A non-partisan journal of the left.

Total Recall in Bolivia: Divided Nation Faces Historic Vote

by Ben Dangl

Fri 1st Aug 2008
With Bolivian voters set to go to the polls and the Morales presidency in the balance, Ben Dangl examines the issues at stake in the forthcoming recall vote. ... [read more]

Argentina Divided Over Agrarian Tax Reform

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 25th Jul 2008
Samuele Mazzolini examines recent developments in the Argentinian Senate, where the right have rallied to block progressive tax reforms.... [read more]

Ten Years On: The Iraq Sanctions

by Hussein Al-alak

Fri 25th Jul 2008
Hussein Al-Alak looks back on the murderous sanctions regime imposed upon Iraq prior to the overt aggression of 2003.... [read more]
 

Far Right Emerging in Austria - Again

by Alexa Van Sickle

Fri 25th Jul 2008
Austria’s governing coalition has collapsed - will this lead to the rise of the far-right Freedom Party?... [read more]

Heathrow AirTrack Scheme to Ease the Burden on Commuters

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 25th Jul 2008
Demetrius Notice argues that BA's new Airtrack railway project will benefit commuters.... [read more]

Venezuela Strengthens Alliance with Russia to Promote “Polycentrism”

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the recent meeting between Hugo Chávez and Dimitri Medvedev.... [read more]
 

Colombian State Accused of Torture and Murder of Trade Union Leader

by Justice For Colombia

Fri 25th Jul 2008
Campaign group "Justice for Colombia" reports on the latest in an ongoing campaign of state-sponsored killings targeting Colombia's trade unionists. ... [read more]

Losing the Will to Serve

by Zoe Gannon

Fri 18th Jul 2008
With below-inflation pay rises and increased targets, no wonder Labour has lost the votes of the public sector workers who keep this country going.... [read more]

Back to Boom and Bust

by Eric Hollies

Fri 18th Jul 2008
Eric Hollies on the self-fulfilling prophecy of the global economic downturn.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Increases Oil Financing for Petrocaribe Nations

by James Suggett

Fri 18th Jul 2008
James Suggett on how Venezuela is taking a lead in strengthening economic links between Latin America and the Caribbean.... [read more]

Safety Initiatives are Criminalising Young People

by Matt Genner

Fri 18th Jul 2008
As a new curfew is scheme is tried out in Cornwall, Matt Genner argues that such policies will only ostracise young people and perpetuate a culture of fear and isolation.... [read more]

Celebrating Woody Guthrie

by Sven Eric Balabanoff

Fri 18th Jul 2008
Sven Eric Balabanoff on America's greatest protest singer.... [read more]
 

How the NHS was Founded – the Fight Against Private Medicine

by Barbara Humphries

Fri 18th Jul 2008
As Britain's National Health Service celebrates another milestone anniversary, Barbara Humphries reviews sixty years of struggle against encroaching privatisation.... [read more]

Dying for a Coke

by Kacie Morgan

Fri 11th Jul 2008
Kacie Morgan on the campaign to expose the Coca-Cola company's links with right-wing paramilitary violence.... [read more]

Ecuador Seizes Banking Firms

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 11th Jul 2008
Samuele Mazzolini on the bold steps taken by Ecuador's President Correa as he bids to bring financial stability and security to the country.... [read more]
 

Push-Polling (Continued): The Appearance of Ethics, And the Same Old Same Old

by Sven Eric Balabanoff

Fri 11th Jul 2008
Following on from last week's article, Sven Eric Balabanoff continues his look at the role of "Push-polling" in this year's US elections. ... [read more]

Ingrid Freed: Justice For Colombia statement

by Justice For Colombia

Fri 11th Jul 2008
A statement from the campaign group Justice for Colombia on the release of Ingrid Betancourt... [read more]

Chávez Calls for Renewal of US - Venezuela Dialogue

by James Suggett

Fri 11th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the Chávez government's calls for a thawing of relations with the United States.... [read more]
 

Hedge Funds, Speculation and Capitalism

by Mick Brooks

Fri 11th Jul 2008
With market speculation very much in the news at the moment, Mick Brooks examines the phenomenon of the hedge fund, and its role in the current economic malaise.... [read more]

Support the Tube Cleaners!

by Rick Grogan

Fri 11th Jul 2008
After a successful strike last month was followed by a similar action at the start of July, Rick Grogan urges the public to get behind the Tube cleaners.... [read more]

Israel and Western Hypocrisy: Mordechai Vanunu Talks to London Progressive Journal

by Joanna Allan

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Joanna Allan talks to anti-nuclear campaigner Mordechai Vanunu about his experience at the hands of the Israeli government.... [read more]