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Tories' trialsby Mark L Thomas
Only twice since the Second World War has any government succeeded in cutting public spending over two consecutive years.
The governor and Kenn Doddby Kevin Devine
When the governor of the Bank of England starts quoting madcap 1970s comic Ken Dodd it must be a sign that things are not quite right, economically-speaking.
Hacking away at the truthby Ian Taylor
The dam has burst over revelations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News Group. Fresh revelations tumble daily from the High Court.
Morally Bankruptby Patrick Ward
The "talented" Chris Huhne has made it clear he's no enemy of rich bankers.
City sleazersby Patrick Ward
It isn't just London's estate agents who are popping champagne corks this month.
The myths that tumble with tyrantsby Mark L Thomas
The uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have set the entire region ablaze with revolt. Mark L Thomas opens our coverage by considering the historic significance of these events
The gravedigger of dictatorshipby Anne Alexander
There have been many conflicting interpretations of events in Egypt. Anne Alexander argues that the working class is the key force in Egyptian society with the power to drive the revolution forward
The revolution has only just begunby Mohamed Tonsi
With dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali long gone, media attention on Tunisia has waned. But there is now an ongoing battle to cleanse the country of Ben Ali's cronies, reports Mohamed Tonsi
Mubarak: ally of imperialismby Simon Assaf
For 30 years Egypt has been the linchpin of US and Israeli domination across the Middle East. Simon Assaf charts the history of Western support for Mubarak and the consequences of his downfall
Tories sow false divisionsby Hassan Mahamdallie
Last month David Cameron used a speech in Munich to attack multiculturalism, gaining fulsome praise from far-right and fascist organisations across Europe. Hassan Mahamdallie exposes Cameron's racist lies, while considering the legacy of multiculturalism in Britain
Fighting racism on two frontsby Martin Smith
When the racist English Defence League (EDL) announced it was going to hold a demonstration in Luton on 5 February everyone knew that it was going to be a big test for both the anti-fascist movement and the racists.
Socialism and women's liberationby Sally Campbell
It is 100 years since the first International Women's Day was held in March 1911, yet despite many victories gender inequality still exists today. Sally Campbell argues that only socialism can bring genuine liberation
Dorothy Thompson (1923-2011)
Groundbreaking historian of Chartismby Keith Flett
Dorothy Thompson was a socialist and feminist historian who transformed the study of the Chartist movement. Keith Flett considers her life and achievements
Eric Hobsbawm: half Marxby Patrick Ward
Eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm's latest book champions Karl Marx as capitalism's great critic, but he argues that Marx's alternative to the system has failed. Patrick Ward looks at why it is wrong to abandon Marxism as a project for transforming the world
The state of the global economyby Jane Hardy
Bankers and bosses appeared cheerful at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. But the state of the global economy remains precarious
Do we need bosses?by Ruth Lorimer
Ruth Lorimer argues that we could run society without the need for bosses
Boardwalk Empireby Martin Smith
At the stroke of midnight on 16 January 1920 the US went dry. For the next 13 years Prohibition made it illegal to buy or sell alcohol.
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The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gouldby Paul McGarr, March 2011
Richard York and Brett Clark
Beauty and the Infernoby Chris Bambery
Stride Toward Freedomby Gaverne Bennett
Martin Luther King, Jr
The Net Delusionby Tom Woodcock
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburgby Mark L Thomas
Edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis and Annelies Laschitza
Chocolate Nations / Agriculture and Food in Crisisby Sarah Ensor
Orla Ryan / Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar
Essaysby Emma Davis
Radical Religion in Cromwell's England
by Jack Farmer
Imperialism: a studyby Llewellyn James
J A Hobson
New in paperback and children's booksStriking a light - Field Grey - Delusions of Gender - How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?
Route Irishby John Newsinger
Director: Ken Loach, release date: 18 March
The Company Menby Kevin Best
Director: John Wells, Release date: 11 March
by Camilla Royle
Royal Court Theatre, until 19 March
London Street Photographyby Angela Stapleford
Museum of London, until 4 September 2011, admission free.
Video, TV, DVD
Zvenigora / Arsenal
by Louis Bayman
Director Alexander Dovzhenko. Out now, £12.99
Marxism Todayby Barry Green
BFI Gallery, London, Until 10 April
Five Things to get or seeHidden - Walking the Wall - The Biting Point - Made in Dagenham - Fair Game