The Church report •
Child abuse •
Halley's comet • Philippines
We Are The Champions: Liverpool
vs the 1980s
Liverpool is never out of the news. Be it Liverpool FC, Militant or John
Lennon, it won't go away.
Moderate Muscle: The Alliance
Anthony Heath, Roger Jowell and John Curtice
What should we make of this Alliance? Was its vote in 1983a temporary
aberration or is it here to stay?
The New Detente? East-West
Relations After the Summit
Gerard Holden and Mary Kaldor
A new mood now prevails. At least they are talking.
The Beginning of the End?
The Anglo-Irish Accord
A Roundtable Discussion
The Hillsborough Accord is in place. The meetings have started. Willnthis
be a historic turning-point in Irish affairs, or just another episode
in an old juggling act.
The Race For Pole Position:
The Car Industry Revolution
Daniel T Jones and Andrew Graves
We are in the midst of a revolution in the car industry. And this one
will make it easier for small manufacturers to survive.
VIEWPOINT on Europe
MICHAEL RUSTIN Flexing
STEPHEN BROWN Putting
Europe back on the map
Classical Ballet •
The Archers •
Comrades • The
The future of shop stewards
• food additives
• racism and
on Terence Conran
Fleet Street •
Wendy Savage •
CPSU congress •
Tarzan Takes The High Ground
Heseltine poses the biggest internal threat to Thatcher since 1979.
'Her Majesty's official opposition' is hardly a traditional description
the Church of England. But these days it doesn't look so inappropriate.
Hung Parliament: The Choices
We can't keep ignoring it. What should Labour do if it doesn't command
an overall majority at the next election?
The Alternative Economic
Strategy: Goodbye to All That?
Ten years ago, the Left felt secure in its economic prescriptions. It
certainly doesn't now.
Joan Collins •
Tom Waits • Caribbean
Cricket • Quiz
The New Right •
British Gas •
French Trade Unions
UP on Winnie Mandela
Westland fallout •
A dream come true? • Keep
on truckin' • Red
faces at Lloyd's
Interview with Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson hit the headlines in 1984 with his bid to the Democratic
nomination for the presidency. His emergence on to the national scene
has given the black movement a new and powerful expression and American
politics a new progressive voice. Stuart Hall went to Chicago to
The Sparks Are Flying
Wapping was long in the planning. But Murdoch would never have made it
work without the EETPU. It's time to take Hammond and Co very seriously.
Just Another Child Abuse
Child abuse cases have become big news. But this is not a new issue.
The British Way of Death
Britain has overtaken Finland as the country with the highest number of
deaths from heart attacks. But, within Britain itself, there are enormous
differences between women and men; North and South; and, most importantly,
between social classes.
Black Gold Loses its Shine
The fall in oil prices brings an era to an end. Just as the oil price
increases of the early 70s had profound effects on the world economy,
so will this decline.
A Ministry for Women
JO RICHARDSON Labour's
NATHALIE HADJIFOTIOU A
vision of equality
GERRY POCOCK Steady as
BERT RAMELSON Gospel according
Alan Bush and Michael Tippett
• ANC film Stage
Nelson Mandela •
Interview with Brenda Dean
on Viv Richards
Sellafield • Philippines
• Rape Sentences
Goodbye to the GLC •
and Martin Jacques. On March 31, the GLC was abolished. For good reason,
as far as the Tories were concerned. The Livingstone regime had shown
just how popular and creative left-wing radicalism can be.
A Flexible Future: Britain's
dual labour force
John Atkinson and Denis Gregory. New
divisions are appearing in the labour force between a secure 'core' and
a vulnerable 'periphery'. What should the unions do about it?
Will Gorbachev Shake the
Gorbachev has burst upon the world scene.
The face of Soviet politics has been
transformed. How far will it go?
Interview with Denis Healey
Foreign Secretary sets out his view of the world.
Sara Mills and Patrick Williams
The animal liberation movement commands wide popular support today. The
question of animal rights, however, raises fundamental questionsabout
our view of politics and nature.
