A non-partisan journal of the left.

North Korea and Trump’s Reality Free Zone - Tweeting About Armageddon

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 13th Oct 2017
Currently, in addition to the massive war games, the US has been overflying North Korea with B-52 bombers, with further excercises taking place in and with South Korea and in the last days also with Japan... [read more]

Reportage: Adjusting the Focus

by outRageous!

Fri 6th Oct 2017
Two book reviews by outRageous!... [read more]

How to Fund a Universal Basic Income Without Increasing Taxes or Inflation

by Ellen Brown

Fri 6th Oct 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Oxford published the results of a survey of the world’s best artificial intelligence experts, who predicted that there was a 50 percent chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks within 45 years... [read more]
 

From Myanmar, to Whitehall, to Washington - The Festering Nadir of Politics

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 6th Oct 2017
It seems politics has hit a shameful, stinking, festering, inhuman low. Given the lows of the last decades, that is really saying something. ... [read more]

A Tale of Two Stories

by Uri Avnery

Fri 6th Oct 2017
This Tuesday morning he arrived at the gate as usual. But something aroused suspicion among the guards. He was wearing a jacket, though the weather was quite hot on this early autumn day. The guards asked him to remove his jacket.... [read more]

Despair of Despair

by Uri Avnery

Fri 6th Oct 2017
My optimism about the future of Israel irritates a lot of people. How can I be an optimist in view of what's happening here every day?... [read more]
 

Dangerous Times: John Pilger Discusses North Korea, China and the Threat of Nuclear War and Accident

by TJ Coles

Sun 17th Sep 2017
Western media continue to distort the chronology of cause and effect, inverting reality to claim that North Korea is provoking the West. John Pilger talks to T.J. Coles about the situation.... [read more]

A Confession

by Uri Avnery

Sun 17th Sep 2017
Today is the last day of the 93rd year of my life. Ridiculous. If by a miracle I could be returned to, say, 14, and travel all this long way again, would I like that? No, I would not.... [read more]

North Korea an Aggressor? A Reality Check

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 5th Sep 2017
The mention of one tiny country appears to strike at the rationality and sanity of those who should know far better... [read more]
 

Crusaders and Zionists

by Uri Avnery

Tue 5th Sep 2017
Caesarea was built by King Herod some 2000 years ago and named after his Roman master, Augustus Caesar. It once again became an important town under the Crusaders, who fortified it.... [read more]

Random Arrows and a Big Fist: Noam Chomsky Discusses Trump, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America

by TJ Coles

Tue 5th Sep 2017
A few months ago, I interviewed Noam Chomsky as part of our new book Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America’s Quest for Full-spectrum Dominance... [read more]

Free Radicals

by outRageous!

Mon 28th Aug 2017
During my lifetime [3/4 of a century at current prices] UK and US socio-political goalposts have shifted so far to the right that - were we actually talking about a sports field - the centre line has been re-branded as radical.... [read more]
 

Kaya, the royal Dog

by Uri Avnery

Mon 28th Aug 2017
The spectacle is almost bizarre: a political party refuses to accept new members. And not just a few individuals, but tens of thousands... [read more]

1945

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Mon 28th Aug 2017
1945 is a sacred year in Labour mythology... [read more]

"Anyone But Bibi"

by Uri Avnery

Tue 22nd Aug 2017
The vultures are circling. They can see the wounded man on the ground, and are waiting for his end.... [read more]
 

Wistful Eyes

by Uri Avnery

Sat 5th Aug 2017
From whatever angle one looks at it, the death sentence is a barbaric and stupid measure. It has been abolished by all civilized countries, except some US states (which can hardly be called civilized)... [read more]

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

by Ellen Brown

Sun 30th Jul 2017
Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions.... [read more]
 

The March of Folly

by Uri Avnery

Sun 30th Jul 2017
There are two ways to look at historic disasters. The one sees them as plots of evil persons, the other as acts of folly.... [read more]

Yemen - Court Battle Exposes UK-Saudi Arms Deals And Humanitarian Tragedy

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 30th Jul 2017
On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London’s High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations' leaders' human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.... [read more]

How Much Is A Job Worth?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 30th Jul 2017
There was a time when organized labour was widely and regularly accused of greed and social irresponsibility when campaigning for more equitable wages. Today we see fortunes bestowed on the managers of capital without anything like the same measure of censure. ... [read more]