A non-partisan journal of the left.

The government's tragic argument against opposition to NHS plans

by Chris Mason-Felsing

Wed 7th Mar 2012
When it comes to the Health Minister’s plans for the National Health Service, the patients are against it, the nurses are against it, the doctors are against it, even the government are against it, says Chris Mason-Felsing.... [read more]

Sixty years of philatelic pleasure, and now?

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 5th Mar 2012
For the five or six generations of solitary, sedentary boys in the middle of which fell my vintage (the baby boomers), the hobby par excellence was collecting stamps, recalls W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]

The Florence Anderson Row

by Patrick Cawkwell

Sun 4th Mar 2012
Patrick Cawkwell brings attention to the unfair suspension of a Labour Party Councillor... [read more]

A Rebel’s guide to Rosa Luxemburg:

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 3rd Mar 2012
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book on the life and ideas of revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg... [read more]

Between Politics and Principles: Hamas’ Perilous Manoeuvres

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 2nd Mar 2012
Despite all of Hamas’ assurances to the contrary, a defining struggle is taking place within the Palestinian Islamic movement, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The problem with ‘Workfare’

by Karl Davis

Thu 1st Mar 2012
Karl Davis discusses the unfairness and flaws inherent to the Workfare scheme... [read more]

A ban on boxing- reasoned thinking or sheer discrimination

by RJ Middleton

Wed 29th Feb 2012
In the wake of a brawl between Derek Chisora and David Haye outside of the ring, some are calling for a ban on boxing. RJ Middleton asks whether this is an appropriate reaction to the incident... [read more]

News International Wapping Exhibition closes as Sun on Sunday is launched

by David Eade

Tue 28th Feb 2012
David Eade reviews the News International Wapping – 25 Years on exhibition that has been touring around the UK... [read more]

The New Colony - Balochistan

by Assed Baig

Tue 28th Feb 2012
Assed Baig comments on US initiatives to gain access to a previously ignored mineral rich area of the globe... [read more]

It's time we recognised the Blair government's criminality

by John Pilger

Sun 26th Feb 2012
John Pilger shows that in the Kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free... [read more]

The Death Penalty: Flawed Justice

by Chris Bath

Sun 26th Feb 2012
Introducting the death penalty is not only controversial but, as Chris Bath shows, it is too easy for mistakes to be made and for innocent people to die.... [read more]

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul

by John Wight

Sat 25th Feb 2012
In an exclusive for the London Progressive Journal, writer and former actor John Wight reflects on his years in Hollywood and shines a spotlight on the ‘glamour’ of life in the movie industry... [read more]

Nice work indeed

by Felix McHugh

Sat 25th Feb 2012
Felix McHugh asks whether Social Security appeal tribunals provide good value for taxpayers' money... [read more]

The future for Tunisia

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 24th Feb 2012
Thomas Riggins examines the background and ideology of the Ennanah Party, now heading the governing alliance in Tunisia following the overthrow of President Ben Ali ... [read more]

The Light That Cracks The Darkness

by Bryan G. Taylor

Thu 23rd Feb 2012
The people of Spain are actively resisting the effects of austerity. As Bryan G Taylor explains, no amount of 'Reforma Laboral' will stave off call for a revolutionary change... [read more]

Cold War in Warm Waters: US-China’s Dangerous Contest for Asia-Pacific

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 23rd Feb 2012
A conflict is brewing, and China, emboldened by astonishing economic growth as well as military advancement, seems to be gearing up to challenge the US’s uncontested military dominance in the region, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

How Independen​t Would An Independen​t Scotland Be?

by John Wight

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Britain’s history of war and imperialism, and its current role as junior partner in service to US hegemony, has had a deleterious impact on British society at home, writes John Wight.... [read more]

Plutocracy, Pure and Simple

by George Monbiot

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Now it’s a straight fight with the billionaires and corporations, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Can Capitalism Survive?

by Lefteris Tsoulfidis

Tue 21st Feb 2012
In the first of a series of articles, by internationaly renowned Greek economist Professor Lefteris Tsoulfidis, focusing on the origins and state of the European economic crisis, Professor Tsoulfidis discusses whether Capitalism has a future... [read more]

Memory in Exile: An Interview with Jorge Coulon of Inti Illimani

by Ramona Wadi

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Ramona Wadi speaks with a member of the famous Chilean band Inti Illimani, a group that was part of the nueva cancion movement in the 60s and 70s... [read more]

Don’t Quota Me

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 20th Feb 2012
Is there a single reputable argument in favour of positive discrimination? The fact that so many of our institutions are unrepresentative of the make-up of society is of course deplorable, but manipulating recruitment in order to create an artificial balance is no way to put this right, writes W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]