A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Surgeon’s Photograph

by Simon Cockle

Sun 7th May 2017
A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

One, Two, Three – Rejoice!

by Uri Avnery

Sun 7th May 2017
I remember the first few Independence Days, just after the foundation of the State of Israel. There was spontaneous jubilation, we were all out in the streets, the celebration was real. This year's Independence Day was not a happy affair... [read more]

Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the "New" Cold War Propaganda (Part 2)

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 30th Apr 2017
This is the second part of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on a recent article posing as journalism in the March 6, 2017 issue of The New Yorker.... [read more]
 

Silent Voices

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sun 30th Apr 2017
A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Eminent Psychiatrists Express Deep Concern at President’s “dangerousness”, “instability”, and “unpredictability.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 30th Apr 2017
The insane threats also come from a man who achieved five draft deferments during the Vietnam war, thus has no knowledge even of what one bullet can do, let alone the vapourising monstrosities he seems to think he has divine power to unleash on a whim.... [read more]
 

Palestine's Nelson Mandela

by Uri Avnery

Sat 29th Apr 2017
Divide et impera – "divide and rule" – since Roman times this has been a guiding principle of every regime that suppresses another people. In this the Israeli authorities have been incredibly successful.... [read more]

“Making America Great Again”, by Reducing the Word to Ashes?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Without the slightest proof produced by the US that such a test was attempted, yet alone a nuclear one, Donald Trump’s language and that of his fiefdom have been on the level of a bar room brawl rather than statesmanlike... [read more]

On the Road of Damascus, I Met Jeremy Corbyn

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sun 23rd Apr 2017
I come from a fairly long line of mercantile family forebears with strong business skills and profit inspired attitudes. Although I chose not to go into business as my brothers did and I became a teacher of English, every emotional nerve in my body believed in wealth creation as being the only way forward for all.... [read more]
 

What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey

by Ellen Brown

Sat 22nd Apr 2017
Having a cheap and ready credit line with the state’s own bank can have similar benefits for New Jersey and other states... [read more]

Cui Bono?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 22nd Apr 2017
Cui bono – "who benefits" – is the first question an experienced detective asks when investigating a crime.... [read more]

The Tunic of Nessus

by Uri Avnery

Sat 15th Apr 2017
In a few weeks, Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Millions of words, most of them hollow, will be poured out. As usual.... [read more]
 

Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the "New" Cold War Propaganda (Part 1)

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 15th Apr 2017
This is the first of a five part paragraph by paragraph commentary on a recent article posing as journalism in the March 6, 2017 issue of The New Yorker... [read more]

Better world

by Kay Channon

Sat 15th Apr 2017
A poem by Kay Channon... [read more]

How to defeat war-mongering America

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 15th Apr 2017
The recent actions by Trump are a futile attempt to regain the waning global influence of American imperialist hegemony... [read more]
 

University of Terror

by Uri Avnery

Sat 8th Apr 2017
Some days ago, a man committed an act of terrorism in the center of London, a city I love.... [read more]

Danegeld

by outRageous!

Sat 8th Apr 2017
It was just over a thousand years ago that the King of England shook his piggy bank and found it full of twigs and trinkets. He needed dosh and he needed it fast.... [read more]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘MY GENERATION’?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 8th Apr 2017
And there are those who ask, ‘Whatever happened to the idealism of my generation?’ Anyone who remembers the Sixties/Seventies years finds themselves asking that question... [read more]
 

The Escalating War on Syria and Need for International Law

by Rick Sterling

Sat 8th Apr 2017
As I will show below, it is likely the deaths in Khan Sheikhoun were caused by an armed opposition faction, not the Syrian government. The goal was precisely what has happened: a media firestorm leading to direct U.S. aggression against Syria.... [read more]

The pro-Europeans make their voice heard – London’s anti-Brexit march

by Lesley Docksey

Fri 7th Apr 2017
March 25th was the EU’s birthday. It was celebrated in London and elsewhere by anti-Brexit demonstrations. Initially organised by Unite for Europe, supported by the European Movement and the 3 Million group of EU citizens living in the UK... [read more]

Westminster Attack – Courage, Cowardice and Double Standards

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 7th Apr 2017
Theresa May, the Prime Minister, was rushed into a car 40 yards from the gates outside Parliament where shots were fired minutes after the incident occurred. What a contrast to President Bashar Al Assad and his wife, who with their children, have never fled terrorist attacks on their country ongoing since March 2011, terrorist attacks which include entirely illegal, massive bombings by UK and US air power.... [read more]