A non-partisan journal of the left.

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]
 

Venezuela Says Colombia Planning Attack in Venezuelan Territory

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Hugo Chavez believes the Colombian government is planning to fabricate a pretext for a cross-border military attack, as James Suggett reports.... [read more]

The 'Copenhagen Accord' - All Hot Air

by Adam Booth

Fri 25th Dec 2009
National self-interest and capitalist pragmatism condemned the Copenhagen talks to failure, says Adam Booth.... [read more]

Requiem for a Crowded Planet

by George Monbiot

Fri 25th Dec 2009
George Monbiot's analysis of the failure of the climate talks.... [read more]
 

Muslim Women Find Expression Through Cartoons

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Iqbal Tamimi on how some Muslim women have overcome cultural marginalisation to express themselves through popular art.... [read more]

The Lobby Within

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 18th Dec 2009
A just and peaceful solution to the protracted Palestinian-Israeli conflict will only be possible when the US ceases to block every move made towards it, argues Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

Justice for Western Sahara

by Joanna Allan

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Joanna Allan on the high-profile campaign to draw international attention to the plight of the people of the Western Sahara at the hands of the brutal Moroccan occupation.... [read more]