A non-partisan journal of the left.

Why Support the Palestinians?

by Daniel Serge

Fri 26th Feb 2010
Of the many international solidarity movements in the world today, the Palestinian struggle has a special status. Greg Sharzer explains why.... [read more]

Western Media, Not Israeli Hasbara

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 26th Feb 2010
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to play down the barbaric assault on Gaza, Israel cannot win the public relations war, argues Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Venezuela Creates Peasant Militias

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 26th Feb 2010
The Chavez regime is arming the Venezuelan peasantry to protect them against militias bent on undermining the country's agrarian reform initiatives, as Kiraz Janicke explains.... [read more]
 

Bleak Havens

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Feb 2010
It's time to close the net on tax havens, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Whither Iran?

by Maziar Razi

Fri 19th Feb 2010
In the wake of the demostrations of 11th February, which saw hard-liners and pro-democracy campaigners alike take to the streets of Tehran, Maziar Razi assesses the balance of forces in Iranian politics.... [read more]

Book of the Month: 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver

by John Green

Fri 19th Feb 2010
John Green recommends this witty and evocative political novel set in 1930s Mexico.... [read more]
 

The Useless Logic of Round Numbers

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 19th Feb 2010
The media fixation with pointless symbolic milestones serves to trivialise the everyday misery of victims of US violence, argues Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

The Greek Crisis and the Threat to the Euro

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Feb 2010
Can the EU afford to let Greece withdraw from the Eurozone? Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks considers the significance of the Grek Crisis.... [read more]

Tens of Thousands of Students Rally in Support of Chavez in Venezuela

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 19th Feb 2010
A student rally in the Venezuelan capital has rallied behind the country's president, writes Kiraz Janicke.... [read more]
 

Gay Footballers and Fans to get FA from the FA?

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 12th Feb 2010
Peter Tatchell urges the Football Association to push ahead with a planned anti-homophobia campaign which has mysteriously stalled this week. ... [read more]

Turkey: Working Class Resistance Rebuilding Itself

by Ekrem Ekici and Ceren Türkmen

Fri 12th Feb 2010
Ekrem Ekici and Ceren Türkmen on how Turkey's labour organisations are fighting back against privatisation and attacks on labour rights. ... [read more]

South American Nations Approve Multilateral Reconstruction Fund for Haiti

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 12th Feb 2010
The Union of South American Nations has come together to raise funds for the reconstruction of Haiti's civilian infrastructure, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]
 

What Good is Charity?

by Daniel Serge

Fri 12th Feb 2010
The humanitarian crisis in Haiti has brought into sharp focus the injustice of neoliberal economic exploitation; Greg Sharzer argues that charity alone cannot pull Haiti out of its desperate plight. ... [read more]

Zionists Outraged as Holocaust Memorial Day Recognises Other Genocides

by Amanda Sebestyen

Fri 12th Feb 2010
A number of recent initiatives have sought to place the narratives of Armenian, Rwandan and other genocide victims alongside the memory of the Jewish Holocaust. A vocal hardcore of Zionist bigots has reacted in predictable fashion, as Amanda Sebestyen explains.... [read more]

Venezuela’s Chavez Calls for Calm after Violent Protests

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 5th Feb 2010
A concerted campaign of destablisation from Venezuela's corporate media has fomented violent anti-Chavez demonstrations by right-wing students in Merida, as Tamara Pearson reports.... [read more]
 

The Kangaroo

by Uri Avnery

Fri 5th Feb 2010
A year into his presidency, Barack Obama has achieved relatively little in the foreign policy sphere. Uri Avnery urges him to keep trying.... [read more]

From Gaza to Lebanon: Beware the Iron Wall, the Coming War

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 5th Feb 2010
Israeli military strategists are planning for a new offensive against Lebanon, as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]

Haitian Tragedy and White Man’s Burden Redux

by Ben Selwyn

Fri 5th Feb 2010
International reaction to the catastrophe in Haiti has had a distinctly neo-colonial flavour, says Ben Selwyn.... [read more]
 

Tribe or Nation? A Critical Look at Background to the Current Irish Scene

by Roy Johnston

Fri 5th Feb 2010
Irish politics has been back in the UK media limelight in recent weeks and months. Veteran campaigner Roy Johnston sets out a condensed history of the political dimension of the Irish independence struggle.... [read more]

Book of the Month: 'Common Wealth' by Martin Large

by John Green

Fri 29th Jan 2010
John Green reviews this month's recommended read, which takes a critical look at the increasing dominance of corporate interests over civil society.... [read more]

Retrospective: Interview with Howard Zinn

by Daniel Pye

Fri 29th Jan 2010
The radical historian and activist Howard Zinn died this week, aged 87. In 2008, he gave this interview with London Progressive Journal's Daniel Pye.... [read more]