red pepper issue153 june 2007
Cover by Nikita Golovanov
04Letters Agony Subcomandauntie
06Activision Around the left in 30 days: UK Guerrilla Guides: Ads Nauseam Natural Born Rebel: In the hands of the state Know Your Enemy: Pulling the plug on private water
Moving against the G8 18When the G8 travelling circus rolls up to Rostock in Germany this month, it will again be met with mass protests. Ben Trott reports on the efforts of the German left to unite and draw lessons from the protests at the 2005 Gleneagles summit
For the love of oil 20Iranian author Mehri Honarbin-Holliday reminds us of the nefarious history of the crushing of Iranian democracy by the US and UK, and describes the peaceful efforts of a new generation of Iranian youth to rebuild in the beleaguered circumstances of a sanction-imprisoned Iran
The Blairafter 25Hilary Wainwright , Anthony Arblaster , Jon Cruddas MP and Ruth Lister look at life after Blair.
A right Royal catastrophe 28The right-wing election victory in France should never have happened, writes Philippe Marlière . The left has only itself to blame
European unions of the people 30Giulio Marcon and Duccio Zola survey the resistance to privatisation across Europe, highlighting the role of panEuropean trade union initiatives and a growing alliance between social movements and the unions
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12World Around The Left in 30 days:World Temperature Gauge: Popular rising to the climate challenge Asylum watch: Iraq’s homophobic terror A Day In The Life: Stop the wall Liberia:The foul stench of Firestone Baluchistan: Never mind the Baluch
review 32Truth revealed Pablo Navarrete interviews the campaigning journalist and documentary maker, John Pilger , whose first film for the cinema comes out in June
34Book reviews Arts reviews
38Comic Knight of the Opera Both the religious right and TV conservatism have restricted Stewart Lee’s ability to produce ‘intelligent comedy’. Interview by Darrell Joyce
39Rear view Mark Wallinger: State Britain
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