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South Korean beef protestsby CJ Park
What began as a mass protest against the new right wing government's decision to resume US beef imports entered a new stage when around a million protesters took to the streets nationwide in South Korea on 10 June.
Louise Casey is tired of human rightsby Patrick Ward
The increasing media obsession with the rate of crime in Britain has led to another draconian gem from New Labour's former "respect tsar", Louise Casey.
Targeting temporary workersby Tom Ramplin
The recent gains of employment rights for temporary workers, such as the enforcement of equal pay and sick leave, have been a great step forward for a much under-represented section of the working class.
The Farc, Chavez and the Colombian dilemmaby Mike Gonzalez
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Farc, has existed since the late 1940s. But it has rarely received the kind of worldwide attention it has today.
The DUP: still saving Ulsterby Patrick Ward
After helping Gordon Brown secure the recent Commons vote on 42-day detention without trial, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) seems to wish to be known as the party that just keeps giving.
Tom Harris: don't worry. Be happyby Patrick Ward
Department for Transport minister Tom Harris appears at a loss as to why people insist on being miserable under his government.
Letter from Irelandby Richard Boyd Barrett
Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Reform Treaty went against the wishes and deceptions of the ruling elite, writes Richard Boyd Barrett
US elections - is real change coming?by Gary Younge
Barack Obama has risen from idealistic Democratic outsider to become the first black US presidential candidate of a major party. Gary Younge explores the importance of the Obama phenomenon which has inspired millions, but also the limitations of his political agenda
The crisis fuels discontentby Michael Bradley and Judith Orr
Global economic turmoil has led to food riots abroad and spiralling inflation in Britain. Michael Bradley and Judith Orr report on the growing resentment towards the crisis-ridden Labour government
The uprising of the 30,000by John Newsinger
Migrant workers have historically found it difficult to organise and fight. John Newsinger writes of a furious strike over conditions in New York, 1909, waged by newly organised migrant women garment workers who fought bitterly to the brink of victory, despite hired thugs and conservative union leaders
The everyday occupationby Saree Makdisi
Although it generally receives international media attention only during episodes of spectacular or large-scale violence, the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem is best understood as an everyday occupation.
Obituary: Angus Calder, 1942-2008by Neil Davidson
The historian, poet and cultural critic Angus Calder has died in his adopted city of Edinburgh, at the tragically early age of 66.
Interview: Moazzam Begg: Operation end your freedomby Patrick Ward
As Labour imposes more draconian legislation, Patrick Ward asks former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg for his views on civil liberties today
In my view
The war in Afghanistan is not a noble causeby Lindsey German
The most noble cause of the 21st century was how Des Browne, the defence minister, described the war in Afghanistan.
Shell tanker drivers' strike - oil on troubled watersby Richard Allday
"The Shell drivers have driven a coach and horses through the Brown and Darling pay freeze," said Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of Unite, after the Shell tanker drivers won a 14 percent pay deal last month.
The emperors, and their clothesby Chris Harman
Two new books on the state of the economy expose the speculation and greed that have propped up Gordon Brown's so-called boom years
Shaolins and tap dancingby Martin Smith
Artistic collaborations promise so much, but so often fail.
Privatised aidby Ben Drake
Alex Cobham from Christian Aid rightly calls for Britain's Department for International Development (DfID) to help developing countries to strengthen their ability to collect tax revenue (Frontlines, Socialist Review, June 2008).
Active housingby Alan Walter
Glyn Robbins concludes rightly that the obvious answer to the housing crisis is for government to invest in a new generation of first class council housing (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).
On the marchby Simon Guy
The anti-Nazi march in June was a great start to building resistance to the British National Party (BNP) (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).
A to Z of Socialism
N is for national liberationby Dave Crouch
"Imagine there's no countries," sang John Lennon. "Nothing to fight or die for." It's a sentiment that any socialist would identify with.
Stop Global Warmingby Jonathan Neale
Jonathan Neale, Bookmarks, £11.99
Biology Under the Influenceby Phil Webster
Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins, Monthly Review Press, £17.95
Scottsboroby Judith Orr
Ellen Feldman, Picador, £7.99
The Returns of Zionismby Simon Behrman
Gabriel Piterberg, Verso, £16.99
Guantanamo: A Novelby Clare Fermont
Dorothea Dieckmann, Duckworth Overlook, £8.99
The Fall of Northern Rockby Jacob Middleton
Brian Walters, Harriman House Publishing, £10.99
A Girl Made of Dustby Ingrid Lamprecht
Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, Fourth Estate, £12.99
The World According to TomDispatchby Martin Crook
Edited by Tom Engelhardt, Verso, £10.99
Crimeby Charlotte Bence
Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, £12.99
Hungry Cityby Sarah Ensor
Carolyn Steel, Chatto and Windus, £12.99
New in paperback and children's booksBerger anthology - Eagleton on the meaning of life - 1972 building workers' strike - worried mole helps worried children
Speaking for Myselfby John Newsinger
Cherie Blair, Little, Brown, £18.99
Cassby Patrick Ward
Director: Jon S Baird; Release date: 1 August
Standard Operating Procedureby Aymen Asim
Director: Errol Morris; Release date: 18 July
City of Menby Roger Cox
Director: Paulo Morelli; Release date: 18 July
Memories of Underdevelopmentby Mike Gonzalez
Director: Tomas Gutierrez Alea; Release date: 11 July
Video, TV, DVD
Law and Orderby Bob Light
Director: Les Blair; BBC DVD
The Lure of the Eastby Colin Wilson
Tate Britain, London, Until 31 August