Living Marxism: List of commentaries 1995-2000
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Living Marxism was a publication of the Revolutionary Communist Party launched in late 1988. After the dissolution of the party in 1996 it was renamed as LM magazine. It closed following a libel action taken by TV broadcaster ITN in 2000. A core of those associated with te RCP and LM magazine went on to form a wide variety of other organisations which took forwards their libertarian and allegedly 'humanist' views in what has been dubbed the LM network. From December 1995 until 22 February 2000 Living Marxism published regular online commentaries, which are listed below.
- 1 2000
- 2 1999
- 3 1998
- 4 1997
- 5 1996
- 6 1995
- 7 Notes
- 02-22-00: 'Should women be living in fear?' - Sara Hinchliffe wonders where the latest figures on rape have come from.
- 02-18-00: 'Caring concerns' - The reaction to abuse in children's homes has its own dangers, argues Jennie Bristow.
- 02-02-00: 'Dr Shipman conviction' - It would be absurd to try to organise health services on the assumption that any doctor could turn out to be a serial killer, argues Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.
- 01-17-00: 'Blair and the NHS crisis' - Mrs Winston-Fox gets flu, Mr Blair gets pneumonia by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.
- 01-15-00: 'Straw's laws' - author unknown, article offline.
- 01-15-00: 'No U-turn on transport' - Prescott may be gone, but his anti-car policies live on, argues Austin Williams.
- 12-13-99: 'Behind the Chechen crisis' - by Tracey Brown.
- 12-06-99: 'The problem with anti-capitalist demonstrations' - by Mick Hume, LM editor.
- 12-02-99: 'No speed please, we're British' - The latest transport initiative is less concerned with transport than with social engineering, argues Austin Williams.
- 11-26-99: 'Battered intimacy' - Tessa Mayes questions whether the latest campaign against domestic violence will really benefit women.
- 11-19-99: 'New Labour's therapeutic state' - by Michael Fitzpatrick.
- 10-29-99: 'LM Interview: An American Love Story' - New York film maker Jennifer Fox has shown that this need not be so. She spoke to Claire Fox at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival earlier this month...
- 10-14-99: 'Spinning Northern Ireland' - The appointment of Peter Mandelson to the post of Northern Ireland secretary finds the Six Counties once again made the backdrop of political posturing, writes James Heartfield.
- 10-15-99: 'Creating crimes to count' - Bruno Waterfield on why the government wants to cook the crime statistics books.
- 10-06-99: 'Clash of diversities' - Nancy Morton reports from New York on Mayor Guiliani's failed attempt to use diversity to censor the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
- 09-22-99: 'The rating game' - Fenno Outen reports on a discussion held by BAFTA on Tuesday 14 September 1999.
- 09-22-99: 'Six billion people? Three cheers' - by Frank Furedi, author of Population and Development: A Critical Introduction.
- 09-20-99: 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions' - Will Deighton explains why the pressure for international intervention in East Timor was destined to end in bloodshed.
- 09-20-99: 'Genetically modified fears' - The reaction against GM food is bad news, even for those who would no sooner eat a Big Mac than a manure burger by Mick Hume, LM editor.
- 09-10-99: 'National moral purpose sex shocker' - by James Heartfield.
- 09-03-99: 'Of mice and men' - Researchers may have used genetics to improve the memory of mice, but it is nonsense to talk of an 'intelligence gene', argues Dr Stuart Derbyshire.
- 08-26-99: 'Safety first?' - by Austin Williams.
- 08-16-99: 'Eco-worriers' - by Bill Durodié.
- 08-09-99: Eclipsing the experience - author unknown, article offline.
- 07-27-99: 'The Right to be Offensive' - The best way to deal with prejudice is through more speech, not less, by exposing it to the harsh light of debate, contradiction and rebuttal. By Mick Hume, LM Editor
- 07-22-99: 'A kid with a new toy' - James Heartfield reports from Israel as the new Prime Minister arrives in London.
- 07-21-99: 'Has the Moon shrunk?' - By Mick Hume, LM Editor.
- 06-04-99: 'Kosovo: the price of Blair's victory' - author unknown, article offline.
- 06-16-99: 'Punishing teenage fathers' - Anybody who believes that teenagers will hold back from sex because it might cost them a fiver should have got out more when they were young. By Mick Hume, LM Editor.
