Sunday, May 11, 2008

1968 Revisited: the classic that failed to start

May 2008 Socialist Standard

Editorial

  • 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