A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Great Impostors

by George Monbiot

Wed 8th Aug 2012
Under the guise of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it and rarely will the money to be made by protecting nature match the money to be made by destroying it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Russian Revolution: An Essential Condition of Success

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 5th Aug 2012
Mass Support + Iron Party = Socialist Revolution? Thomas Riggins analyses chapter two of Lenin’s Left Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder... [read more]

Dance With the One Who Brung You

by George Monbiot

Sun 5th Aug 2012
Protecting the environment, like protecting the welfare of a nation’s poorest and weakest people, requires a sweeping reform of political funding, on both sides of the Atlantic, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Independence In The Pocket Of The US: "Mera Pyara Bharat" ("I Love My India?")

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 3rd Aug 2012
With a population of 1.2bn people, many believe that India is the arena where the future direction of humanity is being played out. However, the future of humanity may not be determined in India, but by events in a much smaller country – Syria, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

Nothing ‘Accidental’ in Mali – More Misery Awaits

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 2nd Aug 2012
Northern Mali promises to be the graveyard of scores of innocent people if African countries don’t collectively challenge Western influence in the region, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Spain’s other valley of the fallen

by David Eade

Thu 2nd Aug 2012
David Eade discusses Spain’s ‘Valley of the Fallen’ where to this day the bones of those who perished under the Nationalist onslaught in the Civil War still lie on the ground... [read more]
 

Scorched Earth Economics

by George Monbiot

Wed 1st Aug 2012
The model is dead; long live the model. Austerity programmes are extending the crises they were meant to solve, yet governments refuse to abandon them and the UK provides a powerful example, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Beer, Vomit And Lipstick: Revolting Acts In An Age Of Crisis

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 1st Aug 2012
'Freedom' within the confines of what increasingly resembles an open prison isn't much to celebrate. The actual reality in Britain is economic meltdown and social crisis, writes Colin Todhunter ... [read more]

The Russian Revolution and its relevance today

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 31st Jul 2012
In 1920 Lenin expressed his views on the international significance of the Russian Revolution. A lot of water has gone under the bridge in the last 92 years. Thomas Riggins asks are any of Lenin's views on this issue relevant today?... [read more]
 

Tribunals, tigers and dogs

by Felix McHugh

Sun 29th Jul 2012
Felix McHugh, author of the book Damned Scroungers, is back with more stories about his daily struggle to ensure disability claimants receive the money to which they are rightly entitled... [read more]

Shadow of London “Orbit” in Bosnia: Steel, Blood, and the Suppression of Memory

by Refik Hodzic

Sun 29th Jul 2012
As ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, invests 19.2 million pounds of steel to construct a monument marking London’s Olympic Games, a disturbing story is emerging about the refusal to memorialise a former concentration camp in Bosnia it owns today... [read more]

Talking Zionism

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Jul 2012
Uri Avnery discusses the origins and the future of Zionism... [read more]
 

A new front opens up in the war against nature

by George Monbiot

Fri 27th Jul 2012
George Monbiot says that the Countryside Alliance’s campaign against a ban on lead shot strikes him as motivated by the age-old attitude of reactionary members of the landowning classes: that they will not be subject to the laws or considerations that affect lesser members of society. ... [read more]

Racism By Any Other Name Smells

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 27th Jul 2012
Thomas Riggins reveals the results of a poll conducted by ScienceDaily examining attitudes to the new voter identification laws in the US... [read more]

Lurking Danger: Palestinian Refugees in Syria

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 25th Jul 2012
Palestinian refugees in Syria cannot expect to exist outside a paradigm of danger and unpredictability. Their brethren in Lebanon learned the same lesson years ago, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Bosnia and Croatia: What is the tie with Iran?

by David Rahni

Tue 24th Jul 2012
Professor David Rahni uses etymology to explain how different cultures may have more in common with each other than they think... [read more]

Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

by John Pilger

Mon 23rd Jul 2012
John Pilger reports on two letters that illuminate two very different Britains, and on how the London Olympics is being used to rehabilitate Tony Blair, the invader of Iraq.... [read more]

From Nehru to Mao: India's Tryst with Destiny

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 22nd Jul 2012
In 1947, Nehru spoke about a tryst with destiny. Free from the shackles of British colonialism, India was on course for a bright new future. Fast forward and witness the not so glittering outcome that Nehru didn’t have in mind, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]
 

The Promised Land

by George Monbiot

Sat 21st Jul 2012
To be young in the post-industrial nations today is to be excluded. Excluded from the comforts enjoyed by preceding generations; excluded from jobs; excluded from hopes of a better world; excluded from self-ownership, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Turkey, the Kurdish Struggle and the New Middle East

by David Morgan

Fri 20th Jul 2012
Turkey, a NATO member, has historically been a key strategic ally of the West in the Cold War but the political situation inside the country is far from tolerant of opposition, writes David Morgan. ... [read more]

A Word in Your Shell-like

by W Stephen Gilbert

Thu 19th Jul 2012
In his latest article, resident philosopher Stephen Gilbert bemoans the lack of confidence in our society.... [read more]