A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Lobby vs. America: On Netanyahu’s Lies and the Spineless Politicians

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
In the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's AIPAC speech, Ramzy Baroud picks apart the Israeli PM's poisonous rhetoric.... [read more]

Bosses' Pay - the Worse They do, the More They Want!

by Dan Morley

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
Enormous compensation packages are keeping bosses happy amid the misery of economic stagnation, writes Dan Morley.... [read more]

Freed FARC Hostage Thanks Venezuelan President

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
FARC kidnap victim Captain Pablo Emilio Moncayo has publicly expressed his gratitude for Hugo Chávez's efforts to secure his release, writes Kiraz Janicke.... [read more]
 

Morality Policing

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
The police treat protests and festivals as a threat to their power, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Italian Elections: More of the Same

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
Samuele Mazzolini reflects on an election that has consolidated the dominance of Silvo Berlusconi's centre-right bloc, and the continuing malaise of the Italian left.... [read more]

My Children, Ralph Nader and the South China Sea

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 26th Mar 2010
Ramzy Baroud reflects on the determined and seemingly innate compassion of children, which gives cause for hope and optimism.... [read more]
 

BA Strike is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

by John Green

Fri 26th Mar 2010
The trade union movement is taking a lead in the struggle against the false panacea of austerity; John Green reckons the British Airways dispute is just the beginning.... [read more]

Chavez Inaugurates Internet Centre to Facilitate Popular Power in Venezuela

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 26th Mar 2010
Tamara Pearson reports on a Venezuelan government initiative to improve public access to the World Wide Web in Venezuela.... [read more]

Talking Politics with Hratche Koundarjian

by Chris Mason-Felsing

Fri 26th Mar 2010
First-time voter Chris Mason-Felsing met with Labour's Hratche Koundarjian to discuss Labour's Gernal Election prospects.... [read more]
 

War With the Ghosts

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Mar 2010
George Monbiot asks: what are our nuclear weapons for, and who controls them? ... [read more]

The Biggest Lie in the World and a Few Truths

by Steven Colatrella

Fri 19th Mar 2010
Steven Colatrella picks apart the myth that free market capitalism is the most rational way of allocating resources.... [read more]

Activism is Change, Not academic Squabbles and Bickering

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 19th Mar 2010
Ramzy Baroud calls for a greater sense of community among Western-based supporters of the Palestinian cause.... [read more]
 

Venezuela: Violence and Discrimination Rise in Opposition-Controlled Universities

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 19th Mar 2010
Kiraz Janicke reports on how the Venezuelan right are using the university campus as a battleground in their struggle against the Chavez government.... [read more]

Ninety Years On: Remembering the Kapp Putsch

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Mar 2010
On the 90th anniversary of the Kapp Putsch, Socialist Appeal Mick Brooks looks back on how Germany's working class united as one to resist a reactionary coup d'état.... [read more]

The Naming of Things

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Mar 2010
George Monbiot suggests one small way in which the collapse of biodiversity could be slowed.... [read more]
 

Book of the Month: Fenner Brockway's 'Inside the Left'

by John Green

Fri 12th Mar 2010
John Green reviews Fenner Brockway's autobiographical account of a long and dedicated political career.... [read more]

Fighting Racism in Italy: Immigrant Workers Lead the Way

by Hugh Edwards

Fri 12th Mar 2010
Hugh Edwards considers the significance of last week's historic demonstration by Italy's immigrant community.... [read more]

Michael Foot and his Legacy for Labour

by Barbara Humphries

Fri 12th Mar 2010
Michael Foot stood head and shoulders above the men who succeeded him as Labour leader, argues Barbara Humphries.... [read more]
 

An Alternative Reading of the Al-Mabhouh Murder

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 12th Mar 2010
The assassination of Palestinian activist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was a well-planned, violent and sadistic act of international terrorism, writes Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

'Urgent Threats' of Yesteryear

by Richard Greeman

Fri 12th Mar 2010
In the second article in his series, 'Contextualising the Threat of Islam', Richard Greeman looks back on the US government's long history of constructing official enemies to justify foreign aggression and domestic repression alike.... [read more]

Flexible Afghanistan War Objectives: And the Agony Grinds On

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 5th Mar 2010
As the war in Afghanistan grinds on with no end in sight, Ramzy Baroud pours scorn on the various attempts to rationalise and justify this disastrous campaign.... [read more]