Comment & Other

Review: The Frontman – Bono (In the Name of Power)

Reviewed by Paddy Delaney    Harry Browne’s searing polemic against Bono should be of some interest to socialists, particularly those sections of the book where Browne elaborates on Bono’s labyrinthine business affairs and crucially his role in espousing neo-liberal ideology on a global stage. The book is concise and well […]

The new capitalist elite

By Lynn Walsh, Committee for a Workers International Plutocrats wield power and influence by virtue of their wealth. The ultra-free-market, globalised capitalism of recent years has produced a new breed of super-rich plutocrats. Wealth gives them influence, which gives them power, which enhances their wealth. reviews a recent study […]

Review: Good Vibrations

By Ciaran Mulholland Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn Good Vibrations tells the story of Terri Hooley, the record shop and label he founded in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, and the Northern Ireland punk scene. The film starkly portrays the bleakness of life in Belfast […]

Review of ‘South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation’

BBC2 Wednesday, 24th April By Alec Thraves In an hour long documentary, Peter Hain, Labour MP for Neath and a prominent anti-apartheid activist in his youth, returned to his native South Africa to try to discover why the ANC government is losing the support of the black working class and […]

Why I joined the Socialist Party

By Alice Neeson, I’ve been a socialist since my early teens, largely due to my bad taste in angry punk music and good taste in socio-political literature. While studying social anthropology, I became particularly interested in alternative modes of production and consumption throughout the world and throughout history. The more […]