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Dissecting the system that carves up the globe

by Ann Hollis
Issue No. 1844

ANTI-IMPERIALISM: A Guide for the Movement (Bookmarks, £10) is a new book which critically analyses key aspects of imperialism. It begins with an excellent introduction from Tariq Ali and continues with articles on oil and imperialism, racism, nuclear weapons, civil liberties and much more.

There is an in-depth interview with Tony Benn, and a look at places that are directly in the firing line such as Colombia, Iraq and Palestine. Finally there is a section which cover subjects such as Bush's doctrine of a new US empire, the role of the British state, the media, the arms trade and the anti-war movement. This is an excellent collection.

Available from Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE (add £1.50 postage). Phone 020 7637 1848. Order online at

John Pilger's The New Rulers of the World is soon to be published in paperback (Verso, £8). It is a brilliantly readable and angry denunciation of the way the world system crushes lives and hope.

Pilger, who has written powerfully against the latest war, punctures the hypocrisy of Western rulers who claim to be against dictators but who supported regimes like Suharto's in Indonesia for decades. The section on Iraq shows the murderous effect of sanctions and documents the West's relations with Saddam Hussein.

He also dissects the lies behind the 'war on terror'. Everyone who is against the war will enjoy this book.

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Sat 29 Mar 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1844
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