A non-partisan journal of the left.

New beginnings

by John Green

Wed 4th Jan 2012
John Green asks whether we need a mass party to represent the unions and the left and to advance the interests of the entire working class (Part 1)... [read more]

In Memoriam

by John Wight

Tue 3rd Jan 2012
It has long been said that justice delayed is justice denied, yet it would be hard to find anyone to agree with this sentiment over the conviction of David Norris and Gary Dobson for the murder of Stephen Lawrence 18 years ago, writes John Wight.... [read more]

Shukran, Israel

by Uri Avnery

Mon 2nd Jan 2012
If Islamist movements come to power all over the region, they should express their debt of gratitude to their bête noire, Israel, states Uri Avnery ... [read more]

A future of Labour

by Karl Davis

Sun 1st Jan 2012
Karl Davis suggests how Ed Miliband could give a big boost to Labour’s chances of winning the next General Election... [read more]

A Ghost Story Retailed

by W Stephen Gilbert

Sat 31st Dec 2011
W Stephen Gilbert delivers an up-to-date, state and fate of the retail trade in Britain, it is partly warmingly, personal and anecdotal, and partly a critical overview: part one... [read more]

Book review: America and the Imperialism of Ignorance: US foreign policy since 1945

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 30th Dec 2011
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book that charts the development of America's foreign policy throughout the course of the Cold War and beyond... [read more]

Bankers’ Oligarchy spells the end of democracy

by John Boyd

Thu 29th Dec 2011
A qualitative change is taking place within the European Union where it is crystal clear that national independence and democracy are being dumped without formal procedure or public announcement, says John Boyd.... [read more]

Light and fluid warriors

by Patrizia Bertini

Thu 29th Dec 2011
In the second of her interviews using the 'Lego Serious Play' method, Patrizia Bertini meets Ollie, a young occupier at the OccupyLSX camp... [read more]

Palestine: Those Who Inspired Us in 2011

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 28th Dec 2011
2011 had its share of tragedy. Human lives were lost in Palestine. But hope was also sustained by the sacrifices of numerous ‘ordinary’ people, says Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Letter to a Soldier of the IDF

by John Wight

Tue 27th Dec 2011
John Wight writes a letter in commemoration of the third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's military assault on Gaza, it is written in the form of a letter to an IDF soldier. ... [read more]

Musings on the shortest day of 2011

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Mon 26th Dec 2011
One year from today is the end of the Mayan calendar, the predicted “end of history,” as the late brilliant ethnobotanist and art historian Terrence McKenna called it, says Jean Claude van Itallie.... [read more]

Embellishing the Iraq War: Moral Victory, and Selective Body Counts

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 26th Dec 2011
Someone ought to let mainstream news producers know that the nearly 4,500 US soldiers killed in the Iraq war were not the only victims. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have also been killed as a result of the US invasion, says Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Once in Unreal David's (Big) Society

by W Stephen Gilbert

Fri 23rd Dec 2011
Stephen Gilbert asks whether Britain is a Christian country and whether Cameron's coalition government lives up to the Christian values he professes... [read more]

Christopher Hitchens - an obit and opinion

by John Wight

Wed 21st Dec 2011
Amid the avalanche of articles and obituaries written in tribute to Christopher Hitchens in the wake of his recent passing, we have been reacquainted with the essential condition of western liberalism - moral depravity, says John Wight. ... [read more]

Ban the Spanish Royal family from business

by David Eade

Tue 20th Dec 2011
David Eade looks at allegations of a business scandal involving members of the Spanish royal family... [read more]

Why capitalism likes us to behave irrationally

by John Green

Mon 19th Dec 2011
It’s a great irony that although human beings, as distinct from other animals, are characterised by their ability for rational thinking, so much of our behaviour is irrational, argues John Green.... [read more]

Masked in Gaza: The Untold History of Palestinian ‘Militancy’

by Ramzy Baroud

Sun 18th Dec 2011
It really doesn’t take much to kill a ‘militant’ in Gaza, argues Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Embracing the Working Time Directive

by Karl Davis

Sat 17th Dec 2011
Karl Davis has some advice for David Cameron... [read more]

The Bible of the revolution and its Quran

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 16th Dec 2011
The 2011 revolution of the people of Egypt shocked the international community on many different levels, says Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

False Evidence Appearing Real

by Bryan G. Taylor

Thu 15th Dec 2011
There is profit to be made in keeping the public fearful, Bryan G Taylor explains... [read more]

Legoviews ~ Goodbye yellow brick road!

by Patrizia Bertini

Wed 14th Dec 2011
In the first of her interviews using the novel 'Lego Serious Play' method, Patrizia Bertini speaks to one of the occupiers at the OccupyLSX camp.... [read more]