"Many multinational corporations feel their mouths water at the mention
of the opening up of the Indian economy. India offers a good ground for
plunder. Even if only 10 per cent of the population of 1.06 billion have
5,000 rupees to spend, that offers a big market." (1 euro=56 rupees).
LC: It shows what’s possible when you have a party and a leadership
which wages a real fight in defence of workers’ interests. At that time,
like today, local councils were carrying out a mix of cuts,
privatisation or raising local taxes to compensate for cuts in central
government grants. This was...
Michael Moore said "barring success", Stupid White Men, (reviewed in the
socialist, issue 254), would be his last book. But last year when George
W Bush was supposedly so popular, it was the leading non-fiction book
bought and read by Americans. So he’s written Dude, Where’s My Country?
THE BOOMS of the 1980s and 1990s were both driven by frenzied
international financial speculation. They have left deep problems for
capitalism, and now form a massive barrier to a new, sustained economic
upswing in the world economy.
ON A bright June day in Liverpool in 1977, hundreds of trade unionists
and socialists took part in a march to rally at the final resting place
of Robert Noonan - known more popularly as Robert Tressell, author of
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.