A non-partisan journal of the left.

Unpaid internships and the hypocrisy of capitalism

by Jack Ashworth

Thu 27th Nov 2014
According to research conducted by the Sutton Trust, an educational charity based in the UK, almost a third of university graduate interns are being forced to work without pay, as a means of ‘getting their foot in the door’ of their respective careers... [read more]

The Pen Trumps the Sword Anytime (Part 1)

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 26th Nov 2014
The first part of an 'Introduction' to an illustrated book of poetry by Dr Faysal Mikdadi. The collection, Painted into a Corner, appeared in the summer of 2014... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Why drone assassinations just don't work

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 4th Nov 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in our editorial column... [read more]
 

Tony Blair, Infanticide Endorser Rewarded by Save The Children

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 25th Nov 2014
When the Orwellianly name “Middle East Peace Envoy” Tony Blair was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by GQ Magazine in September for “his tireless charitable work” there was widespread disbelief... [read more]

“We Stand With Shaker”: Tortured, ill, detained in Guantanamo, join new campaign to bring him home

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 25th Nov 2014
A new campaign is being launched by independent journalist Andy Worthington calling for his release from Guantanamo.... [read more]

EDITORIAL: This is free Europe, never again!

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 16th Jun 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War

by John Green

Tue 25th Nov 2014
John Green reviews an exhibition focusing on British artists’ contribution in support of the Spanish Republican government in its struggle against General Franco’s fascist coup in 1936... [read more]

The G20 Leaders Communique′

by Mark Horner

Sun 23rd Nov 2014
Mark Horner critically reviews four major themes of the G20 Leaders Communique... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Murdoch, Mensch and a new England Manager

by Emmeline Ravilious

Wed 9th May 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

The Unholy City

by Uri Avnery

Sat 22nd Nov 2014
In its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Uri Avnery's weekly article... [read more]

Testament For Truth

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 22nd Nov 2014
A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]
 

Growth: the destructive god that can never be appeased

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Nov 2014
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]

Deaths in detention: Defence of Human Rights group in Pakistan on a “high- risk” mission to Swat

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 19th Nov 2014
Many innocent people have become victims of the state in Pakistan as successive governments assisted the US with its War on Terror operations after 9/11... [read more]

Wine, Blood and Gasoline

by Uri Avnery

Sat 15th Nov 2014
Kafr Kanna, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus – according to the New Testament - turned water into wine. Now it is the Arab village where the Israeli police is turning stones into blood... [read more]
 

The Imminent Prospect of a US-Iran Breakthrough worries the Hawks

by Rachel Kohan

Sat 15th Nov 2014
The international community grapples once again with the imminent prospect of a “nuclear deal” between the US (P5+1) and Iran before the extended deadline of November 24 arrives... [read more]

State and Revolution: Chapter 5 - Withering Away the State

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 14th Nov 2014
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through chapter 5 of Lenin's State and Revolution... [read more]

Interstellar: magnificent film, insane fantasy

by George Monbiot

Wed 12th Nov 2014
Movies about abandoning Earth reflect the political defeatism of our age: that adapting to climate breakdown is preferable to stopping it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Is ISIS Coming?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 7th Nov 2014
If ISIS had approached the borders of Israel this week, nobody in the country would have noticed. Israel was riveted to a court-room drama... [read more]

My journey from Christianity to Humanism

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 7th Nov 2014
Peter Tatchell explains how he made the transition from dogma & superstition to rationalism... [read more]

Taxi story

by John Green

Fri 7th Nov 2014
Reams have been written about how awful and oppressive East Germany was - a virtual slave state with Stasi surveillance informers everywhere. That image was rudely demolished in a curious way the other day... [read more]
 

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 5th Nov 2014
This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The revolutionary reawakening of Burkina Faso

by Ben Morken

Wed 5th Nov 2014
The West African country of Burkina Faso exploded into a full blown revolutionary situation on Thursday 30th October... [read more]