- 06-16-99: 'Euro non-event' - By Bruno Waterfield.
- 06-16-99: 'Low expectations in South Africa' - By Barrie Collins.
- 05-28-99: 'The nonsense effect' - Andrew Calcutt puts 'effects theory' on the couch.
- 05-24-99: 'Disciplining parents' - The demand to make smacking illegal will do more harm than good to relationships between parents and children, argues Tiffany Jenkins.
- 04-29-99: 'Mourning sickness after Dando' - Jill Dando's murder seems to be the latest excuse for another public outburst of the modern British disease - mourning sickness. By Mick Hume, LM Editor.
- 04-28-99: 'Is this a race war?' - The nail-bomb attacks in Brixton and Brick Lane in London do not represent an upsurge in racism, argues Duleep Allirajah.
- 04-27-99: 'American school shootings' - author unknown, article offline.
- 04-23-99: 'No refuge' - The Asylum and Immigration Bill gives the lie to New Labour's concern for the Kosovo refugees, argues Suke Wolton.
- 04-16-99: 'New Britain's moral crusade' - The war against the Serbs is about projecting a self-image of the ethical New Britain bestriding the world. It is a crusade. By Mick Hume, LM Editor.
- 04-09-99: 'Why Blair's 'humanitarian' war is even worse' - By Mick Hume, LM Editor.
- 04-01-99: 'Genocide: what's in a word?' - Mick Hume, editor of LM, challenges the propaganda war over Kosovo.
- 03-24-99: 'NSPCC spreads suspicion' - Tiffany Jenkins points out the dangers of the NSPCC's 'Full stop campaign'.
- 03-25-99: 'Blowing up the Kosovo crisis' - For the first time in 50 years NATO is at war. What for, asks LM editor Mick Hume?
- 03-20-99: 'Caging children' - By James Heartfield.
- 03-17-99: 'Degrading democracy' - The shake-up of the European Commission following allegations of fraud is likely to lead to less democracy, not more, argues Bill Durodie.
- 03-01-99: 'An attack on us all' - author unknown, article offline.
- 02-17-99: 'Food frights' - The panic about GM food is not based on science or fact, but on fear, argues Tony Gilland.
- 02-17-99: 'Who's behind the Ocalan witch-hunt?' - Dominic Standish reports from Italy on how the US government has called the shots over the arrest of Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan.
- 02-23-99: 'CULTURE WARS: Comedy of errors' - Shakespeare In Love is not a film about Shakespeare, argues Sandy Starr.
- 02-15-99: 'Monkeying around with rights' - Dr Helene Guldberg explains why apes should not be given the same rights as humans.
- 02-07-99: 'New myths for old on child sex abuse' - James Heartfield explains how the new Home Office report, 'Sex offending against children: understanding the risk', replaces 'stranger danger' with fear of the family.
- 02-05-99: 'CULTURE WARS: A drama out of a crisis' - Claire Fox reviews a hard-hitting play about the Stephen Lawrence inquiry which doesn't give in to emotionalism.
- 01-18-99: 'Compensation syndrome' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick on the origins of Gulf War syndrome and other similar conditions.
- 12-17-98: 'Degrading' Iraq - author unknown, article offline.
- 12-06-98: 'The Pinochet saga' - The detention of former Chilean dictator Pinochet has raised hopes of justice for his victims, but it still leaves Chile's future dictated outside of its borders, writes James Heartfield.
- 11-29-98: 'Policing pregnant women' - author unknown, article offline.
- 11-24-98: 'New-Age Synod' - author unknown, article offline.
- 11-23-98: 'Lifestyle drugs' - The rise of 'lifestyle drugs' is a result of the medicalisation of everyday life, argues Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.
- 11-20-98: 'House of Lords reform' - The proposals for the 'democratic' reform of the House of Lords are not all that they seem, argues Bruno Waterfield.
- 11-15-98: 'Carmageddon II' - Computer Game Panic II - Should a game in which pedestrians and animals are maimed or killed in an explosion of blood and limbs be banned? Dave Amis from Internet Freedom investigates
- 10-31-98: 'Primarily colourless' - The critics have got it wrong on Primary Colors (which opened in the UK last night), says Graham Barnfield.
- 10-26-98: 'Defenestrate Pinochet' - As General Pinochet's lawyers go to court in an attempt to prevent his extradition to Spain to stand trial for torture, kidnap and conspiracy to murder, Nick Frayn suggests an alternative way of resolving the problem.
