A non-partisan journal of the left.

El Marrufo starts to give up its Spanish Civil War dead

by David Eade

Thu 6th Dec 2012
The Spanish Civil War will always hold a special place in the hearts of those on the left of politics. In Spain the memories are still raw, nowhere more so than amongst the thousands of families who lost relatives, assassinated by Franco’s forces... [read more]

The Kurds and Human Rights

by David Morgan

Tue 4th Dec 2012
David Morgan asks what the Kurdish people have to celebrate as International Human Rights’ Day 2012 approaches... [read more]

Obituary: Colonial officer, overseas aid administrator and champion of the oppressed who advanced the cause of gay people in the Civil Service'

by Richard Kirker

Mon 3rd Dec 2012
Richard Kirker remembers Ian Buist: the quintessential Civil Service mandarin, but also a doughty proponent of social progress. He had a fearless determination to champion the rights of the victims of injustice, minorities and the marginalised.... [read more]
 

Israel's war on journalists

by Iqbal Tamimi

Mon 3rd Dec 2012
Targeting journalists is not a new Israeli strategy as some might believe. There is irrefutable evidence that the Israeli military is targeting journalists covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Urgent Action Needed to Combat European Climate Change

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 3rd Dec 2012
What we need is binding international agreements that reduce and eliminate the use of all chemicals that endanger the lives, health and well being of human beings and other life forms making up the biosphere, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]

Lenin on "Reactionary" Trade Unions: Chapter Six of "Left-Wing" Communism: an Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 1st Dec 2012
In his latest article analysing “Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder, Thomas Riggins looks at Lenin's views on what sort of relations a Marxist party should have with the trade union movement... [read more]
 

Our psychology makes us neglect the victims of climate change

by Billy Larsson

Fri 30th Nov 2012
Psychologist Billy Larsson looks at how our human psychology prevents us from stepping up to the mark and dealing with the imminent problem of climate change... [read more]

A Different War in Gaza, and the War Ahead

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 29th Nov 2012
Ramzy Baroud writes, in life, some phenomena cannot be explained by ordinary logic or technical language, let alone official discourses. How did Gaza manage to fight back with such ferocity and undying vigour in quelling the latest Israeli war despite years of a bloody siege and one-sided war in 2008-9?... [read more]

Palestine and Israel: A Modest Suggestion for Peace (Part 2)

by Faysal Mikdadi

Thu 29th Nov 2012
Faisal Mikdadi discusses the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presents a road map for achieving peace between all peoples and factions that reside in these lands (Part 2)... [read more]
 

PTSD in Gaza: A mental health time-bomb

by Hussein Al-alak

Wed 28th Nov 2012
The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme is the leading Palestinian non-governmental organisation which provides mental health services to the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, Hussein Al-alak reports... [read more]

Carrot Versus Breadcrumb: A Palestinian Dilemma

by Susan Walpole

Wed 28th Nov 2012
Palestinian Authority leader, President Abbas, is attempting to gain an upgraded status for Palestine at the UN this month writes Susan Walpole... [read more]

Palestine and Israel: A Modest Suggestion for Peace (Part 1)

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 28th Nov 2012
Faisal Mikdadi discusses the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presents a road map for achieving peace between all peoples and factions that reside in these lands (Part 1)... [read more]
 

The Fat of the Land

by George Monbiot

Wed 28th Nov 2012
The European Union's farm subsidies are a modern equivalent of feudal aid. As Europe suffers under austerity, it's right to call for reform, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC's historical role is vital

by John Pilger

Tue 27th Nov 2012
We must understand the BBC as a pre-eminent state propagandist and censor by omission, says John Pilger.... [read more]

Mas means less

by David Eade

Mon 26th Nov 2012
LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, provides a breakdown of the Catalan elections and discusses the implications the election results have for the issue of Catalan independence... [read more]
 

Netanyahu’s High-stakes Game in Gaza: Same Time, Same Place

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 26th Nov 2012
Many key phrases have been presented to explain Israel’s latest military onslaught against Gaza, which left scores dead and wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flexing his muscles in preparation for the Israeli general elections in January, suggested some, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Social Constructionism Applied to Working Class Educational Attainment

by Elijah Pryor

Mon 26th Nov 2012
Elijah Pryor looks into the origins, definitions and theory of Social Constructionism and explains inequalities faced by working class children in education... [read more]

Lies, damned lies, and PMQ’s (without the statistics or mandate)

by Nathaneal Sansam

Wed 21st Nov 2012
Nathaneal Sansam comments on two elections that took place on the same day: the Corby by-election and election of a Police and Crime Commissioner in Humberside... [read more]
 

Now they do not need evidence, they create secret witnesses

by Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod

Wed 21st Nov 2012
Öcalan’s isolation may be over as the hunger strike ends in Turkish prisons, but the unjust trials of the opponents of the Government continue. Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod report ... [read more]

“It was so bad you just wanted to laugh”

by David Eade

Tue 20th Nov 2012
LPJ French political affairs correspondent, David Eade, comments on the recent leadership election within France’s Conservative opposition party, the UMP... [read more]

Extreme Weather: The Maya and Us

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 19th Nov 2012
Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York thousands of people are still without power, food or portable water and are dependent on the city, state and federal government, and increasingly on Occupy Sandy (the volunteers from Occupy Wall Street and related groups) for basic survival goods, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]