Editorial – ‘Counting Bodies’ (Iraq, Afghanistan)
‘Why we don’t need another Labour party’:
The Labour Party has failed, so let’s start a new one. That’s what some trade unionists and leftwingers are saying. That would be to repeat a mistake.
‘The power behind the shame’:
It was the political power that the Catholic Church once exercised in Ireland that allowed it to cover up for so long the child abuse exposed in the recent Ryan Report.
‘Capitalism is bad for your health’:
Capitalism puts a price on everything including human life.
‘Capital, science fiction and labour’:
Can we rely on technology to bring down capitalism?
‘The Penny drops’:
The second part of “Then and Now– how we live and how we used to live” looks back from a future time at the changeover to socialism.
‘One BRICk at a Time’:
Brazil, Russia, India, China - What kind of thing do the bosses of BRIC talk about when they get round a table?
Regular features -
Pathfinders (pop science / technology) – ‘Trans-Human socialism’ plus ‘Is War Past Its Sell-by Date?’
Material World – ‘Exploitation in Uzbekistan’
Pieces Together – news cuttings from mainstream media
Cooking the Books 1 (economics) – ‘Sharing With Eddie Shah’
Cooking the Books 2 – ‘Adam Smith, business and labour’
50 Years Ago –
Book reviews - 'Fuelling a Food Crisis – The impact of peak oil on food security' by Caroline Lucas, Andy Jones and Colin Hines.
'The Internet and Democratic Citizenship' by Stephen Coleman and Jay Blumler.
Greasy Pole (UK politics) – ‘Jack Straw’
Voice From the Back - selected news items
Free Lunch – cartoon