Issue: 2485

May 2007


By Emily Johns, Milan Rai


By Dan Clawson

Unions and social movements have much to learn from each other. If we can combine the best of both, we can transform the world.

By The Mole

A friend of The Mole's who is even more down under than The Mole -- in Australia in fact -- has been doing some sums which could provide surprising ammunition to support the US president's current troop “surge” in Iraq.

By Jeff Cloves

One statement Noam Chomsky made in his interview in PN's April issue struck me forcibly: “[Iran] is independent and independence is not tolerated [by the United States]”.

By Dennis O'Hearn, Marina Sitrin

One of the most influential nonviolent actions of twentieth-century European history was carried out by men committed to violence -- the ten men of the IRA and INLA who fasted to death in British prisons in 1981, causing an earthquake in

By Virginia Moffatt

They say that families live prison sentences just as much as the prisoner and that was certainly true for us.

By Marie Trigona

As the largest “recuperated” or worker-occupied factory in Argentina, the Zanon ceramics plant in the Patagonian province of Neuqun employs 470 workers.

By Andreas Malm, Shora Esmailian

In spring 1906, Iran was being autocratically ruled by the Qajjar dynasty of Shahs who had been auctioning the country piece by piece to Britain and Russia.

By Marina Sitrin, Liliana

This is one interview from Marina Sitrin's new book Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina, based on two years talking to the people who have taken over factories and neighbourhoods in response to the Argentinian crisis.

By Ken Coates, Milan Rai

The struggle for democratic grassroots control of the economy has a long history, even in Britain. During the 1960s and 1970s, Ken Coates was at the heart of the movement for workers' self-management at one of its most vibrant periods.

By Chris Crass

Sometimes we find it difficult to see -- or counter -- some of the oppressive patterns in our movements. Including oppression against women, people of colour, and working class people. Food Not Bombs has struggled with these questions.

By Albert Beale

On 21 April, over 2000 authorised demonstrations (mostly consisting of just one person) were held in the area around London's Parliament Square, all having been applied for -- and granted permission -- under the SOCPA regulations.

By Albert Beale

The Campaign Against Arms Trade, with Corner House Research, has now lodged its full application for a High Court judicial review of the Serious Fraud Office's dropping of a corruption case against BAE Systems, Britain's biggest weapons pr

By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

Russian social movements are struggling with Putin's repression and economic “liberalisation”, the war in Chechnya, neonazis and the mafia.

By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

On 20 April, author Maya Anne Evans and PN editor Milan Rai were called to stand trial at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court, London, for “contempt of court”.

By Kat Barton

The Bush Administration was dealt another blow over Iraq in April after three of its top generals turned down a new high-profile post tasked with overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Emily Johns, Milan Rai

Trident news
Online revamps
Non-London SOCPA
Lancet "robust"
Greet the new boss
Pain gain