An issue of the anarcho-syndicalist magazine Direct Action themed around cults and religion.
- A whine to the divine: Religious belief rests on that single concept - faith. You cannot know but you must ‘believe’. An unbeliever muses.
- actions + comment: McDangerous; Pollysexual; Reclaiming Railtrack; Country Slums.
- Do you guru? Suicide or murder not your idea of a good belief system? Myriad shades of clerical charlatans would have you think different.
- blairedvision special:
Sicksystem: Home Secretary Jack Straw wants a prison regime which encourages prison gangs and rape. Still, the profits will be enormous.
SnooperComputers: Big Brother is out there, but not quite as clever as you think (yet).
Councilling with bosses: Works Councils - the fat cats’ best friends.
- international news: Uncle Sam on the warpath; Israel; Nigeria; Burma; Canada; Global Transport Workers; Spain; US; West Papua; Bangladesh.
- globalfocus: Standstill mystics on the move: Falun Gong - traditional, conservative and with regards to sex, downright reactionary - much like the Chinese ‘Communist’ leadership which is targeting them.
- Homegrown Cult: Chris Brain, the infamous Nine O’clock Service leader, was exposed as a serial abuser.
But how did he get away with it? For the first time in print, a personal account of Rebecca’s life in the centre of the NOS cult phenomenon.
- Frequently Asked Questions - CULTure
- ideas for change: Rage against the (monotheistic) machine / Anarchosyndicalism: eco-cred or cynical sell?
- counterCULTure reviews
Bare-Faced Messiah: The true story of L. Ron Hubbard - Russell Miller
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, delusion and the appetite for wonder - Richard Dawkins
review feature: slavery
I was born a slave - An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives
(2 Vols) - Yuval Taylor
Britain’s Slave Trade - S. I. Martin
- book reviews
The Lugano Report: On preserving Capitalism in the Twentieth Century - Susan George
The Diamond Signature - J. J. Ratter aka Penny Rimbaud
Crass Art And Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters - Gee Vaucher
Do Or Die No. 8
20 year Millenium Wildcat - Donald Rooum
The Prawn Cocktail Party: The Hidden Power behind New Labour - C. Ramsey
- periodical reviews: Fortean Times. The Journal of Strange Phenomena / The Freethinker. Secular Humanist Society
- Nation of Islam: Charmed & dangerous: NoI charms the underbelly of a disaffected black working class generation. Politics is limited to replacing a white Christian autocracy with a black Muslim one, but plenty of people feel the appeal.