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Axe finally falls in Tory budgetby Graham Turner
"The Tories can reduce the deficit without a rise in VAT," boasted George Osborne to the Daily Telegraph on 6 April. "The plans we set out involved around 80 percent of the work coming from spending restraint... The tax increases are already in place and the plans do not include an increase in VAT."
Budget is "Vintage Thatcher"by Judith Orr
The budget was a big gamble for the ruling class. The government has gone on an all out assault against the working class.
Brutal budget to entrench inequalityby Danny Dorling
The first budget of the "progressive" coalition government saw George Osborne promise massive cuts for the poorest in society while offering tax relief for businesses, writes Danny Dorling.
EDL - racist leagues on the defensiveby Martin Smith
After taking a short break to allow their friends in the Nazi British National Party (BNP) to have a free hand in the general election, the racist English Defence League (EDL) are once again back on the streets.
It's a fair cop, YouGovby Patrick Ward
Online polling company YouGov has become a staple for much of the media, but how reliable is it?
BP's sponsored leakby Patrick Ward
BP may not have been able to plug the oil leak from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but it's good at plugging its own brand.
Letter from Chinaby Li Qiang
After the recent suicides of ten Foxconn workers, Li Qiang reports on conditions at the iPhone sweatshop.
How I came to photograph Bloody Sundayby Fulvio Grimaldi
What made our photographs on Bloody Sunday so important was the fact that there were only two photojournalists on the spot, myself and the Frenchman Gilles Peress, when the Paras came in shooting and killing.
Eyewitness report: Israel's murder on the high seasby Kevin Ovenden
On 31 May Israeli commandos attacked a flotilla of ships carrying aid to Gaza, killing nine people and injuring dozens more. Kevin Ovenden from Viva Palestina recounts the horror of the attack and gives his views on building a movement that can lift the siege of Gaza.
Not Beyond Petroleum - BP's oil spillby Mark Bergfeld
On 20 April a massive explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused the deaths of 11 workers and precipitated one of the most catastrophic oil spills in history. Mark Bergfeld argues that this disaster is a result of the rapacious plundering of the environment by companies like BP.
Queer politics: the debateby Alan Bailey and Hanif Leylabi
Queer politics are influential in LGBT liberation movements. Should this be embraced or is it an obstacle to taking the fight forward? We present the cases for and against.
Boycott, divestment, sanctionsby Phil Marfleet
The flotilla attack sparked protests and solidarity worldwide. Phil Marfleet reports on the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which can offer a focus for solidarity with Gaza.
No rest for the people of Gazaby Sameh Habeeb
The siege began in 2006. In 2007, when Hamas took full control of Gaza, the siege stopped being only an economic embargo - a comprehensive siege was imposed. All aspects of life were harmed.
Bloody Sunday: A very British atrocityby Judith Orr
Journalist and socialist Eamonn McCann witnessed the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972, when British soldiers killed 14 demonstrators in Derry. He spoke to Judith Orr about the long campaign for justice.
In my view
Afghanistan fearsby Jonathan Neale
The war in Afghanistan is in crisis - the US postponed the summer offensive and the split between Hamid Karzai and the occupation forces worsens.
Shame Academyby Jess Edwards
The new government has launched a "radical reform" plan to expand the academies programme and introduce "free" schools. This threatens the future of state education by entrenching social segregation. It will also be disastrous for the pay and conditions of school staff and will destroy accountability and democracy in the education system.
The reproduction of Toulouse Lautrecby Mike Gonzalez
Poor Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, dogged by a terrible genetic illness and a film of his life (Moulin Rouge) which probably undermined his reputation for a whole generation.
FeedbackLabour leadership - Islamophobia - EDL - Right to Work
Chris Harman: Selected Writingsby John Molyneux
Chris Harman, Bookmarks, £16.99
The Red in the Rainbowby Geoff Dexter
Hannah Dee, Bookmarks, £7.99
Crack Capitalismby Dan Swain
John Holloway, Pluto, £17.99
Green Gone Wrongby Julie Filer
Heather Rogers, Verso, £16.99
Shostakovichby Louis Bayman
Simon Behrman, Redwords, £9.99
Marx at the Marginsby Colin Barker
Kevin Anderson, University of Chicago Press, £14.50
Georgia: Pawn in the New Great Gameby Tim Nelson
Per Gahrton, Pluto, £17.99
The Meaning of David Cameronby Kevin Devine
Richard Seymour, Zero Books, £6.99
The History of White Peopleby Pete Dwyer
Nell Irvin Painter, Norton, £19.99
Living in the End Times by Luke Evans
Slavoj Žižek, Verso, £20
Sex Work Mattersby Xanthe Whittaker
Melissa Hope Ditmore, Antonia Levy and Alys Willman, Zed Books, £18.99
New in paperbackSarkozy - Bad Things - Malalai Joya - Bob Marley
Tetroby Jinan Coulter
Director: Francis Ford Coppola; Release date: out now
South of the Borderby Luke Stobart
Director: Oliver Stone; Release date: 30 July 2010
Please Giveby Mary Brodbin
Director: Nicole Holofcener; Release date: out now
Frontier Bluesby Adam Thomas
Director: Babak Jalali; Release date: 28 July 2010
Welcome to Thebesby Matt Williamson
Writer: Moira Buffini; National Theatre
Picasso: Peace and Freedomby Pura Ariza and Luis Ariza
Tate Liverpool; Until 30 August 2010
Exposedby Guy Smallman
Tate Modern; Until 3 October 2010
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