The TUC dilemma
Interview with Julien Temple
• GLC and the arts
• London marathon
Eddie Shah • Shakespeare
CLOSE UP on John Smith
South Africa •
Wapping • Salt
2 • Drugs and advertising
• Africa and aid
People Aid • a new politics
sweeps the land Stuart Hall and Martin Jacques
First Band Aid, then Live Aid, and recently Sport Aid have changed the political
agenda. Aid is now a major national issue.
Making Waves • A Roundtable
Women's committees have tried to change the politics of local government.
But, have they succeeded and are women's interests really represented by
Suppose a Labour government does try and remove cruise. What will the US
do? Will the opposition be so great as to force the government to back down?
Public Sector Possibilities
Nationalisation has been in retreat. The old Morrisonian model is dead.
But pragmatism is no solution. Public ownership matters. We need a new model,
one of openness and diversity.
Homage to the Civil War
Fifty years ago this month saw the outbreak of the Spanish civil war. It
ended in bitter defeat and paved the way for the second world war. But its
legacy has served as an inspiration.
on Defence and the Alliance
Paddy Ashdown and Neville Pressley give their views.
The Spanish civil war in
photos and songs • Athletics
and drugs •
Thatcher's changing image
Terrorism • Political
on Sarah Ferguson
Irish divorce •
Tourism • Spanish
election • Gay's
The Apartheid Effect
Britain and South Africa
South Africa is likely to have a much bigger impact on British politics
than Vietnam. Already Thatcher is in big trouble.
Divisions in the Laager
New tensions are appearing in the Pretoria regime. But it is far from
Latin America: Can't pay..
Latin America has been steamrollered by the debt crisis. As yet no country
has defaulted, and now this looks unlikely, though not impossible. Meanwhile
the region has suffered an unprecedented economic contraction.
Guilty Secrets: the role
of women's therapy
Women's therapy emerged out of the women's liberation movement.
But the movement's decline over the last decade has thrown up new and
difficult problems for the former.
on A Bill of Rights
Summer reading •
• Unions •
Peacock Report •
History of cinema •
Martial arts •
Nawal El Saadawi
on Annie Lennox
The Alliance •
Chile • Commonwealth
• Education •
A Royal Coup: Mrs Thatcher
vs the Queen
In July a constitutional crisis seemed possible. Was the queen really
critical of Mrs Thatcher's policies as the Sunday Times reports implied?
(partly defaced original)
Interview with John Edmonds
On the eve of the TUC the General Secretary of the General Municipal Boilermakers
and Allied Trades Union, talks to Beatrix Campbell about the options that
The State of the Movement
Since the late 70s the unions have been urged to change. What are the
pressures being brought to bear and how well equipped is the movement
to deal with the changes.
Is mass unemployment a permanent feature of modern capitalism. It's not
the case throughout Europe. The role of the working class is crucial.
Why Do Women Write?
Grace Nicholsand Fay Weldon Women's writing is now big business. But what
motivates women to write?
The Sectarian Divide: Ireland
after the Accord •
Paul Bewand Henry Patterson
Ten months after signing the Anglo-Irish Agreement at Hillsborough, both
Protestant and Catholic violence has intensified. The future looks bleak.
on Live Aid
Football's troubles •
Soviet tv • Living
with computers • Interview
Adolescent girls •
on Mick McGahey
Revolution is in the air as the City gears up for deregulation at the
end of the month. But the chill wind of market
forces could blow yet more business away from Britain
Changing contours: the
legacy of Henry Moore
the Chernobyl political fallout is landing in unexpected places
Phase-out: the liklihood
of a major
The Pill celebrates its
Card carrying students
Beatrix Campbell launches her new
monthly column with a sense of deja vu about the new-look Labour Party
Trade unions, football, Spanish civil war...
