A non-partisan journal of the left.

Consumer Hell

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Jan 2010
George Moniot asks: How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? ... [read more]

London's New Fare System is Messy and Inadequate

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 8th Jan 2010
London's commuters have a new fare system to grapple with. As Demetrius Notice explains, it's all rather complicated.... [read more]

UK Libel Law Needs Reforming

by Demetrius Notice

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Two high-profile cases in 2009 have highlighted the desperate need for reform of the UK's libel laws, as Demetrius Notice explains.... [read more]
 

Muslims Must Not Pay Price for Europe’s Identity Crisis

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Ramzy Baroud condemns the scapegoating of Muslims by European politicians who are unwilling to address their countries' most pressing social problems.... [read more]

Venezuela Says Colombia Planning Attack in Venezuelan Territory

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Hugo Chavez believes the Colombian government is planning to fabricate a pretext for a cross-border military attack, as James Suggett reports.... [read more]

The 'Copenhagen Accord' - All Hot Air

by Adam Booth

Fri 25th Dec 2009
National self-interest and capitalist pragmatism condemned the Copenhagen talks to failure, says Adam Booth.... [read more]
 

Requiem for a Crowded Planet

by George Monbiot

Fri 25th Dec 2009
George Monbiot's analysis of the failure of the climate talks.... [read more]

Muslim Women Find Expression Through Cartoons

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Iqbal Tamimi on how some Muslim women have overcome cultural marginalisation to express themselves through popular art.... [read more]

The Lobby Within

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 18th Dec 2009
A just and peaceful solution to the protracted Palestinian-Israeli conflict will only be possible when the US ceases to block every move made towards it, argues Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]
 

Justice for Western Sahara

by Joanna Allan

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Joanna Allan on the high-profile campaign to draw international attention to the plight of the people of the Western Sahara at the hands of the brutal Moroccan occupation.... [read more]

The Nightmare in Afghanistan Worsens

by Steve Jones

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Following the 100th British death of 2009 in Afghanistan, Steve Jones argues that the unwinnable war in Afghanistan can never deliver social and economic progress to the Afghan people.... [read more]

Chavez Calls for Systemic Change to Save Planet

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Hugo Chavez has accused the world's powerful countries of lacking the political will to take serious action on climate change, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]
 

The Hypocrisy of Al-Demoqratia

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 11th Dec 2009
A rising tide of official anti-Muslim paranoia in continental Europe is exposing the hypocrisy of Western democracy, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Pension Rights And Wrongs

by Eric Hollies

Fri 11th Dec 2009
Socialist Appeal's Eric Hollies on how Britain's bosses and directors continue to prosper while the financial crisis takes its toll on the rest of the nation.... [read more]

Chavez: Morales’ Electoral Victory is a Victory for Latin America

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 11th Dec 2009
The Bolivian president Evo Morales achieved a landslide election victory on Sunday, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]
 

The Real Climate Scandal

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Dec 2009
A scandal over faked evidence has been a boon to climate change deniers. George Monbiot looks to redress the balance.... [read more]

We Need an Index of Human Rights

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 11th Dec 2009
Measuring and ranking every country's observance of human rights would give nations an incentive to raise their game, argues Peter Tatchell.... [read more]

Bye Bye, Dubai?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Mick Brooks looks at the unfolding crisis in Dubai, and its potential implications for the world economy. ... [read more]
 

The End of Certainty

by Stephen Chan

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, talks about the adventures that inspired his new book, 'The End of Certainty'.... [read more]

Venezuela Refuses to Recognise Honduran Elections and Congratulates Uruguan President-elect

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Tamara Pearson on the Chavez government's reaction to two very different elections.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Slavoj Žižek's 'First As Tragedy, Then As Farce'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 4th Dec 2009
This month's recommendation is a thoughtful critique of the complacency of contemporary political culture, reviewed by Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]