A non-partisan journal of the left.

Time for our unions to come to Spain’s aid

by David Eade

Thu 1st Nov 2012
David Eade calls for a renewal of international solidarity to help Spain’s embattled workers... [read more]

Review - Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective

by David Lane

Wed 31st Oct 2012
David Lane reviews a book which illustrates the global nature of developments in healthcare: Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective... [read more]

Troubled Children Adopted by Homo/Heterosexual Parents Flourish Equally Well

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 29th Oct 2012
Anyone concerned about the anti-gay agenda of the radical right in the US will find scores of websites dedicated to the proposition that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]
 

Cameron’s Contagion

by George Monbiot

Mon 29th Oct 2012
There couldn’t be a clearer case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. For the past three years there have been clear and unequivocal warnings that ash die-back could come to Britain, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Review: The Master

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Sun 28th Oct 2012
OK, I saw "The Master." Now I know what the fuss is about. I don't pretend to know the film's "message" but I walked out afterward seeing/feeling the world from its point of view, writes Jean Claude van Italie.... [read more]

Turkish PM Erdogan Must Respond to the Demands of the Kurdish Hunger Strikers

by David Morgan

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are currently taking part in a hunger strike which they have declared will be indefinite, David Morgan reports... [read more]
 

Lenin on Anarchism and Opportunism: Chapter Four of 'Left Wing' Communism: An Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Thomas Riggins gives an analysis of Chapter Four of Lenin's 'Left Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder and describes the Bolsheviks' struggle against both 'opportunism' and 'petty-bourgeois revolulutionism'... [read more]

Making the world a more dangerous place - the eager role of Julia Gillard

by John Pilger

Thu 25th Oct 2012
Julia Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Ash Cloud

by George Monbiot

Wed 24th Oct 2012
There was a time when conservatism meant what the word suggests. It was an attempt to keep things as they are: to arrest economic and social change, to defend the position of the dominant class. Today conservatism has become a nihilistic festival of destruction, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Australia's Julia Gillard is no feminist hero

by John Pilger

Tue 23rd Oct 2012
The Guardian's description of Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott as "neanderthal" is not unreasonable. Misogyny is an Australian blight and a craven reality in political life. But for so many commentators around the world to describe Julia Gillard's attack on Abbott as a "turning point for Australian women" is absurd, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Rhetorically Speaking: US Elections and the Middle East

by Ramzy Baroud

Tue 23rd Oct 2012
US elections are manifestly linked to the Middle East, at least rhetorically. In practical terms, however, US foreign policies in the region are compelled by the Middle East’s own dynamics and the US’ own political climate, economic woes, or ambitions, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Empty Promise

by George Monbiot

Mon 22nd Oct 2012
George Monbiot asks if scientists have got the impacts of climate change on food supply wildly wrong?... [read more]
 

The Majority of Israelis and Palestinians Want Peace

by Susan Walpole

Sat 20th Oct 2012
Susan Walpole discusses how the majority of Jews and Muslims wish to live in peace... [read more]

Growth Comes with Jobs, Innovation and Access to Credit

by David Eade

Sat 20th Oct 2012
David Eade talks to Parti Socialiste MP Axelle Lemaire about French President François Hollande budget for 2013... [read more]

The Liberal Democrats: Liberalism in the European sense only

by Nathaneal Sansam

Tue 16th Oct 2012
After months of activity and apologies, the message from Nick Clegg to the left of centre voter was this: "We are not the party for you." At least, this was the message I took away with me. Not just from the Lib-Dem conference but also from the New Statesman article by Richard Reeves, Clegg's former director of strategy, writes Nathaneal Sansam.... [read more]
 

Turkey’s Policies at a Crossroads: From Zero-Problems to a Heap of Trouble

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 13th Oct 2012
It seems that media consensus has been conclusively reached: Turkey has been forced into a Middle Eastern mess not of its own making; the ‘Zero Problems with Neighbours’ notion, once the foreign policy centrepiece of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), is all but a romantic notion of no use in realpolitik, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The life and death of an Australian hero, whose skin was the wrong colour

by John Pilger

Sat 13th Oct 2012
Arthur Murray died the other day. I turned to Google Australia for tributes, and there was a 1991 obituary of an American ballroom instructor of the same name. There was nothing in the Australian media, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

IMT sympathiser shot in Swat - Barbarism must not prevail!

by Alan Woods

Fri 12th Oct 2012
Earlier this week, Malala Yousafzai was brutally shot by gunmen as she was returning home from school. Masked assassins stepped onto a bus filled with terrified children, identified her, and shot her at point blank range in the head and neck.... [read more]
 

Is Iran a threat?

by Faysal Mikdadi

Fri 12th Oct 2012
Dr Faisal Mikdadi asks if Iran is a threat and if so, to whom?... [read more]

The Spanish State Faces Disintegration

by David Eade

Wed 10th Oct 2012
The Spain of today is in a deep financial crisis. Rather than the country pulling together it is pulling apart. LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, discusses the possibility of the Spainish state breaking up into autonomous regions... [read more]

The Spectre of Communism

by John Green

Wed 10th Oct 2012
The eulogies in the media for the late Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm, praise his historical insight yet express bemusement at his adherence to the Communist cause. Why is there a lack of understanding as to why so many of his generation remained loyal to the cause of their youth? John Green explains.... [read more]