Saturday, March 29, 2008

50 M.A.D Years

March 2008 Socialist Standard

Editorial

  • The Disarming Truth

  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders The Socialist Gene

  • Cooking the Books #1 Marx and corals

  • Cooking the Books #2 Who would work for nothing?

  • Material World Still In Chains: South Africa After Apartheid

  • Pieces Together Tough At The Top?

  • Greasy Pole Flint's Hard Line

  • 50 Years Ago The Uses of Monarchy





  • Main Articles

  • To Campaigners for Nuclear Disarmament The first ban-the-bomb march from Aldermaston to London took place at Easter 50 years ago. We reprint here a leaflet we put out for the 1961 CND March.Work as it is (and could be).

  • War: the Socialist Attitude Since our formation in 1904 our response to the problem of war has clearly distinguished us from other organisations claiming descent from Marx and Engels and the early socialist pioneers.Profit laundering: what's justice got to do with it?

  • Basic Income: a dangerous reform The Green Party’s idea of paying everyone a minimum income whether or not they are working might seem attractive, but it won’t necessarily leave us better off.

  • Can the media be made democratic? That there was once a press free from commercial or governmental influence is a myth.

  • Labour In Hell: Mining Sulphur In Indonesia The plight of workers who extract sulphur from the Kawah Ijen volcano in eastern Java.

  • Nationalism and Culture Nationalism is a perversion of a shared identity in the interest of some local elite.

  • Ire of the Irate Itinerant Cartoon strip



  • Letters, Reviews, Obituary & Meetings


  • Letters to the Editor: 'Work and Leisure'; 'Northern Rock'; 'The Hull Floods'

  • Book Reviews: 'Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory' by Uri Gordon; 'A Socialist Critique of the BBC, Albert Einstein, Amartya Sen and Muhammed Yunus' by Binay Sarkar; 'The Real Toy Story' by Eric Clark; 'Symond Newell and Kett’s Rebellion' by Peter E. Newell

  • Socialist Party Meetings: Central London, Manchester, Norwich, South London
  • Voice From The Back

  • The Obscenity of Capitalism; Not So Primitive; Loaded But Stupid; Toothless Watchdog; Transcendental Materialism