- 10-13-98: 'The Truman Sham' - The Truman Burbank docu-soap has opened to general critical acclaim allied with widespread condemnation about the manner in which the media manipulates people's lives. David Nolan has a different take on what the film reveals about the media.
- 10-06-98: 'This Wasn't Hardcore...' - This wasn't hardcore ... but they pulped it anyway. Brendon Craigie, president of the Free Speech Society at Leeds University, reports.
- 09-29-98: 'The Return of the Left?' - Despite Labour's National Executive elections, the left is not on the march says James Heartfield.
- 09-15-98: 'Cry Baby Clinton' - James Heartfield reflects on the fallout from the Starr report
- 09-15-98: 'Conflicting Peace' - Sandy Starr reports from this year's Conflict and Peace Conference, held between September 4 and September 7, in which journalists from around the world discussed their role and their responsibilities.
- 09-10-98: 'Why I don't hate Murdoch United' - Duleep Allirajah explains why Manchester United fans are the last people who should oppose Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of the club.
- 09-08-98: 'Saving Private Spielberg' - James Heartfield attended the British premiere of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan last night.
- 09-03-98: 'Diana Disillusion: the Cult of Diana and its Mirror Image' - Recent criticisms of the cult of Diana are as mystical as the cult itself, says writer and broadcaster Andrew Calcutt.
- 08-18-98: 'Shattered Peace?' - David Nolan explains what the Omagh tragedy means for the peace process.
- 08-10-98: 'Stock Market Jitters' - The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen nine per cent in the last three weeks. Phil Mullan separates perceptions from real developments.
- 08-08-98: 'The Last Of The Homophobes' - On the last day of the Anglican bishops conference, Sandy Starr explains what the refusal to accept gay priests and same-sex marriages reveals about the modern church.
- 07-30-98: 'Eroding Defendants' Rights' - Daniel Lloyd, from the legal group Freedom and Law, reveals what's behind moves in the UK to deny some suspects the right to a trial by jury.
- 07-23-98: 'The Demon Car in a World of Strangers' - On the third day of the school holidays, the roads are eerily empty. But, argues Graham Lee, that isn't the reason why he would abolish the 'school-run'.
- 07-22-98: 'No Deal for Transport' - Austin Williams, co-ordinator of the Transport Research Group, is far from impressed with New Labour's proposed transport policy.
- 07-10-98: 'The cult of Diana' - The cult of Diana moves in mysterious ways, observes Andrew Calcutt reporting on yet another episode in the afterlife of Princess Diana.
- 07-09-98: 'Deathly Indecision' - Dr Liz Frayn, recently qualified and raring to go, asks why other young doctors seem reluctant to take responsibility for their decisions.
- 07-07-98: 'New design at the ICA' - by James Heartfield.
- 06-30-98: 'Hong Kong, China - One Year On' - One of the major threats to Hong Kong in the year since its return to Chinese sovereignty came not from the red dragon, says Sheila Parker, but from a scare over sick chickens.
- 06-30-98: 'Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow' - Just after the British parliament reduced the gay age of consent to 16, the Pride festival, one of Europe's biggest gay celebrations was postponed. Sandy Starr looks at what has happened to queer culture.
- 06-18-98: 'Hooliganism: a political football' - Duleep Allirajah questions the obsession with hooliganism.
- 06-18-98: 'A Dirty Little War' - On Friday 19 June, the British television channel BBC2 will broadcast 'Malaya: The Undeclared War'. Dave Hallsworth, veteran of the campaign who had a preview of the programme, recalls the brutality of the campaign.
- 06-14-98: 'Gordon 'Prudent' Brown' - The UK's chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown surprised a lot of people last week when he announced the sale of a series of government assets. But not Phil Mullan.
- 06-09-98: 'After Dounreay: The End of the Nuclear Dream?' - Physicist Joe Kaplinsky explains what really lies behind last Friday's closure of the British nuclear power plant at Dounreay.
- 05-22-98: 'New Labour v Old Snobs' - As the Arts Council is hit by resignations, James Heartfield explains the background to the latest row between New Labour and the intelligentsia.
- 05-19-98: 'The Big Debt Relief Scam' - John Pender from Africa Direct was at the Jubilee 2000 jamboree in Birmingham.
