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Fra Socialist Review nr. 327

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jul 08

 

Review: Psycho Buildings (Hayward Gallery, London)

327

2

jul 08

 

In ten rooms of Hayward Gallery different artists create "habitat-like-structures".

 

Editorial

327

3

jul 08

 

Chancellor Alistair Darling chose his timeing carefully. What better occasion could there be to announce that "times are tough" and that "continued restarint on pay is requires" than at a sumptuous banquet in the City of London's Mansion House in front of an audience of rich bankers?

 

CJ Park: South Korea: Beef up the protests

327

4

jul 08

 

What began as a mass protest against the new right wing government's decision to resume US beef imports entered a new stage when around a million protesters took to the streets nationwide in South Korea on 10 June.

 

Patrick Ward: Louise Casey is tired of human rights

327

4

jul 08

 

The increasing media obsession with the rate of crime in Britain has led to another draconian gem from New Labour's former "respect tsar", Louise Casey.

 

Tom Ramplin: Targeting temporary workers

327

5

jul 08

 

The recent gains of employment rights for temporary workers, such as the enforcement of equal pay and sick leave, have been a great step forward for a much under-represented section of the working class.

 

Pre-charge by numbers

327

5

jul 08

 

42 days – Time a suspect can be be held without charge in Britain when new legislation is enacted
7.5 days – Time a suspect can be be held without charge in Turkey
5 days – Time a suspect can be be held without charge in Russia
2 days – Time a suspect can be be held without charge in the US

 

Mike Gonzalez: The Farc, Chavez and the Colombian dilemma

327

6

jul 08

 

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Farc, has existed since the late 1940s. But it has rarely received the kind of worldwide attention it has today.

 

Patrick Ward: The DUP: still saving Ulster

327

7

jul 08

 

After helping Gordon Brown secure the recent Commons vote on 42-day detention without trial, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) seems to wish to be known as the party that just keeps giving.

 

Patrick Ward: Tom Harris: don't worry. Be happy

327

7

jul 08

 

Department for Transport minister Tom Harris appears at a loss as to why people insist on being miserable under his government.

 

Lindsey German: In my opinion: The war in Afghanistan is not a noble cause

327

7

jul 08

 

The most noble cause of the 21st century was how Des Browne, the defence minister, described the war in Afghanistan.

 

Ben Drake: Feedback: Privatised aid

327

8

jul 08

 

Alex Cobham from Christian Aid rightly calls for Britain's Department for International Development (DfID) to help developing countries to strengthen their ability to collect tax revenue (Frontlines, Socialist Review, June 2008).

 

Alan Walter: Feedback: Active housing

327

8

jul 08

 

Glyn Robbins concludes rightly that the obvious answer to the housing crisis is for government to invest in a new generation of first class council housing (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).

 

Simon Guy: Feedback: On the march

327

8

jul 08

 

The anti-Nazi march in June was a great start to building resistance to the British National Party (BNP) (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).

 

Richard Boyd Barrett: Letter from ...: Ireland

327

9

jul 08

 

Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Reform Treaty went against the wishes and deceptions of the ruling elite, writes Richard Boyd Barrett.

 

Gary Younge: US elections: Is real change coming?

327

10

jul 08

 

Barack Obama has risen from idealistic Democratic outsider to become the first black US presidential candidate of a major party. Gary Younge explores the importance of the Obama phenomenon which has inspired millions, but also the limitations of his political agenda.

 

Chris Harman: In perspective: The emperors, and their clothes

327

14

jul 08

 

Two new books on the state of the economy expose the speculation and greed that have propped up Gordon Brown's so-called boom years.

 

Michael Bradley + Judith Orr: The crisis fuels discontent

327

15

jul 08

 

Global economic turmoil has led to food riots abroad and spiralling inflation in Britain. Michael Bradley and Judith Orr report on the growing resentment towards the crisis-ridden Labour government

 

Richard Allday: Union-made: Shell tanker drivers' strike – oil on troubled waters

327

17

jul 08

 

"The Shell drivers have driven a coach and horses through the Brown and Darling pay freeze," said Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of Unite, after the Shell tanker drivers won a 14 percent pay deal last month.

