A non-partisan journal of the left.

Uday Al-Zaidy: The Face of Liberated Iraq

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 4th Feb 2015
On 10th January the Brussells Tribunal circulated, internationally, an urgent Appeal for the release of the prominent Iraqi journalist and human rights campaigner Mr Uday Al-Zaidy... [read more]

Some deny society exists. Let’s prove them wrong

by George Monbiot

Wed 4th Feb 2015
There’s more to life than consumerism. But to find it we need new models of supporting each other, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Winston Churchill the Novelist

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 4th Feb 2015
The fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's state funeral brings out the usual accolades as well as the customary recriminations... [read more]
 

A Teacher's Lot Is Not a Happy One

by Elizabeth Ellis

Sun 1st Feb 2015
Inspectors come into my school for a maximum total of two days. They observe a few teachers for about twenty minutes each and then pass momentous and life changing judgements on their practice... [read more]

Zionists All

by Uri Avnery

Sun 1st Feb 2015
The term Zionism can mean many different things. Like the term socialism, for example. Francois Hollande is a socialist. So was Joe Stalin. Any resemblance?... [read more]

Ghosts of evils past

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Thu 29th Jan 2015
A poem by Dr Tomasz Pierscionek... [read more]
 

Ageing or Just Raging

by Faysal Mikdadi

Tue 27th Jan 2015
The difficulty has been distinguishing between simply ageing and those aspects of our world that appear difficult to cope with regardless of age... [read more]

Numbers

by John Lane

Tue 27th Jan 2015
There are many ways in which numbers assume a significant role in our lives... [read more]

With this attack on community energy the big six win out over 'big society'

by George Monbiot

Tue 27th Jan 2015
By changing the rules, this government has sabotaged the promise of a UK community energy revolution and secured the dominance of the big six energy companies, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Charlie Hebdo, and the racist double standard

by Jane Cutter

Sun 25th Jan 2015
In a stomach-churning display of sanctimoniousness, imperialist world leaders marched shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and in defense of freedom of expression... [read more]

Mutant Forms: The Problem of Cross-breeding in Pakistani Politics

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 25th Jan 2015
The people of Pakistan are faced with three mountainous problems. They face the tyranny of feudalism, comprador capitalism and imperialist domination... [read more]

Three Minutes to Midnight

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
The threat is serious, the time short... [read more]
 

Galant's Gallant Act

by Uri Avnery

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
There used to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist... [read more]

Uday Al-Zaidy – Another Life in the Balance in “The New Iraq”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Uday Al-Zaidi symbolizes all condemned to the nightmare of Iraq’s jails secret and overt in the “New Iraq.”... [read more]

To pay or not to pay?

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Joseph Stiglitz shows that a suspension of debt repayments can be beneficial for a country and its people... [read more]
 

The TTIP trade deal will throw equality before the law on the corporate bonfire

by George Monbiot

Tue 20th Jan 2015
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a reckless destruction of democratic principles. But we can beat it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The role of the state in the space race

by Mark Rahman

Tue 20th Jan 2015
In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, when Vostok 1 made a successful orbit of the Earth. ... [read more]

Je suis un être humain

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sat 17th Jan 2015
For the first time in a long lifetime, the events in Paris have left me cold, shocked, speechless and terrified. Cold because of its inevitable cruelty. Shocked because of the awful response from a hypocritical world. Speechless because there can be nothing I could possibly say to explain the inexplicable - to defend the indefensible. And terrified because I have brown skin, a beard and I am a Muslim Palestinian... [read more]
 

The War on Terror and the Terror of War

by John Peterson

Fri 16th Jan 2015
The vicious cycle of state and individual terror continues unabated. Marxists have long explained that imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism are two aspects of the same reactionary phenomenon—the decay and decline of capitalism—which threatens to take the whole of humanity down with it.... [read more]

Waving in the first Row

by Uri Avnery

Fri 16th Jan 2015
Netanyahu went to Paris as part of his election campaign... [read more]

The Origin of Islamic fundamentalism and possibilities for its eradication

by Rachel Kohan

Fri 16th Jan 2015
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]