- 05-15-98: 'Nuclear Diplomacy' - The outcry over India's nuclear tests reveals who wields real power in the international arena, argues David Nolan.
- 05-15-98: 'Forced To Agree' - Mark Ryan, author of War and Peace in Ireland, considers what's on offer in the referendum on the Good Friday agreement.
- 05-13-98: 'New Labour's Gunboat Ethics' - Barry Crawford from Africa Direct reflects on whether the Sierra Leone crisis reflects badly on New Labour's ethical foreign policy.
- 05-08-98: 'Degraded Democracy' - On the day that Londoners are given the opportunity to vote on whether they will have an elected mayor, Bruno Waterfield considers the lack of options.
- 05-07-98: 'The dog that didn't bark' - James Heartfield celebrated the first anniversary of the New Labour government with Prime Minister Tony Blair's radical critics.
- 05-02-98: 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary' - Gitta Sereny's book about childhood killer Mary Bell is a convenient excuse for everybody to get on their high horses, writes James Heartfield.
- 04-24-98: 'Don't March - for Peace' - As the true meaning of the new 'democratic' peace deal in Northern Ireland becomes apparent, Brendan O'Neill examines how the peace process has demoralised the people of Northern Ireland
- 04-09-98: 'Netscape's Support for PICS' - On the day a leading British teachers' trade union warned that children are just 'two clicks' away from pornography on the Internet and demanded protection for children and their own members, Chris Ellison, from Internet Freedom, claims that Netscape's latest plans for a revision to its Web browser will have a major impact on free speech.
- 04-01-98: 'Kicking the soul out of football' - author unknown, article offline.
- 03-20-98: 'Soya Scare' - The UK supermarket chain Iceland has come out against genetically modified foods. Tony Gilland objects to its irresponsible campaign.
- 03-09-98: 'Lunar Luddism' - Astronomer Henry Joy McCracken considers the reaction to the news that there is water on the Moon.
- 03-06-98: 'Rape Law Injustice' - The UK's Home Secretary Jack Straw intends to introduce new laws to prevent alleged rapists forcing their victims to relive their ordeal in the witness box. Sara Hinchliffe from Feminists for Justice is alarmed at the suppositions underlying the case for rape law reform.
- 03-01-98: 'Domed-out' - author unknown, article offline.
- 02-17-98: 'Fanning the flames of litigation' - Cheryl Hudson fumes at the latest High Court decision against tobacco companies.
- 02-19-98: 'Iraq - caught between the US and the UN' - The current crisis in the Gulf might look like bully-boy tactics by the US and Britain, but in fact is a product of the institutions put in place after the crushing of Iraq by the Allied forces, argues Donna Kingsley.
- 02-01-98: 'Sex scandals' - James Heartfield explains why he's not prepared to swallow the latest stories coming from the White House.
- 01-27-98: 'Compromising Microsoft's Purpose' - Jason Burton argues that both consumers and innovators lost out in the latest Microsoft/Department of Justice spat.
- 01-26-98: 'To Hell with Blair's apology' - LM Statement
- 01-20-98: 'Not one doctor but none' - Carrie Clarke argues for treating abortion like any other medical procedure.
- 01-15-98: 'Mo Mowlam's mothering instinct' - Recent events in Northern Ireland reveal much about the relationship between Britain and Ireland, writes Brendan O'Neill.
- 01-14-98: 'The IMF and East Asia' - In the wake of IMF intervention in South Korea, Daniel Nassim censures those fuelling anti-growth sentiments in East Asia.
- 01-09-98: 'Human clones to order?' - Juliet Tizzard argues that research into cloning humans could benefit us all.
- 01-08-98: 'Negative images' - author unknown, article offline.
- 01-02-98: 'The Last Straw' - News that Home Secretary's son William Straw was the juvenile interviewed by police for selling cannabis to an undercover reporter for the Mirror newspaper won't knock a dent in New Labour's Law and Order drive, writes James Heartfield.
- 12-04-97: 'More Mad Cow Madness' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick on the latest in the mad mad cow saga.
- 12-02-97: 'Gene Patenting: piracy or progress?' - John Gillott, co-author of Science and the Retreat from Reason, looks at the brouhaha surrounding gene patenting.
- 12-01-97: 'A Question for World Aids Day' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, co-author of 'The Truth About the Aids Panic', poses a question for World Aids Day.
