A non-partisan journal of the left.

Merchants of War: A Letter to the Times Newspaper

by Mehrnaz Shahabi

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Mehrnaz Shahabi's recent letter to the Times newspaper exposes media deception as the sabre-rattling o Iran continues.... [read more]

The US Election and the Changing Face of Electoral Politics

by Matt Genner

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Matt Genner on what the 2008 primaries have told us about the nature of electoral politics in the 21st Century.... [read more]

Poor get Hit as Business Walks Free

by Rob Ray

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Rob Ray on why the Treasury won't plug the holes in the UK tax system.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Halts Mining in Forest Preserve, but Renews Permit Discussions

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the ongoing struggle for control of Venezuela's natural resources.... [read more]

Push Polling 2008; Have the Rules Changed? Or Not?

by Sven Eric Balabanoff

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Sven Eric Balabanoff examines the phenomenon of "push polling" within the wider context of US electoral politics.... [read more]

No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Threat: Bush Administration to Proceed Regardless

by David Rahni

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Professor David Rahni considers the background to the lastest round of US sabre-rattling on Iran.... [read more]
 

Betancourt Freed - Where Now for Colombia?

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 4th Jul 2008
Samuele Mazzonlini considers how the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and other FARC hostages will affect the Colombian situation.... [read more]

Keep Tyne and Wear Metro Public, says RMT

by Rick Grogan

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Rick Grogan of the Rail Maritime and Transport union on the battle to keep the Tyne and Wear Metro in public hands. ... [read more]

Why We Oppose 42 Days

by Mick Brooks

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Mick Brooks outlines the case against 42-day detention.... [read more]
 

Mail Order Cuts

by Rob Ray

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Rob Ray on the closures ordered across the UK's postal service. ... [read more]

Asylum Seeker Wins Judicial Review Against Deportation

by Sara Hall

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Sara Hall on some good news in the case of Cameroonian asylum seeker Guy Njike.... [read more]

Mind-Forged Manacles

by George Monbiot

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Crime is down, convictions are down, but the prisons are bursting. Why?... [read more]
 

New EU Immigration Policy is a Disgrace to Europe

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Samuele Mazzolini on the outrageous new direction taken by the EU on immigration.... [read more]
 

Britain Sleepwalks Towards 42-day Detention

by Tom Bangay

Fri 20th Jun 2008
As the Brown government seeks to push through 42-day detention, Tom Bangay argues this latest counter-terrorism measure is impractical, unpopular, and an affront to civil liberties. ... [read more]

BBC Faces Challenge Over Ecuador Distortions

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 20th Jun 2008
Samuele Mazzolini examines the misleading BBC documentary that has caused outrage among some of London's Ecuadorean community.... [read more]

Human Rights and Intifada in the Western Sahara

by Joanna Allan

Fri 20th Jun 2008
Joanna Allan examines the ongoing struggle against the illegal occupation of the Western Sahara by the Moroccan government.... [read more]
 

It’s Time to say Thank You to our Immigrant Communities

by Parmjit Dhanda

Fri 20th Jun 2008
Parmjit Dhanda MP on the continued success of immigration in Britain.... [read more]

Lost in the System

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Jun 2008
What has happened to Bush’s secret prisoners?... [read more]

Obama Moves Quickly to Court Israel Lobby

by Tom Bangay

Fri 13th Jun 2008
Barack Obama's recent comments on his Israel-Palestine policy suggest real "change" is definitely not on his Middle East agenda.... [read more]