The left devotes much of its efforts to campaigning against imperialism, which is no surprise given the present foreign policy of the American and British governments.
A footnote to Pat Longman’s review of The Shock Doctrine (Solidarity 3-126). Capitalism has always been full of “hard-faced men who did well out of the war” — or out of whatever recent disaster may have thrown society off balance.
Already hailed as a masterpiece, this film is one of the bookies’ favourite for the Oscars, particularly for Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal of oil man Daniel Plainview. His performance certainly dominates the film — he is central to all but two scenes in the film — and it is as subtle and understated as it is masterful.
AWL conference notes
1. The rise of workers' struggles in Iran
In my last summary article on Iraq (Solidarity 3/117, 13/09/07) I wrote that the Bush "administration now seems to have no strategy but to bash on and hope it can keep things relatively under control until it hands over the mess to another US presidency in January 2009".
See attachments for the leaflet we distributed at the conference.
The Stop The War Coalition conference, which took place in London on 27 October, featured Somaye Zadeh from the SWP-led group Campaign Iran telling us that "the lies about Iran" aren’t true.
Energetic US diplomacy may have headed off – for the time being – the threat of a Turkish invasion of northern Iraq.
By Sacha Ismail
In "The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed up", written in July 1916, Lenin wrote as follows:
By Martin Thomas
Two of Iraq’s major union federations have formed a united front to fight against oil privatisation and the government’s attempt to outlaw the oil unions.
By Martin Thomas