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South Africa - reclaim our streetsby Silumko Radebe
Activists in Johannesburg are organising their local communities to oppose the recent violent attacks on foreigners there, Silumko Radebe from the Anti Privatisation Forum in Alexandra reports.
Christian Aid's report Death and Taxesby Alex Cobham
Christian Aid's recent report, Death and Taxes, exposes the role of multinationals in conning poor countries out of vital tax revenue.
Teenage Sex - fearfulparents.comby Claire Foot
Each week we face sensationalist media headlines about the danger of online predators and paedophiles who stalk the internet to prey on children.
Heathrow - third runway flies in face of good senseby Ed Warburton
As Socialist Review went to press protesters were due to converge on Heathrow in a demonstration to oppose the airport's expansion.
George Bush - golf warsby Patrick Ward
"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal" - George Bush, 15 May 2008.
Tory pick and chooseby Patrick Ward
In 1989 Westminster Council voted to expel homeless families from the borough's hostels. They were transferred to asbestos-ridden tower blocks in a safe Labour ward, often without heating or sanitation systems.
Letter from Lebanonby Bassem Chit
Recent events exposed the weakness of the US-backed government and both the strength and limitations of the Hezbollah-led opposition, argues Bassem Chit.
Is Britain moving to the right?by Lindsey German
Labour's crushing election defeats and the increase in the vote for the Nazi BNP has led some to believe the country is drifting rightwards. Lindsey German opens our analysis of the situation by challenging that assumption and argues that election results don't tell the whole story.
Pay, the fightback... and how much do you spend on your horse?by Charlie Kimber
Many workers are gaining confidence to join the resistance to pay cuts and privatisation. Charlie Kimber assesses the pressure on Gordon Brown from below.
The resistible rise of the BNPby Judith Orr
The recent local elections saw the BNP gain ten councillors and a London Assembly member. Judith Orr puts these results in context, and argues that the fascists can, and must, be stopped once more.
Housing benefitsby Glyn Robbins
The abandonment of council housing building has worsened dramatically the housing crisis, both socially and financially. Glyn Robbins argues the case for publicly-owned, democratically-run and high-quality social housing.
Fortress Europe on Samos island: a Greek tragedyby Chris Jones
When British academic Chris Jones, acclaimed for his writing on radical social work, went to live on a small Greek island he discovered that he was living on a frontline. He reports on the plight of desperate refugees who risk their lives to escape to Europe, and the reaction of the community.
Benjamin Zephaniah: Rhythms of radical cultureby Weyman Bennett and Judith Orr
Poet, novelist and musician Benjamin Zephaniah talks to Weyman Bennett and Judith Orr about politics, culture and why Boris Johnson's appointment of a black deputy should fool no one.
United we stayby Mark Serwotka
The PCS civil service workers' union conference last month may turn out to have been the most significant in the union's ten year history.
New challenges for anti-fascismby Martin Smith
Along with every great success come new challenges. That will be the case for Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR).
The year beforeby John Shemeld and Chris Harman
Grosvenor Square 1968 has become a common piece of historical shorthand (Feature, Socialist Review, May 2008).
Riposteby Annie Hawes
Congratulations to Hassan Mahamdallie on a beautifully argued riposte to the vile Martin Amis (Feature, Socialist Review, April 2008).
The end of the lineby Leni Koupis
Call centres (Union-Made, Socialist Review, May 2008). Just those two words together are enough to provoke a groan and a yawn from most people.
Pro-choice victoryby Farah Reza
The Abortion Rights demonstration outside parliament on 20 May was a great success.
A to Z of Socialism
M is for mass strikeby Mark Thomas
"...for the first time [it] awoke feeling and class-consciousness in millions upon millions as if by an electric shock... the proletarian mass... quite suddenly and sharply came to realise how intolerable was that social and economic existence which they had patiently endured for decades in the chains of capitalism. Thereupon there began a spontaneous general shaking of and tugging at these chains."
Beijing Comaby Beth Stone
Ma Jian, Chatto and Windus, £17.99
¡Hugo!by Pete Ramand
Bart Jones, The Bodley Head, £12.99
Rivalsby Sue Sparks
Bill Emmott, Allen Lane, £20
Dreams from the Endzby Jacqui Freeman
Faiza Guene, Chatto and Windus, £11.99
Rogue Economicsby Dan Swain
Loretta Napoleoni, Seven Stories Press, £13.99
The Dirty Southby Gaverne Bennett
Alex Wheatle, Serpent's Tail, £9.99
Bad Samaritansby James Foley
Ha-Joon Chang, Random House Business Books, £8.99
Squanderedby Nick Clark
David Craig, Constable, £8.99
On the Global Waterfrontby Penny Howard
Suzan Erem and E Paul Durrenberger, Monthly Review Press, £12.99
A Case of Exploding Mangoesby Mary Brodbin
Mohammed Hanif, Jonathan Cape, £12.99
Politics Noirby Patrick Ward
Edited by Gary Phillips, Verso, £8.99
New in paperback & children's booksReal rationality – Third world history – Animals with instructive illnesses – Seeking asylum in Sheffield
Taxi to the Darksideby Eamonn Kelly
Director: Alex Gibney; Release date: 13 June
Iron manby Sasha Simic
Director: Jon Favreau; Release date: out now
The Edge of Loveby Kelly Hilditch
Director: John Maybury; Release date: 27 June
California Dreamin'by Andy Ridley
Director: Cristian Nemescu; Release date: out now
Factory of stereotypesby Bart Griffioen
Jack Shaheen's book Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People appeared just a few months before 11 September 2001. The impact that the 9/11 attacks had on the "dream factory" in the following six years is described in his latest book, Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11. The documentary version of Reel Bad Arabs was released last year. Shaheen spoke to Bart Griffioen about his work.
Black Watchby Mark Brown
Director: John Tiffany; Barbican, London; 20 to 26 June
The Good Soul of Szechuanby Colin Wilson
Director: Richard Jones; Young Vic, London until 28 June
Five things to get or see this monthPitman Painters - Roots - John Pilger - Mad Men - Klimt