A non-partisan journal of the left.

Mas means less

by David Eade

Mon 26th Nov 2012
LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, provides a breakdown of the Catalan elections and discusses the implications the election results have for the issue of Catalan independence... [read more]

Netanyahu’s High-stakes Game in Gaza: Same Time, Same Place

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 26th Nov 2012
Many key phrases have been presented to explain Israel’s latest military onslaught against Gaza, which left scores dead and wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flexing his muscles in preparation for the Israeli general elections in January, suggested some, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Social Constructionism Applied to Working Class Educational Attainment

by Elijah Pryor

Mon 26th Nov 2012
Elijah Pryor looks into the origins, definitions and theory of Social Constructionism and explains inequalities faced by working class children in education... [read more]
 

Lies, damned lies, and PMQ’s (without the statistics or mandate)

by Nathaneal Sansam

Wed 21st Nov 2012
Nathaneal Sansam comments on two elections that took place on the same day: the Corby by-election and election of a Police and Crime Commissioner in Humberside... [read more]

Now they do not need evidence, they create secret witnesses

by Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod

Wed 21st Nov 2012
Öcalan’s isolation may be over as the hunger strike ends in Turkish prisons, but the unjust trials of the opponents of the Government continue. Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod report ... [read more]

“It was so bad you just wanted to laugh”

by David Eade

Tue 20th Nov 2012
LPJ French political affairs correspondent, David Eade, comments on the recent leadership election within France’s Conservative opposition party, the UMP... [read more]
 

Extreme Weather: The Maya and Us

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 19th Nov 2012
Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York thousands of people are still without power, food or portable water and are dependent on the city, state and federal government, and increasingly on Occupy Sandy (the volunteers from Occupy Wall Street and related groups) for basic survival goods, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]

Police & Crime Commissioners and the Tories

by Karl Davis

Sat 17th Nov 2012
The chaotic and rambling drumbeat of the Tory march has been laid bare for the questioning ears of the world once more, says Karl Davis... [read more]

The internet- Plutocracy's Achilles' Heel?

by Jim Handley

Fri 16th Nov 2012
Ironically Capitialism's well founded fear of unfettered public access to matters of vital importance stems from the advent of the internet, writes Jim Handley... [read more]
 

Lip Service to Peace: EU as an Enabler of Netanyahu’s Colonial Policies

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 15th Nov 2012
Europe is different, as we are often reminded. The general wisdom is unlike the US’ unconditional support for Israel. European countries tend to be more balanced in their approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Call Mr Robeson – a Life with Songs

by John Green

Wed 14th Nov 2012
John Green writes about the life and work of one of America’s greatest singers who was ‘disappeared’ from public life and airbrushed out of the history books... [read more]

Lenin on the Role of a Marxist Party in Relation to the People: Chapter Five of 'Left Wing' Communism an Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 13th Nov 2012
In 1920, Lenin produced an analysis of the political conditions in Germany after the failure of the Communist uprising in 1918. The Communists had split into two rival factions. The issues facing the German Marxists were somewhat analogous to those facing Marxist movements today, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]
 

Who Needs an Unstable Middle East?

by Susan Walpole

Mon 12th Nov 2012
Being a supporter of Palestinian statehood used to be a more lonely road than it is now. It was difficult to mention Palestine in public because it was such a 'dirty' word, Susan Walpole writes... [read more]

Palestine Entangled: The Politics of Money

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 10th Nov 2012
The link between political statements and action, and money is obvious for all to see. What may appear as political concessions can oftentimes be attributed to some frozen or funds waiting to be delivered. It is transaction-based politics at its best, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The political trial of a caring man and the end of justice in America

by John Pilger

Fri 9th Nov 2012
The political trial and 22-year sentence of Dr Rafil Dhafir, an Iraqi-born doctor and humanitarian, makes a mockery of the notion that all are equal in the eyes of US law, writes John Pilger.... [read more]
 

Recipes for Disaster

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Nov 2012
George Monbiot asked whether it is about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?... [read more]

The Scotland Question answered

by David Eade

Fri 9th Nov 2012
David Eade explains how allowing Scotland a referendum on independence may have implications for other secessionist movements across Europe.... [read more]

Struck Dumb

by George Monbiot

Tue 6th Nov 2012
Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will speak about global warming. The danger this poses is huge, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 5th Nov 2012
Apparently, ‘popular resistance’ has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Time Magazine and My Psychosis

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sun 4th Nov 2012
Dr. Faysal Mikdadi discusses a recent letter he wrote to Time magazine... [read more]

The teratoid of US foreign policy

by Finn Bowen

Sat 3rd Nov 2012
Since the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US has struggled with its foreign policy and its perceived role within global politics. Finn Bowen discusses the past, present and future of US foreign policy... [read more]