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Darling's budget - the shape of cuts to comeby Joseph Choonara
Alistair Darling is "Red All Over", wailed The Times. "Return Of Class War", screamed The Daily Telegraph.
The BBC bows to Zionist pressureby Dave Crouch
The Zionist lobby has been deeply damaged by Israel's assault on Gaza in January. It is now trying to claw back some of the ground it lost - with the help of its friends in high places, namely in the senior management of the BBC.
Job massacre in Spain by Mike Eaude
This January, as unemployment in Spain reached 3 million, the Minister of Labour, Celestino Corbacho announced, "The worst is over. We will not reach 4 million." The April figures place unemployment at 4,010,700 - 17.36 percent of the labour force and the highest figure in Spain's history. 766,000 jobs were destroyed in January, February and March.
Occupations that send a powerful messageby Eddie Cimorelli
Three decades of the neoliberal project have wrought significant changes to British society, all with New Labour's unabashed aim of making Britain "the most business friendly environment in Europe".
You're fired! No, reallyby Patrick Ward
Since December 2007, 5 million US workers have been thrown into unemployment, with 8.5 percent of the country without work. Depressing news - unless you are a TV exec.
Rewards for failureby Patrick Ward
As seen in the recent expenses rows, government ministers have a huge talent for sniffing out a few extra bucks. One minister has managed to combine this nous with acknowledgement of his party's tumbling popularity.
Letter from Thailandby Comrade Sung
After the brutal repression of anti-government protests last month Comrade Sung gives her assessment of the movement
Leap of faith: The ruling classes' "solution" to the economic crisisby Chris Harman
The media greeted the London G20 Summit as a great success and declared it to be "the day the world came together to fight recession with a plan for economic recovery and reform". Chris Harman looks at what lies behind the hype and the so called solutions put forward
Stand up to the Nazisby Weyman Bennett
Elections next month may see the Nazi BNP win their first MEPs. But, argues Weyman Bennett, the threat of fascism can, and must, be challenged
Swine Flu: the real dangerous swine wear suitsby Mike Davis
With deaths mounting in Mexico authorities warn of a swine flu pandemic. Mike Davis argues that governments, pharmaceutical companies and agribusiness create the conditions for these health crises
A textbook protestby John Newsinger
In Chicago the Great Depression led to the witholding of teachers' wages. John Newsinger shows how the teachers fought back - and won
State violence exposedby Ken Faro
The death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in London last month has reopened the debate on police accountability. Filmmaker Ken Fero remembers those who have died while in police custody and his fight to show the truth with his documentary, Injustice
In my view
Discontent and the policeby Lindsey German
I have been on two demonstrations where protesters were killed and on a few more when I thought someone would be killed.
Visteon: A life-changing struggleby Linda Bartle
The occupation at former Ford plant Visteon wasn't planned. We came down here to get our personal belongings after we heard that we had all been sacked with immediate effect.
Myths of the white working classby Ian Taylor
Talk of the existence of a unique and specifically deprived white working class being discriminated against conceals the real issue of class inequalities
Throw the costumes to the mothsby Pat Stack
There was a time when the BBC produced some of the finest drama series. Not so now. US channels such as HBO have been leaving them standing.
Theatre and politicsby Paul O'Brien
Paul O'Brien looks at the recent controversies over England People Very Nice and Seven Jewish Children
Pakistan: Left neededby Dr Salim Haidrani
Geoff Brown's analysis of Pakistan shows how a country which was the product of British imperialism continues to support the proxy wars of the US in the region (Feature, Socialist Review, April 2009).
Julie Christie: Darling's richesby Jackie Mulhallen
I found the interview with Julie Christie very interesting (Interview, Socialist Review, March 2009). Most of my friends in 1965 were, like me, secretaries who had left school at 15 or 16 - but I don't remember any of them thinking the character Christie played in Darling was sexually liberated.
The Reader: between the linesby Dino Bressab
I was amazed by your correspondent Berit Kuennecke's assessment of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, which Kuennecke describes as a "very good novel" in her review of Good (Films, Socialist Review, April 2009).
David Harvey: Greed and crisisby Kurt Eren
The interview with David Harvey was very interesting (Interview, Socialist Review, April 2009).
A to Z of Socialism
W is for workersby Amy Leather
As economic crisis, war and poverty sweep the globe many people rightly feel that capitalism is failing us. For anyone wanting to challenge the system the question of who has the power to bring about change in society becomes crucial.
A Suitable Enemyby Hassan Mahamdallie
Liz Fekete, Pluto; £17.99
Unravelling Capitalismby Rob Jackson
Joseph Choonara, Bookmarks Publications; £7.99
The Frock-Coated Communistby Ian Birchall
Tristram Hunt, Allen Lane; £25
Che Guevaraby Esme Choonara
Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy, Monthly Review Press; £12.95
A Red Familyby Megan Trudell
Mickey Friedman, University of Illinois Press; £17.99
The Politics of Climate Changeby Elaine Graham-Leigh
Anthony Giddens, Polity; £12.99
The Kindly Onesby Mary Brodbin
Jonathan Littell, Chatto & Windus; £20
Forest Gateby Nicola Field
Peter Akinti, Jonathan Cape; £12.99
Chasing Alphaby Nick Clark
Philip Augar, The Bodley Head; £20
Meltdownby Simon Basketter
Paul Mason, Verso; £7.99
Getting Ghostby Gaverne Bennett
Luke Bergmann, The New Press; £17.99
Paperbacks and children booksBeijing Coma - Chicago - Lost Riders - Free?
Little Ashesby Mike Gonzalez
Director: Paul Morrison; Release date: 8 May
Star Trekby Ken Olende
Director: JJ Abrams; Release date: 8 May
Video, TV, DVD
The Cornerby Bob Light
Director: Charles S Dutton; Writers: Ed Burns, David Simon and David Mills
Grey Britain, The Gallows; Music for the People, The Enemyby Martin Smith
The Specials, The Jam and The Clash articulated the anger and pain felt by millions of young people during the early years of the Thatcher era. Today a new generation of young people are being thrown on the unemployment scrapheap - over 616,000 people aged between 16 and 25 have found themselves without work.
Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!The Cartoon Museum, London
Five things for May...King's Horseman - Good Shit - LMHR - Frost/Nixon - Trouble the Water