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Issue 71, Dec 2002 - Jan 2003


Socialism Today 71 cover. Cartoon by Alan Hardman. Gunning for a showdown.Frontline firefighters

"THE WORLD economy is suffering its sharpest downturn since the 1974 oil crisis, a ‘synchronised slowdown’ that is the most rapid for two decades", argued the chancellor, Gordon Brown, in his November pre-budget report.


Countdown to war?

November’s UN vote showed the preparedness of the US to use its military, economic and political clout to get its way in order to unseat Saddam. But, argues PETER TAAFFE, nothing is more unpredictable than war or the path to war.


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The Burrell Trial
Greed, privilege, and establishment power

Denmark's government
EU summit's right-wing host

Discussing anti-capitalism
Report from the European Social Forum




US mid-term elections
How Bush consolidated his grip

President Lula
Expectations aroused in Brazil

Re-building in South Africa
Workers and young people are back on the move




Don't dicTate
The Turner Prize 2002 exhibition



Can New Labour be socialist?