A non-partisan journal of the left.

Innocent(ish) Until Proven Guilty

by Sean Edward Seddon

Wed 3rd Aug 2011
The British media have disregarded a key tenet of our democracy, endangering the safety of a woman who may be completely innocent. ... [read more]

Leon Panetta in Iraq: More lies, more war

by Michael Prysner

Wed 3rd Aug 2011
Michael Prysner, reveals how the newly appointed American Secretary of Defence, Leon Panetta, is bringing back Bush-era rhetoric and pushing to extend the occupation of Iraq.... [read more]

How the Billionaires Broke the System

by George Monbiot

Tue 2nd Aug 2011
The US deficit reduction plan makes no sense – until you remember who’s behind the Tea Party movement. ... [read more]
 

Gaddafi, the War on Libya and the Left

by Ben Missenden

Mon 1st Aug 2011
Ben Missenden scrutinises Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Socialist and anti-imperialist credentials and questions whether certain sections of the left are mistaken in their support for Gaddafi.... [read more]

Yet more shady dealings inside Murdoch's empire

by Solomon Hughes

Sun 31st Jul 2011
Hot on the heels of revelations of widespread phone hacking, journalist Solomon Hughes discloses that the Murdoch empire also engaged in hacking into the computer systems of business rivals.... [read more]

The fall of an empire

by Jeremy Corbyn

Sat 30th Jul 2011
Jeremy Corbyn reflects on the rise of Murdoch media empire and the years of shameless and blinkered journalism that have been a feature of the newspapers controlled by the media mogul.... [read more]
 

Even the most powerful man in the world is not above a pie in the face

by Jonathan May Bowles

Wed 27th Jul 2011
When media magnate Rupert Murdoch was summoned before the Commons select committee on 19th July, one man tried to ensure he would not walk away untarnished. Jonathan May Bowles, famed as the individual who threw a shaving foam pie at Murdoch, explains his actions.... [read more]

The ruling class policy toward its soldiers - Use Once and Throw Away

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Mon 18th Jul 2011
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek describes the treatment of war veterans, from the Vietnam era to those returning from present day conflicts, and highlights the continual deceit war-mongering governments use to deceive the public. The real enemies are not foreign but domestic.... [read more]

The Banker who knows his Kapital

by John Green

Sun 5th Jun 2011
John Green translates and reflects on an interview with Edgar Most formerly of Deustche Bank and of the GDR State Bank, where he considers capitalism vs. socialism.... [read more]
 

Welcome to Gaza: Revolution and Change at the Rafah Border

by Ramzy Baroud

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Ramzy Baroud on how the new Egyptian government is signifying a welcome change to the border with Gaza.... [read more]

Government Intervention Fails Indigenous Communities in Australia

by Catherine Wilson

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Catherine Wilson on the continued disparity of wealth between the indigenous Australians and the rest of society and empty attempts by the government to change this.... [read more]

African history: the need for its teaching in UK schools

by Madeleine Louise Fry

Mon 28th Mar 2011
Madeleine Louise Fry reflects on the Anglo-centric nature of history teaching in the UK's schools.... [read more]
 

Understanding Imperialism - Then As Now

by Nathaniel Mehr

Tue 15th Mar 2011
From JA Hobson's re-published classic to Doug Stokes and Sam Rafael's lucid contemporary critique, understanding imperialism is key to achieving a fairer and more sustainable world, writes Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

The Changing Face of the Egyptian Media

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 15th Mar 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the challenges facing the Egyptian media in light of the recent political upheaval in that country. ... [read more]

Medics Resist Tory NHS Plans

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Tue 15th Mar 2011
Tomasz Pierscionek looks back on last month's demonstration against Tory plans to privatise the National Health Service.... [read more]
 

The Egyptian Revolt is Coming Home

by John Pilger

Thu 17th Feb 2011
John Pilger reflects on Egypt and the revolution and what it means to leaders in the west.... [read more]

Kettled in TopShop

by Cristina Brooks

Tue 8th Feb 2011
Cristina Brooks recounts her treatment at the hands of the Metropolitan police while shopping during the student marches earlier this year.... [read more]

From Tiananmen Square to Tahrir Square

by Steven Colatrella

Sat 5th Feb 2011
Steven Colatrella on the nature of uprisings against the state in the wake of revolution in Tunisia and Egypt.... [read more]
 

Any Egyptian Demonstration Must Be A Riot

by Ahmed Amr

Thu 3rd Feb 2011
Ahmed Amr relates his experience from the front line of the anti-Mubarak demonstrations and considers culpability of the US in what happened. ... [read more]

Tunisia: How We Got Here and the Task Ahead

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 29th Jan 2011
Ramzy Baroud reflects on the causes of the popular uprising and where we go from here.... [read more]

The Hunt for FARC Commander Alfonso Cano

by Garry Leech

Sat 29th Jan 2011
The Colombian military has had numerous successes targeting high-ranking leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in recent years. Its two greatest successes were the killing of secretariat members Raúl Reyes in 2008 and Jorge Briceño, alias “Mono Jojoy,” last year. By Garry Leech... [read more]