A non-partisan journal of the left.

Change is the Only Constant: Got Any Spare?

by outRageous!

Sun 8th Jul 2012
outRageous! is back asking the questions no one else dares... [read more]

Women Candidates Campaign for Equitable Development in Papua New Guinea Elections

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 7th Jul 2012
In a male dominated society, women have been largely excluded from politics in Papua New Guinea. Catherine Wilson reports on female participation in the elections currently underway... [read more]

Human Conflict- is there a solution?

by David Rahni

Wed 4th Jul 2012
Professor David Rahni of Pace University, New York, asks a controversial question- Are humans genetically programmed for destruction, greed and fear of others?... [read more]
 

Solidarity with Zarakolu and Ersanli

by David Morgan

Wed 4th Jul 2012
David Morgan reports on the trial of two public figures in Turkey charged with breaking the country’s dubious anti terror laws... [read more]

Doing Politics

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 1st Jul 2012
Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book by former Labour MP Tony Wright, who sat in the House of Commons for nearly twenty years... [read more]

The Predicament of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 29th Jun 2012
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon exist on the margins of a larger political question concerning the country’s irreconcilable sectarian, factional and familial divides, Ramzy Baroud reports... [read more]
 

Bad Sight of the Week

by W Stephen Gilbert

Thu 28th Jun 2012
At the weekend, I sent a letter to The Observer via email. So sure am I that the paper will not run it this coming Sunday that I breathe life into it by reproducing it here below... [read more]

From MI5 to Islamabad, safe in our hands: death, destruction and spymaster saviours

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Colin Todhunter explains that the US had its fingers all over much of the Arab Spring since before day one.... [read more]

Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Corporate Interest?

by Elijah Pryor

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Elijah Pryor talks about the power of the media in formulating the public's opinions... [read more]
 

20/20 Vision?

by outRageous!

Sun 24th Jun 2012
outRageous! is back and asking the questions nobody else dares... [read more]

Passage to Ecuador: Chomsky, Assange, sham justice, sham democracies

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 24th Jun 2012
The mainstream corporate media has been fooling the public for decades. It fails to shine a light on important decisions that are made behind closed doors by unaccountable corporate players, senior politicians and unelected bureaucrats, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

Reclaiming the NHS

by Alex Nunns

Fri 22nd Jun 2012
This weekend healthcare campaigners will gather for a conference on how to fight the Coalition’s newly passed Health Act. Alex Nunns assesses their options... [read more]
 

Spain's abusive banks

by David Eade

Thu 21st Jun 2012
The big economic news has been the massive 100bn euros bailout of Spain’s banks. However the back story has been the numerous protests by Spaniards against measures to support banks which are largely in trouble through their own greed, corruption and mismanagement, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Anniversary of Gaza Blockade: A State of Siege, and Normalcy

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 20th Jun 2012
Condemning Israeli rights violations in Palestine by leading human rights and humanitarian organizations is nothing new. Unfortunately, such calls are rarely followed by any organized political campaigns, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

More than just a Game: football as the modern opium of the masses

by Ilia Xypolia

Wed 20th Jun 2012
The spectacle of sport, like the 2012 Euro Cup, is the primary medium through which nations and national identities are imagined, writes Ilia Xypolia.... [read more]
 

Historic Victory and a Spicy Tale

by David Eade

Wed 20th Jun 2012
In the last of a series of articles on the French elections, David Eade looks at the breakdown of the National Assembly elections and the way forward for Francois Hollande and the Parti Socialiste ... [read more]

The Mendacity of Hope

by George Monbiot

Tue 19th Jun 2012
Rio 2012: the summits which promise to save the world keep us dangling, not mobilising, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Paternal Vigilance

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 18th Jun 2012
The LPJ's resident philosopher and arts correspondent muses on David Cameron's parenting skills, VIP security and the conclusions of some of our favourite television series.... [read more]
 

The Global Economic Crisis and ‘Possible Futures’

by David Lane

Mon 18th Jun 2012
David Lane reviews a collection of three volumes compiled by Craig Calhoun and Georgi Derluguian chronicling the origins and aftermath of the global financial crisis... [read more]

Storm Warning

by George Monbiot

Sat 16th Jun 2012
I suppose I should have seen this coming. In January, I discovered that the forecasters employed by a company called Positive Weather Solutions, whose inaccurate predictions were widely used by the newspapers, don’t exist, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Manhunt

by Uri Avnery

Fri 15th Jun 2012
Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist and former Knesset member, writes about the abuse of African migrants in his country... [read more]