"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...

Socialism in the 21st century by Hannah Sell FOR 300 years or so of its existence, capitalism has transformed the planet over and over again. Rail, electricity, the internal combustion engine, flight, space...

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.

“Capitalism and poverty reduction has just had its best few decades in the whole of history…” and yet “…Anti-capitalist demonstrations on May 1st in cities around the world attracted sizeable crowds”.

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.

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