Tag: review

US: A graphic picture of decline

New book charts economic, social and political decay of America Review by Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (England & Wales)   “No one can say when the unwinding began – when the coil that held Americans together in its secure and sometimes stifling grip […]

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. socialistpartyni.net 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 […]