A non-partisan journal of the left.

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's 'World Order' [Part Two]

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 11th Jan 2015
"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet, seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace." (Alexander Pope, Essay on Man)... [read more]

Half of Shas

by Uri Avnery

Sat 10th Jan 2015
The Shas party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now necessary for entering the Knesset, after the minimum was raised by the last Knesset... [read more]

Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Jan 2015
As a new report is published on the need to limit fossil fuel production to stop dangerous global warming, the UK is poised to pass an act committing governments to extracting as much oil out of the ground as possible, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

U.S. cops kill at 100 times rate of other capitalist countries

by Richard Becker

Wed 7th Jan 2015
How many people are killed every year by the police in the U.S?... [read more]

If you found treasure worth thousands would you declare it?

by George Monbiot

Tue 6th Jan 2015
It’s a morality tale for our times: three old rogues had two options. They could reveal their find or say nothing, and share it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Dehumanisation in war

by James Cole

Sat 3rd Jan 2015
The murder of Baha Mousa springs to mind as a line in the sand where we may have publicly turned a corner for soldiers being exposed for abusing innocent civilians... [read more]
 

Sacred Cows for slaughter

by Felix McHugh

Thu 1st Jan 2015
A few thoughts from Felix McHugh to great 2015... [read more]

Niall Ferguson on Henry Kissinger's "World Order"

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 31st Dec 2014
A good book review gives both the gist of the book and allows you to decide if it is worth reading... [read more]

My Glorious Brothers

by Uri Avnery

Mon 29th Dec 2014
When I was 15 years old and a member of the Irgun underground (by today's criteria, an honest-to-goodness terrorist organization), we sang "(In the past) we had the heroes / Bar Kochba and the Maccabees / Now we have the new ones / The national youth…"... [read more]
 

Where trade agreements are a risk to sovereignty

by Mark Horner

Wed 24th Dec 2014
A nation's sovereign right to determine matters within its borders is put at risk where its government signs a trade agreement which includes a dispute resolution clause known as an Investor State Dispute Settlement ('ISDS') clause... [read more]

Lenin: State and Revolution, Chapter 6: Vulgarisation of Marx by the Opportunists

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 22nd Dec 2014
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through Lenin's work - State and Revolution... [read more]

What’s in your sack, Father Christmas?

by John Gohorry

Mon 22nd Dec 2014
What’s in your sack, Father Christmas?... [read more]
 

What GMOs Are Really About: Profits, Power and Geopolitics

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 22nd Dec 2014
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not essential for feeding the world... [read more]

Splendid Isolation

by Uri Avnery

Sun 21st Dec 2014
Almost a thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine... [read more]

If you must eat meat, save it for Christmas

by George Monbiot

Sun 21st Dec 2014
From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Poem for Christmas 2014

by John Gohorry

Sun 21st Dec 2014
A festive poem by John Gohorry... [read more]

Two activists pay tribute to Palestinian minister killed at human rights day ceremony

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sun 21st Dec 2014
Planting a tree should be a joyous occasion, new life, growth and the fruits of labour but not in the West Bank where this simple act cost Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein (55) his life... [read more]

The Pen Trumps the Sword Anytime (Part 4)

by Faysal Mikdadi

Thu 18th Dec 2014
The fourth part of an 'Introduction' to an illustrated book of poetry by Faysal Mikdadi. The collection, Painted into a Corner, appeared in the summer of 2014... [read more]
 

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude‏ (Part 2)

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 18th Dec 2014
Me-first acquisitiveness is now pervasive throughout the upper strata of society... [read more]

Can the Duke become King?

by Uri Avnery

Wed 17th Dec 2014
On Monday, the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself, less than two years after its election... [read more]

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude‏ (Part 1)

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 17th Dec 2014
In his book ‘The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective’, economist Angus Maddison noted that India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth until the 17th century... [read more]