Issue 217 of SOCIALIST REVIEW Published March 1998 Copyright Socialist Review

Contents

NOTES OF THE MONTH

Editorial, Middle East, unions, Ireland

FEATURES

The difference a day made
Lindsey German writes about the origins of International Women's Day and celebrates the tradition of working women's struggle for real liberation

Beyond the Powell
Paul Foot's obituary of Enoch Powell confirms what other obituaries chose to ignore, that Powell was a vile racist

A century of slaughter
As a deal on peace in the Gulf is signed, Alex Callinicos argues that the drive to war is inherent in the system

Dome sweet dome?
Guy Taylor looks at the Millenium Dome fiasco

'I would rather die upon yonder gallows than live in slavery'
The case against captivity
Historians have tried to rewrite the history of slavery. Weyman Bennett sets the record straight while Katherine Dwyer reviews the new film Amistad

Springtime of the peoples
The revolutions of 1848 were a turning point in Europe. Sean Vernell looks at their impact on the birth of the working class and the socialist movement

REGULARS

Letter from the US: welfare to work
Reviews
Letters
Why I became a socialist: Brian Dooley
The big picture: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Stack on the back

Editor Lindsey German. Assisted by Gareth Jenkins, Dave Beecham, Paul Foot, Clare Fermont, Pat Stack, Margot Hill, Sabby Sagall, Judith Orr, Peter Morgan, John Parrington, Nicolai Gentchev and Weyman Bennett. Business and Reviews Peter Morgan and Judith Orr.

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