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For Whom the Cock Crows

Thomas Riggins discusses Marx's 1844 article on Hegel's philosophy of law... [read more]

Alcohol: Why do we drink?

Alcohol consumption is one damaging effect among many that flow from this dominant socio-economic system... [read more]

Henry David Thoreau 150th anniversary

The importance of Henry David Thoreau, the man who told us all we must listen to the world and march to a different drummer, is greater now than the day he died 150 years ago in May 1862, says Miles Caston.... [read more]

Health and Humanity: Conclusion

A healthy human, with a foundation of biopsychosocial health, could hope to find their purpose in life... [read more]

Education for the Masses

If education served to empower people, they would be taught how to live off the land, how to clean, how to talk to other people and how to pursue their own interests... [read more]

The Invisible Diasporan (Part 2)

Even Churchill had, amidst the overgrown hedgerow of complex racism, a deep-rooted sense of decency and humanity when he acknowledged the injustice to Palestinians... [read more]

Just A Ride

The Wachowski Brothers’ 1999 Film 'The Matrix' centres upon the concept that the modern world may not be all we perceive it to be... [read more]

Socialism and Christianity

David Benbow compares the tenets of Christianity with Socialist theory... [read more]

The pro-Europeans make their voice heard – London’s anti-Brexit march

March 25th was the EU’s birthday. It was celebrated in London and elsewhere by anti-Brexit demonstrations... [read more]

The pro-Europeans make their voice heard – London’s anti-Brexit march

March 25th was the EU’s birthday. It was celebrated in London and elsewhere by anti-Brexit demonstrations. Initially organised by Unite for Europe, supported by the European Movement and the 3 Million group of EU citizens living in the UK... [read more]

Iraq Invasion - Anniversary of The Biggest Terrorist Attack in Modern History?

Since terrorism is again in the news, it is timely to revisit one of the biggest acts of terrorism in modern history - the illegal invasion and destruction - ongoing - of Iraq... [read more]

The Fourth of July and the right of revolution

Every schoolchild in the United States is exposed at one point or another to this famous passage from the Declaration of Independence... [read more]

Permacation: how a mixed environment can bring about a better delivery of education

There is no secret in saying that the National Curriculum was not introduced to promote co-operation or individual ingenuity. Elijah Pryor advocates a different model for learning... [read more]

Hooked On Treachery

Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern advertising/propaganda. Colin Todhunter emphasises and how we must and indeed can break free of the addictions and fears being promoted daily.... [read more]

Consumer Hell

George Moniot asks: How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? ... [read more]

Genetic Modification: A Pandora's Box

Tomasz Pierscionek dissects the arguments on both sides of the GM controversy.... [read more]

The Post

Spielberg’s film The Post is about events that are now history. Yet they remain so relevant.... [read more]

Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation

Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger... [read more]

Balfour

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Silent Voices

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Religiosity

A poem by Rumi, translated by Pirouz Azadi... [read more]

Petty Corruption

Many years ago I received a phone call from the Prime Minister's office. I was told that Yitzhak Rabin wanted to see me in private... [read more]

The Subversive Vision of Patricia Highsmith

The release of the film ‘Carol’, based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, ‘The Price of Salt’, gives us an opportunity to enter into the subversive world of one of the 20th century’s greatest popular writers... [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]

Syria: From the sublime to the shameful

What follows is a report from a resident of Aleppo whose identity is not revealed for reasons of security... [read more]

Divide et Impera

Binyamin Netanyahu is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule.... [read more]

Humility

A poem from Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Sin, Socialism and Sacrilege

In some ultra-conservative circles the issue of gay marriage has become the cause célèbre du jour.... [read more]

How America Became an Oligarchy

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists... [read more]

What’s in your sack, Father Christmas?

