A non-partisan journal of the left.

UK's Libel Laws: Still a Legal Minefield

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 2nd Jul 2010
Reform of the UK's libel laws could have an important impact on political debate, writes Demetrius Notice.... [read more]

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Righting a Perpetual Wrong

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 25th Jun 2010
Like Palestinian refugees elsewhere, Lebanon's Palestinian exiles are treated as second class citizens, writes Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

Budget for Bosses: Workers under Attack

by Steve Jones

Fri 25th Jun 2010
Socialist Appeal's Steve Jones reflects on George Osborne's emergency budget.... [read more]
 

Anti-Palestinism Is Hate Speech

by Ahmed Amr

Fri 25th Jun 2010
Ahmed Amr examines the acceptable bigotry that pervades the mainstream debate on Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Venezuela Congratulates Colombian President-Elect but Remains Cautious

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Jun 2010
The Chavez government has given a cautious welcome to the election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia.... [read more]

BP’s Dumb Investors

by George Monbiot

Fri 25th Jun 2010
The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Middle East is Changing, and Ankara Knows It

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 18th Jun 2010
Ramzy Baroud reflects on the Turkish response to Israel's murderous assault on an aid flotilla two weeks ago.... [read more]

Ban on Same-sex Marriage Must be Lifted

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 18th Jun 2010
Marriage equality is the litmus test of David Cameron's commitment to gay rights, writes Peter Tatchell.... [read more]

The Case for an Impartial Turkish Inquiry

by Ahmed Amr

Fri 18th Jun 2010
As Israel gets on with its whitewash inquiry into the flotilla attack, Ahmed Amr calls for a genuine and impartial investigation.... [read more]
 

World Cup Fever Starts To Cool

by Steve Jones

Fri 18th Jun 2010
The football World Cup is one giant consumerist showcase, argues Steve Jones.... [read more]

Modern Football: Money, Hype and Hysteria

by John Green

Fri 18th Jun 2010
John Green looks at how the status of the 'beautiful game' has changed in recent years.... [read more]

Facebook and Muslim Outrage: Gleaning the Wrong Lesson, Again

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 11th Jun 2010
Ramzy Baroud bemoans yet another controversy about Muslim intolerance towards 'blasphemous' artistic output.... [read more]
 

Labour Leadership: Abbott Gets on the Ballot

by Steve Jones

Fri 11th Jun 2010
If Diane Abbott is serious about standing as a real alternative to the Milibands, she should espouse a leftwing platform, says Steve Jones.... [read more]

Israel is Incapable of Conducting an Impartial Inquiry

by Ahmed Amr

Fri 11th Jun 2010
The US will continue to shield Israel from acccountability in the wake of the flotilla massacre, writes Ahmed Amr.... [read more]

Venezuela Continues to Expand Free Public Higher Education Programmes

by James Suggett

Fri 11th Jun 2010
James Suggett reports on the progress of Venezuela's ambitious education initiative, 'Mission Sucre'.... [read more]
 

The Money Gusher

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Jun 2010
The oil industry’s decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Election 2010: A First-Time Voter's View

by Chris Mason-Felsing

Fri 4th Jun 2010
Chris Mason-Fielding voted in his first election on May 6th. He reflects on an entertaining and eventful campaign.... [read more]

The Real Cost of the Banking Crisis

by Mick Brooks

Fri 4th Jun 2010
Mick Brooks reviews the Bank of England's assessment of the banking crisis.... [read more]
 

Israel’s Premeditated Murder of Activists Was No Mistake

by Ahmed Amr

Fri 4th Jun 2010
Ahmed Amr says the Israeli massacre of activists was a cynical and calculated act.... [read more]

Venezuela: Workers and State Rally for Nationalizations,

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Jun 2010
James Suggett on a new series of anti-corruption measures in Venezuela.... [read more]

Yahoo and AP Seemingly Caught Manipulating User Comments

by Ahmed Amr

Fri 4th Jun 2010
Online user comments are a new site in the battle over public perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Ahmed Amr.... [read more]