Socialist Standard magazine July 2009 - * plus see below *
Front cover: ‘BNP Utopia: Britain for the Birds?’
Editorial – ‘The Passing Show’ (politics and the media frenzy)
‘Who’s afraid of the BNP?’
- Is a punch-up the only solution?
‘Who are the Outsiders?’
- Xenophobia flourishes in Africa too, encouraged by state-building.
‘Land grabs - the new colonialism’
- Capitalist states have started to acquire land outside their borders again.
‘Then and Now: how we live and how we used to live’
- A look back at the present day from a future time when socialism has been established.
‘Was Nowhere Somewhere?’
- More’s ‘Utopia’ and the meaning of socialism
Regular features -
Pathfinders (pop science / technology) – ‘Chimps, Chumps & Cheetahs’
Material World – ‘Communism in Japan?’
Pieces Together – news cuttings from mainstream media
Cooking the Books 1 (economics) – ‘Spot the Difference?’ (BNP & No2EU economic policies)
Cooking the Books 2 – ‘Clutching at Green Shoots’
50 Years Ago – ‘Race and Violence’
Voice From the Back - selected news items
Free Lunch – cartoon
Plus letters, book reviews, meetings, etc.
* Download includes pdf of 'A WORLD TORN APART'
Reflection and Analysis from a World-Socialist Perspective by
Stephen D. Shenfield
40 articles, 2006—2009
Non-profit production * Patents * Looters * Swine flu
Paying for air * Working hours * Sulphur mining
Global warming * Childen’s TV * Arctic * Moon
Gods * Maoist China * 9/11 * Globalisation * Ghettoes
The war business * Congo * Opium * Georgia * Zionism
Iraq * Iran * South Africa * Utopias * Why smile? etc.