A non-partisan journal of the left.

The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth

by John Pilger

Mon 14th Jul 2014
In his latest essay, John Pilger describes the liberal "one-way, legal/moral screen" behind which great power and its Orwellian propaganda ensure an impunity for war and deception, dependent on what Leni Riefenstahl called our "submissive void".... [read more]

Anglophobia Abroad

by Miles Caston

Mon 14th Jul 2014
Miles Caston makes some interesting observations whilst on holiday in Corfu... [read more]

Sovereignty of Self-Governed Cities and Abolition of National States and Capitalism

by Steven Colatrella

Sat 12th Jul 2014
The second in the series of articles by Steven Colatrella titled 21st Century Cosmopolis: Constitution for a Better World... [read more]
 

The Atrocity

by Uri Avnery

Sat 12th Jul 2014
Bombs are raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed... [read more]

“Operation Protective Edge”: Is Israel Planning Gaza’s “Final Solution”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 11th Jul 2014
Yet another massive assault on Palestine is underway. Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Conventions is unequivocal: collective punishment is a war crime.... [read more]

The elixir of life – in a poisoned chalice?

by George Monbiot

Thu 10th Jul 2014
Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

So, you think you know Iraq?

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 10th Jul 2014
After the nearly decade long occupation of Iraq, you would have thought that some within British political circles would have learned about the country they sent troops to occupy back in 2003.... [read more]

Goal Moscow

by Rainer Rupp

Thu 10th Jul 2014
The USA wants to turn Ukraine into a permanent area of crisis, keeping it just off the boil of war. In this way Russia will feel threatened... [read more]

Which way forward for Cuba?

by Ben Curry

Wed 9th Jul 2014
Recently a young worker and member of the Leeds Marxist Society, Ben Curry, travelled to Cuba as an international delegate to the May Day celebrations. We publish below his thoughts on what is happening in Cuba... [read more]
 

The Watch on the Jordan

by Uri Avnery

Sun 6th Jul 2014
The Arab world is in turmoil. Syria and Iraq are breaking apart, the thousand-year old conflict between Muslim Sunnis and Muslim Shiites is reaching a new climax... [read more]

A Civilisation based on self-governed cities and townships and universal access to citizenship

by Steven Colatrella

Fri 4th Jul 2014
The first in the series of articles by Steven Colatrella titled 21st Century Cosmopolis: Constitution for a Better World... [read more]

Banks and the New “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 2nd Jul 2014
Part 1 of the series 'Banks and the new “too big to jail” doctrine' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]
 

The International Brigade of Terror?

by Hussein Al-alak

Wed 2nd Jul 2014
For many years, I’ve understood the involvement of British fighters in the Spanish Civil War, to have been made up of people from a variety of different backgrounds, who took up arms to combat the spread of Fascism in Europe... [read more]

The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st Jul 2014
The principal threat to expression comes not from state regulation but from censorship by editors and proprietors, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Scotland – Independently Great: an English view of the Scottish Referendum

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 29th Jun 2014
While most of us are happy to trade, to buy products from other countries, to take part in what is now a “global community”, we want to do it on our own terms... [read more]
 

Chagos: Britain, the CIA and Diego Garcia – Something fishy going on?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 28th Jun 2014
My attention was drawn by chance to another article on Diego Garcia in the Independent stating that the government must renegotiate with US over the use of the island for rendition flights.... [read more]

An Armed Ghetto

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Jun 2014
One side's terrorists are the other side’s freedom fighters. That is not simply a matter of terminology. It is a difference of perception, which has far-reaching practical consequences... [read more]

From hope to despair- why the Soviet Union collapsed

by John Green

Wed 25th Jun 2014
John Green reviews a book written by Hans Modrow, the last prime minister of the German Democratic Republic... [read more]
 

Sisyphus Redeemed

by Uri Avnery

Tue 24th Jun 2014
If there is a God, he surely has a sense of humor. The career of Shimon Peres, who is about to finish his term as President of Israel, is clear evidence... [read more]

Has the US-UK War for Oil Detonated the “New Iraq”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 21st Jun 2014
Flames are rising from Iraq's largest oil refinery at Baiji, the result of mortar attacks by the varying forces sweeping towards the capital city. Felicity Arbuthnot describes the latest tragedy to befall Iraq... [read more]

Monsanto, Syngenta, Pioner et al: With Friends in High Places, the GMO Biotech Sector is Kicking Open the Door to Europe

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 20th Jun 2014
The proposal to hand back some decision powers to member states of the European Union regarding GMO approvals is currently being discussed, writes Colin Todhunter... [read more]