- 11-22-97: 'Cash for fags?' - James Heartfield argues that Labour should not return Bernie Ecclestone's £1 000 000 donation.
- 11-08-97: 'After Diana, Louise' - As half the western world waits for the result of Louise Woodward's first appeal, Jennie Bristow expresses disquiet over the implications of the reaction.
- 10-29-97: 'Stock Market Rollercoaster' - Phil Mullan reflects on a week of stock market upheaval.
- 10-27-97: 'Abortion: No Limits On Women's Choice' - author unknown, article offline.
- 10-25-97: 'A Warming Thought' - Peter Sammonds proposes that a warmer climate might well be of benefit to us all.
- 10-17-97: 'Cassini's progress' - Henry Joy McCracken considers the reaction to the latest space probe leaving Earth.
- 10-15-97: 'Model Cities' - author unknown, article offline.
- 10-01-97: 'Algeria's bloody conflict' - Following news about yet another massacre in the war in Algeria, this time of a family of 52 people, Robert Hughes takes a look at what's really behind one of the world's 'unreported conflicts'.
- 09-30-97: 'All parties, no people' - Those who would like to see a lasting democratic solution in Ireland should not invest their hopes in the all-party talks, writes Brendan O'Neill.
- 09-16-97: 'The Ministry Of Truth And The Bosnian Elections' - Dave Chandler exposes the distortion and manipulation of the Bosnian elections.
- 09-14-97: 'New Scotland, New Elitism' - author unknown.
- 09-08-97: ['The lonely crowd' - Peter Ray mingled with the mourners in the Mall.
- 09-02-97: 'The Real Meaning of the Di Phenomenon' - author unknown.
- 07-11-97: 'Summary Justice' - William Woodger explains how Operation Tango reveals who really calls the shots in the former Yugoslavia.
- 07-08-97: 'Mo Mowlam's marching orders' - The peace process is to blame for the violence at Drumcree, writes Brendan O'Neill; and under New Labour things will get even worse.
- 07-07-97: 'Stagnating in space' - Henry McCracken looks at the contrast between the spectacular successes of the Mars landing last weekend and the predicament of the Russian Mir space station.
- 07-03-97: 'Sleaze Merchants' - On the publication of Sir Gordon Downey's report, James Heartfield explains what is at issue in the 'Cash for Questions' scandal.
- 06-30-97: 'Handing back Hong Kong' - by Sheila Parker.
- 06-29-97: 'Preparing Bosnia For Democracy' - Our man in Sarajevo Dave Chandler explains why the only people being empowered in this election are the Great Powers that run the country.
- 06-19-97: 'McJustice' - Helen Searls, legal co-ordinator for LM magazine, gives a personal view of British libel laws in the wake of the McLibel verdict.
- 06-18-97: 'Pedestrian transport policies' - by Austin Williams.
- 06-16-97: 'Ending rape 'by any means necessary?' - Politicians, the police and feminists have combined to demand changes in rape law. Sara Hinchliffe discovered that intolerance is the real order of the day.
- 06-06-97: 'Swinging to the left?' - Alan Hudson reflects on the widespread belief that the British and French election results represent a swing to the left.
- 05-28-97: 'Abortion - whose rights?' - Carrie Clarke considers the issues raised in recent the Scottish abortion case.
- 05-14-97: 'New Labour, Many New Dangers' - Jennie Bristow sees New Labour's new laws as a prime example of anti-social behaviour.
- 05-08-97: 'The Tadic verdict: a bad day for justice' - Helen Searls, LM's legal adviser, looks at the implications of the Tadic verdict.
- 05-02-97: 'Nightmare on Downing Street' - author unknown.
- 04-22-97: 'From pro-choice to no choice' - Television broadcasters have struck a blow against democracy and free speech, says Bruno Waterfield.
- 04-21-97: 'Self sacrifice in the Observer sleaze scandal' - James Heartfield explains why the Observer threw journalist Will Self to the Lions.
- 04-17-97: 'Banning the BNP attacks us all' - An election ban on the British Nationalist Party would take all our rights away, argues James Heartfield.
- 04-08-97: 'Don't Turn Democracy Into A Media Circus' - On 1 May we ought to have an opportunity to say what we think about Conservative policies. But we won't says James Heartfield.
- 04-06-97: 'General Election: The Sleaze Fallout' - David Nolan looks at how New Labour, under the guise of cleaning up politics, are creating a new, less democratic, consensus.
