Direct Action (SolFed) #31 2004

Cover of Direct Action #31

Anarcho-syndicalist magazine published by the Solidarity Federation. This issue's theme: "reasons to be cheerful".

Submitted by Fozzie on September 13, 2022

Contents: thegoodnews

  • Reasons to be cheerful: New Labour are clamping down on laughing and farting. Pm dead.
  • Little Victories: The work/life balance of the politically active.
  • Why no good news? Good news is not news to the mainstream media, but we all know there's a wealth of
    'good works' and feelings out there.
  • MayDay'04 - Lancsfocus
  • Seeing around the corner; Why we hate some Americans
  • Le Pen sent packing; NHS sell-off
  • ALL AUT?
  • IRAQ occupation in pictures...
  • On the edge: Nike Offensive; Blair Doesn't Care; Hypocrites Disunited; Football Fans; Work Kills More than Wars.,.; GM update; Naked Bike Ride; Greece reasons.
  • international news: USA; West Papua; El Salvador; Haiti; Zambia; Spain; China; Belize; Iran; Colombia; India; Slovakia; Pakistan; Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Features: Yo No Quiero Taco Bell; Coca Cola criminals.
  • centrespread: Going places underground - Ken Livingstone talked the talk against tube privatisation. More recently, groups of tube workers, with lives as well as livelihoods at stake, have been walking the walk.
  • globalfocus: Argentina: 21st Century workers' and community liberation.
  • Anarchist Federation - comradely comments.
  • justicepages: Tony and George‚Äôs torture chambers
  • notes+letters
  • Review Feature: Of Paradise and Power - Howard Zinn on Robert Kagan's book
  • books and pamphlet reviews:
    TheBurning Tigris - Peter Balakian
    Peace Signs - The anti-war movement illustrated
    2/15 the day the world said NO to war - Hello NYC
    Radical Priorities - Noam Chomsky
    Controlled Flight into Terrain: Stealworks Anthology 3.0 - John Yates
    Workers' Councils - Anton Pannekoek
  • music and film reviews:
    The Passion of Christ - dir. Mel Gibson
    The Sanity Clause - Deja Vue e.p.
    1-Speed Bike - Droopy Butt Begone!
    Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish
    Calvin Party - Lies Lies & Government, & Life and other sex tragedies
  • Sick boy of Europe: With long working hours and proven links to disease and death, the UK is the sick boy of Europe.
  • DA resources: Info., upcoming events, campaigns, friends & neighbours.