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From Myanmar, to Whitehall, to Washington - The Festering Nadir of Politics

It seems politics has hit a shameful, stinking, festering, inhuman low. Given the lows of the last decades, that is really saying something. ... [read more]

Eric Hobsbawm: A Tribute from the Socialist History Society

On behalf of the Socialist History Society, David Morgan pays tribute to its Honorary President Eric Hobsbawm who passed away on the 1 October at the age of 95.... [read more]

Despair of Despair

My optimism about the future of Israel irritates a lot of people. How can I be an optimist in view of what's happening here every day?... [read more]

The Arabs Did It

For eight months there was hardly a drop of rain. A strong, hot, east wind blew in from the desert. The land dried up. Any little spark could have started a major fire.... [read more]

The Case of Soldier A

A group of soldiers, supported by a major part of the political scene, has mutinied against their commanders. This is a major menace to the structure of the state, a challenge to what remains of our democracy.... [read more]

Newcastle Unites to give Pegida the push: One message “We’re black and white”

As expected the people of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a reputation the world over for their friendly attitude and tolerance took to the streets of Newcastle today with a very simple but strong message to Pegida... [read more]

Drug and Bank Lords

Part three of the series by Eric Toussaint: The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine... [read more]

From hope to despair- why the Soviet Union collapsed

John Green reviews a book written by Hans Modrow, the last prime minister of the German Democratic Republic... [read more]

Hurrah for Egypt!

Uri Avnery has warm words for the new democratically elected Egyptian parliament... [read more]

Stop the Slaughter of the Tamils!

With thousands killed in an ongoing state-sponsored bloodbath in Sri Lanka, Elizabeth Clarke urges the international community to take urgent action.... [read more]

The Patron Saint of Charlatans

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

Coal Scuttled

George Monbiot on why we should all support this week's Climate Camp demonstration.... [read more]