A non-partisan journal of the left.

Margaret Thatcher's Contribution to Neoliberalism

by Bryan Gould

Fri 12th Apr 2013
Former Labour MP and Shadow Cabinet member, Bryan Gould, reflects on the tendency to lionise and exaggerate the importance of Margaret Thatcher's contribution towards promoting free market economics... [read more]

Maalouf's Disordered World

by Faysal Mikdadi

Thu 11th Apr 2013
Dr Faysal Mikdadi reviews Amin Maalouf's Disordered World... [read more]

It Can Happen Here: The Bank Confiscation Scheme for US and UK Depositors

by Ellen Brown

Tue 9th Apr 2013
Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets reveals Ellen Brown... [read more]

Peter Tatchell - Margaret Thatcher: Extraordinary but heartless

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 8th Apr 2013
Former British Prime Minister's fee market policies paved the way for current economic crisis and she legislated the UK’s first new anti-gay law in over 100 years: Section 28, writes Peter Tatchell, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation.... [read more]

Political Barbed Wire

by George Monbiot

Mon 8th Apr 2013
Why are 97 per cent of our rivers shut to the public? A millionaire minister’s amazing conflicts of interest give you a clue, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Through the looking glass: An insight into old age and PTSD

by Hussein Al-alak

Sat 6th Apr 2013
History gives us perspective, it’s the chance to look back on events and examine the findings. History is the opportunity to question our direction writes Hussein Al-Alak... [read more]

Unchangeable Constitution?

by Susan Walpole

Wed 3rd Apr 2013
I find it incredible that ordinary US citizens believe that they have the right to keep and bear arms in this day and age writes Susan Walpole... [read more]

The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital

by John Pilger

Mon 1st Apr 2013
What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

An uninformed MP and a bigoted Judge

by Felix McHugh

Sun 31st Mar 2013
Ungrateful as I feel for bashing someone who was actually trying to be helpful, it was difficult not to (a) laugh and then (b) groan at a short letter I recently received from a client’s local MP, writes Felix McHugh... [read more]

The Argo Deception: How Hollywood masks the ugly truth of Iran-US relations

by Lila Ghobady

Thu 28th Mar 2013
Exiled Iranian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Lila Ghobady, talks about the fabrication of history through film... [read more]

Line of Battle

by George Monbiot

Wed 27th Mar 2013
The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empirio-criticism [ Part 3 ]

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 26th Mar 2013
Thomas Riggins guides us through Section I, Chapter I of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-criticism... [read more]

Press regulation and parliament​ary sovereignt​y

by David Lindsay

Mon 25th Mar 2013
Patriotism is meaningless unless it extends to active participation in the fight against each and all of the threats to our sovereignty, to our liberty, and to our parliamentary and municipal democracy, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Bringing Anne Frank's Vision to the Modern World

by Hussein Al-alak

Sat 23rd Mar 2013
It was once stated, that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat its mistakes”. Over the past few weeks, in the northern city of Manchester, UK, the question of learning has been at the very centre of the Anne Frank + You exhibition, writes Hussein Al-alak... [read more]

The Booing of Churchill

by David Lindsay

Wed 20th Mar 2013
Viewers of Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45 are shocked to see Winston Churchill being booed and heckled during the 1945 General Election campaign. They ought not to be remotely surprised writes David Eade... [read more]

From Goulash Socialism to Hunger March

by David Eade

Wed 20th Mar 2013
David Eade discusses Hungary’s answer to the Jarrow march... [read more]

A long and dishonourable tradition

by Bryan Gould

Tue 19th Mar 2013
George Osborne may be just about the last person in Britain to believe that austerity offers a real path to recovery from recession and the resumption of growth - and it may be doubted that even he remains a true believer, writes Bryan Gould... [read more]

Frozen Assets

by George Monbiot

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? George Monbiot asks the crucial question.... [read more]

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Part 2 of Thomas Riggins' analysis of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]

Barbican Centre Cleaners in Historic Strike for the Living Wage

by Chris Ford

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Election Day for the Corporation of London will see a strike of cleaners at the Barbican Centre... [read more]

Marching with the Neo-Nazis

by David Eade

Sun 17th Mar 2013
On Saturday I attended the MSZP socialist party rally in Budapest. It was held at the national stadium dedicated to Ferenc Puskás, writes David Eade... [read more]