Issue 58, August 1993
CAMPAIGN AGAINST MILITARISM
In July's Living Marxism we highlighted the advance of the new authoritarianism
in both domestic and international politics. Since then these trends have
Abroad, the degree to which the Western powers now feel free to dictate
to the rest of the world was demonstrated by the US bomb and missile attacks
on Somalia and Iraq.
At home, the advance of state control at the ex-pense of civil rights continued.
Dangerous developments include the setting up of armed checkpoints around
the City of London, and the royal commission's proposal to undermine the
right to trial by jury.
These issues are emphasised in this issue of Living Marxism. Now
there is an urgent need to do something practical about them. The Campaign
Against Militarism has begun that task, by leading the protests against
the City of London checkpoints and the bombing of Baghdad and Mogadishu.
The campaign now moves on to the march against militarism and war on Saturday
If you want to stand up for democratic rights at home and abroad, get in
touch with CAM on (071) 278 9908.
Cover photo: Italian soldiers take a Somali prisoner,1993
8 The rotting remains of Iraq Jude Edwards
12 Britain: a free country?
14 Hackney's local authoritarians Andrew
17 Ann Bradley
18 Law reforms attack civil rights John
20 Vigilantes in vogue Rob Knight
22 Gun law in Sheffield Ian Williams
23 Another Irish fit-up Fiona Foster
24 Aids: the truth about the Day report Dr
28 The 'gay serial killer' story Peter
31 Germany goes to Somalia Thomas Fischer
32 Why Clinton bombed Baghdad Phil Murphy
34 The end of an era in Europe Alan Harding
37 Toby Banks
41 Frank Cottrell-Boyce on TV
43 The Marxist Review of Books
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