A non-partisan journal of the left.

Conservatism in a nutshell

by Sue Jones

Wed 1st Oct 2014
It’s not enough to defeat Tory ideology. We also have to defeat the Tory propaganda machine that brainwashes people with their slogans and catch-phrases... [read more]

Pakistan Air Force: Could “retirement” and detention cases have a link to drone policy?

by Carol Anne Grayson

Tue 30th Sep 2014
A letter received by the author earlier this year may shed some light on the strange case of officers allegedly being penalized after seeking to take early retirement from the Pakistan Air Force and refused their requests... [read more]

Ah, If I Were 25

by Uri Avnery

Fri 26th Sep 2014
Recently, Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit has written an article in which he equally condemns “extreme rightists” and “extreme leftists”, those who advocate war and those who advocate peace... [read more]

Labour's vision

by Bryan Gould

Fri 26th Sep 2014
Labour leaders have often been eloquent in articulating a vision of the kind of society they want; it is explaining how that vision is to be realised that seems to be the problem... [read more]

History re-beats itself

by Kitty Ehn

Fri 26th Sep 2014
The fight against climate change is a fight for a better future... [read more]

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

by Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Wed 24th Sep 2014
Surrounded as we are by crises, it can sometimes seem like there is no hope. But whether it’s climate change, conflict, food security or inequality, there is a solution. We call it localization... [read more]

Lots of soldiers could die in Iraq — and not fighting ISIS

by Michael Prysner

Wed 24th Sep 2014
U.S. troops today should take that lesson to heart. It is not worth being the cannon fodder in another arrogance-driven military adventure in the Middle East... [read more]

Drug and Bank Lords

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 24th Sep 2014
Part three of the series by Eric Toussaint: The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine... [read more]

How the media shafted the people of Scotland

by George Monbiot

Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Journalists in their gilded circles are woefully out of touch with popular sentiment and shamefully slur any desire for change, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Scotland on the Euphrates

by Uri Avnery

Sun 21st Sep 2014
Two countries competed this week for first place in news programs all over the world: Scotland and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... [read more]

Would Scottish Independence Mean Economic Sovereignty?

by Ellen Brown

Thu 18th Sep 2014
Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country... [read more]

The British Labour Party, The Northern Ireland Labour Party And The Scottish Referendum

by Dr Chaminda Weerawardhana

Wed 17th Sep 2014
Dr Chaminda Weerawardhana explains how the Scottish referendum exposes Labour’s inconsistencies on UK regions... [read more]

Piketty for Progressives

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 16th Sep 2014
Part 3 of Thomas Riggins's analysis of Thomas Piketty's book - Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

Pakistan: Alleged target killer for ISI and Blackwater executed after “confessing” to assassinations during peace talks

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 14th Sep 2014
In recent days the name of the firm “Blackwater” has reared its ugly head once again with the trial of four men, part of an assignment contracted by the US State Department to provide “security” in Baghdad during 2007... [read more]

Hannibal ad Portas

by Uri Avnery

Sun 14th Sep 2014
The last war has come to an end, the next war has not yet started, so let's use the time to speak of many things. Of Hannibal, for example... [read more]

NATO weakness in the epoch of geo-political turbulence and instability

by Ben Gliniecki

Thu 11th Sep 2014
The main outcome of the NATO summit that took place in Newport, Wales on 4th-5th September appears to have been the decision to launch a new ‘spearhead’ rapid response task force... [read more]

Compassion Should Extend Beyond The Home

by Bryan Gould

Thu 11th Sep 2014
Former MP and member of the Labour shadow cabinet, Bryan Gould, provides a riposte to Roger Scruton’s piece in The Guardian... [read more]

Ukraine: NATO hypocrisy over “Russian invasion” as Kiev suffers defeat

by Jorge Martin

Tue 9th Sep 2014
As politicans from across the world met at the NATO summit in Wales, the crisis in Ukraine saw an escalation in rhetoric... [read more]

God Wills It!

by Uri Avnery

Sun 7th Sep 2014
For six decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don't make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces ... [read more]

Oil, Blood, Confusion, Fear: Fuelling The British Public's Appetite For War

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 7th Sep 2014
Back in 2003, Tony Blair stated that Saddam Hussein could hit Britain with a missile within 45 minutes. He also said that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction... [read more]

The Jihadis Return - ISIS and the New Sunni Awakening by Patrick Cockburn

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 5th Sep 2014
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews Patrick Cockburn's latest book... [read more]