A non-partisan journal of the left.

If markets weren't masters and economics worked for people

by Alfie Stirling

Wed 27th Feb 2013
The choice on the one hand is for people to be a resource for a rich economy. The choice on the other is for a rich economy to be a resource for society. Alfie Stirling explains... [read more]

Secrets of the Rich

by George Monbiot

Mon 25th Feb 2013
Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Lessons and Conclusions from Lenin's Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 24th Feb 2013
Thomas Riggins concludes his analysis of Lenin's 'Left-Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder and looks at what conclusions can be drawn from the book's previous nine chapters... [read more]
 

Good News for the Left in Andalucía; Bad News for Democracy in Spain

by David Eade

Thu 21st Feb 2013
The southern most region of Spain, Andalucía, has always been a socialist fiefdom but the centre right Partido Popular (PP) came very close to toppling the socialist PSOE party from power in the 2012 regional elections, writes David Eade... [read more]

Shallow Depths

by Elizabeth Ellis

Mon 18th Feb 2013
In front of me is a copy of today's Khaleej Times; its front page story is about a speech by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed who is the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, writes Elizabeth Ellis... [read more]

WikiLeaks is a rare truth-teller

by John Pilger

Fri 15th Feb 2013
WikiLeaks is a rare example of a newsgathering organisation that exposes the truth. Julian Assange is by no means alone, writes John Pilger.... [read more]
 

Greece's Big Smog: Neoliberal austerity, public health, and the environment*

by Ilia Xypolia

Fri 15th Feb 2013
Neoliberal austerity in crisis-torn Greece has a significant implication for public health and the environment. The disturbing reality is that the unbearable cost of heating oil for a large portion of the country's population has led to an increased use of solid fuel heating, writes Ilia Xypolia.... [read more]

Andalucía High Court backs workers’ champion

by David Eade

Thu 14th Feb 2013
If you have an image of a person who is an old school Communist mayor and trade unionist in Andalucía the chances are you would come up with a description of Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Iraq Ten Years On: What You Don’t Hear!

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 14th Feb 2013
10 years on from the invasion of Iraq, Hussein Al-Alak examines the long term psychological effects of the occupation... [read more]
 

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

by Peter Tatchell

Tue 12th Feb 2013
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI brings an opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues, writes Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.... [read more]

The end of nuclear power? Careful what you wish for

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Feb 2013
Flawed and stalled as the plans for toxic waste may be, at least they exist. There is no way to clean up CO2, the greater evil, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Ne Les Oublions Jamais

by David Eade

Thu 7th Feb 2013
David Eade recounts his experience of Holocaust Memorial Day in Paris... [read more]
 

Despite the NRA and the Ultra-Right Most Americans Favor Gun Controls

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 6th Feb 2013
Thomas Riggins states that the majority of Americans support more gun controls to reduce and prevent the epidemic of violence in the US ... [read more]

A nation divided over same sex marriage

by David Eade

Wed 6th Feb 2013
France’s Parliament, the Assemblee Nationale, has started the long debate to enshrine same sex marriages in law. David Eade reports.... [read more]

Assimilation or Separatism?

by Susan Walpole

Tue 5th Feb 2013
Susan Walpole argues that the problems facing Christians, Muslims, Jews and other religions today appear to be firmly rooted in their ideologies of identity... [read more]
 

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood's gift

by John Pilger

Fri 1st Feb 2013
It is as if Africa’s proud history of liberation has been consigned to oblivion by a new master’s black colonial elite, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

A move to the centre

by Uri Avnery

Wed 30th Jan 2013
Uri Avnery provides an analysis of the Israeli election results... [read more]

A Telling Silence

by George Monbiot

Mon 28th Jan 2013
They parasitise us from above. But landowners and the Tory party's idle rich are spared the fairest and simplest of taxes, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Lenin on "Left-Wing" Communism in Great Britain

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 25th Jan 2013
As part of our series analysing Lenin's book "Left-Wing" Communism: an Infantile Disorder, Thomas Riggins looks at what Lenin had to say about the problems of ultra-leftism in Britain in 1920... [read more]

Wolf killings are based on the most cynical of premises

by George Monbiot

Mon 21st Jan 2013
Governments in Russia, Canada and Scandinavia claim they need to protect lesser species and habitats – while continuing their smash and grab raid on natural resources, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Who to vote for?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 19th Jan 2013
The Israeli elections will take place in three days, and they are boring, boring, boring writes Uri Avnery... [read more]