A non-partisan journal of the left.

Professor Nutt Urges New Thinking on Drugs

by Tom Bangay

Mon 8th Nov 2010
As the controversial medical expert David Nutt finds himself back on the news agenda, Tom Bangay considers the vexed question of drug law reform.... [read more]

Miliband: The Knives are Already Being Sharpened

by Michael Prior

Tue 2nd Nov 2010
Now that the dust has settled on Ed Miliband's surprise victory in the Labour leadership election, Michael Prior considers the challenges facing the new leader as he seeks to move the party away from Blairism.... [read more]

Such is the Peace Process: Obama as a Salesman

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 30th Oct 2010
Ramzy Baroud reflects on the mood of pessimism emanating from the latest round of peace talks in the Middle East.... [read more]

Cut to Shreds: Injustice for All

by Richie Nimmo

Wed 27th Oct 2010
The coalition government's vicious attack on the public sector amounts to nothing less than a political coup d'état, says Richie Nimmo.... [read more]

Book review: The Tolpuddle Boy

by John Green

Wed 27th Oct 2010
John Green reviews "The Tolpuddle Boy", a timely tribute to the struggles of early trade unionism.... [read more]

The Gay Liberation Front's Social Revolution

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 18th Oct 2010
Forty years ago, the Gay Liberation Front challenged society's gender system. Peter Tatchell looks back on four decades of activism.... [read more]

French Workers are on the Move

by Alan Woods

Sat 16th Oct 2010
Socialist Appeal's Alan Woods considers the significance of the recent industrial unrest in France.... [read more]

Obama's Next War Project

by Rhoderick Gates

Sat 16th Oct 2010
For all its rhetoric on Iraq, history suggests the Obama administration is likely to embark on a new war, says Rhoderick Gates.... [read more]

‘Dying to Win’: Newt Gingrich’s ‘Terrorism’

by Ramzy Baroud

Tue 12th Oct 2010
Bush may be gone, but right-wingers in the US are still exploiting public fears of terrorism to pursue their foreign policy agenda, as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]

Behind the Coup in Ecuador

by Eva Golinger

Tue 12th Oct 2010
The recent coup attempt in Ecuador was just the latest attempt to destabilise independent development in Latin America, writes Eva Golinger.... [read more]

Media Ambivalence About 'Red Ed' is a Sign of the Times

by Nathaniel Mehr

Mon 4th Oct 2010
Nathaniel Mehr reflects on the media reaction to Ed Miliband's success in the Labour leadership election.... [read more]

Misunderstanding the FARC

by Garry Leech

Mon 4th Oct 2010
Garry Leech on why the media's so-called 'experts' on the Colombian guerrilla group keep getting it wrong.... [read more]

Book Review: Cuba's Education Revolution

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Mon 4th Oct 2010
Tomasz Pierscionek reviews Theodore MacDonald's new book, a comprehensive survey of Cuba's education system since 1959.... [read more]

Muslims: The modern day Jews?

by Ben Maisky

Fri 1st Oct 2010
Ben Missenden reflects on the parallels between the treatment of Jews early in the 20th Century and that of Muslims today.... [read more]

Arab Journalism and Egypt’s’ claimed control over UK’s mosques

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 1st Oct 2010
Iqbal Tamimi on the ego-fuelled misrepresentation of facts by the Arab press.... [read more]

Clinton Revises Colombia’s Drug History to Justify US Military Role in Mexico and Central America

by Garry Leech

Fri 24th Sep 2010
Garry Leech reflects on the Orwellian distortions in Hillary Clinton's recent comments on the history of US involvement in Central America.... [read more]

Venezuelan UN Speech Criticises "Market Totalitarianism"

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 24th Sep 2010
The Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, Jordge Valero, has delivered a stinging attack on global capitalism's failure to guarantee basic human rights, as Tamara Pearson reports.... [read more]

An Age of Consent of 14?

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 24th Sep 2010
Peter Tatchell argues education, not criminalisation, is the best way to protect children when it comes to sexuality.... [read more]

Mervyn King Comes to Town

by Rob Sewell

Fri 24th Sep 2010
Rob Sewell considers the significance of Mervyn King's address to the TUC in Manchester.... [read more]

Regarding US Muslims: A Misguided Debate

by Ramzy Baroud

Tue 21st Sep 2010
Ramzy Baroud on why there is a blinkered and one-sided view of what causes Islamaphobia in America and how best to tackle it.... [read more]

One Crazy Pastor Threatens to Ignite More Than The Quran

by Assed Baig

Wed 15th Sep 2010
Assed Baig on why one man's Islamaphobic beliefs will have big implications around the world.... [read more]