A non-partisan journal of the left.

Is the UK’s Iraq Inquiry Set to “savage” Tony Blair?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 26th May 2016
Charles Anthony Lynton Blair is beyond all shame. No matter how widely the guilt is spread, he was Captain of the No 10 Downing Street ship, and thus should shoulder commensurate blame.... [read more]

City of Four Seasons

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Tue 24th May 2016
Geoffrey Heptonstall's poem about Istanbul... [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]
 

I Was There

by Uri Avnery

Sat 21st May 2016
"Please don't write about Ya'ir Golan!" a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!"... [read more]

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

by David Rahni

Sat 21st May 2016
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]

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]
 

“Print the Money”: Trump’s “Reckless” Proposal Echoes Franklin and Lincoln

by Ellen Brown

Thu 19th May 2016
The right of government to issue its own money was one of the principles for which the American Revolution was fought... [read more]

A Document with a Mission

by Uri Avnery

Sun 15th May 2016
When David Ben-Gurion read out Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948, I was in Kibbutz Hulda.... [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]
 

What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes

by Eric Toussaint et al

Sun 15th May 2016
Immediate measures for moving towards socialisation of the banking sector... [read more]

Self, Celebrity, Debt And Sport

by MQ Bismil

Sun 15th May 2016
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect" Mark Twain... [read more]

Is Dumbing Down a Reality?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 15th May 2016
As the future of public service broadcasting is uncertain, it is timely now to again ask a familiar question and to broaden the debate beyond the confines of sectional interest... [read more]
 

Corbyn Wins Despite All The Negative Reporting

by Lesley Docksey

Mon 9th May 2016
After all the biased and negative predictions, all day and every day before the local elections, leading people to believe that under Jeremy Corbyn the Labour Party would suffer, the media are now busy ignoring what they said and wrote... [read more]

Holocaust Education and the Iraqi Community

by Hussein Al-alak

Sat 7th May 2016
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January and is marked on that day to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, by the Soviet Union’s Red Army... [read more]

"Us" and "Them"

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th May 2016
Some days ago, Yitzhak Herzog said something especially obnoxious. He declared that his party is failing at elections because people believe that its members are "Arab lovers".... [read more]
 

Clean eating versus industry

by MQ Bismil

Sat 7th May 2016
During the eighties and nineties here in the UK we were broadly encouraged to eat lower fat spreads such as margarine, associated with a push for polyunsaturated fat consumption... [read more]

A Question of Perspective

by David Morgan

Sat 7th May 2016
David Morgan explains why Tom Driberg’s book, “Guy Burgess: A Portrait with Background” is still well worth reading.... [read more]

Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?

by Ellen Brown

Sat 7th May 2016
Despite North Dakota's collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota's population, could do following that state's lead... [read more]
 

Iraq - US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 1st May 2016
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” (Albert Camus 1913-1960).... [read more]

The Other Gandhi

by Uri Avnery

Sun 1st May 2016
I had a visitor: General Rehavam Ze'evi, known by his nickname Gandhi, an extreme rightist, came to see me.... [read more]

In the Panama Capers we Trust

by Clive Hambidge

Sun 1st May 2016
The leaked Panama Papers, from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co, are spilling the beans on the details of what the rich, powerful and greedy get up to with unseemly amounts of dosh... [read more]
 

Iraq - Fallujah’s Residents Starving, Murdered, Besieged by US Backed Government Forces and ISIS

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 1st May 2016
It is hard to imagine that anything worse could befall Fallujah after the war crimes and criminal assaults by the US military in 2004... [read more]

An Incongruous UN Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

by David Morgan

Tue 26th Apr 2016
President Erdogan should not have the honour of hosting the first ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit... [read more]

John Whittingdale's Curious Notion of Culture

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Thu 21st Apr 2016
The Minister of Culture, Media and Sport has chosen a controversial film as his favourite... [read more]