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An Eruption of Reality

George Monbiot asks: has our society become too complex to sustain?... [read more]

Lebanon Has a Few Stragglers Living There

As ever in life, there were compensations that made life tolerable despite many difficulties.... [read more]

Danegeld

It was just over a thousand years ago that the King of England shook his piggy bank and found it full of twigs and trinkets. He needed dosh and he needed it fast.... [read more]

Is Dumbing Down a Reality?

As the future of public service broadcasting is uncertain, it is timely now to again ask a familiar question and to broaden the debate beyond the confines of sectional interest... [read more]

In the Panama Capers we Trust

The leaked Panama Papers, from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co, are spilling the beans on the details of what the rich, powerful and greedy get up to with unseemly amounts of dosh... [read more]

Questions of Power and Slavery

All governments encroach, creep into our lives, and smother our minds with ever more legislation that infringes our human rights and civil liberties... [read more]

What if David Cameron is a Gerrymandering PM?

Frankie Boyle the Scottish comedian used the Comment is Free section of the Guardian to ask the question “What if David Cameron is an Evil Genius?”... [read more]

What has education done for you?

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi dedicated to David Walpole... [read more]

Derailing Amtrak

Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis... [read more]

Is Russia a Kleptocracy?

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

Why climate ‘uncertainty’ is no excuse for doing nothing

Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets... [read more]

Rethinking Economics The Washington Consensus vs the Tokyo Consensus Background

On Tuesday 6 May 2014, I published a blog about ”Shimomuran Economics and the Rise of Japan”... [read more]

FREE: Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for 5 Taliban captives

Carol Grayson reports on the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for five years... [read more]

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Bread and Circuses in a Digital Age

Bread and circuses have always been a central aspect of ruling class hegemony and a means of keeping the masses in a soporific state... [read more]

Lenin on the Need for Political Compromise

As part of his series of articles analysing Lenin's classic work "Left-Wing" Communism: an Infantile Disorder, Thomas Riggins looks at what Lenin had to say about compromise and cooperation with political rivals... [read more]

Unmanned Drones- the future of warfare?

The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in our editorial column... [read more]

The future for Tunisia

Thomas Riggins examines the background and ideology of the Ennanah Party, now heading the governing alliance in Tunisia following the overthrow of President Ben Ali ... [read more]

Slavery for Dummies- Part three

The third and final part of an analysis by OutRageous! looking at the slavery endemic in our modern society. ... [read more]

Book review: 'The New Latin American Left'

Nathaniel Mehr reviews an insightful edited collection on the new left in Latin America.... [read more]

Book of the Month: "Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism"

Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]

Interview: Antonio Navarro Wolff talks to London Progressive Journal

Samuele Mazzolini met prominent Colombian politician Antonio Navarro Wolff, the governor of the southern department of Nariño, to discuss the many social and political problems affecting Colombia.... [read more]

The Patron Saint of Charlatans

George Monbiot asks: How does Christopher Booker get away with it?... [read more]

Britain Sleepwalks Towards 42-day Detention

As the Brown government seeks to push through 42-day detention, Tom Bangay argues this latest counter-terrorism measure is impractical, unpopular, and an affront to civil liberties. ... [read more]

Shadow Networks: Violence, War and Plunder in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Colonial rivalry and capitalist exploitation are at the heart of the violence in the Congo.... [read more]