 

Patrick Ward: Interview: Moazzam Begg: Operation end your freedom

327

18

jul 08

 

As Labour imposes more draconian legislation, Patrick Ward asks former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg for his views on civil liberties today

 

Dave Crouch: A to Z of Socialism: N is for national liberation

327

21

jul 08

 

"Imagine there's no countries," sang John Lennon. "Nothing to fight or die for." It's a sentiment that any socialist would identify with.

 

John Newsinger: The uprising of the 30,000

327

22

jul 08

 

Migrant workers have historically found it difficult to organise and fight. John Newsinger writes of a furious strike over conditions in New York, 1909, waged by newly organised migrant women garment workers who fought bitterly to the brink of victory, despite hired thugs and conservative union leaders.

 

Saree Makdisi: The everyday occupation

327

24

jul 08

 

Although it generally receives international media attention only during episodes of spectacular or large-scale violence, the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem is best understood as an everyday occupation.

 

Suzanne Jeffery: Reviews: Stop Global Warming

327

25

jul 08

 

Jonathan Neale's new book poses a strategy which is not to be found in the majority of literature on the subject as well as covering more familiar territory. On both counts Neale's book is to be welcomed and recommended both to those who have read widely and those who are beginning to get to grips with the issue.

 

Phil Webster: Reviews: Biology Under the Influence

327

25

jul 08

 

by Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins, Monthly Review Press, £17.95
Apologists for capitalism love those scientists who claim that the inequalities, competition and conflict inherent in the capitalist system are the inevitable consequence of "human nature" and of biologically determined inequalities between people.

 

Judith Orr: Reviews: Scottsboro – a novel

327

26

jul 08

 

by Ellen Feldman, Picador, £7.99
The Scottsboro boys were nine young black men wrongly convicted of the rape of two white women on a train in Alabama in 1931 and sentenced with the death penalty. Their fight for justice became a worldwide cause that saw Clarence Norris, as the last living defendant, receiving a pardon from the notorious governor of Alabama, George Wallace, only in 1976.

 

Simon Behrmann: Reviews: The Returns of Zionism

327

26

jul 08

 

by Gabriel Piterberg, Verso, £16.99
This is an important and truly groundbreaking book. It belongs to a line of Israeli anti/post-Zionist scholarship that has emerged over the past 20 years. The Returns of Zionism takes a fresh look at the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and goes much further in destroying the romantic myths of Zionism. The book is also framed around the fact that Zionist texts systematically exclude the indigenous people of Palestine.

 

Clare Fermont: Reviews: Guantanamo: A Novel

327

27

jul 08

 

by Dorothea Dieckmann, Duckworth Overlook, £8.99
The terror and incipient madness felt by all those who have been whisked from normality to the US offshore torture camp at Guantanamo Bay are captured from the opening sentence of this extraordinary book.

 

Jacob Middleton: Reviews: The Fall of Northern Rock

327

27

jul 08

 

by Brian Walters, Harriman House Publishing, £10.99
Brian Walters, former manager of Northern Rock's commercial finance division, has written a short book detailing his time at the bank during its final years as a private company, observing at (reasonably) close quarters the questionable activities of its directors.

 

Ingrid Lamprecht: Reviews: A Girl Made of Dust

327

28

jul 08

 

by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, Fourth Estate, £12.99
It's 1982 and life in a Christian village in the hills above Lebanon's capital, Beirut, is about to change forever. But for Ruba, a ten year old girl who lives in the village with her older brother, parents and grandmother, things loll on pretty much as usual.

 

Martin Crook: Reviews: The World According to TomDispatch

327

28

jul 08

 

Edited by Tom Engelhardt, Verso, £10.99
The "war on terror", we are told, is pursued in the name of democracy, liberty and, above all, freedom. This is why we have removed tyrannies "surgically" with minimum collateral damage, eliciting so little gratitude on the part of the "liberated".

