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The Bible of the revolution and its Quran

The 2011 revolution of the people of Egypt shocked the international community on many different levels, says Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

An Excerpt From Carl Sandburg’s Poem “Yes, The People” Re-considered As An Economic And Political Commentary

All people receive new information through a kind of perceptual grid consisting of their background, education and prejudices, which modifies their capability to absorb new information... [read more]

Nowruz, the Persian New Year at the spring vernal equinox

Nowruz in Persian literally means the first day [of the New Year]. It is the most prominent seasonal celebration of the solar calendars... [read more]

Nowruz, the Persian New Year at the spring vernal equinox

Nowruz in Persian literally means the first day [of the New Year]. It is the most prominent seasonal celebration of the solar calendars... [read more]

The Son of my Eyes

Ruvi Rivlin, who was recently elected to the high but largely ceremonial post, is far from being a leftist... [read more]

Happy Holiday Season…

Most Iranians are believers and practitioners of the single golden rule of treating others as you would expect to be treated... [read more]

Nowruz, the New Year at the spring vernal equinox

Nowruz in Persian literally means the first day... [read more]

Balfour

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

Religiosity

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

Cacoethes Loquendi

Poem composed on the occasion of The United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - Sunday 29 November 2015.... [read more]

For Paris and for ourselves

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Poem for Christmas 2014

A festive poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Easter Rising 1916

John Wight provides the historical background to the Easter Rising of 1916 that paved the way for Irish independence... [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]

Taking the Shilling

A poem by Dick Jones... [read more]

Class Action

A poem by Jay Ward... [read more]

The Longest Day

A poem by David Van-Cauter... [read more]

Song For Freedom

A poem by Kay Channon ... [read more]

Fifth of June

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Israel's Occupation of Palestinian Territory... [read more]

The Surgeon’s Photograph

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

Silent Voices

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

Better world

A poem by Kay Channon... [read more]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘MY GENERATION’?

And there are those who ask, ‘Whatever happened to the idealism of my generation?’ Anyone who remembers the Sixties/Seventies years finds themselves asking that question... [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]

Blink

A poem by Kay Channon... [read more]

Mrs May in Detention

A poem by John Gohorry... [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]

Who's next?

A poem by Ray... [read more]

Pollution Rap

A poem by Beth Porter... [read more]

Iran as the Historical Tri-Continental Bridge, and Ireland? An Ethno-Cultural and Etymological Interconnectedness

Over forty years ago, a number of Irish professors visiting the University of Tehran disseminated their research findings that there is a firm anthropological connection between Iran and Ireland from the distant past... [read more]

New Year, 2017

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

An Old Palestinian Heart still Beats on

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

Chiaroscuro

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

A Victor Hugo

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

Realism on the World Stage

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

The Wall

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

The Swallow with an Injured Wing

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

What If?

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

Alisoun and the Passage of Time to Death

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

Glory in the Flower

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

Einaudi off Svalbard, 2016

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

A Parliament of Priests

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

Night-time in Brexit

A poem by Nicola Jackson... [read more]

THE SHIP THAT SAILS INTO THE STORM

A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

Gulliver among the Houyhnhnms

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Daddy, what did you do in the war?

A poem from Simon Cockle... [read more]

Referendum Day

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Leaving

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

The Lebanon and the England

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

Parisian Socialism

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

The Center Doesn't Hold

"The best lack all convictions, while the worst are full of passionate intensity!"... [read more]

City of Four Seasons

Geoffrey Heptonstall's poem about Istanbul... [read more]

At War with the Economic Pervert

A poem by Raymond Watt... [read more]

Language of the Years

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

You Sit On The Back Row

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Because I Shall Not Be Sleeping

A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

Aleppo

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

Glorious

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

Living in the age of austerity

Living in the age of austerity. A poem by Rachel Kirk... [read more]

Isolation

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

A Letter From Lesbos

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Thanksgiving

Poem written for Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Poet, Artist, Bookseller, Publisher, Activist ... [read more]

New Year 2016

A poem by John Gohorry to welcome the new year... [read more]

What Did Christ Look Like?

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

How To Get Fat

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

No room at the inn

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

The First Noël

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

"Terrorist Sympathisers"

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

One day

A poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Response

A poem by Simon Cockle written in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris last night... [read more]

Even Dictators

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

Election Victory

A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

A Guide to Identifying Roses

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

On the way to the Boardroom

A poem by John Gohorry... [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]

To Catch a Saint

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

Refugee Camp

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

A History of the Andalusian Dance

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies... [read more]

What has education done for you?

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

Ali

Dr Faysal Mikdadi writes a poem in memory of a Palestinian toddler burnt alive earlier this week by Israeli extremists... [read more]

Afghanistan

A poem by David Van-Cauter... [read more]

Humility

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

To the Piraeus 2015

John Gohorry's latest poem... [read more]

A poem for The Great Shimomura

There once was a man who had a plan to double the income of Japan... [read more]

The Iraqi and the American

A poem by Dr Tomasz Pierscionek... [read more]

Ghosts of evils past

A poem by Dr Tomasz Pierscionek... [read more]

The Origin of Islamic fundamentalism and possibilities for its eradication

The global resurgence of violent Islamic fundamentalism can only be circumvented with a full comprehension and acknowledgment of what has historically gone wrong... [read more]

Testament For Truth

A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

Younger Self

A poem from Palestinian poet, writer and artist Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Is it love?

A poem by Miles Caston... [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]

The shadows of terror

We publish a poem by Usiemure Christopher.... [read more]

Dance With the One Who Brung You

Protecting the environment, like protecting the welfare of a nation’s poorest and weakest people, requires a sweeping reform of political funding, on both sides of the Atlantic, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Anomie

Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

DEREK, or LITTLE by LITTLE

By common consent (at least among those like me who lived through it), the ‘golden age’ of broadcasting – at the BBC especially – was that which spanned the 1960s, writes W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]

An outRageous! essay on The Arts, Education and The People.

This rant is aimed at your crassness, Cameron. It goes to the heart of what is art, and why it's so important in preparing people for democracy, says outRageous!... [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]

Wearing Your Heart on Your Lapel

W Stephen Gilbert reflects on the politics of poppy wearing, its dissociation in popular society from what it actually represents and its hijacking by politicians. ... [read more]

Occupation of Wall Street- going from strength to strength

Jean Claude van Itallie gives an update on the Occupy Wall Street campaign ... [read more]

War With the Ghosts

George Monbiot asks: what are our nuclear weapons for, and who controls them? ... [read more]

The Open Veins of Wales

Guardian journalist George Monbiot on his love for his adopted country.... [read more]