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Multi-Headed Dragon Monster Hominids Persist on Earth

The monster is a self-absorbed multiheaded dragon who in his conniving mind incredulously believes he is magnanimous... [read more]

Kudos for civic activism and social justice: you are a born communicator!

As we stroll along the transitory journey of life, it is only natural to progressively focus first and foremost on our education, acquiring skills, career aspirations, and perhaps marriage... [read more]

A review of Anita's revolution

Linda Rogers reviews a novel by Shirley Langer, friend of Cuba and witness to the early years of the revolution... [read more]

My Children, Ralph Nader and the South China Sea

Ramzy Baroud reflects on the determined and seemingly innate compassion of children, which gives cause for hope and optimism.... [read more]

A Scandal a Day Keeps the Voters Away!

Steve Jones talks us through New Labour's latest sleaze mess.... [read more]

High & Mighty

A few decades ago, a visit to my cousin in upstate New York included a trip to a shopping mall. ... [read more]

Art for All : British Socially Committed Art c.1939 - c.1962

John Green reviews a new book by Christine Lindey... [read more]

Religiosity

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

The UK leaves Europe but will the English language remain?

Though the UK leaves Europe, its English language will remain to unite Europe. ... [read more]

Two Natanz-es? The One I Eternally Adore Is . . . Real!

Natanz is the name of the ancient and tranquil township whose otherwise noble name has been excessively abused by the Western and US media circus in the past decade... [read more]

Can the Duke become King?

On Monday, the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself, less than two years after its election... [read more]

The Plebiscite

Israelis are fed up with Binyamin Netanyahu. They are fed up with the government. They are fed up with all political parties. They are fed up with themselves. They are fed up... [read more]

Son of Death

The war was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted.... [read more]

Once And For All!

In this war, both sides have the same aim: to put an end to the situation that existed before it started... [read more]

The Imperator

In the middle of the 70s, Ariel Sharon asked me to arrange something for him - a meeting with Yasser Arafat... [read more]

Malala's ordeal

Dr Lal Khan explains how the Western media conveniently suppresses aspects of Malala Yousafzai's background so that Pakistani youth and workers remain oblivious of this brave girl’s struggle... [read more]

The Failure of Innovation in the Anglo-Saxon Economies

George Tait Edwards examines the role of innovation in economic development... [read more]

Italy: an economy based on free labour

A leading phenomenon of the Italian job market is the ability of employers to rely on an abundant supply of free labour. Patrizia Bertini explains... [read more]

Neocons vs. the ‘Arab Spring’: Back on the Warpath

The neoconservatives are back with a vengeance. While popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and other Arab countries had briefly rendered them irrelevant in the region, Western intervention in Libya signaled a new opportunity, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The Rest is Hasbara: Jenny Tonge’s Victory over the Lobby

Baroness Tonge, spoke at the House of Lords in January 2009 of the "impotence of the international community, not just in Gaza, but…over 40 years of occupation of Palestine by Israel," Ramzy Baroud explains further.... [read more]

The passion of Bradley Manning- the story of the suspect behind the largest security breach in US history

Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book about Bradley Manning- the young American soldier recognised as being the source behind thousands of documents that appeared on the Wikileaks website... [read more]

The Last to Fall (the life and letters of Ivor Hickman – an International Brigader in Spain)

John Green reviews a book by John L. Wainwright about the life of international brigader Ivor Hickman... [read more]

Defend victimised students! Defend education!

The victimisation of a Cambridge University student has caused anger and outrage amongst the wider student body. Thus far, 2800 Cambridge students have signed a petition condemning the University’s decision to suspend the individual concerned... [read more]

The Struggle Continues: US vs. Genuine Reforms at the United Nations

The country that has long been known to abuse its powers and privileges in the United Nations is now leading a campaign to reform the same organization, says Ramzy Baroud.... [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]

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]

Universal Cure

George Monbit proposes a simple means of transforming the UK’s universities, schools and society. ... [read more]

Political Crisis Deepens in Britain

Rob Sewell picks apart the media furore over the MPs' expenses scandal which has rocked British politics over the past fortnight.... [read more]

You Stand for Nothing But Election

George Monbiot sets a few things straight in an open letter to government minister Hazel Blears.... [read more]

The Cluster Bomb Treaty and the World’s Unfinished Business

Ramzy Baroud examines the curious logic behind the United States' refusal to sign a treaty banning cluster bombs - and finds it wanting.... [read more]

Proposed Child DNA Database Will Increase Crime and Social Division

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