 

Charlotte Bence: Reviews: Crime

327

29

jul 08

 

by Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, £12.99
If you were disappointed by Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs, you'll be pleased to know that Crime is Irvine Welsh's return to dark, sinister and disturbing form.

 

Sarah Ensor: Reviews: Hungry City

327

29

jul 08

 

by Carolyn Steel, Chatto and Windus, £12.99
Our most basic need has been turned into just another commodity that most of the world is struggling to afford. So it's not surprising that there have been dozens of new books on all aspects of the politics of food in the last couple of years.

 

Reviews: New in paperback and children's books

327

29

jul 08

 

Berger anthology – Eagleton on the meaning of life – 1972 building workers' strike – worried mole helps worried children

 

Martin Smith: Reviews: Shaolins and tap dancing

327

30

jul 08

 

Artistic collaborations promise so much, but so often fail.
Who could forget filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's teaming up with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in the turkey Eyes Wide Shut? Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder singing "Ebony and Ivory" also springs to mind.
Sutra is a different kind of collaboration altogether. It brings together Buddhist warrior monks from the Shaolin Temple in China, British sculptor Anthony Gormley, Moroccan/Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska.

 

Patrick Ward: Film Review: Cass

327

31

jul 08

 

Director: Jon S Baird; Release date: 1 August
While there is nothing to be celebrated in groups of working class men beating the hell out of one another in the football club firms of the 1980s, Cass offers a view beyond the tabloid screams about broken society, poor parenting and demands for brutal retribution on those involved.

 

Aymen Asim: Film Review: Standard Operating Procedure

327

31

jul 08

 

Director: Errol Morris; Release date: 18 July
Standard Operating Procedure sets out to examine the infamous photographs of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse which were taken by what the media at the time described as a few "bad apples" within the US military.

 

Roger Cox: Film Review: City of Men

327

32

jul 08

 

Director: Paulo Morelli; Release date: 18 July
Following on from their successful film City of God, Paulo Morelli and Fernando Meirelles have produced another action packed drama. City of God concentrated on drug gang warfare through individuals living in the slum who were drawn into the endless gang wars that swelled around the favela.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Film Review: Memories of Underdevelopment

327

32

jul 08

 

Director: Tomas Gutierrez Alea; Release date: 11 July
It is 1961, and the middle classes of Cuba are in flight. Tomas Gutierrez Alea's 1968 film opens with an airport crowded with people leaving for Miami.

 

Bob Light: DVD Review: Law and Order

327

32

jul 08

 

Director: Les Blair; BBC DVD
Those impatiently awaiting the final series of The Wire might like to check out Law and Order. Over four episodes Law and Order tells the story of the British criminal justice system – a robbery, a police investigation, a trial and a prison sentence.

 

Colin Wilson: Exhibition Review: The Lure of the East

327

33

jul 08

 

Tate Britain, London, Until 31 August
British contacts with the Muslim world go back a long way. The first Moroccan ambassador, for example, visited London in 1600 as part of an alliance with England against Spain. While here he had his portrait painted, and the intervening 400 years have seen a complicated network of connections develop between politics and culture.

 

Neil Davidson: Obituary: Angus Calder, 1942-2008

327

34

jul 08

 

The historian, poet and cultural critic Angus Calder has died in his adopted city of Edinburgh, at the tragically early age of 66.
Calder was in many ways a model of the type of engaged public intellectual that we more readily associate with New York in the 1930s and 1940s, rather than the Scottish capital, post-devolution.

 

Keith Flett + Tim Sanders: Cartoon: A People's History of the World. 14: Ancient Greece

327

35

jul 08

 

John Newsinger: Reviews: Speaking for Myself (online only)

327

 

jul 08

 

by Cherie Blair, Little, Brown, £18.99
The relentless harrying of Neil Kinnock by the Murdoch press at the time of the 1992 general election outraged Labour Party people, among them Cherie Blair. This was when the Sun proudly boasted that its continual ridicule and abuse of the Labour leader had won the election for the Tories. Indeed, Cherie's anger was such that the Murdoch papers were banned from the Blair household.

 

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