A non-partisan journal of the left.

'Illegal settlements' to be destroyed - just the wrong ones

by Matt Hill

Sun 9th Oct 2011
Matthew Hill takes a look at the plight of the Bedouin living in the Negev desert-a minority within Israel's Arab minority.... [read more]

Slavery for Dummies

by outRageous!

Sat 8th Oct 2011
OutRageous! takes a look at the slavery endemic in modern society. ... [read more]

These are the days of decision

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Sat 8th Oct 2011
Jean Claude van Itallie reflects on the recent occupation of Wall Street... [read more]
 

The tilted scales of justice

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Thu 6th Oct 2011
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek looks at how the state reacts when it feels its authority being usurped.... [read more]

Mutiny on the Titanic

by Uri Avnery

Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Uri Avnery reflects on recent events in Israel... [read more]

Interview: Behind the Lines

by Hussein Al-alak

Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Hussein Al-Alak speaks with a Jordanian based activist involved in helping Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan.... [read more]
 

A new fiscal policy for London?

by Oliver Healey

Thu 29th Sep 2011
Oliver Healey explains how giving the London Assembly greater control over taxation would benefit both the capital and the country as a whole... [read more]

The real genius of the Big Society? It can only get Bigger

by Tom Rollins

Thu 29th Sep 2011
Tom Rollins shows how Cameron is using his concept of the ‘Big Society’ to launch a fresh class war... [read more]

Modern Pauperism and its Consequences: A Dissenting View on the Riots in England (Part II of II)

by Matthias Dapprich

Tue 27th Sep 2011
The second part of an essay by Matthias Dapprich in which he adopts a class based analysis of the recent London riots.... [read more]
 

'Justice' American style

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Tue 27th Sep 2011
Jean Claude van Itallie tells how the state of Georgia callously executed an innocent man, Troy Davis.... [read more]

Modern Pauperism and its Consequences: A Dissenting View on the Riots in England (Part I of II)

by Matthias Dapprich

Mon 26th Sep 2011
The first part of an essay by Matthias Dapprich in which he adopts a class based analysis of the recent London riots. ... [read more]

Mental Health in the Workplace

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 22nd Sep 2011
Hussein Al-Alak shows how the Equality Act (2010) provides added employee protection for veterans suffering mental health conditions... [read more]
 

Are U.S./NATO powers aiming to make Syria into Libya 2.0?

by Mazda Majidi

Wed 21st Sep 2011
Mazda Majidi asks whether the NATO attack on Libya was just a dress rehersal for a future invasion of Syria... [read more]

The Health and Social Care Bill and the Negation of Democracy

by Colin Leys

Tue 20th Sep 2011
Colin Leys discusses the profound impact that the Health and Social Care Bill will have upon the publically owned National Health Service... [read more]

The Roma of Iraq- a forgotten community

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 18th Sep 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the fate of the Roma women of Iraq: from dancing and prostitution before the US invasion of Iraq to harassment and begging on the streets afterwards.... [read more]
 

Blog: Lies Lies Lies

by outRageous!

Thu 15th Sep 2011
outRageous! - Lies about the recent gunplay in Kabul and the stuff no one wants you to know.... [read more]

Hail to the true victors of Rupert's revolution

by John Pilger

Thu 15th Sep 2011
John Pilger asks 'Cui bono' in relation to the conflict in Libya ... [read more]

Schism opens in Israel

by John Wight

Wed 14th Sep 2011
The spreading of the Arab Spring marks a change in Israel’s ability to continue its policy under the Netanyahu government of intransigence and refusal to negotiate a fair settlement with the Palestinians and the Obama administration in good faith, argues John Wight.... [read more]
 

Facing up to Trauma

by Hussein Al-alak

Wed 14th Sep 2011
Hussein Al-Alak reveals the scale of mental health trauma amongst soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan... [read more]

The lasting legacy of 9/11

by John Wight

Tue 13th Sep 2011
Since the September 11 2001 attacks the world has witnessed the best and worst of humanity, writes John Wight.... [read more]

Think of a Tank

by George Monbiot

Tue 13th Sep 2011
The “free market thinktanks” and their secret funders are a threat to democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]