A non-partisan journal of the left.

Ninety Years On: Remembering the Kapp Putsch

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Mar 2010
On the 90th anniversary of the Kapp Putsch, Socialist Appeal Mick Brooks looks back on how Germany's working class united as one to resist a reactionary coup d'état.... [read more]

The Naming of Things

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Mar 2010
George Monbiot suggests one small way in which the collapse of biodiversity could be slowed.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Fenner Brockway's 'Inside the Left'

by John Green

Fri 12th Mar 2010
John Green reviews Fenner Brockway's autobiographical account of a long and dedicated political career.... [read more]
 

Fighting Racism in Italy: Immigrant Workers Lead the Way

by Hugh Edwards

Fri 12th Mar 2010
Hugh Edwards considers the significance of last week's historic demonstration by Italy's immigrant community.... [read more]

Michael Foot and his Legacy for Labour

by Barbara Humphries

Fri 12th Mar 2010
Michael Foot stood head and shoulders above the men who succeeded him as Labour leader, argues Barbara Humphries.... [read more]

An Alternative Reading of the Al-Mabhouh Murder

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 12th Mar 2010
The assassination of Palestinian activist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was a well-planned, violent and sadistic act of international terrorism, writes Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]
 

'Urgent Threats' of Yesteryear

by Richard Greeman

Fri 12th Mar 2010
In the second article in his series, 'Contextualising the Threat of Islam', Richard Greeman looks back on the US government's long history of constructing official enemies to justify foreign aggression and domestic repression alike.... [read more]

Flexible Afghanistan War Objectives: And the Agony Grinds On

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 5th Mar 2010
As the war in Afghanistan grinds on with no end in sight, Ramzy Baroud pours scorn on the various attempts to rationalise and justify this disastrous campaign.... [read more]

The Greeks are Fighting for Us All

by Steven Colatrella

Fri 5th Mar 2010
The Greek crisis is merely the first stage of a wider global backlash against neoliberal economics, argues Steven Colatrella.... [read more]
 

‘Islamism’ in the Western Imagination

by Richard Greeman

Fri 5th Mar 2010
Richard Greeman kicks off his 16-part series, 'Contextualising the Threat of Radical Islam', by taking a critical look at the Western media's appropriation of World War Two terminology to legitimise the 'War on Terror'. ... [read more]

Election 2010: Whoever Wins, We Are in for Cuts

by John Green

Fri 5th Mar 2010
Decades of compromise have left the Labour party unfit to meet the challenges of the present crisis, writes John Green.... [read more]

Chimes At Midnight: Football in Crisis

by Steve Jones

Fri 5th Mar 2010
Ordinary fans are being ripped off by the unfettered greed of modern footbal, writes Steve Jones.... [read more]
 

Our Hollowed Out Democracy

by Richie Nimmo

Fri 26th Feb 2010
Thus far, the Tory and Labour election campaigns have been a showcase of the hypocrisy at the heart of British politics, writes Richie Nimmo.... [read more]

Why Support the Palestinians?

by Daniel Serge

Fri 26th Feb 2010
Of the many international solidarity movements in the world today, the Palestinian struggle has a special status. Greg Sharzer explains why.... [read more]

Western Media, Not Israeli Hasbara

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 26th Feb 2010
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to play down the barbaric assault on Gaza, Israel cannot win the public relations war, argues Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Creates Peasant Militias

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 26th Feb 2010
The Chavez regime is arming the Venezuelan peasantry to protect them against militias bent on undermining the country's agrarian reform initiatives, as Kiraz Janicke explains.... [read more]

Bleak Havens

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Feb 2010
It's time to close the net on tax havens, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Whither Iran?

by Maziar Razi

Fri 19th Feb 2010
In the wake of the demostrations of 11th February, which saw hard-liners and pro-democracy campaigners alike take to the streets of Tehran, Maziar Razi assesses the balance of forces in Iranian politics.... [read more]
 

Book of the Month: 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver

by John Green

Fri 19th Feb 2010
John Green recommends this witty and evocative political novel set in 1930s Mexico.... [read more]

The Useless Logic of Round Numbers

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 19th Feb 2010
The media fixation with pointless symbolic milestones serves to trivialise the everyday misery of victims of US violence, argues Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

The Greek Crisis and the Threat to the Euro

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Feb 2010
Can the EU afford to let Greece withdraw from the Eurozone? Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks considers the significance of the Grek Crisis.... [read more]