A non-partisan journal of the left.

Who Cares About Carers?

by Will Stone

Fri 29th Jan 2010
Will Stone on the desperate need for radical reform of the UK's woefully under-funded social care system.... [read more]

Violent Clashes Shake Venezuela

by James Suggett

Fri 29th Jan 2010
A new law prohibiting Venezuela's corporate media from inciting violence against the Chavez government has prompted violent demonstrations from right-wing student groups, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

A Bounty for Blair’s Arrest

by George Monbiot

Fri 29th Jan 2010
George Monbiot on why he has launched a new fund to reward people who attempt to arrest Britan's former prime minister.... [read more]
 

British Stars Stand up for Haiti

by Campaign Advertisement

Fri 29th Jan 2010
A concert in London, jointly organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and the TUC, will raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.... [read more]

Product Placement – Why UK Television Viewers Should be Worried

by John Green

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
The UK government is bowing to business pressure and looking to lift the ban on product placement in television programmes, as John Green explains.... [read more]

Iran, Israel and Latin America: The Media States Its Case

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
Ramzy Baroud scrutinises the mainstream media consensus on the designated enemies of the US.... [read more]
 

Soldiers for Hire

by Melanie Macdonald

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
Melanie Macdonald on the dangerous and disturbing proliferation of neo-colonial private militias.... [read more]

Women Who Fantasise About Group Sex Can Be Lawfully Raped, Says UK Court

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
A recent rape case at Preston Crown Court has shed light on the misogynistic logic used to determine the credibility of alleged rape victims, as Peter Tatchell explains.... [read more]

Venezuela Steps Up Aid Effort to Haiti and Questions US Military Deployment

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
Kiraz Janicke on the Venezuelan government's response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.... [read more]
 

Return to Family Values is Way Out of Crisis say the Tories

by John Green

Fri 15th Jan 2010
The Conservative Party started their election campaign on familiar ground, as John Green explains.... [read more]

Berlusconi: Europe's Real Pandemic

by Paolo Mossetti

Fri 15th Jan 2010
The enormous popularity of Italy's right-wing demagogue is a reflection of the corrupt cynicism of contemporary mass culture, argues Paolo Mossetti.... [read more]

Teachers' Union Opposes Government's 'Licence to Teach' Proposal

by Christine Blower

Fri 15th Jan 2010
The government's plan to impose a 'licencing' system on the teaching profession is bureaucratic and unworkable, says Christine Blower.... [read more]
 

Heroes of the 21st Century

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 15th Jan 2010
The first decade of the 21st Century has been marred by violence, militarism and oppression in the Global South. But there has also been resistance. Tomasz Pierscionek profiles some of the radical heroes of the past ten years.... [read more]

An Odyssey for Justice

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 15th Jan 2010
Ramzy Baroud celebrates the spirit of international solidarity that has provided crucial practical and moral support for the Palestinian struggle in recent years.... [read more]

Workers' Participation is Necessary for Final Push in Iran

by Maziar Razi

Fri 8th Jan 2010
If the unrest in Iran is to culminate in a radical upheaval, Iran's workers will have to take centre-stage, argues Maziar Razi.... [read more]
 

Media Vultures Are Coming: Freedom of Expression at Risk

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 8th Jan 2010
The increasing concentration of ownership of media outlets into relatively few hands presents a serious threat to democratic freedom of expression, says Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Khaled Taja: The Anthony Quinn of Arab Drama

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 8th Jan 2010
Khaled Taja, 70 years old and the iconic figure of Arabic drama, is planning to play the leading role in a movie about the tunnels of Gaza, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Consumer Hell

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Jan 2010
George Moniot asks: How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? ... [read more]
 

London's New Fare System is Messy and Inadequate

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 8th Jan 2010
London's commuters have a new fare system to grapple with. As Demetrius Notice explains, it's all rather complicated.... [read more]

UK Libel Law Needs Reforming

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Two high-profile cases in 2009 have highlighted the desperate need for reform of the UK's libel laws, as Demetrius Notice explains.... [read more]

Muslims Must Not Pay Price for Europe’s Identity Crisis

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Ramzy Baroud condemns the scapegoating of Muslims by European politicians who are unwilling to address their countries' most pressing social problems.... [read more]