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International Socialism Journal 104 – Autumn 2004
Anti-capitalism five years after Seattle
Chris Harman: Spontanity, strategy and politics – 3
Gareth Jenkins: A truly human culture – 119
Naomi Klein describes NGOs as part of a swarm which can beat back corporate globalisation. But many Third World activists view them with deep suspicion, even hostility, claiming that NGOs use their funds to co-opt and weaken grassroots struggles. Giles Ungpakorn from Thailand suggest the approach the left should take to them.
Venezuela's upper classes have tried three times to overthrow the government of Hugo Chávez, most recently with the referendum in august. On each occasion mobilisation of the country's lower classes defeated their schemes. Mike Gonzalez looks at where Chávez came from, what his movement represents and the mobilisation in support of it. He argues that the reforms made so far can only be defended by further revolutionary developments.
Isaac Deutscher's three-volume biography of Trotsky has just been reprinted. It inspired the 1960s generation of activists and can do so again today. But it also contains political assumptions that have to be challenged, argues Neil Davidson in a wide-ranging review article. Neil was this year's winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize.
Our new review sections looks at Victor Serge's writings on literature, Gilbert Achcar's collected articles on the Middle East, socialist writings on the Balkans, and a study of the impact of Marxism on archaeology
Udgivet første gang: 2004
Pris: 35 kr.
ISBN: 1 898876 95 9
Forlag: International Socialism
Sidst opdateret 24.12.2006