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Venezuela: The Struggle after the Voteby Michael Lebowitz
In the latest test for President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans are voting in a presidential election that will decide the future of the country's radical reforming government. Michael Lebowitz talks to SR about the nature of the "Bolivarian Revolution".
Immigration: Do Immigrants Lower Wages?by Dave Crouch
Increasingly both politicians and the media argue that immigrant workers lower wages. Dave Crouch explains how Marx's writing can help to see through these claims.
Third World Revolutionby Neil Davidson
What sort of political changes are possible when workers are a minority of the population? Neil Davidson looks at a question which has absorbed Marxists for over 100 years.
'Workers' control in Venezuela cannot be implemented by decree. It has to be built and it advances as a process.'by Steve Mather
Steve Mather talks to Venezuelan workers and activists who are attempting to shape the unfolding revolutionary process and looks at those who are determined to stop them.
Third World Reports
South Africa: Capital's Dangerous Gimmickby Patrick Bond, Rehana Dada and Graham Erion
With climate change posing one of the gravest threats to capital accumulation - not to mention humankind and our environment - it is little wonder that economists such as Sir Nicholas Stern, establishment politicians like Gordon Brown and Al Gore, and financiers at the World Bank and the City of London have begun warning the public. They are all pushing for more market solutions as the way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Nepal: The End of the War - But What Next?by David Seddon
On Tuesday 21 November 2006, at 8.30 pm, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist chairman Prachanda signed a Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) bringing an official end to the decade-long "People's War" launched by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) in February 1996.
Kurdistan: What Now for National Liberation?by Sait Akgül
The Kurds are distinguished from their neighbours by their language, culture, and a homeland where they represent about 90 percent of the population. They speak an Indo-European language different from both Turkish and Arabic.
Celebrating the Everyday as Radical Rap Goes Globalby Mark Steel
When politicians want to confirm how magnificently out of touch they are with the real world, they'll make a comment about current music, probably hip-hop.
In My Opinion
Minding their Languageby Lindsey German
The attack on "political correctness" likes to masquerade as a defence of free speech. In reality it is an attempt to maintain elite privileges.
State of the Art
Identikit Hotby Noel Douglas
How the media uses technology to create unrealistic images of women
Why Opposing Imperialism Means Supporting Resistanceby Chris Harman
Sometimes there are strange coincidences in history. One occurred last month. George Bush made an official visit to Vietnam just as leading figures in his own Republican Party were saying that the Iraq war had indeed turned into the new Vietnam. The US was in danger of a repeat of the ignominious defeat it suffered 31 years ago, and had to find a way of getting out of the morass.
Rights of Passageby Gareth Jenkins
The rise of imperialism in the 19th century was reflected in the literature of the period. Gareth Jenkins examines the contradictions of empire's novelists.
Mumbai Storyby Esme Choonara
Review of 'Sacred Games', Vikram Chandra, Faber and Faber £17.99
Growing Up Leftby Ian Birchall
Review of 'The Lost World Of British Communism', Raphael Samuel, Verso £19.99
The Iraq Disasterby Chris Nineham
Review of 'The Occupation', Patrick Cockburn, Verso £15.99
Twists and Turnsby Simon Gilbert
Review of 'Mao's Last Revolution', Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, The Belknap Press £22.95
War Legacyby Suzanne Jeffery
Review of 'Esma's Secret', Director: Jasmila Zbanic
Naked Townby Liv Lewitschnik
Review of 'It's Winter', Director: Rafi Pitts
Deadly Scentby Beccy Reese
Review of 'Perfume', Director: Tom Tykwer
'The People Need Jazz'by Pete Jackson and Martin Smith
Soweto Kinch is one of the most versatile and exciting musicians to hit the British jazz scene in recent years. He talked to Pete Jackson and Martin Smith about his latest album.
History and the Sons of Hullby Hassan Mahamdallie
Many of us have always, quite rightly, been wary about who writes the history of black people in Britain. It is said that the victorious get to write the history, and most of the time that is true.
French Leftby Eric Bisoli
"France: one year after the riots" was an extremely good article (November SR).