A non-partisan journal of the left.

A Boy and an Artificial Leg: A Gaza Story

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 19th Jun 2009
Ramzy Baroud on the everyday struggle of the child victims of Israeli violence.... [read more]

Venezuela Investigates Private TV Station Globovision for Inciting Assassination

by James Suggett

Fri 19th Jun 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's response to the ongoing anti-Chavez campaign being pursued by the country's corporate mass media.... [read more]

Two More Trade Unionists Killed in Colombia

by Justice For Colombia

Fri 19th Jun 2009
A brief Justice For Colombia report on the latest killings carried out by the US-backed regime in Colombia.... [read more]
 

Outsourcing Unrest

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Jun 2009
George Monbiot argues that the crisis in British politics has its roots in the decline of Britain's status in the world economy.... [read more]

Green Shoots of Economic Recovery?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 12th Jun 2009
Mick Brooks considers recent claims that the world economic system is on the mend.... [read more]

Obama Working His Magic on Arabs?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 12th Jun 2009
Much has been made of Barack Obama's big speech in Egypt last week. Ramzy Baroud is not convinced.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Government Condemns Peruvian Massacres

by James Suggett

Fri 12th Jun 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's response to the massacre of indigenous protestors in the Peruvian Amazon.... [read more]

The Tone and the Music

by Uri Avnery

Fri 12th Jun 2009
While Obama proclaims the 21st century, the government of Israel is returning to the 19th, writes Uri Avnery.... [read more]

Book Review: Judith Butler, 'Frames of War'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 12th Jun 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews Judith Butler's thought-provoking examination of the ways in which identity and culture are manipulated in the interests of imperialism.... [read more]
 

Remembering the Indonesian Killings

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 5th Jun 2009
The Indonesian massacres of 1965-66 rank among the biggest mass murders of the 20th Century. Looking back on this tragic episode, Nathaniel Mehr asked Noam Chomsky for his observations on the significance of US and British support for the massacre. ... [read more]

Chávez Cancelled Trip to El Salvador Due to Assassination Threat

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 5th Jun 2009
Tamara Pearson on the rumours that CIA-backed terrorists are plotting to remove Venezuela's left-wing president.... [read more]

Blue Desert

by George Monbiot

Fri 5th Jun 2009
George Monbiot asks: Why is no one brave enough to stand up to the fishing industry? ... [read more]
 

Netanyahu’s New Quest: The Game is On

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 5th Jun 2009
Ramzy Baroud looks at how the new Israeli leadership is seeking to steer US policy towards confrontation with Iran.... [read more]

Should There Be a European Criminal Record?

by Alexa Van Sickle

Fri 5th Jun 2009
Alexa Van Sickle examines the implications of a controversial new European Union initiative.... [read more]

Gaza Disowned: The Pope, Israel and ‘Reconciliation’

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 29th May 2009
Ramzy Baroud reflects on the Pope's controversial visit to Israel/Palestine.... [read more]
 

Danger! Police at Work

by Daniel Read

Fri 29th May 2009
Daniel Read examines allegations that London's police used under-cover agents to provoke violence at last month's G20 protests.... [read more]

Washington Post Shamelessly Promotes US Drug Policy in Colombia

by Garry Leech

Fri 29th May 2009
Garry Leech critically analyses a typically obsequious mainstream portrayal of US policy in Latin America.... [read more]

Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Multipolar World Following Israeli Accusations

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 29th May 2009
Israeli intelligence is using the relationship between Iran and leftist leaders in Latin America to stoke up fears in relation to Iran's nuclear ambitions, says Tamara Pearson.... [read more]
 

Shell Accused of Human Rights Abuses

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 29th May 2009
Christopher Vasey on a lawsuit which could potentially have far-reaching consequences for corporate accountability.... [read more]

Elderly and the Sick Pay the Price as Egypt Tows the US-Israeli Line

by Assed Baig

Fri 22nd May 2009
Reporting from the Rafah-Gaza border in Egypt, Assed Baig presents a damning assessment of the Egyptian authorities' subservience to US policy in the region.... [read more]

Thank You, Mayor Luzhkov

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 22nd May 2009
Peter Tatchell reports on the successful rallying, against all the odds, of an anti-homophobia campaign in Moscow.... [read more]