Sunday, May 11, 2008

1968 Revisited: the classic that failed to start

May 2008 Socialist Standard


  • Food security
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Look down there, and tell me what you see...
  • Cooking the Books #1 Are prices real?
  • Cooking the Books #2 Anyone for coal?
  • Material World Iraq: Violence without end or purpose?
  • Pieces Together Good News For Some
  • Greasy Pole Winners and losers: One law for the poor, and another for MPs.
  • 50 Years Ago To busmen—and others
  • Main Articles

  • 1968 Recalled A reprint of what the Socialist Standard said on some of the events of 1968.
  • The Revolution that wasn’t What might have happened if, forty years ago, workers in France had taken over the factories and tried to keep production going.
  • Bubble Troubles The intoxicating US housing boom has come to an end. Now the economic hangover has arrived.
  • Who wants a referendum on Europe? The argument about a referendum over the EU Treaty is not about democracy, but about politicians trying to control decision-making.
  • How they decided to have (and keep) the Bomb We look at what a collection of declassified official documents reveal about the nuclear weapons policy of successive British governments, Labour and Tory.
  • Britain: An “Endemic Surveillance Society” The control freaks in power who would monitor our every movement, conversation and transaction have had a busy time of late.
  • Ire of the Irate Itinerant Cartoon strip
  • Letters, Reviews & Meetings

  • Letters to the Editor: 'More Basic Income'
  • Book Reviews: 'Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System.' By Boris Kagarlitsky.; 'The Battle for China’s Past' By Mobo Gao
  • Socialist Party Meetings: Norwich, Salisbury, Birmingham, Glasgow
  • Voice From The Back

  • The Gap Widens; Double Standards; American Illusions; This is Progress?; A Grim Future
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