A non-partisan journal of the left.

How the world was saved from a nuclear catastrophe

by John Green

Sun 2nd Nov 2014
In 1983 the world stood on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. War between NATO and the USSR was prevented by a high ranking NATO official secretly working for the GDR foreign intelligence service... [read more]

Chickenshit

by Uri Avnery

Sat 1st Nov 2014
When a high-ranking official of one country calls the leader of another country "chickenshit", it may be assumed that the relations between the two countries are not at their best... [read more]

Ukrainian parliamentary elections: if you don’t have anything nice to say

by Peter Mikhailenko

Sat 1st Nov 2014
The expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is the best way to describe the reaction in the Western media to the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine.... [read more]
 

HSBC: the bank with a shameful past and scandalous present

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 1st Nov 2014
The fourth article in the series The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

Gough Whitlam – It's Time to Rest In Peace

by Mark Horner

Sun 26th Oct 2014
Edward Gough Whitlam (”Gough Whitlam”), a former Labour prime minister of Australia, passed away on 21st October, 2014 at 98 years of age ... [read more]

Muhammad, Where Are You?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 25th Oct 2014
About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state... [read more]
 

Piketty for Progressives: Part 4

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 25th Oct 2014
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

Why climate ‘uncertainty’ is no excuse for doing nothing

by Richard Pancost and Stephan Lewandowsky

Sat 25th Oct 2014
Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets... [read more]

Has the Swedish Left Lost Again?: The 2014 Electoral Implosion, Civilian Deindustrialization and the Swedish Dilemma

by Jonathan M. Feldman

Fri 24th Oct 2014
Part 3 of Jonathan Feldman's analysis of the recent Swedish general election... [read more]
 

‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

by George Monbiot

Wed 22nd Oct 2014
Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’ – it helps them do their job. And we are picking up their dehumanising euphemisms, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

On gloves, rubber and the spatio-temporal logics of global health

by Uli Beisel

Wed 22nd Oct 2014
Over the last decades and not least through the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, health initiatives have received unprecedented attention and funding... [read more]

Has the Swedish Left Lost Again?: The 2014 Electoral Implosion, Civilian Deindustrialization and the Swedish Dilemma

by Jonathan M. Feldman

Sat 18th Oct 2014
Part 2 of Jonathan Feldman's analysis of the recent Swedish general election... [read more]
 

Decent Respect

by Uri Avnery

Sat 18th Oct 2014
Sweden, like Britain, was always considered a "pro-Israeli" country, loyally voting against "anti-Israel" resolutions in the UN. If such important Western nations are reconsidering their attitudes towards the policy of Israel, what does it mean?... [read more]

IMT Statement: Kobane threatened with massacre: Fight imperialism! Defend the Kurds!

by International Marxist Tendency

Mon 13th Oct 2014
The forces of ISIS are closing in on the besieged town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border... [read more]

Younger Self

by Faysal Mikdadi

Mon 13th Oct 2014
A poem from Palestinian poet, writer and artist Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]
 

Lenin: State and Revolution: Chapter 5 (Part 2)

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 13th Oct 2014
The second part of Thomas Riggins' analysis of Chapter 5 of Lenin's State and Revolution... [read more]

Crusaders and Zionists

by Uri Avnery

Fri 10th Oct 2014
Lately, the words "Crusaders" and "Zionists" have been appearing more and more often as twins... [read more]

Has the Swedish Left Lost Again?: The 2014 Electoral Implosion, Civilian Deindustrialization and the Swedish Dilemma

by Jonathan M. Feldman

Fri 10th Oct 2014
Part 1 of Jonathan Feldman's analysis of the recent Swedish general election... [read more]
 

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

by George Monbiot

Thu 9th Oct 2014
The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Interview with a doctor from Donetsk

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Thu 9th Oct 2014
During a recent trip to Kazakhstan, Dr Tomasz Pierscionek discussed the situation in Ukraine with a doctor from Donetsk... [read more]

It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world

by George Monbiot

Tue 7th Oct 2014
Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]