A non-partisan journal of the left.

Hooked On Treachery

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern advertising/propaganda. Colin Todhunter emphasises and how we must and indeed can break free of the addictions and fears being promoted daily.... [read more]

Pussy Riot- the voice of the band members

by London Progressive Journal

Mon 20th Aug 2012
In an exclusive, the LPJ has been provided with statements from each member of the Russian Band ’Pussy Riot’ prior to their sentencing ... [read more]

The ethical case for ‘people power’

by Peter Tatchell

Sun 19th Aug 2012
Peter Tatchell sets out the ethics and efficacy of direct action protest across a range of issues, including OutRage!’s successful campaign against the police harassment of the LGBT community... [read more]

Shifting Truths in Sinai: Who Stands to Gain from the Carnage?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 17th Aug 2012
Two Toyota Land Cruisers filled with well-built gunmen in ski masks and all-black outfits appear seemingly out of nowhere. They approach a group of soldiers huddled around a simple meal as they prepare to break their Ramadan fast. The gunmen open fire. This is not an opening scene of a Hollywood action movie. The massacre actually took place at an Egyptian military post in northern Sinai, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Economic Growth or Abnormal Swelling?

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 16th Aug 2012
LPJ's India correspondent Colin Todhunter reports that India may have had eight or nine per cent economic growth until this year, but this doesn't show a true picture... [read more]

Hunger Games

by George Monbiot

Tue 14th Aug 2012
The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Democracy By Candlelight: Living In Fear And Kept In The Dark

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 12th Aug 2012
Giving people the opportunity to vote every four or five years, while in the meantime deceiving, misinforming and lying to them, has no more to do with democracy or freedom than what is happening in Syria right now, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

How the chosen ones ended Australia's sporting prowess and revealed its secret past

by John Pilger

Fri 10th Aug 2012
John Pilger describes how sports-obsessed Australia's disappointing showing at the London 2012 Olympics have offered a glimpse of a secret past.... [read more]

Neocons vs. the ‘Arab Spring’: Back on the Warpath

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 9th Aug 2012
The neoconservatives are back with a vengeance. While popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and other Arab countries had briefly rendered them irrelevant in the region, Western intervention in Libya signaled a new opportunity, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

In southern Iraq too, Ottoman-era heritage decays

by Guillaume Decamme

Thu 9th Aug 2012
Two cemeteries sprawl in this southern Iraqi town. One is for British and Indian soldiers. The other for Turkish veterans. Both died in World War I... [read more]

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]