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The economy - don't believe the hype over recoveryby Judith Orr
Beware talk of "green shoots" in the economy. Even if they prove to be real, job losses will continue to rise for some time to come.
Green cutsby Martin Empson
The irrationality of capitalism was starkly exposed in April when, despite massively increasing its profits for the first three months of the year, the manufacturing company Vestas announced that it was to shed 1,900 jobs.
Teaching Labour a lessonby Jenny Sutton
In education, young people from working class backgrounds are struggling with overcrowded classrooms, poor resources and overstretched teachers.
The left needs to unite to fight backby Maxine Bowler
Labour voters stayed home in droves in June's European elections. They simply didn't have a credible alternative to get them to the polling station. This tells us that millions of working class people need an organisation which will stand up for them.
Fund-raising the deadby Patrick Ward
If nothing else, Labour is unlikely to suffer embarrassment from dodgy donations this year.
Wartime boomby Patrick Ward
There is at least one area of the economy doing well.
Letter from Northern Irelandby Goretti Horgan
Attacks on Roma families have shocked many, argues Goretti Horgan. But politicians must shoulder much of the blame.
Labour collapse, BNP victories - political meltdownby Alex Callinicos
The economic and political crises have undermined the legitimacy of mainstream politics, argues Alex Callinicos. As Labour's support crashes can the left offer answers?
Iran's new rebellionby Peyman Jafari
Iranians have taken to the streets as the divisions in the ruling class have sharpened into open conflict, writes Peyman Jafari.
Refugees organise in Pakistanby Ali Hassan and Gul Pasand
Ali Hassan and Gul Pasand of International Socialists Pakistan visited the Jalala refugee camp near Peshawar and found a mood to organise against the military assault.
Nothing democratic about Nazisby Anindya Bhattacharyya
How do we challenge the Nazi British National Party now that it has won two seats in the European parliament and is attempting to appear part of the mainstream? Anindya Bhattacharyya argues we have to start with an understanding of the nature of fascism.
A journey on the railroadby Christophe Chataigne
Sin Nombre tells the story of a Honduran immigrant family on a dangerous train journey through Mexico to the US. US filmmaker Cary Fukunaga talks to Christophe Chataigné about his astounding and gripping debut
In my view
Unrepentant empireby Lindsey German
The long shadow of the Iraq war still hangs over British politics.
Double edged 'democracy'by Chris Harman
The people of Poland demanded democracy in 1989 - but 20 years on the economy is still controlled by a tiny elite.
A time for tragedyby Mike Gonzalez
Phèdre, National Theatre, London, until 27 August
The religion questionby Frank Adam
Terry Eagleton's The Gods Look Down was certainly one of the more acute and useful books I ever used, but to ask whether the "new atheists" are attacking immigrant communities for their religion (with all religions attacked as a smokescreen) is narrow of Neil Davidson's review of Eagleton's latest book, Reason, Faith and Revolution (Books, Socialist Review, June 2009).
Uncomfortable truthsby Thomas Weiss
With The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell has written an important book (Books, Socialist Review, May 2009).
Where to in Italy?by David Groves
It's always good to read articles like Phil Rushton's (Frontlines, Socialist Review, June 2009).
Help neededby Ian Birchall
I am currently completing a biography of the late Tony Cliff and I am still trying to fill a few gaps.
A to Z of Socialism
Y is for Young Hegeliansby Paul Blackledge
Marxism was born of a synthesis of the most advanced aspects of bourgeois social theory: English political economy, French socialism and German classical philosophy.
Zombie Capitalismby Jonny Jones
Chris Harman, Bookmarks Publications; £16.99
The Ecological Revolutionby Kelly Hilditch
John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review; £13.95
Imperialism and Global Political Economyby Iain Ferguson
Alex Callinicos, Polity; £16.99
Lenin: A Study on the Unity of His Thoughtby Jonathan Maunder
Georg Lukács, Verso; £6.99
A Radical History of Britainby Chris Bambery
Edward Vallance, Little, Brown; £25
The Rise and Fall of Communismby Adam Fabry
Archie Brown, The Bodley Head; £25
A Child in Palestineby James Haywood
Naji al-Ali, Verso; £9.99
Strike by Nameby Ian Mitchell
Norman Strike, Bookmarks Publications; £8
New in paperback and children booksBelching out the Devil - Turnaround - Two Good Thieves - Stuff that Scares your Pants off!
Ground Controlby Paul Burnham
Anna Minton, Penguin; £9.99
The Cinema of John Saylesby Seb Cooke
Mark Bould, Wallflower Press; £16.99
The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazisby Matt Perry
Matthew Cobb, Simon & Schuster; £17.99
When China rules the worldby Charlie Hore
Martin Jacques, Allen Lane; £25.00
35 Shots of Rumby Jacqui Freeman
Director Claire Denis; Release date: 10 July
Shirinby Louis Bayman
Director Abbas Kiarostami; Release date: out now
Frozen Riverby Millie Fry
Director Courtney Hunt; Release date: 17 July
Banksy versus Bristol Museumby Neil Roberts
City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, until 31 August
Five Things to get or see this summerMad men - Newspapers - Antichrist - Edinburgh - Revolutionary Road