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The end of Hollande's honeymoonby Estelle Cooch
"There's a growing anger, a feeling of powerlessness." These were the words of one volunteer for the French charity Solidarity following dawn raids and forced evacuations of Roma camps across France. The raids left hundreds homeless and many more instantly deported.
Global recovery fadesby Mark L Thomas
The world suffered the economic equivalent of a heart attack in 2008-9, triggered by the collapse of the Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers. The current condition of the global economy isn't as acute. But a raft of bad economic data over the last couple of months point to a patient whose breathing is starting to become much more irregular.
Class barriersby Rob Ferguson
As half a million students begin university this month Rob Ferguson looks at the consequences of cuts and fees on applications
The inside story: Waving or drowning?by Socialist Review
Considering the state of the UK economy, the figures for employment appear to present a paradox. While GDP has fallen by around 4 percent since the start of the slump in early 2008, employment is down by less than 1 percent over the same timescale. And the latest official figures show that employment has actually increased over recent months. What is going on? How can the economy have flat-lined, while employment seems to be holding up?
Austerity and a Greek islandby Chris Jones
Our view of austerity in Greece is usually shaped by events on the mainland. Chris Jones, who lives on the island of Samos, looks at the impact of the crisis on people living in the Greek periphery
Can we break the coalition?by Charlie Kimber
Less than halfway through it's projected 5 year term of office, the Tory and Lib Dem coalition is on the rocks. Charlie Kimber argues that it's important to understand the weakness of our opponents - but what kind of action would it take to drive this government out?
Proclaiming the end of slaveryby Camilla Royle
In September 1862 the conclusion of the Battle of Antietam led US president Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation declaring the end of slavery. On the 150th anniversary Camilla Royle looks back at this crucial turning point in the American Civil War
State of the nationsby Dave Sherry
It is increasingly likely that a referendum on Scottish independence will take place in the autumn of 2014. Dave Sherry looks at the growing tensions within the Scottish National Party and argues that socialists should back independence while emphasising class politics within the campaign
Getting China Wrong?by Mike Haynes
Debates about China have often been focused on those who say its growth can go on for decades and those who predict imminent doom. Here Mike Haynes argues that neither approach is correct, but so far the Chinese leadership has been more adept at understanding its growth than outside commentators
Where is Unite going?by Eddie Cimorelli
Unite is Britain's biggest union. The approach it takes to combating austerity and job losses makes a big difference to workers in all sectors. Eddie Cimorelli asks whether Unite is living up to its militant image
In my view
Capitalism and the caped crusader
by Ruairidh MacLean
The success of movies based on iconic "costumed heroes" can hardly have escaped the notice of anybody who has been awake in the past ten years.
Can Keynes solve the crisis?by Jack Farmer
Blake's Jerusalemby Judy Cox
Jerusalem, the song based on a poem by William Blake, is now the unofficial national anthem.
Fighting BackJohn Newsinger
All Power to the Councils!by Sasha Simic
Edited by Gabriel Kuhn
Bloody Nasty Peopleby Tash Shifrin
Sugar in the Bloodby Mary Prescott
Das Kapital for Beginnersby Dominique Richards
Trouble at Workby Bea Kay
Edited by Ralph Fevre
The Battle for the Arab Springby Matt Hale
Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren
Classic read: Suite Francaiseby John Clossick
First published in 2006
Anna Kareninaby Rosalie Allain
Keira Knightley plays the title role in the latest screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel, teaming up to form a third collaboration with Joe Wright, director of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.
Edinburgh Festival 2012 round up
by Keith McKenna
The Edinburgh Festival responded to last summer's riots with musicals and documentary dramas, but the most interesting show on this theme set about organising its audience into noisy protesters who won their demands.
Video, TV, DVD
Tsar to Leninby Mark Krantz
Herman Axelbank's film Tsar to Lenin provides an unparalleled film record of the Russian Revolution.
Shakespeare: Staging the worldby Jack Farmer
For those interested in such things, a minor spat has broken out among some of Britain's best known thespians about whether Will Shakespeare of Stratford was, in fact, the author of the plays attributed to him.
John Heartfield Photo montages
by Socialist Review
Tate Modern currently has a display of 54 works by the German artist John Heartfield (1891-1968).