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Mike Gonzalez: Exhibiton: Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

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British Museum, London
History has not been fair to Moctezuma, the last emperor of the Aztecs (also known as the Mexica). He has been portrayed as a weak and superstitious figure who buckled when the Spaniards marched inward to his city. A new exhibition at the British Museum shows him as the powerful imperial ruler he was.

 

Editorial

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The bankers and politicians appear to have fallen for their own spin. They claimed the recession was over so often they actually begin to believe it. But then figures announced at the end of last month showed that the British economy had shrunk for the sixth consecutive quarter in a row – the first time this has happened since quarterly records began in 1955.

 

Nahella Ashraf: "War on terror": The Afpak disaster

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The war in Afghanistan has spread to Pakistan, and now the US is struggling to contain the disaster they call the Afpak war.

 

Panos Garganas: Greek expectations for the left

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It is not very often that governments decide to commit political suicide, but that is exactly what the ruling conservative party of New Democracy did when they called a snap election in Greece last month only to lose by a margin of 10 percent.

 

Patrick Ward: The Tory Tax Payers' Alliance

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The Tax Payers' Alliance (TPA) describes itself as "Britain's independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes...The TPA is committed to forcing politicians to listen to ordinary taxpayers."

 

Bonuses by numbers

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£21 million – Daily profits of Goldman Sachs
£13.3 billion – Estimated pay and bonuses to be paid out by Goldman Sachs this year
£10 billion – US government bailout for Goldman Sachs last year

 

Stefan Bornost: German elections: Weak victors and strong left

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The results of September's general election in Germany are contradictory. It brought to power a right wing combination of a conservative-liberal government.

 

Patrick Ward: Oil and Obama: Same old drill

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"I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won't let them block change anymore," said Barack Obama in a campaign ad last year.

 

Patrick Ward: Halliburton's rules of war

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Jamie Leigh Jones, a Halliburton/KBR worker, alleges that she was drugged and then raped by seven male contractors in Iraq in 2005 and then locked in a shipping container under armed guard. Meanwhile, vital evidence of the attack went "missing".

 

Lindsey German: Cuts, war and MPs' expenses: Are we all in it together?

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A poll conducted after the Tory party conference last month showed that they were down one percentage point over the previous month, while Labour was up three points.

 

Hsiao-Hung Pai: Letter from ...: China

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The 60th anniversary of the People's Republic has become a nationalistic festival of "ethnic harmony" manufactured to cover massive discontent.

 

Mark Thomas: 1989-2009: When the dam burst

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Mass social movements swept across Eastern Europe 20 years ago, toppling repressive Stalinist regimes that had claimed to be socialist. Mark L Thomas introduces our coverage of the anniversary as he remembers the tumultuous events of 1989.

 

Mike Haynes: 1989-2009: Celebrations muted by the disappointments of the present

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What happened to the illusions that free market capitalism would bring democracy, social justice and equality to the societies of Eastern Europe?

 

Colin Barker: 1989-2009: The power of mass movements

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Twenty years ago popular mass movements brought down the Stalinist regimes in Eastern Europe. Such movements are the crucial vehicles of social transformation and the sole means through which capitalism can be surpassed.

 

Chris Harman: In perspective: State capitalism – the theory that fuels the practice

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With the fall of the Berlin Wall, many on the left concluded that socialism had failed. Others of us saw these countries as state capitalist and an integral part of the world system. This theory has renewed relevance today.

 

Mark Dolan: Postal dispute: Delivering first class resistance

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With postal workers taking to the picket lines last month, Mark Dolan, a prominent CWU activist, writes about strikes, rank and file organisation and 30 years working in the post office.

 

Judith Orr: Fort Hood: Iraq and Afghanistan – the resurgence of anti-war cafes

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In Killeen, Texas, the Under the Hood Cafe is getting military families and soldiers organised. Its founder, Cynthia Thomas, talks to Judith Orr

 

Slavoj Žižek: Through the glasses darkly

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Cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek offers a thought provoking analysis of how ideology embeds itself by structuring the way we react to the conditions of our daily lives.

 

Julia Rapkin: Union-made: Defending migrant workers – Hands off my workmate!

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Migrant workers are no longer a marginal part of the workforce in Britain or simply a "reserve army of labour".

 

Simon Gilbert: 60th anniversary of the Chinese revolution: A great leap forward?

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Post-revolutionary China needed rapid industrialisation to meet the demands of the middle class and compete with other capitalist states, but it was the workers and peasants who paid the price. Simon Gilbert continues our series on the revolution's sixtieth anniversary.

 

Simon Assaf: Book review: Egypt: The Moment of Change

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Rabab El-Mahdi and Philip Marfleet, Zed Books; (£16.99)

 

Adam Fabry: Book review: Imre Nagy: A Biography

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János M Rainer, IB Tauris; £20
Before October 1956 there were probably only a few people outside the Soviet bloc who knew who Imre Nagy was. Nagy, a long-time servant of the Communist Party (CP), developed into an illustrious figure of the Hungarian Revolution. However, with the revolution brutally crushed, Nagy was disgraced by the regime of János Kádár and executed two years later.

 

Martin Smith: Culture Column: Poland's subversive cinema

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A popular joke in Soviet era Poland went something like this: "One day a pre-school teacher told her class, 'In Poland all kids are happy. They have lots of beautiful toys and live in great apartments...' Suddenly one child starts to cry and screams, 'I want to live in Poland!'"

 

Eileen Short + Keith Flett + Tim Sanders: Cartoon: A People's History of the World: 28 – Empires take shape

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