- 03-24-97: 'Cloning Update' - John Gillot, who writes on scientific issues for LM magazine, is excited by the possibilities brought about by the onset of cloning but despairs at the hysterical reaction.
- 03-12-97: 'HIV Scare Story' - Dr Mike Fitzpatrick is worried about the implications of the General Medical Council's decision to strike off a doctor who delayed an HIV test.
- 02-25-97: 'Who's Afraid of the Pro-Life Alliance?' - Carrie Clark responds to the publication of the Pro-Life Alliance's manifesto.
- 02-24-97: 'China After Deng Xiaoping' - On the day of Deng Xiaoping's official funeral Sheila Parker examines what was really behind the recent moves towards the market in China.
- 02-23-97: 'It's Not Just Guns' - author unknown.
- 02-22-97: 'Undermining Justice' - Helen Reece, from Freedom and Law, takes issue with suggestions that the UK needs a paedophile register.
- 02-18-97: 'Trial by Media' - The Daily Mail newspaper has caused a stir after naming those it thinks are guilty of the racist murder of student Stephen Lawrence four years ago. Daniel Lloyd, from Freedom and Law, has no problems with campaigning journalism but is not so sure that the evidence justifies the Mail's claims.
- 02-18-97: 'Debate: Will Gun Control Make Society Safer?' - Fenno Outen, editor of the student magazine 'Cub' attended a debate on the rights and wrongs of gun control last week. He outlines what he thought of the discussion for LM Online.
- 01-31-97: 'The Peace Process: Time to Face Reality' - Living Marxism Statement
- 01-23-97: 'An Englishman's home is no longer his castle' - Housing policy used to be about building homes. Now, as Dave Cowlard from the Urban Research Group explains, policy is driven by New Labour and centres on opening up people's homes to inspection and regulation.
- 01-21-97: 'Taking Liberties' - The Government's Police Bill gives extraordinary powers of surveillance to the police. Tragically, the main opposition party seems determined to go even further in attacking our rights, argues Daniel Lloyd from Freedom and Law.
- 01-20-97: 'Harvey the Heretic' - Neil Davenport and Andrew Calcutt defend singer Brian Harvey, but recognise that 'safety first' is the watchword of both sides of the ecstasy debate.
- 01-13-97: 'Off with their heads!' - Bruno Waterfield joined the "baying mob" at Tuesday's monarchy debate in Birmingham. But what he found was that those who criticised the monarchy miss the point as much as those who support it.
- 01-07-97: 'Get Religion out of Politics' - Mike Fitzpatrick, for whom giving up religion was far more than a New Year's resolution, despairs at the intrusion of religion into politics.
- 12-12-96: 'No Cuts in AIDS research' - Dr Stuart Derbyshire calls for redirection in AIDS funding away from the moral crusade against sex and towards finding a cure.
- 12-05-96: 'Freedom of Speech on Campus' - Nick Frayn, from the Living Marxism Society, reports how the arguments around 'Freedom of Speech on Campus' were handled by the speakers and received by the audience.
- 12-02-96: 'The Cardiff Meningitis Panic' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick is not catching any of the latest health panics to strike Britain down.
- 11-27-96: 'Rwanda Update' - Barry Crawford from Africa Direct explains why he wants to see the West leave Rwanda alone.
- 11-26-96: 'Chunnel Panic' -
- 11-20-96: 'The poverty of student life' - Living Marxism leaflet.
- 11-07-96: 'The Election That Put Politics Aside' - Bill Clinton's victory over Republican candidate Bob Dole in the elections for the presidency of the United States was no triumph for democracy, argues James Heartfield.
- 11-06-96: 'It's NOT the economy, stupid' - Living Marxism's economics editor, Phil Murphy, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the US economy.
- 10-30-96: 'Behind the crisis in Eastern Zaire' - Barry Crawford of Africa Direct explains how the West helped drive Hutu refugees from the camps on the Rwandan border.
- 10-28-96: 'Victims are not Oracles' - Mark Ryan objects to the homage paid to society's victims.
- 10-16-96: 'New Labour: New Authoritarianism' - author unknown, article offline.
- 10-10-96: 'Bombs for Peace' - The IRA's return to action in Northern Ireland is a cynical ploy, says Mark Ryan.
