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Blood, Sweat and Oilby Kamil Mahdi
In recent months Iraq's oil workers have come into confrontation with the puppet government in Baghdad. Kamil Mahdi writes on a union movement forged in struggles.
Taking the McKeyby Patrick Ward
At last, someone is standing up for fast food workers. Safe working conditions, reasonable pay and respectful management are mere side issues to the real problem facing McDonald's staff right now: their careers are lumbered with the unfortunate title of "McJobs".
Irish elections: new dancing partners for Fianna Fáilby Shaun Doherty
The Irish elections saw Fianna Fáil emerge again as the largest party, but without an overall majority.
Dirty deals, bribes - welcome to the world of the arms tradeby Symon Hill, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
Public opposition to the arms trade has risen sharply in Britain, largely in response to a never-ending stream of scandals surrounding BAE Systems.
Nothing to see hereIf you ever had the misfortune to grapple with visa applications to Britain you may be interested in a report from the independent monitor of UK visas.
Slugs and snailsNice to see gender roles being challenged in a shop near you. Pencil cases now stocked in Woolworths bear the slogan "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them."
Letter from Lebanonby Ayman Wehbe
People could be forgiven for thinking the recent fighting in Lebanon is due to clashes between fanatics. But, as Ayman Wehbe reports, it is part of the wider imperialist battle for the Middle East.
Letter from Lebanonby Farah Koubaissy
On 14 April this year Lebanese campaigners launched the people's tribunal to investigate the disappearances and massacres committed during Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war.
Climate change and class conflictby Chris Harman
Global warming threatens all humanity, but fighting it requires more than individual action, reliance on government or dropping other concerns. Chris Harman explains.
Still looking for liberationby Lindsey German
Lindsey German has written about and been active in struggles for women's rights for many years. She looks at the changing lives of women and explains what stimulated her to write her new book, Material Girls - women, men and work.
Building solidarity with Palestineby Chris Harman
Supporters of Israel want to undermine union support for the Palestinians. The left must be clear about imperialism's role in the region, and about how to maximise solidarity, writes Chris Harman.
Obituary: Ousmane Sembèneby Leo Zeilig
Ousmane Sembène was one of those rare people whose death feels like a personal loss even to those who did not know him. We have lost a great mind.
Picket lines and songs of protestby Martin Smith
Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello talks to Martin Smith about playing at stadiums, demonstrations and coffee shops.
In my view
Fighting the long warby Andrew Murray
The political landscape is starting to change around the anti-war movement. The departure of Tony Blair from office much earlier than he would have preferred - itself the result of the catastrophe in Iraq and the consistent campaigning of the movement - creates a new situation.
Unity in actionby Mark Serwotka
I was sorry that John McDonnell's campaign to stand as Labour Party leader came to a halt.
Gordon Brown's infamy academyby Tom Eastwood
So, Gordon Brown has finally signalled his support for the city academy programme.
History needs a reality checkby Keith Flett
Howard Zinn argues that all history is partisan, it is just that some historians make a pretence that they are presenting straight history rather than their own prejudices (Interview, Socialist Review, June 2007).
Gold dust on celluloidby Hazel Sabey
Black Gold (Film, Socialist Review, May 2007) is about the desperate plight of Ethiopian coffee farmers and is a very powerful film. The directors, Nick and Mark Francis, were at the screening I attended to talk about the making of the film and to take questions.
Not turning rebellion into moneyby Pat Carmody
My first thought on reading Paul Sillett's excellent review of Julien Temple's Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (Film, Socialist Review, May 2007) was: "You jammy bastard - how come you got a freebie to see the film before me?"
Provoking debates in the officeby Simon Furze
Last month's Socialist Review caused some good debates at the mail sorting office where I work.
A to Z of Socialism
A-Z of Socialism: C is for Capitalby Ben Fine
Both across the social sciences and in popular parlance, there has emerged what has been termed a plethora of capitals.
Married to Another Manby Anne Alexander
Anne Alexander spoke to Ghada Karmi about her new book and the situation in Palestine
Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism by Ian Birchall
Eric Hobsbawm, Little, Brown, £17.99
Material Girlsby Jane Hardy
Lindsey German, Bookmarks, £12.99
The Threat to Reason by Neil Davidson
Dan Hind, Verso, £14.99
Hold Everything Dearby Chris Nineham
John Berger, Verso, £14.99
Military Inc.by Unjum Mirza
Ayesha Siddiqa, Pluto Press, £19.99
Fantasy Islandby Kevin Devine
Larry Elliot and Dan Atkinson, Constable, £7.99
Education by Numbersby Sara Tomlinson
Warwick Mansell, Politico's, £19.99
God is not Greatby Shaun Doherty
Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic Books, £17.99
Children of the Revolutionby Mary Brodbin
Dinaw Mengestu, Jonathan Cape, £12.99
Economics Transformedby Jonny Jones
Robert Albritton, Pluto Press, £15.99
A Young People's History of the United States Vol 1 & 2by Rosa Hirsch
Howard Zinn, Seven Stories, £10.99 and £11.99
Tell it Like it isby Donna Guthrie
Editor: Brian Richardson, Bookmarks, £6.99
The Spanish Civil Warby Matt Perry
Andy Durgan, Palgrave, £14.50
The Carbon Neutral Myth - Offset Indulgences for your Climate Sins by Martin Empson
Kevin Smith, Carbon Trade Watch
You Must Set Forth at Dawnby Ken Olende
Wole Soyinka, Methuen, £19.99
Darattby Adrian Budd
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Release date: 27 July
Ghosts of Cité Soleilby Christophe Chataigné
Director: Asger Leth, Release date: 20 July
Macbethby Patrick Ward
Director: Geoffrey Wright, Release date: 13 July
Philistinesby Colin Wilson
Director: Howard Davies, National Theatre, London until 18 August
Gaslightby Berit Kuenneke
Director: Peter Gill, The Old Vic, London until 18 August
Lyrical warrior: K'Naanby Colin Smith
Rapper K'Naan spoke to Colin Smith about growing up in Somalia and using beats against US foreign policy