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The Big Squeezeby Mark L Thomas
There is now much discussion about whether the British economy is heading back into recession.
Austerity USAby Jonathan Neale
Last month Obama and the Republicans agreed a last minute compromise on the US national debt ceiling.
One Big Tentby Mark L Thomas
The revolutions that have swept the Arab world have received an unexpected echo: on the streets of Israel. In July, the New York Times reported on how, "Six months after Cairo's Tahrir Square became synonymous with the region's transformation, another Middle Eastern city has been hit by Facebook-driven protests with potentially serious political consequences.
Daylight Robberyby Jack Farmer
In the face of last month's rioting, David Cameron responded with all the eloquence of a Daily Express columnist after a double espresso.
Letter from Japanby Dave Handley
Six months on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Dave Handley assesses the mood in Japan.
After the riots
by Brian Richardson
The riots that exploded on the streets of London and other English cities last month provoked a vicious backlash by politicians and the media. Brian Richardson argues that the rage people expressed was rooted in the grinding poverty and injustice at the heart of British society.
Crumbling Pillars of the British Establishmentby Estelle Cooch
The phone hacking scandal has rapidly spread to engulf the police, the government and sections of the media. Estelle Cooch looks at the crisis of legitimacy spreading through the British establishment.
How the mighty Murdoch has fallenby Ian Taylor
It's seldom the daily news brings joy such as the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Can the Islamists limit Egypt's revolution?by Phil Marfleet
The Islamist mass rally in Cairo on 29 July showed the deepening alliance between some Islamists and the ruling army council. But, argues
Phil Marfleet, the Islamists are an unstable coalition whose ability to contain the revolution is far from established.
Briefing: The main currents of Egypt's Islamistsby Phil Marfleet
Pension Battlesby Charlie Kimber
The autumn is likely to see a renewal of strikes over the assault on public sector pensions. Charlie Kimber looks at the pressures on the big unions to join the fight.
Time to escalate the fightby Sean Vernell
The anger over pensions runs much deeper than this single issue. But some in the trade union movement have argued to keep the fight focused on this question alone.
The legacy of September 11by Jack Farmer
The 11 September terror attacks were used to justify the West's "war on terror". But what is the legacy of 9/11 today?
What is permanent revolution?by Regi Pilling
Regi Pilling looks at what Leon Trotsky meant by permanent revolution and if it still has relevance today.
A class above the restby Martin Smith
I believe a world without art and leisure would be a world devoid of hope, beauty and imagination. And it would indeed be an inhuman world that left no space for any creativity or relaxation. Yet our pursuit of good art, leisure and relaxation is polluted by commercialisation, blandness and conformity.
Feedbackby September 2011
Representing Capitalby John Cooper
Fuel on the Fireby Francine Koubel
People Wasn't Made to Burnby John Charlton
Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness Vol. IIby Paul Blackledge
Triesteby Sasha Simic
Classic Read: Our new series will revisit a classic novel each monthby Kevin Devine
First published in 1969
New in paperback and children's booksby September 2011
Pedalare Pedalareby Michael Lavalette
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyby Rachel Eborall
Page One: Inside the New York Timesby Mary Brodbin
Ken Loach Retrospective: British Film Instituteby Bob Light
Edinburgh Fringe 2011 round-upby Keith McKenna
Video, TV, DVD
The Borgiasby Mark Krantz
Jean Genet: Act One and Act Twoby Ian Birchall
Lucian Freud 1922-2011by Noel Halifax
In art, portraits have had a poor time of it since the Second World War. Many came to think of portraiture as at best a minor form of art, inferior to the grander modernist traditions - such as minimalism, conceptual or action art - that ask the really important questions.
Five things to get or see this month by September 2011
Robert Breer - Life and Fate - The Passenger - Top Girls - truth and reconciliation