What’s in your sack, Father Christmas?... [read more]

The Pen Trumps the Sword Anytime (Part 3)

The third part of an 'Introduction' to an illustrated book of poetry by Faysal Mikdadi. The collection, Painted into a Corner, appeared in the summer of 2014... [read more]

Growth: the destructive god that can never be appeased

The blind pursuit of economic exapansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Surrounded as we are by crises, it can sometimes seem like there is no hope. But whether it’s climate change, conflict, food security or inequality, there is a solution. We call it localization... [read more]

The Divine in Man

A work by the Palestinian poet, writer and artist, Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Review: VJ McGill on Russell's Critique of Marxism

In the "The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell" volume in the Library of Living Philosophers (1944) VJ McGill (1897-1977) published a detailed critique of Russell's political and economic philosophy... [read more]

Nelson Mandela: Lest we forget “Madiba” was supported from a Britain which is still riddled with prejudice and racial inequalities

When I heard of the death of Nelson Mandela (age 95) I was transported back to another era and some uncomfortable images from the past... [read more]

Russell Brand and the Nixon inequality shock

Russell Brand's call for revolution reverberated with many beyond the underclass he referenced... [read more]

Materialism and Empiro-criticism [Part 6- Did Nature Exist Prior to Man?]

Thomas Riggins guides us through the next part of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]

Lying Around Like Dogs In Ditches

Just two weeks ago in the London Progressive Journal I wrote of the hundreds of Republican supporters seeking refuge at La Sauceda who were rounded up by Franco’s forces and slain at El Marrufo in Andalucía in the Spanish Civil War, today I report on another burial that took place on Sunday, writes David Eade.... [read more]

The Gift of Death

Every year we splurge on pointless, planet-trashing products, most of which are not wanted. Why not just bake them a cake, asks George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Mass media directing the masses

Luke Innes looks at the effect of mass media on the working class in Britain... [read more]

Football: Pay over pride?

Miles Caston asks whether contemporary football is all about money... [read more]

Independence In The Pocket Of The US: "Mera Pyara Bharat" ("I Love My India?")

With a population of 1.2bn people, many believe that India is the arena where the future direction of humanity is being played out. However, the future of humanity may not be determined in India, but by events in a much smaller country – Syria, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

Human Conflict- is there a solution?

Professor David Rahni of Pace University, New York, asks a controversial question- Are humans genetically programmed for destruction, greed and fear of others?... [read more]

Rejection of the wi-fi world

Miles Caston makes the case that life is better lived off-line ... [read more]

The great 'American' nightmare

Whilst some have gained much from India's economic boom, many have also lost out from the 'Americanisation of India'. Colin Todhunter discusses.... [read more]

Trashy beauty queens and the men who rule the world

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter that predicted where the US was heading - the world he warned about is the world we now have as bankers control the money supply having the power to make or break nations. Colin Todhunter explains ... [read more]

Expectation, Myth & Disappointment

In her latest article, outRageous! explains how the world-wide political agenda is peeing its pants in anticipation of agents of change.... [read more]

The King's speech

Uri Avnery discusses the implications of a parliamentary bill that would seek to push the Palestinian population out of the West Bank and into Jordan... [read more]

Slavery for Dummies - Part 2

Part 2 of an analysis by OutRageous! looking at the slavery endemic in our modern society.... [read more]

Out of the Ashes

Now is the time to start planning for a new economy, not dependent on growth. ... [read more]

Venezuelan UN Speech Criticises "Market Totalitarianism"

The Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, Jordge Valero, has delivered a stinging attack on global capitalism's failure to guarantee basic human rights, as Tamara Pearson reports.... [read more]

An Age of Consent of 14?

Peter Tatchell argues education, not criminalisation, is the best way to protect children when it comes to sexuality.... [read more]

Modern Football: Money, Hype and Hysteria

John Green looks at how the status of the 'beautiful game' has changed in recent years.... [read more]

Bleak Havens

It's time to close the net on tax havens, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Making the Case for Equality

Matt Genner considers a recent Equality Trust report on the societal benefits of social equality.... [read more]

“The People Won the Vote, Now The People Must Become the Government”

James Suggett interviews Venezuela-based journalist and activist Vanessa Davies.... [read more]

Venezuela On Track to Achieve Millennium Development Goals in Education

James Suggett on the slow but steady progress being made under the Chávez government's education reforms.... [read more]

Betancourt Freed - Where Now for Colombia?

Samuele Mazzonlini considers how the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and other FARC hostages will affect the Colombian situation.... [read more]

Proposed Child DNA Database Will Increase Crime and Social Division

Matt Genner on the latest bright idea for crime-fighting.... [read more]