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red pepper issue 148

december 2006 / january 2007

Cover by Spod / Tom Lynton




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Letters Agony Subcomandauntie

Activision Around the left in 30 days: UK Unions: Rolling back the tide Guerrilla Guides: Resolutionary Politics We can stop Trident | Drone Town Know Your Enemy: Dancing to a corporate tune Red Hot: eActivism | Ethical Eats Asylum Watch: Who kidnapped Asylum Rabbit?


Costing the Earth

Stern Review the Economics 26isThe forcedproblem.onBut weneoliberalsoftoClimate Change has even hardened acknowledge that there a serious need to look beyond Stern’s emphasis on the market to provide a solution, writes Derek Wall

Around the left in 30 days: World Natural Born Rebel: A warrior against the war Iraq: Iraq and ruin Afghanistan: a thousand-headed dragon is here Pakistan: Rocks and hard places USA: Not only about the war Red 50 Infra Osler: Death cults and political Islam David 51 Rear viewMas: Illegal Portraits Gianni Dal


Carbon cop-outs

our climate consciences, but 29 They might salveare change that isfor the kind tocarbon offset schemes no substitute of collective action and social necessary combat global warming, writes Kevin Smith


A cancer in the heart of the state

is not man to avoid 40 Israeli academicsupporteruncovereda someofofIsraelileast controversy. A of the boycott academic institutions, who has the

Ilan Pappe

Tropical Blair or Axis of Hope?

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Hilary Wainwright returns from Sao Paulo to report on

how social movements are preparing for President Lula’s second term

Popular revolt in Oaxaca

Luis Hernández Navarro tells the story of revolt,

repression and the emergence of new institutions of democratic power in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. He argues that it prefigures the future of popular protest across the country

savoury aspects of his nation’s history, his latest book argues for the systematic application of the term ‘ethnic cleansing’ to the actions of the state of Israel from 1948 to the present day. Sarah Irving talks to him about the power of words

A Cabbie writes


Aubrey Morris was born into a Jewish émigré family in

London’s East End in the early 20th century. Like many of his generation he gravitated towards radical politics. And he stayed there as he progressed from anti-fascist activist to cab driver to travel business mogul. His political engagement continues, including organising a well-known monthly political lunch club in London’s Gay Hussar. Here we print some extracts from his recently published autobiography

Book reviews Arts reviews


Busy being reborn

Scottish Socialist Party 36 The picked itself up says the has after ‘Tommygate’ shenanigans,

Roz Paterson, and is trying out new

coming soon

The challenges facing Chavez’s Venezuela Ken Loach and the wind that shakes received opinion Nigel Harris on global labour without xenophobia Bio-fuels: a load of hot air?

ways of building a socialist party

Murder in Samarkand

In 2002, while political attention was focused on Iraq and Afghanistan, a troubled British diplomat was exposing the UK’s casual attitude to human rights abuses in Uzbekistan. Marcus Williams talks to Craig Murray about trying to tell the truth about torture and being branded mad by the Foreign Office


on the web

Nicaragua: Ortega’s second coming Three untold stories from Iraq

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