- 10-04-96: 'Palestine: The Deadly Peace' - Journalist Eve Kay was invited by Genderwatch to speak on the state of the Middle East peace process on 2 October at the School of Oriental and African Studies. This is the text of her talk.
- 10-03-96: 'I'm Against Censorship, But...' - David Nolan looks at the latest attempts to control what's available on the internet.
- 09-24-96: 'Unholy Orders' - The scandal over the antics of Bishop Roderick Wright has shaken the Catholic Church and turned the spotlight on the issue of priestly celibacy. Mark Ryan finds himself in sympathy with the Pope.
- 09-05-96: 'Bloody Crusaders Call the Shots in Iraq' - The five year human rights crusade by liberals and charities paved the way for the air strikes against Iraq, writes Jennie Bristow.
- 08-27-96: 'Smoking Bans' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick explains why he is against the proposed curbs on tobacco sales.
- 08-23-96: 'Internet Censorship' - Chris Ellison examines what's behind the demands for regulation and why he won't be having any of it.
- 08-16-96: 'Holding a gun to our heads' - The relatives of those killed in the Dunblane massacre are the favourites of the gun-control lobby. They should not be listened to, says Mark Ryan.
- 08-08-96: 'The abortion controversy' - Ellie Lee looks at the current abortion furore.
- 07-25-96: 'Who Needs the World Service?' - by Andrew Calcutt.
- 07-22-96: 'The Stock Market Rollercoaster' - Living Marxism's economics editor Phil Murphy looks at what's behind the international stock market slide.
- 07-19-96: 'Teflon Peace' - Mark Ryan assesses the week they said had destroyed the Irish peace process.
- 07-11-96: 'The sectarian peace process' - Mark Ryan looks at the cause of the recent violence in Northern Ireland.
- 07-10-96: 'The moral maze' - Don't they ever learn? When the Archbishop of Canterbury began to preach the need for good old-fashioned Christian morals to be taught in schools, and Michael Howard endorsed his views, they might have expected that the reaction would be less than positive, writes Jennie Bristow.
- 07-07-96: 'Why they lied to you about AIDS' - Leaflet distributed by Living Marxism at Pride 1996 in London.
- 07-05-96: 'Whose Values? Whose Visions?' - author unknown.
- 06-20-96: 'Supporting Victims' - Jennie Bristow looks at what's wrong with victims' rights.
- 06-10-96: 'A Travesty of Democracy' - author unknown.
- 06-07-96: 'Hillsborough: Seven Years On' - Stuart Waiton challenges the compensation payments given to some police who were on duty at Hillsborough.
- 06-06-96: 'Child's Play 3 - A Horror Story' - author unknown.
- 06-04-96: 'Please Mind Your Manners!' - author unknown, article offline.
- 05-23-96: 'Controls Old and New' - How to control what goes on the internet is again in the news. As Compuserve discuss a new code of ethics Andrew Calcutt - free speech activist and author of The Net nanny state - looks at the debate.
- 05-15-96: 'Stalking our rights away' - Ellie Lee examines what's really at stake in the stalking debate.
- 05-10-96: 'Show Trial Opens in Hague' - Tom Edwards explains why the 'war crimes' trial of Dusko Tadic is a propaganda exercise designed to shore up the authority of the great powers over the rest of the world.
- 04-29-96: 'Chernobyl as a metaphor for the 1990s' - John Gillot explores how the dishonest discussion about delayed-action cancers are used to justify an anti-nuclear argument.
- 04-26-96: 'Divorced from Reality' - Sara Hinchliffe looks behind the furore over the government's defeat on divorce reform.
- 04-23-96: 'Racist Psychology Lecturer Faces Ban' - Penny Robson explains why she opposes the ban.
- 04-21-96: 'Massacre at Qana' - Despite the handwringing over the carnage at the Qana refugee camp last week, the West and the United Nations still back Israel's offensive in the Lebanon, writes Eve Anderson.
- 04-17-96: 'Israel's 'Peace', Lebanon's devastation' - Thirty one people are dead and over 180 are wounded. Four hundred thousand have been forced to flee their homes in a matter of hours or face the consequences. What is happening in the Lebanon and how did it all start, asks Eve Anderson?
- 04-16-96: 'The Wrath of 'Peace' - Mark Ryan sees Israel's bloody war in Lebanon as the latest act in the Middle East 'peace process'.
