A non-partisan journal of the left.

Cypherpunks – freedom and the future of the internet

by John Green

Thu 27th Dec 2012
John Green reviews Cypherpunks – freedom and the future of the internet – a book By Julian Assange with Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn and Jérémie Zimmermann... [read more]

The Narcosis of Charity

by Joseph Johnston

Sun 23rd Dec 2012
Joseph Johnson asks whether charity is replacing welfare... [read more]

Ensuring Scottish sovereignty

by Ellen Brown

Sat 22nd Dec 2012
Ellen Brown discusses options for economic development in a future independent Scotland... [read more]
 

Book review: The Contradictions of Real Socialism

by David Lane

Sat 22nd Dec 2012
David Lane reviews The Contradictions of Real Socialism, a book by Michael A Lebowitz... [read more]

Lying Around Like Dogs In Ditches

by David Eade

Thu 20th Dec 2012
Just two weeks ago in the London Progressive Journal I wrote of the hundreds of Republican supporters seeking refuge at La Sauceda who were rounded up by Franco’s forces and slain at El Marrufo in Andalucía in the Spanish Civil War, today I report on another burial that took place on Sunday, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Hard-working families. Aincha just sick of them?

by Felix McHugh

Thu 20th Dec 2012
Felix McHugh shines a spotlight on the propaganda spread by the mainstream parties that seeks to demonise those made unemployed or those who are too ill to work... [read more]
 

In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats

by George Monbiot

Tue 18th Dec 2012
George Monbiot: Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones... [read more]

The year of cataclysm for the NHS

by Alex Nunns

Tue 18th Dec 2012
It has been a big year for the English health service, for the wrong reasons. With so much happening so fast, Alex Nunns of the NHS Support Federation pulls together the strands to explain what is really going on in the NHS... [read more]

We Arabs know very little about democracy and understand even less

by Faysal Mikdadi

Mon 17th Dec 2012
This is not a self hating statement made in frustration. It is simply the truth. The Arab World has never ever enjoyed a democracy as we understand it today in the Western World or as it was understood at the height of Athenian democratic rule, Dr Faisal Mikdadi says... [read more]
 

Revolution in Spain

by Mike Summers

Mon 17th Dec 2012
Mike S reports on a Spain at the crossroads of change... [read more]

Betrayal Without Remedy: The Case of the Missing Wages

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 16th Dec 2012
Thomas Riggins explains how the US company Hostess Brands Inc. took its workers' wages and used them to cover its own expenses ... [read more]

Copying our neighbour's work ethic

by Karl Davis

Sun 16th Dec 2012
I may be guilty of being unkind towards David Cameron, but I take his comments on emulating German industry under the suspicion that he is being his usual ‘selective’ self when referring to our European neighbours, Karl Davis explains... [read more]
 

It’s like Déjà-Vu All Over Again

by Oliver Lewis Thompson

Thu 13th Dec 2012
The Israeli-US rhetoric towards Iran is more than just hollow threats. History shows us why Iran is next in the firing line, and why an invasion just might be inevitable. ... [read more]

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Media Perspectives

by Finn Bowen

Thu 13th Dec 2012
The issue is not 'boat people' but imperialist expansion explains Finn Bowen ... [read more]

Lenin on Marxism and Bourgeois Democracy

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 12th Dec 2012
In chapter seven of "'Left-Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder" Lenin addresses himself to the ultra-left claim that socialists should no longer work with or be members of bourgeois parliaments. Thomas Riggins explains.... [read more]
 

Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign Launched

by David Morgan

Tue 11th Dec 2012
A new campaign to honour the memory of the militant Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison on the 100th anniversary of her tragic death was launched on 29 November at the Firebox Café in King’s Cross. David Morgan reports ... [read more]

The Gift of Death

by George Monbiot

Tue 11th Dec 2012
Every year we splurge on pointless, planet-trashing products, most of which are not wanted. Why not just bake them a cake, asks George Monbiot. ... [read more]

The development of the European social models

by Anthony Binder

Sun 9th Dec 2012
The 19th century in Europe saw the development of philosophical, political and economical theories that challenged and questioned the political structure of the time (Part 1).... [read more]
 

Palestine’s New Status: A History Rerun or a New Palestinian Strategy

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 7th Dec 2012
Palestine has become a “non-member state” at the United Nations as of Thursday November 29, 2012.The draft of the UN resolution beckoning what many perceive as a historic moment passed with an overwhelming majority of General Assembly members: 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

El Marrufo starts to give up its Spanish Civil War dead

by David Eade

Thu 6th Dec 2012
The Spanish Civil War will always hold a special place in the hearts of those on the left of politics. In Spain the memories are still raw, nowhere more so than amongst the thousands of families who lost relatives, assassinated by Franco’s forces... [read more]

The Kurds and Human Rights

by David Morgan

Tue 4th Dec 2012
David Morgan asks what the Kurdish people have to celebrate as International Human Rights’ Day 2012 approaches... [read more]