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Wake Up Rise Up

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

Crumbling World

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

And Where is Glastonbury?

The hope is that we wake up to something within our grasp at last.... [read more]

Language of the Years

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

Yalda: the winter solstice

Winter solstice has been celebrated by many human communities throughout the millennia... [read more]

The Self Hating Arab

It felt odd to speak on Skype to a friend in war torn Syria. We had not seen each other since our school days in the 1960s... [read more]

What has education done for you?

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

Banks and the New “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine

Part 1 of the series 'Banks and the new “too big to jail” doctrine' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

Out of it

John Green reviews Palestinian author Selma Dabbagh's debut novel... [read more]

Alternative music

Pop dinosaurs head up Britain’s Eurovision challenge and the Olympic jamboree. New seasons of X Factor and Pop Idol are being spawned in some modern marketing womb of entertainment hell. They are destroying Britain’s reputation as an alternative music powerhouse, writes Miles Caston.... [read more]

‘From the Gulf to the Ocean’: The Middle East is Changing

Ramzy Baroud on the future of Egypt and the Middle East now that revolution has come.... [read more]

Italian Elections: More of the Same

Samuele Mazzolini reflects on an election that has consolidated the dominance of Silvo Berlusconi's centre-right bloc, and the continuing malaise of the Italian left.... [read more]