A non-partisan journal of the left.

Joining The Labour Party

by Susan Walpole

Sun 1st Apr 2018
In September 2016 I did something I never believed I would ever do. I joined the Labour Party.... [read more]

Nowruz: 2018

by David Rahni

Wed 21st Mar 2018
The Persian New Year at the spring vernal equinox is commemorated in Iran, Central/West Asia and by the diaspora... [read more]

Wake Up Rise Up

by Kay Channon

Tue 20th Mar 2018
A poem by Kay Channon... [read more]
 

The Fake Enemy

by Uri Avnery

Tue 20th Mar 2018
Netanyahu doesn't care. Peace is the last thing he has on his troubled mind. He is far more committed to the eternal conflict with both the Arabs and the Iranians. After all, what would life be like without enemies?... [read more]

Salisbury, Skripal and Novichok – a local view

by Lesley Docksey

Tue 20th Mar 2018
From the moment the news came out that on Sunday March 4th in Salisbury, one of England’s revered cathedral cities, a Russian spy and his daughter had been poisoned by some form of ‘nerve agent’ my reaction was ‘Oh dear’. ... [read more]

The War on the Post Office

by Ellen Brown

Sun 18th Mar 2018
The US Postal Service, under attack from a manufactured crisis designed to force its privatization, needs a new source of funding to survive. Postal banking could fill that need.... [read more]
 

Pity the Almond Tree

by Uri Avnery

Fri 2nd Mar 2018
The prime minister has been officially accused by the police on two counts of bribery... [read more]

A Writer's Place

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Fri 2nd Mar 2018
It was a masterpiece of evasion. He was asked, as other writers were, to comment on the needs of publishers to seek out work of merit that might not be commercially viable... [read more]

Did the CIA Sabotage Russia at the Olympics?

by Rick Sterling

Fri 2nd Mar 2018
There is something very fishy about the Anti Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) pinned on the Russian curler and Russian bobsledder during the final week of the Peyongchang Winter Olympics. ... [read more]
 

The One-World View

by outRageous!

Fri 2nd Mar 2018
Here's a tale to warm your cockles - wherever they may be... [read more]

Saudi-led war on Yemen in its 4th year: the blood on the UK’s hands

by Mohamad Kleit

Fri 2nd Mar 2018
In less than a month, the four year anniversary of the Saudi-led war on Yemen takes place, with no real solution in sight or clear hope for a total cease-fire in one of the world’s poorest countries... [read more]

What the Hell?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 24th Feb 2018
What the hell am I? An Israeli? A Jew? A peace activist? A Journalist? An author? An ex-combat soldier in the Israeli army? An ex-terrorist?... [read more]
 

Leaders of the world

by Susan Walpole

Sat 24th Feb 2018
In years gone by it never bothered me too much who was leading what country or international organisations because there were so many good leaders about who knew how the world worked... [read more]

Labour Leave – Not the Way Ahead

by Lesley Docksey

Sat 24th Feb 2018
It is true that in the EU referendum, more people (52%) voted to leave than remain (48%) with the EU. But of the total electorate, that was 37% wanting to leave, 35% wanting to remain, and 28% that did not vote. ... [read more]
 

"Not Enough!"

by Uri Avnery

Sun 4th Feb 2018
Many years ago, right after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, I was asked to write a book about the events... [read more]

We'll Always Have Paris

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 4th Feb 2018
Reflections on May 1968... [read more]

Natural England Loses Credibility

by Lesley Docksey

Sun 4th Feb 2018
How often will Natural England (NE) be told by judges to release information about the ongoing badger culls?... [read more]
 

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

by Ellen Brown

Sat 27th Jan 2018
In a blatant example of “do as I say, not as I do,” the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting it as deposits.... [read more]

The Jumping Parliament

by Uri Avnery

Sat 27th Jan 2018
Years ago, when I was a member of the Knesset, I decided to stage a demonstration in the plenum hall.... [read more]

Why I am Angry

by Uri Avnery

Sat 13th Jan 2018
In today's Israel, the antagonism between Mizrahim and Ashkenazim is growing stronger from year to year, with vast political and social repercussions... [read more]