Nick Davies is the Guardian journalist whose investigations into the Murdoch media helped uncover the phone hacking practices, exploding the recent scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World.
Pablo Velasco reviews Workers in Cuba: Unions and labour relations. A 2011 update. (Institute of Employment Rights)
By Dan Katz
This book is available for a bit more than £8 on Amazon, which makes it a bargain.
It would be odd if book reviews in socialist newspapers spent much time reviewing novels about obscure dead aristocrats.
In 1986-7 5,500 print production workers were sacked for striking against an attempt to impose new draconian terms and conditions at Rupert Murdoch’s new, then state-of-the-art, printing plant.
Whatever the vagaries of his political positions and assessments since the early 50s (including a softness on the Stalinist regimes, a huge silence about the Nazi death camps, and a disposition to support essentially feudal resistance movements to capital) John Berger remains an important resource in thinking about the nature of oppression and its relationship to art.
Review of "The Gramscian Moment" by Peter Thomas.
Lars T Lih’s excellent short biography of Lenin is a welcome addition to the serious socialist literature on classical Marxist history.
“The dreamer himself sees in his dream a great and sacred truth; and he works, works conscientiously and with full strength, for his dream to stop being just a dream.