A non-partisan journal of the left.

Lip Service to Peace: EU as an Enabler of Netanyahu’s Colonial Policies

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 15th Nov 2012
Europe is different, as we are often reminded. The general wisdom is unlike the US’ unconditional support for Israel. European countries tend to be more balanced in their approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Call Mr Robeson – a Life with Songs

by John Green

Wed 14th Nov 2012
John Green writes about the life and work of one of America’s greatest singers who was ‘disappeared’ from public life and airbrushed out of the history books... [read more]

Lenin on the Role of a Marxist Party in Relation to the People: Chapter Five of 'Left Wing' Communism an Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 13th Nov 2012
In 1920, Lenin produced an analysis of the political conditions in Germany after the failure of the Communist uprising in 1918. The Communists had split into two rival factions. The issues facing the German Marxists were somewhat analogous to those facing Marxist movements today, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]
 

Who Needs an Unstable Middle East?

by Susan Walpole

Mon 12th Nov 2012
Being a supporter of Palestinian statehood used to be a more lonely road than it is now. It was difficult to mention Palestine in public because it was such a 'dirty' word, Susan Walpole writes... [read more]

Palestine Entangled: The Politics of Money

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 10th Nov 2012
The link between political statements and action, and money is obvious for all to see. What may appear as political concessions can oftentimes be attributed to some frozen or funds waiting to be delivered. It is transaction-based politics at its best, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The political trial of a caring man and the end of justice in America

by John Pilger

Fri 9th Nov 2012
The political trial and 22-year sentence of Dr Rafil Dhafir, an Iraqi-born doctor and humanitarian, makes a mockery of the notion that all are equal in the eyes of US law, writes John Pilger.... [read more]
 

Recipes for Disaster

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Nov 2012
George Monbiot asked whether it is about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?... [read more]

The Scotland Question answered

by David Eade

Fri 9th Nov 2012
David Eade explains how allowing Scotland a referendum on independence may have implications for other secessionist movements across Europe.... [read more]

Struck Dumb

by George Monbiot

Tue 6th Nov 2012
Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will speak about global warming. The danger this poses is huge, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 5th Nov 2012
Apparently, ‘popular resistance’ has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Time Magazine and My Psychosis

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sun 4th Nov 2012
Dr. Faysal Mikdadi discusses a recent letter he wrote to Time magazine... [read more]

The teratoid of US foreign policy

by Finn Bowen

Sat 3rd Nov 2012
Since the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US has struggled with its foreign policy and its perceived role within global politics. Finn Bowen discusses the past, present and future of US foreign policy... [read more]
 

Bahrain

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sat 3rd Nov 2012
History replays itself over and over again. An endless loop. And we watch. Mesmerised. As if it were the first time. And we never learn... From Hungary to Bahrain, Dr Faisal Mikdadi contemplates the struggle for democracy.... [read more]

Our Home - A Human Unity Statement

by Elizabeth Ellis

Fri 2nd Nov 2012
Elizabeth Ellis reminds us of humanity's mission statement... [read more]

Time for our unions to come to Spain’s aid

by David Eade

Thu 1st Nov 2012
David Eade calls for a renewal of international solidarity to help Spain’s embattled workers... [read more]
 

Review - Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective

by David Lane

Wed 31st Oct 2012
David Lane reviews a book which illustrates the global nature of developments in healthcare: Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective... [read more]

Troubled Children Adopted by Homo/Heterosexual Parents Flourish Equally Well

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 29th Oct 2012
Anyone concerned about the anti-gay agenda of the radical right in the US will find scores of websites dedicated to the proposition that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]

Cameron’s Contagion

by George Monbiot

Mon 29th Oct 2012
There couldn’t be a clearer case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. For the past three years there have been clear and unequivocal warnings that ash die-back could come to Britain, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Review: The Master

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Sun 28th Oct 2012
OK, I saw "The Master." Now I know what the fuss is about. I don't pretend to know the film's "message" but I walked out afterward seeing/feeling the world from its point of view, writes Jean Claude van Italie.... [read more]

Turkish PM Erdogan Must Respond to the Demands of the Kurdish Hunger Strikers

by David Morgan

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are currently taking part in a hunger strike which they have declared will be indefinite, David Morgan reports... [read more]

Lenin on Anarchism and Opportunism: Chapter Four of 'Left Wing' Communism: An Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Thomas Riggins gives an analysis of Chapter Four of Lenin's 'Left Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder and describes the Bolsheviks' struggle against both 'opportunism' and 'petty-bourgeois revolulutionism'... [read more]