A non-partisan journal of the left.

The New Anti-Semitism

by Uri Avnery

Wed 17th Aug 2011
Uri Avnery, Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement, offers a warning from history as he examines a modern form of racism taking root across Europe.... [read more]

Politics and the UK Riots

by Nathaniel Mehr

Mon 15th Aug 2011
The recent civil unrest points to the failure of three decades of Thatcherite consensus, writes Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

UK riots: Missing the bigger picture

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Mon 15th Aug 2011
Tomasz Pierscionek examines a variety of proposals to deal with the rioting that swept London and reveals gaps in the logic of those calling for the usual knee jerk reaction.... [read more]
 

UK Riots: Crackdown will solve nothing

by Steve Jones

Sat 13th Aug 2011
As expected the state is warming to the task of cracking down hard, as they like to put it, on looters/rioters past, present and future. Cameron and May have been strutting around talking tough about what they are going to do. ... [read more]

Protests turn to Riots as Working Classes Vent Their Anger

by Ben Maisky

Wed 10th Aug 2011
As the dust settles on the UK riots, Ben Missenden considers the possible causes of the recent civil unrest. ... [read more]

Innocent(ish) Until Proven Guilty

by Sean Edward Seddon

Wed 3rd Aug 2011
The British media have disregarded a key tenet of our democracy, endangering the safety of a woman who may be completely innocent. ... [read more]
 

Leon Panetta in Iraq: More lies, more war

by Michael Prysner

Wed 3rd Aug 2011
Michael Prysner, reveals how the newly appointed American Secretary of Defence, Leon Panetta, is bringing back Bush-era rhetoric and pushing to extend the occupation of Iraq.... [read more]

How the Billionaires Broke the System

by George Monbiot

Tue 2nd Aug 2011
The US deficit reduction plan makes no sense – until you remember who’s behind the Tea Party movement. ... [read more]

Gaddafi, the War on Libya and the Left

by Ben Maisky

Mon 1st Aug 2011
Ben Missenden scrutinises Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Socialist and anti-imperialist credentials and questions whether certain sections of the left are mistaken in their support for Gaddafi.... [read more]
 

Yet more shady dealings inside Murdoch's empire

by Solomon Hughes

Sun 31st Jul 2011
Hot on the heels of revelations of widespread phone hacking, journalist Solomon Hughes discloses that the Murdoch empire also engaged in hacking into the computer systems of business rivals.... [read more]

The fall of an empire

by Jeremy Corbyn

Sat 30th Jul 2011
Jeremy Corbyn reflects on the rise of Murdoch media empire and the years of shameless and blinkered journalism that have been a feature of the newspapers controlled by the media mogul.... [read more]

Even the most powerful man in the world is not above a pie in the face

by Jonathan May Bowles

Wed 27th Jul 2011
When media magnate Rupert Murdoch was summoned before the Commons select committee on 19th July, one man tried to ensure he would not walk away untarnished. Jonathan May Bowles, famed as the individual who threw a shaving foam pie at Murdoch, explains his actions.... [read more]
 

The ruling class policy toward its soldiers - Use Once and Throw Away

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Mon 18th Jul 2011
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek describes the treatment of war veterans, from the Vietnam era to those returning from present day conflicts, and highlights the continual deceit war-mongering governments use to deceive the public. The real enemies are not foreign but domestic.... [read more]

The Banker who knows his Kapital

by John Green

Sun 5th Jun 2011
John Green translates and reflects on an interview with Edgar Most formerly of Deustche Bank and of the GDR State Bank, where he considers capitalism vs. socialism.... [read more]

Welcome to Gaza: Revolution and Change at the Rafah Border

by Ramzy Baroud

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Ramzy Baroud on how the new Egyptian government is signifying a welcome change to the border with Gaza.... [read more]
 

Government Intervention Fails Indigenous Communities in Australia

by Catherine Wilson

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Catherine Wilson on the continued disparity of wealth between the indigenous Australians and the rest of society and empty attempts by the government to change this.... [read more]

African history: the need for its teaching in UK schools

by Madeleine Louise Fry

Mon 28th Mar 2011
Madeleine Louise Fry reflects on the Anglo-centric nature of history teaching in the UK's schools.... [read more]

Understanding Imperialism - Then As Now

by Nathaniel Mehr

Tue 15th Mar 2011
From JA Hobson's re-published classic to Doug Stokes and Sam Rafael's lucid contemporary critique, understanding imperialism is key to achieving a fairer and more sustainable world, writes Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]
 

The Changing Face of the Egyptian Media

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 15th Mar 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the challenges facing the Egyptian media in light of the recent political upheaval in that country. ... [read more]

Medics Resist Tory NHS Plans

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Tue 15th Mar 2011
Tomasz Pierscionek looks back on last month's demonstration against Tory plans to privatise the National Health Service.... [read more]

The Egyptian Revolt is Coming Home

by John Pilger

Thu 17th Feb 2011
John Pilger reflects on Egypt and the revolution and what it means to leaders in the west.... [read more]