A non-partisan journal of the left.

Bank Created Credit

by Bryan Gould

Tue 25th Mar 2014
Former MP and member of the Labour shadow cabinet, Bryan Gould, explains how orthodox monetary policy is fundamentally misconceived... [read more]

Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

by Ellen Brown

Mon 24th Mar 2014
Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs... [read more]

Banks bluff in a completely legal way

by Eric Toussaint

Thu 20th Mar 2014
Part 8 of Eric Toussaint's series Banks Versus The People: The Underside Of A Rigged Game!... [read more]
 

The forgotten coup - and how the godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev

by John Pilger

Thu 20th Mar 2014
Washington's role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed, writes John Pilger. ... [read more]

Hungarians believe their politicians are corrupt

by David Eade

Thu 20th Mar 2014
When Transparency International issued its report on election spending on Monday the section that captured the headlines was that showing that Fidesz would spend over double the legal limit – and get away with it. Fidesz stayed quiet on this revelation but needless to say the opposition parties took to the social media immediately, writes David Eade.... [read more]

How Big Tobacco's lobbyists get what they want from the media

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Mar 2014
With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies' case without revealing who their paymasters are, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Fidesz Will Spend More Than Twice The Legal Limit in Hungarian Elections...And Get Away With It

by David Eade

Wed 19th Mar 2014
The Hungarian General Election takes place on Sunday April 6. The spotlight has been on the far right party, Jobbik, which will be fielding a national list at the polls... [read more]

Letter to President Obama

by Faysal Mikdadi

Tue 18th Mar 2014
Dear Mr. President, I was sorry to hear that you have been upset by that rogue President Putin... [read more]

Tony Benn A Great British Thinker

by Mark Horner

Mon 17th Mar 2014
Tony Benn, the former British MP known to millions, has passed away at the age of 88. He died peacefully on 14 March 2014 at home surrounded by his family... [read more]
 

The US and Britain’s Paedophile Colony

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Mon 17th Mar 2014
On February 25th, Iraq’s Cabinet approved a draft law lowering the age of legal marriage for females to nine years old... [read more]

Pakistani accountant raises concerns for human rights of foreign workers in Saudi, claims Labour Law “not working”

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 15th Mar 2014
Amendments have been made to Labour Law in Saudi Arabia to protect the rights of both foreign and Saudi workers, at least that is the theory but is it working in practice?... [read more]

To Smash or be Smashed? Lenin's Theory of the State

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 15th Mar 2014
In Chapter Two of State and Revolution, Lenin discusses the lessons of the European revolutionary movement of 1848-51... [read more]
 

God Bless Putin

by Uri Avnery

Wed 12th Mar 2014
Binyamin Netanyahu is very good at making speeches, especially to Jews, neocons and such, who jump up and applaud wildly at everything he says, including that tomorrow the sun will rise in the west... [read more]

The Promise of the New and the Delusion of the Old

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 12th Mar 2014
In 1952 the Egyptian Army Officers' Revolution of the 23 July brought in a new era of hope and pride. By 1967 it had brought us Arabs to the brink of disaster... [read more]

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

by George Monbiot

Tue 11th Mar 2014
I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Carry out the legacy of Hugo Chavez!

by Alan Woods

Mon 10th Mar 2014
5th March marked one year since the death of Hugo Chávez, the great Venezuelan revolutionary, who was an inspiration to the masses in Latin America and across the world... [read more]

Pakistan Taliban announce ceasefire and TTP commander Adnan Rashid writes on Mir Ali attack

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 8th Mar 2014
My announcement of a one month ceasefire by the Pakistan Taliban on Twitter was cautiously welcomed by some... [read more]

The Flat World and the Good Society

by David Eade

Fri 7th Mar 2014
The other evening, within a matter of five minutes, I sent messages to socialist colleagues in France, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania via Facebook and received answers back. The content was more social than socialist but I could have easily been organizing a Europe-wide campaign or demonstration, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Ukraine: a very Western coup

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Wed 5th Mar 2014
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek provides an analysis of the situation in Ukraine... [read more]

The Benefits Claimants the Government Loves

by George Monbiot

Wed 5th Mar 2014
Uncapped, almost unconditional, the vast sums of public money we give to farmers buy only destruction, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

US Drug "War" Destroys Rain Forests

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 4th Mar 2014
It seems that the drug war in Mexico has driven the drug gangs deep into the remotest areas of the jungles of Central America... [read more]