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Another China rising

As a rising labour movement gains strength in China, the reprint of Harold Isaac's classic Marxist history of the Chinese revolution provides both inspiration and a warning from history, writes Chris Nineham

  • Written by Chris Nineham
  • Category: Book Reviews

Crack Capitalism, John Holloway

Crack CapitalismIn Crack Capitalism (Pluto Press 2010) John Holloway offers a model of anti-capitalist resistance that says we shouldn't overthrow capitalism but instead make cracks in the existing system.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Book Reviews

Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky's latest exposé of the havoc wreaked by corporate greed and imperialist zeal pierces the façade of "free market" capitalism with almost forensic skill.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Book Reviews

Review: Climate policy after the crash of 2009 - The Hartwell Group

climate - gas flareLast month, a group of climate scientists released a paper arguing that pretty much everything we’ve been doing to get action on climate change is wrong. It didn’t get much media attention, but the Hartwell Paper is an important contribution to the debate about where next after Copenhagen.

  • Written by Elaine Graham-Leigh
  • Category: Book Reviews

Moving People by Peter Cox (2010), London & New York: Zed Books

Moving People - ScooterPeter Cox’s book “Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development” is unusual for an academic book on transport. Cox is a social scientist with a history of cycling promotion. He does not come from the normal engineering, economics or geography backgrounds of most transport academics.

  • Written by Ralph Graham-Leigh
  • Category: Book Reviews

Sadism, Nazis and Swedish Trotskyism

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo clipWhat connects these three things? The answer is Stieg Larsson's novel 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. The film version opens in UK cinemas this Friday.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Book Reviews