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Carlyle, Gabriel

Derailing US plans

July saw a major victory for opponents of the Iraq occupation. US plans to consolidate its long-term presence in Iraq were derailed by popular pressure within Iraq.

Maliki aimed Basra assault at UK

The Iraqi government’s military assault on the southern Iraqi city of Basra at the end of March – which drew in both US and British forces, and sparked fighting in Baghdad and the south th

Inge Bolin, 'Growing Up in a Culture of Respect: Child rearing in highland Peru'

University of Texas Press, 2006; ISBN 9780292712980; 232pp; $19.95

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Iraq: Year Six

“I am obsessed with the next five years in Iraq, not the last five years in Iraq.” - UK Foreign Secretary,

David Miliband, December 2007

Paul Gilroy & Stuart Hall, 'Black Britain: A Photographic History' and Antonio Giustozzi, 'Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan'

Saqi Books, 2007; ISBN: 978- 0863565403; £19.99. Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan, Hurst, 2007; ISBN: 978-1850658733 pp. 259; £16.99

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Matthew Collin, 'The Time of the Rebels'

Serpents Tail, 2007; ISBN 185242964X; 224pp; £12.99

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We could have won

Recently, reading about Ukraine’s 2004 “Orange Revolution” – with its iconic tent-city occupation of Kiev’s Independence Square, the Maidan – my memory was sent hurtling back to the 2003 “

Nicolas Walter & David Goodway (ed), 'The Anarchist Past and other essays' and Sharon Rudahl, 'A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman'

Five Leaves, 2007; ISBN 1905512163; 192pp; £9.99; A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, New Press, Fall 2007; ISBN 1595580646; 128pp; £11.99

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Iraq: the lies surge

Much has been made in recent weeks of the apparent success of the US “surge” the massive increase in US troops deployed to Iraq.

In fact, the picture is less rosy when we look closely.

Jon Sack, 'Iraqi Oil for Beginners'

£4 incl p&p. Send cheques (made payable to `Voices in the Wilderness') to: Voices UK, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

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