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30 January 2019
Tombland is the latest novel in the Shardlake series by CJ Sansom. It is a murder mystery set in the 16th century. There are no spoilers in this review about who the murderer was.
5 April 2017
How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world's total population suffering malnutrition. Even in the economically advanced capitalist countries like Britain growing numbers are reliant on food banks.
1 March 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Worse-off women; farm fiends; Trotsky and Poland.
1 February 2017
In December 2016 it was reported that India had surpassed Britain to become the sixth largest economy in the world. However, India is one of the most unequal countries with the richest 1% holding 58% of overall wealth. For the poorest and those suffering oppression, life in India is brutal.
25 January 2017
Socialists and villagers wage tireless battle: India, especially in the past 25 years of neoliberal onslaught, has witnessed the massive plunder of land under the guise of major infrastructure projects. Nonetheless, such land-grabbing has provoked mass resistance movements.
21 September 2016
Non-fiction - 'Petticoat Heroes': This is not only a modern, class analysis of the 19th century 'Rebecca riots' - but also looks at the subjects of gender and culture in relation to the riots for the first time, providing fascinating interpretations alongside meticulous research.
23 March 2016
Twenty years ago: The UK's biggest health scandal in living memory was the BSE epidemic known as "mad cow disease".
6 January 2016
The flooding over Christmas has been some of the worst in recent memory. Fingers are rightly being pointed to the cuts the Tory government has made to flood defence spending, as well as to the emergency services.
26 February 2014
The Environment Minister Owen Paterson, in his speech at this year's Oxford Farming Conference, said that Europe is risking becoming a 'museum of world farming' if it doesn't open the door to genetically modified crops
5 February 2014
The death of American folk singer Pete Seeger will be keenly felt by those who lived through the social and political convulsions of the 1960s
3 April 2013
The government is set to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for agricultural workers in England and Wales in October...
6 February 2013
A revolutionary war against slavery: The US release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was situated between important events and anniversaries, write Patrick Ayers and Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the USA).
19 May 2010
A TWO-month stand-off between Thailand's government and thousands of opposition 'Red Shirt' protesters encamped in the commercial district of Bangkok appears to be heading for a bloody showdown, writes Dave Carr.
22 April 2009
SUPERMARKET GIANT Tesco declared profits for 2008-09 of £3.1 billion, an all-time record for a UK retailer and 10% up on the company's previous year's profit...
26 November 2008
FISH, PORK, and chicken contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, along with milk and eggs. China's food contamination crisis deepens by the day, writes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info.
19 November 2008
The world could be facing a repeat of this year's food crisis, as the impact of recession unfolds. This month, despite what has been described as "harvest bumper crops", the UN Food and Agriculture...
3 June 2008
Across Europe, farmers, fishermen, lorry drivers and others have been protesting against increased fuel costs...
12 March 2008
ONE IN six of the world's population (854 million) do not have enough food to eat. Every year, despite the recent boom in the world economy, another four million are added to this total.
2 November 2006
GLOBAL COFFEE chain Starbucks is the McDonalds of the coffee world with hundreds of shops throughout Britain and the world. Its annual revenue is £3.2 billion.
13 July 2006
1834, 1906, 2006: EVERY YEAR thousands of trade unionists journey to Tolpuddle in Dorset, to celebrate the brave and pioneering work of six agricultural workers who were sentenced to seven years transportation in 1834 for trying to form a union...
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