- 04-10-96: 'Lesson in democracy?' - by Claire Fox.
- 04-01-96: 'Treating Women as Walking Wombs' - The government's proposals to reform adoption law smack more of social engineering than helping childless couples, argues David Nolan.
- 03-23-96: 'More Mad Cow Madness' - Just when you thought it was safe to have a big Mac...another outbreak of mad cow mania, writes Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.
- 03-22-96: 'The General Election and the Question of State Power' - The following Living Marxism statement was released for the conference The Myth of Empowerment and the Reality of State Power on Sunday 24 March.
- 03-15-96: 'After Dunblane' - Mick Hume questions some reactions to the tragic killing of 16 children and their teacher in Dunblane.
- 03-13-96: 'US Warships out of East Asia!' - by James Heartfield.
- 03-10-96: 'Look Who's Stalking' - Ellie Lee finds the panic about 'stalkers' an offensive nuisance.
- 03-05-96: 'Sperm: do men measure up today?' - David Nolan examines the latest panic about men's health - the falling sperm counts controversy.
- 03-04-96: 'Who's Afraid of Pat Buchanan?' - America's Republican Party primaries are choosing their candidate for president and the success of right-winger Pat Buchanan has raised fears of a resurgent American isolationism. But it's the voters that the US elite is frightened of, not Buchanan, writes James Heartfield.
- 02-22-96: 'Oil Spills and Ecodoom Mongers' - But is it really the 'environmental disaster' that many have claimed, asks John Gillott?
- 02-22-96: 'Living Marxism Accused of 'Holocaust Denial - Correspondence on the question of genocide with the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.
- 02-22-96: 'We Don't Want Asylum but an Open Door' - Everybody should be free to enter Britain, whether they are black or white, whether they are political refugees or economic migrants, writes Helena Guldberg, on the threatened Asylum and Immigration Bill.
- 02-10-96: 'A Blast from the Past?' - The IRA bomb attack on Canary Wharf on 9 February is an act of desperation by a beleaguered organisation, writes Mark Ryan.
- 02-10-96: 'After Scott: Judges Rule' - With the coming publication of the Scott report into the 'arms-to-Iraq' affair, the conflicts within the British state will be exposed, but don't expect a victory for democracy, warns James Heartfield.
- 02-09-96: 'The Net-nanny State' - Although likely to be dropped at a First Amendment hearing, the Exon amendment lays the foundations for a Net-nanny state, writes Andrew Calcutt.
- 02-06-96: 'Are Teen Magazines Obscene?' - by Ann Bradley.
- 02-06-96: 'Schools Row' - The furore during the past fortnight over Labour shadow health secretary Harriet Harman's decision to send her 11-year old son to a selective grant-maintained grammar school, raises some interesting questions about politics in the nineties, writes Claire Foster.
- 01-25-96: 'Ireland: an election without democracy' - James Heartfield explains the election is neither about real democracy, nor peace, but rather the reinforcing of British rule.
- 01-23-96: 'Who has a stake in Singapore's 'stakeholder economy'?' - Para Teare, of GenderWatch, who grew up in South-East Asia, asks whether Singapore is a plausible model of the good society.
- 01-19-96: 'The Right To Be Offensive' - author unknown, article offline.
- 01-16-96: 'Is Socialist Labour an Alternative?' - Miners' leader Arthur Scargill has launched a Socialist Labour Party to challenge Tony Blair's 'New Labour' party, but is it the alternative we need, asks James Heartfield.
- 01-10-96: 'Killing China's Independence' - The Channel 4 documentary 'Return to the Dying Rooms' would have been better entitled 'Return to the Empire', writes Jennie Bristow.
- 01-06-96: 'Killings in Ireland: is the peace process dead?' - The reality is that the killings are part of a desperate effort to stem the collapse of morale and order within the nationalist community of Northern Ireland, writes Mark Ryan.
- 01-06-96: 'An attack on free speech' - Mr Mas'ari faces expulsion for no other reason than that he is exercising his right to speak out against the Saudi dictatorship, writes Suke Wolton.
- 2-18-95: 'No Return to Communism in the CIS' - by David Nolan.
- 12-14-95: 'Brixton: that was no riot' - author unknown, article offline.
- 12-05-95: 'Princess Diana: Queen of Victims' - by James Heartfield.
- LM Comment, retrieved from the Internet Archive of 15 August 2000 on 27 January 2011