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Pakistan: The US's man has leftby Talat Ahmed
In a long resignation speech, General Pervez Musharraf, dictator of Pakistan, finally stood down last month.
Drugs: prescription for changeby Patrick Ward
Julian Critchley, former director of the Cabinet Office Anti-Drug Co-ordination Unit, argued last month that Britain's drugs policy "doesn't work, cannot work, because we have no way of controlling the supply of drugs".
Abortion: is this the moment?by Goretti Horgan
Imagine living where the prime minister believes in creationism, the chair of your parliament's health committee believes "it is the duty of government to implement god's law" and the chair of the education committee calls for creationism to be taught alongside evolution in science classes. That place is Northern Ireland (NI).
Keep Canada's doors open to war resistersby Michelle Robidoux
"I should have been in New Orleans, not in Iraq." This was the conclusion that Corey Glass, former sergeant in the US National Guard, came to after several months in Balad, Iraq.
Police: Task force farceby Patrick Ward
"I don't know what I'm going to tell the landlord. The door is off its hinges and there is a big hole in it," said Oldham resident Aaron West following a police raid on his home for someone else.
Sky: Broken newsby Patrick Ward
The speed at which the Georgia-Russia conflict erupted forced media outlets to provide background facts rapidly and accurately.
Guns: School of shotsby Patrick Ward
The town of Harrold, Texas, has a novel plan for dealing with troublesome school kids: give guns to teachers.
Letter from Chinaby Li Qiang
The Beijing Olympics prompted attacks from many in the West over China's human rights record. But, argues Li Qiang, Western multinationals are central to the exploitation of Chinese workers
Pay Freeze: Learn from the past to shape the futureby Charlie Kimber
As increasing numbers of workers take action over pay Charlie Kimber examines the political dimension of the strikes and looks at the lessons we can learn from the past.
Nato and Russia: Georgia on their mindsby Dave Crouch
What lies behind the conflict between Georgia and Russia? Dave Crouch explains why the Caucasus has become the new front for US imperialism.
Another education is possibleby Paul Vernell and Chris Carter
English teacher Paul Vernell and maths teacher Chris Carter explain how the Alternative Futures curriculum group at their 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive on the edge of Bristol is putting social justice issues at the forefront of curriculum change
Interview: George Pelecanos: Telling the tales of two citiesby Gaverne Bennett
The Wire has been dubbed the greatest series on TV. George Pelecanos, one of the writers and producers of the show, talks to Gaverne Bennett.
In my view
Credit crunch: A winning formula?by Lindsey German
The credit crunch has wiped £600 billion - more than £1 million a minute - from Britain's total wealth in the past year.
Tube cleaners: a strike for freedomby Clara Osagiede
I was an activist from a young age. As a student in Nigeria I was secretary of the national students' organisation in my university. I had a political background - I lived with a political uncle and he was my inspiration.
Chorus of hypocritesby Chris Harman
It comes easy for liberal commentators to condemn some human rights abuses and invasions, but why do they always stop short of denouncing the outrages perpetrated by the Western powers?
All art for the massesby Martin Smith
I'm in trouble with some readers of this magazine. It all stems from my column about dance in the last issue. Several people have objected to me writing about dance and "bourgeois" institutions like Sadler's Wells and the Royal Opera House.
US elections: We need "change"by Rashi Shalom
Gary Younge reminds us that Senator Barack Obama is not a radical; he is a realist (Feature, Socialist Review, July/August 2008).
US elections: Obama's changedby Megan Trudell
Gary Younge (Feature, Socialist Review, July/August 2008) is right to stress the historical importance of a black American running for the White House, and to emphasise the aspirations that the Obama camp has given voice to.
Culture: The last danceby Andy Aitken
One of the main reasons I read Socialist Review is because of Martin Smith's columns on culture and music.
Farc's struggleby John Wight
I enjoyed and agree with the analysis of Mike Gonzalez in his piece on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) (Frontlines, Socialist Review, July/August 2008).
A to Z of Socialism
O is for oppressionby Sally Campbell
One of the common accusations thrown at Marxism by others in the movement is that it is "economistic" - it reduces everything to the economy and class relations and therefore can't deal adequately with questions of oppression.
The Blackest Streetsby Mary Brodbin
Sarah Wise, The Bodley Head, £20
The Forever Warby Dave Sherry
Dexter Filkins, The Bodley Head, £18.99
Lula of Brazilby Sean Purdy
Richard Bourne, Zed Books, £16.99
What's Going On?by Alex Callinicos
Mark Steel, Simon & Schuster, £12.99
The Tempest Talesby Brian Richardson
Walter Mosley, Black Classic Press, £16.99
Citizens to Lordsby Neil Faulkner
Ellen Meiksins Wood, Verso, £16.99
Lord Leverhulme's Ghostsby Charlie Kimber
Jules Marchal, Verso, £16.99
Buda's Wagon: a brief history of the car bombby James Haywood
Mike Davis, Verso, £7.99
Making Arms, Wasting Skillsby Patrick Ward
Steven Schofield, Campaign Against Arms Trade, £3
New in paperback and Children booksSlavery - Mars and Venus - Stencil art - Kahlo to colour in
The Forsakenby Andrew Stone
Tim Tzouliadis, Little, Brown, £20
Somers Townby Alasdair Smith
Director: Shane Meadows; Release date: out now
The Waveby Alan Kenny
Director: Dennis Gansel; Release date: 19 September
Ben Xby Louis Bayman
Director: Nic Balthazar; Release date: out now
Edinburgh Festival Round Upby Keith McKenna
The dramatisation of interviews with people caught up in political events played an increasing part in shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
No Gypsy Child of Mineby Paul Fredericks
Written by Caroline David
Video, TV, DVD
Bill Douglas Trilogyby Bob Light
Director: Bill Douglas
Tell It Like It Isby Liz Wheatley
Frolicby Hsiao-Hung Pai
Huang Yong Ping, Barbican, London until 21 September
5 things to do or getSouth African music - Hong Kong film - God on trial in Auschwitz - anti-war film - John Berger live