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Preston Respect - How We Won...by Michael Lavalette
Our election campaign in Preston was based on our record over the last four years; a record of combining local issues with national and international issues. We aim to be community shop stewards, dealing with whatever problems people have.
Shirebrook - How We Won Tooby James Eaden
Shirebrook is a former mining town in the North Derbyshire district of Bolsover, a rock solid Labour town at the heart of Dennis Skinner's constituency.
Guatemalan Lessonsby Ingrid Lamprecht
Guatemalan teachers have held several strikes this year against attempts by President Oscar Berger to privatise Guatemala's 17,400 state schools.
Good Things Don't Come to Those Who Wait - in Chinatownby Hsiao-Hung Pai
"We don't get paid wages here," said a waiter at Chinatown's Furama Restaurant. "We only have tips of around £200 a week. The service charge goes to the employer. We don't get a penny."
Hoon Could Have Known?by Patrick Ward
Former defence minister Geoff Hoon has admitted to making mistakes over Iraq, but it was all Dick Cheney's fault.
Pay as You Serveby Patrick Ward
Prisoners in Orange County, California, will no longer have to stay in crowded cells or miss mobile phone calls - if they have money.
Lazy Researchby Patrick Ward
People who get sacked from low paid jobs have nobody to blame but themselves, says Ken Livingstone.
Letter from Franceby Olivier Besancenot
The severe electoral defeat of the left doesn't automatically mean a social defeat, argues Olivier Besancenot of the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR).
Welcome to the Fraud Academyby Francis Beckett and Alasdair Smith
As mainstream politicians line up behind business driven schools, author Francis Beckett and teacher Alasdair Smith check the small print and discuss how to stop the schemes.
Can Things Only Get Better?by Judith Orr and Michael Bradley
The decision by Labour MPs to deny party members the chance to choose their new leader means Gordon Brown will take office at the end of June. Judith Orr looks at the problems he will face and the state of the Labour left, while Michael Bradley examines the response from the unions.
Howard Zinn on Making Historyby Judith Orr
Pathbreaking historian and political activist Howard Zinn talks to Judith Orr about his life, war, class politics and taking sides.
In my view
Brown In, Troops Out?by Lindsey German
Will Gordon Brown pull the troops out of Iraq? He'd be a fool if he didn't try.
"Everybody Out"by Billy Hayes
Wayne Rooney and I share something in common: not the football team he supported as a child (Everton) - and certainly not the one he plays for now - but the school he attended, Gillmoss School in Croxteth, Liverpool.
Sarkozy - Capital's Latest Helperby Chris Harman
The three main contenders for France's presidency last month were in agreement over one thing - the need for economic reform and increased accommodation for market forces.
Brown and Inflationby Rob Hoveman and Graham Turner
Chris Harman is right to say that Gordon Brown is very lucky (In Perspective, May Socialist Review).
Gallic Explanationsby Alan Watts
Why is it that just before the second round of the French elections Chris Harman tells Socialist Review readers that France's productivity, along with other countries in Europe, is well ahead of Britain's, implying that the French economy is in better shape than that of the British?
Pathbreaking Bookby Peter Waterman
Having just read Live Working or Die Fighting I was happy to see the enthusiastic review (Feature, Socialist Review).
Which Hand?by Paul O'Keeffe
Am I the only one who was disturbed by the penultimate paragraph of Beccy Reese's otherwise excellent review of Joel Kovel's Overcoming Zionism (Books May Socialist Review)?
In Responseby Beccy Reese
I wholeheartedly agree with Paul O'Keeffe that criticism of Zionism must be separated from anti-Semitism.
A to Z of Socialism
B is for Bolshevikby Pat Stack
When I was a young man way back in the days when Blair was a much loved performer and Brown was noted for his twin ambitions to be leader of the Labour Party and to drink Westminster dry (I speak of course of Lionel and George), the term "Bolshy" was a common one.
Bad Menby Matt Foot
When George Bush opened his offshore prison camp of Guantanamo in January 2002, he was proclaiming to the world that he and the US were above the law.
Hollow Land by Stirling Howieson
Eyal Weizman, Verso, £19.99
Rumsfeldby Anindya Bhattacharyya
Andrew Cockburn, Verso, £17.99
The Opposite Houseby Ingrid Lamprecht
Helen Oyeyemi, Bloomsbury, £12.99
Nationality: Wogby Brian Richardson
Kester Aspden, Jonathan Cape, £12.99
A History of Modern Lebanonby Ghassan Makarem
Fawwaz Traboulsi, Pluto Press, £16.99
International Social Work and the Radical Traditionby Tony Staunton
Editors Michael Lavalette and Iain Ferguson, Venture Press, £15.95
The Great City Academy Fraudby Ken Muller
Francis Beckett, Continuum, £16.99
After Thisby Beth Stone
Alice McDermott, Bloomsbury, £10.99
Austerity Britain, 1945-1951by Simon Basketter
David Kynaston, Bloomsbury, £25
Labor, Free and Slaveby Patrick Ward
Bernard Mandel, University of Illinois Press, £14.99
Writing in an Age of Silenceby Judith Orr
Sara Paretsky, Verso, £12.99
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Pasolini DVD Box Set Volumes 1 & 2by Louis Bayman
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The War on Democracyby Mike Wayne
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Ain't Music to Nazis' Earsby Martin Smith
Every generation has produced musical heroes who have been willing to wear their political hearts on their sleeves.