A non-partisan journal of the left.

Wistful Eyes

by Uri Avnery

Sat 5th Aug 2017
From whatever angle one looks at it, the death sentence is a barbaric and stupid measure. It has been abolished by all civilized countries, except some US states (which can hardly be called civilized)... [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]
 

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

by Ellen Brown

Sun 30th Jul 2017
Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions.... [read more]

The March of Folly

by Uri Avnery

Sun 30th Jul 2017
There are two ways to look at historic disasters. The one sees them as plots of evil persons, the other as acts of folly.... [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]
 

Yemen - Court Battle Exposes UK-Saudi Arms Deals And Humanitarian Tragedy

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 30th Jul 2017
On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London’s High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations' leaders' human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.... [read more]

How Much Is A Job Worth?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 30th Jul 2017
There was a time when organized labour was widely and regularly accused of greed and social irresponsibility when campaigning for more equitable wages. Today we see fortunes bestowed on the managers of capital without anything like the same measure of censure. ... [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]
 

Is Brexit Ready to Exit: Mayhem and changing opinions in the UK

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 17th Jul 2017
A year ago the UK voted to leave the EU after a stupid, unnecessary referendum. Not only that, but it has emerged that the Brexit campaign was funded by some secretive and dodgy deals.... [read more]

Abe, Izzy & Bibi

by Uri Avnery

Sun 16th Jul 2017
The whole thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception.... [read more]

Against Da Law (Part 2)

by outRageous!

Sun 16th Jul 2017
The law is indeed trickier than a snake, and can slip under obstacles and slither away into the undergrowth. It leaves in its wake tattered truth and battered justice... [read more]
 

Iraq: Will Tony Blair Finally Stand Trial for His Part in the “Supreme International Crime”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 16th Jul 2017
Perhaps, at last, justice may have a chance, one which might set a precedent and also deter any politician or leader from embarking on the “supreme international crime”, ever again. Here’s fervently hoping.... [read more]

Against Da Law (Part 1)

by outRageous!

Sat 15th Jul 2017
What do you do if you’re the victim of injustice against major institutions, walled up behind teams of legal eagles whose expertise focuses first and foremost on closing ranks and damage limitations?... [read more]

Ten Problems with the Anti-Russia Obsession

by Rick Sterling

Sun 9th Jul 2017
Western media and Democratic Party politicians have made a major campaign accusing Russia of “meddling” in the U.S. election. The following are major problems with the “anti-Russia” theme, starting with the lack of clear evidence.... [read more]
 

Eyeless in Gaza

by Uri Avnery

Sun 9th Jul 2017
The atrocity goes on. Two million human beings suffer inhuman treatment. And the world? Alas. the world is busy. It has no eyes for Gaza. Better not to think about that awful place... [read more]

Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese-Style

by Ellen Brown

Thu 6th Jul 2017
Japan has found a way to write off nearly half its national debt without creating inflation. We could do that too.... [read more]

The Bizarre Case of Bashar

by Uri Avnery

Thu 6th Jul 2017
When I first heard that, on April 4, Bashar al-Assad had bombed Khan Sheikhoun with nerve gas my inner voice whispered: wait. Something wrong. Something smells fishy. First of all, it was too quick. Just a few hours after the event, everybody knew it was Bashar who did it.... [read more]
 

The Myth of Trump’s Nationalism and Non-Intervention

by TJ Coles

Wed 5th Jul 2017
For all their obvious flaws, one of the good things about early Trump supporters in the US was their opposition to war.... [read more]

And Where is Glastonbury?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Wed 5th Jul 2017
The hope is that we wake up to something within our grasp at last.... [read more]

Class Action

by Jay

Mon 3rd Jul 2017
A poem by Jay Ward... [read more]
 

Taking the Shilling

by Dick Jones

Mon 3rd Jul 2017
A poem by Dick Jones... [read more]

The Four-Letter Word

by Uri Avnery

Sat 24th Jun 2017
Nobody will start peace negotiations if they believe that peace is impossible. The belief in peace will not make peace certain. But at least it will make peace possible.... [read more]

The Longest Day

by David Van-Cauter

Sat 24th Jun 2017
A poem by David Van-Cauter... [read more]