Past Imperfect, FutureTense
The Labour Party has a real chance of winning the next election. Eric
Hobsbawm examines its record in
government, and asks whether it can learn the lessons of the past
Peace in the Battle of the
Women have played a key role in the peace movement. Kate Soper argues
that this does not suggest an innate 'feminine' rejection of violence
The Importance of Being
David Steel discusses his party's radicalism, its relationship with the
SDP, and what he thinks of the Left
The Painful Path to Health
Steve Iliffe argues for a radical restructuring of health care to treat
the afflictions facing the NHS
Wendy Savage talks about the medical profession and childbirth
Conservative chic -
in the style wars
Credibility and mystery:
John Berger writes on the meaning of words
Independent's Day: Andreas
Whittam Smith talks about his hopes for the new quality newspaper to be
CHANNEL 5 CHOICE
Cabaret, lager, Rosa, touring bands
Maya Angelou's recollections; UCS work-in; Sarah Benton on Elizabeth Wilson;
Umberto Eco; plus briefs
Labour Party fringe meetings
Raphael Samuel warns against opening wounds within the Left
David Edgar on Norman Tebbit
A non-nuclear defence policy may not be as popular as some of its advocates
claim. To win support, it must be part of a credible alternative foreign
The US sanctions vote
Poll Teasers -
drugs dominate the campaigns as America goes to the polls
Fighting The Raj And
One of Britain's key anti-racist activists retires
Shares At the Sales
privatisation is proving a bonanza for advertising agencies as the public
invited to spend, spend, spend
the contours of Britain's unions look as if they might be in for quite
Roses Are Red:
the Labour Party's new image
Beatrix Campbell looks at the 'right to choose', the teenage
mother and Victoria Gillick
Black workers, CP bashing, women and peace, healthy living
The Rejkjavik Fiasco
Hopes were high for the mini-summit. Gerard Holden explains why it all
went wrong and where it leaves us
Eric Hobsbawm talks about the cataclysmic year that changed the course
of communist history
Dodging The Taxing Questions
Labour's got the right priorities, but John Grahl and Bob Rowthorn argue
that it isn't facing up to how to pay for them
Marxism Today's Fund Special
Women in The Mainstream
Taking positions of power brings pressures that many women face for
the first time. Six women discuss what it has meant for them, and what
their experiences reveal
Return of The Fighter
Steve Vines looks at Israel's new prime minister, and argues a Middle
settlement looks even more distant
Britain has a new sporting
hero, an unlikely one, Brummie Nigel Mansell
High Comedy: Michelene
Wandour interviews Victoria Wood
A Star Dies: Pat
Phoenix's glittering career
Pluto Goes To The Dogs
America's Blues Sisters
Pat Barker: the mop and
CHANNEL 5 CHOICE
The Mission, National Service, new computers, theatre
Anthony Barnett on Harold
Wilson and Jack Jones; class
warriors into battle; The
Trotspotter's Wisden; PR
Peace meetings plus notes on contributors
Hywel Francis urges an honest approach to analysing the miners' strike
Joan Smith on Duke Hussey
In The Deck
It is difficult to take Tebbit seriously.
But we should. He's trying to make the broadcasters even more cautious
Nobel prize for woman's research
The struggle for power inside the TGWU
Britain's scientists boycott SDI cash
is the latest chapter in South Africa's efforts at destabilisation
Biting the vote:
Sinn Fein makes historic turn and goes constitutional
Beatrix Campbell looks at the flop that was the Jarrow March and asks
for some new thinking
Health politics; incomes policy and economics; yuppie mums; Reykjavik;
strike breaking; 1956 and after
No Light at the End of the
The Tories are presently riding high in the opinion polls. At the moment
look a likely bet for a third term. Stuart Hall argues the nightmare is
far from over
The fragile post-1960s consensus on morality and the family is in tatters,
but what will replace it? Five women from across the political spectrum
debate the family and morality in the 80s
Journey to Pretoria
Apartheid has been shaken. For two years now South Africa has been in
uproar. Joe Slovo from the ANC executive talks to Jonathan Steele about
where it will all lead
Sixteen: Sweet or Sorry?
How real are the choices being offered to girls in employment? Cynthia
Cockburn explains why sexual stereotyping lingers on
Life After Reykjavik
So near but so far: was that the story of Reykjavik? Denis Healey and
Fedor Burlatsky consider the prospects for detente following the mini-summit
dressing up is hard to do
Is the Camera Female?
Women photographers 1900-1955
Christmas at home and abroad, the yawning culture gap
the lifeline to young middle America revives
ageing British rock music
CHANNEL 5 CHOICE
dale trails; diary dates; music; movies and
1986 Christmas Crackers
Tom Sawyer on strikes and the unions; critical canons; foodie fadbooks;
women's mags; nukes; and fascinating fiction
Kids at Christmas plus notes on contributors
Susannah Tarbush on Assad and the Middle East