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Socialism Today 151 - September 2011

Socialism Today 151 - September 2011

Who broke Britain?

On Thursday 4 August police shot dead Mark Duggan on the streets of Tottenham. Local outrage at the killing was the spark for what followed in north London but the conflagration – the most severe social disturbances in a generation – spread far and wide across English cities. SARAH SACHS-ELDRIDGE looks at the seven days in August that raise the question, in response to the establishment politician’s moral posturing: who broke Britain anyway?


The consequences of 9/11

A world turned upside down

It is ten years since the twin towers came crashing down in New York. In the aftermath of that terrorist attack, US imperialism unleashed mass slaughter in Afghanistan and Iraq, leading some to believe that an era of total domination by the world’s only superpower had arrived. But today’s global economic crisis and US impotence in the face of revolution in North Africa and the Middle East has exposed the falsity of that view. PETER TAAFFE assesses the changed world situation.

New phase in the great recession

Capitalist strategists are filled with gloom at the prospect of a new economic downturn. Fear of recession in the US, its credit rating downgrade and political dysfunction, not to mention the ongoing eurozone crisis, Japanese stagnation and slowdown in China, have all led to convulsions on world stock markets. LYNN WALSH reports.

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After 30 June
The ongoing public-sector pensions struggle

Nuclear fallout
Mass pressure is forcing a rethink on nuclear power

Coalition, cuts and crisis
Britain's autumn crisis of 1931 has rich lessons for today, argues Hannah Sell

Dashiell Hammett
Hardboiled writer, communist fighter

Polly Toynbee on New Labour
Verdict first, then fix the evidence

Cover pic: Paul Mattsson