A non-partisan journal of the left.

An Expensive Speech

by Uri Avnery

Fri 27th Feb 2015
Churchill famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time... [read more]

Education, Education, Deprivation

by John Lane

Thu 26th Feb 2015
If you were a university student at any time from 1962 to 1989, you received a maintenance grant; it started off at a little under £400 p.a. and reached £1,430 in 1980... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Why drone assassinations just don't work

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 4th Nov 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in our editorial column... [read more]
 

Is Russia a Kleptocracy?

by Thomas Riggins

Thu 26th Feb 2015
Many anti-Russian commentators today have no problem with classifying Vladimir Putin's government as kleptocratic... [read more]

Swimming With Sharks: Goldman Sachs, Schools and Capital Appreciation Bonds

by Ellen Brown

Tue 24th Feb 2015
Remember when Goldman Sachs – dubbed by Matt Taibbi the Vampire Squid – sold derivatives to Greece so the government could conceal its debt, then bet against that debt, driving it up?... [read more]

EDITORIAL: This is free Europe, never again!

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 16th Jun 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

A Slow-Burning Revolution‏

by Bryan Gould

Tue 24th Feb 2015
Former MP and member of the Labour shadow cabinet, Bryan Gould, details the beginnings of a paradigm shift in economic thinking... [read more]

Anti-What?

by Uri Avnery

Tue 24th Feb 2015
Uri Avnery asks if anti-semitism is on the rise in Europe... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Murdoch, Mensch and a new England Manager

by Emmeline Ravilious

Wed 9th May 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

Extremism is prevailing in Eurozone Negotiations

by Joe Walters

Mon 23rd Feb 2015
The negotiations between the newly elected Greek Government and the other Eurozone states have been a battle between pragmatism and extremism... [read more]

Libya Lies - Rape as a Weapon of War - Made in the USA?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 20th Feb 2015
The US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, and Foreign Affairs advisor, Samantha Power, are credited with helping persuade President Obama to intervene in Libya... [read more]

Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or was it ever here?

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 20th Feb 2015
People are suffering from a deficiency which is as unbalancing as a hormone or vitamin deficiency. What we are severely lacking in is democracy... [read more]
 

Innocence

by John Lane

Tue 17th Feb 2015
A tale of lost innocence by John Lane... [read more]

The Iraqi and the American

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Tue 17th Feb 2015
A poem by Dr Tomasz Pierscionek... [read more]

John Cantlie writes from within Islamic State captivity… what messages should we take from his article?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 15th Feb 2015
Freedom of speech and expression has become a much debated concept depending who interprets and how it is defined... [read more]
 

State and Revolution (conclusion)

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 15th Feb 2015
Thomas Riggins concludes his analysis of Lenin's work - State and Revolution... [read more]

Hegemony and Illusion

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 15th Feb 2015
Only patient and sustained grassroots work among the masses can sharpen their consciousness and help them shed any illusions about the prevailing system. We must be under no illusions. There is no fast-track to the Revolution... [read more]

The Casino Republic

by Uri Avnery

Fri 13th Feb 2015
Money plays an ever-increasing role in politics. Election propaganda is made on television, which is very expensive... [read more]
 

Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: “That’s Not Who we Are”

by Daniel Robicheau

Fri 13th Feb 2015
Borrowing from Hollywood-themed awards ceremonies, political theatre was taken to new lows with Obama’s sixth State of the Union speech to the US Congress on January 20th... [read more]

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

by Ellen Brown

Fri 13th Feb 2015
In November 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-owned bank, is more profitable than Goldman Sachs Group... [read more]

Iraq’s Children: Ever Expendable - From Madeleine Albright to “Save the Children.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 11th Feb 2015
By 2010, seven years in to an unending war, over a quarter of Iraqi children suffered from Post Traumatic Stress disorder... [read more]
 

Over Bottled

by Uri Avnery

Mon 9th Feb 2015
Everybody knows what the Israeli elections are about. The choice is stark: on the one side, the dream of a Greater Israel "from the sea to the river"; on the other side, an end to the occupation and peace... [read more]

Iraq Invasion: The “Six Wise Men” Tony Blair Ignored

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 5th Feb 2015
“Nothing justifies killing of innocent people.” Tony Blair, CNN, 15th January 2015... [read more]