A non-partisan journal of the left.

Central government

by Bryan Gould

Thu 3rd Apr 2014
Former MP and member of the Labour shadow cabinet, Bryan Gould, discusses the flaws in Labour's proposal to devolve power to local regions... [read more]

So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose?

by George Monbiot

Wed 2nd Apr 2014
George Monbiot asks: When people say we should adjust to climate change, do they understand what that actually means?... [read more]

New York City Settles Fire Department Discrimination Case

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 2nd Apr 2014
New York City settlement of fire department discrimination is a blow against racism but panned by ultra-right New York Post ... [read more]
 

Why a Major Spanish News Story Doesn't Get Into Foreign Press

by Mike Summers

Wed 2nd Apr 2014
Mike Summers gives a first hand account of a major protest involving over a million angry people who never existed, according to the Spanish media.... [read more]

Changing The Flag

by Uri Avnery

Mon 31st Mar 2014
New Zealand has decided to change its flag. This was only briefly mentioned in the media here. But it is a significant example for us... [read more]

The People's Assembly- Building an Alternative

by Thabo Miller

Mon 31st Mar 2014
The People’s Assembly has the potential to become the successor to the popular fronts of the 1930s in uniting the broad left writes Dr Thabo Miller... [read more]
 

EU Financial Help For The UK's Super Rich

by Jim Handley

Fri 28th Mar 2014
The world is no longer ruled by so-called governments, elected or otherwise. In brutal fact, those who really determine how we plebs live are the International Bankers and their Multinational Business Conglomerate cohorts... [read more]

Who is the terrorist? Drones, PTSD and the boy traumatised to death

by Carol Anne Grayson

Thu 27th Mar 2014
I am outraged at seeing the photo of Hamza Hassan Bin Dahaman, a Yemeni youth so traumatised at witnessing a drone strike that he never recovered from the experience... [read more]

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]