'John Pilger - Documentaries That Changed The World', Network Films £29.99
These Songs of Freedomby Yuri Prasad
In the 1960s, blues and folk singer Julius Lester put his voice at the disposal of the US civil rights movement. He talked to Yuri Prasad about how music and politics mixed.
Rats from Blair's Ship are Not our Alliesby Alan Haynes
I have a great deal of respect for Lindsey German, but I feel I must write in response to her "New Friends, Old Enemies" column (September SR).
Grassroots Activists are Crucial, Not New Labour MPsby Sam Ross
Lindsey German's article "New Friends, Old Enemies" (September SR) contained some very serious errors.
Porn Cannot be Empoweringby Daphne Lawless
"I don't think it's impossible for someone to come up with porn that is good for women," says Ariel Levy in her interview with Judith Orr (September SR). There are two major problems with this statement.
Had by the Ad?by Joe Hartney
Noel Douglas says of the Cesky Sen hoax (September SR) that, "like much of the best art, Cesky Sen... provokes a response which raises more questions than it answers."
Students and the Working Class: a responseby Terry Wrigley
In last month's Socialist Review, Chris Harman makes some very important points.