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N E W S & R E P O R T S

Death penalty in retreat
Marlene Martin analyses how executions have been halted in Florida and California as doubts spread about lethal injection

PLUS: Joe Allen on The Gary Tyler case; Shaun Harkin on Anti-immigrant crackdown; Amira Hass on restricted travel in the occupied territories; David Whitehouse on the U.S. Deal with North Korea; Saman Sepehri on how the U.S. is gearing up to attack Iran


Crisis of U.S. imperialism
Joel Geier
looks at the problems facing the Bush administration internationally

Prisoners of ideology
Phil Gasper
analyses how America's draconian approach to criminal justice is beginning to unravel

The new face of U.S. politics
Lance Selfa
explores the new political conditions created by the worsening war and the Democratic election triumph

Lebanon and the Middle East crisis
Gilbert Achcar
talks to the ISR after a recent trip to Lebanon

The watchdog, not the master
Sherry Wolf
challenges the notion that the "Israel Lobby" determines Washington's policy toward Israel

Islam and Islamophobia
Deepa Kumar
debunks a number of myths peddled about Islam

Is the U.S. becoming post-industrial
Adam Turn
examines the argument that we have entered a new post-industrial age, and its corrollary, that the working class is no longer capable of mounting a collective challenge to capitalism

PIcasso's Guernica
Scott Johnson
pulls the curtain open on one of the world's most famous paintings

The German Revolution 1917-1923
Todd Chretien
offers us part II of his review of the classic historical account by Pierre Broue of Germany's revolutionary years


Voices of war resisters

PLUS: Afghanistan: the "good" occupation; The second Intifada; Israel-Palestine: The case for a one-state solution; The return of sexism; China's peasants; The U.S. in Central America; The history of rum

The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx Available from Haymarket Books.

Anarchism and autonomism: Readings from the ISR archive

A critique of insurrectionary anarchism
Geoff Bailey

Comtemporary Anarchism
Eric Kerl

Comtemporary Anarchism: an exchange
Tom Wetzel and Eric Kerl

Problems of autonomism
Claudio Katz

The powerlessness of anti-power: a critique of Change the World Without Taking Power
Paul D'Amato

Emma Goldman: A life of controversy
Lance Selfa

Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War
Geoff Bailey

Anarchists in the Russian Revolution: The Makhno myth
Jason Yanowitz

Empire strikes out: a critique of Hardt and Negri's Empire
Tom Lewis

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