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Issue No. 1954

McLibel
Sunday 5 June, BBC2 10pm

This documentary follows the case of the McLibel Two. Franny Armstrong’s no-budget documentary will be broadcast as part of a six part Storyville series of landmark documentaries.

The 85 minute feature documentary follows Dave Morris and Helen Steel from anonymous campaigners distributing leaflets in north London in the late 1980s, to their present status of global heroes who defeated the British government at the European Court.


Who Owes Who? 50 Questions About World Debt
Damien Millet and Eric Toussaint, £9.99

World debt is a key issue which mobilises millions of activists across the world. This book is based on the answers to 50 questions such as: What does the IMF do? If the creditors decided to cancel the debt, would it cause a global financial crisis? Won’t the dictatorial regimes currently in office benefit most from debt cancellation?

Illustrated with figures, maps and tables, it outlines the arguments on which the case for a wholesale cancellation of developing countries’ external debt rests.


Neoliberalism — A Critical Reader
Edited by Alfredo Saad Filho and Deborah Johnston, £15.99

This is another timely publication to arm activists in the run up to the G8 conference. Containing contributions from Alfredo Saad Filho, Patrick Bond and Ronaldo Munck, this collection of essays takes a wide ranging look at how neo-liberal ideology dominates our world.

Beccy Reese

Both the books in this column, and many more, can be purchased from Bookmarks at www.bookmarks.uk.com or 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE. Stuff the corporate chainstores, support independent, unionised booksellers.


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Sat 4 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1954
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