A non-partisan journal of the left.

European Social Contract Betrayed

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 16th Jun 2013
IMF imposed austerity has resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties and voting for parties labeled by the bourgeois media as "fringe"... [read more]

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism [Part 8]

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 12th Jun 2013
Thomas Riggins leads us through chapter two: the theory of knowledge of Empirio-Criticism and of Dialectical Materialism... [read more]

FDR’s American Economic Miracle 1938-44, or the First Economic Bomb - The USA from 1938 to 1944 (Part 1)

by George Tait Edwards

Wed 12th Jun 2013
George Tait Edwards reveals the secret of America's economic boom during the the FDR years ... [read more]
 

Becoming free, the need for a child to read!

by Hussein Al-alak

Sun 9th Jun 2013
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to come from a family where reading books was encouraged and seen as vital for the development of spelling. Visits to the library were a past time and among the furniture of the home, heaped book cases were normal... [read more]

From Ragged Trousered Philanthropists to Label Wearing Ostriches?

by Mark Chivers

Sat 8th Jun 2013
Frank Owen, the lead character in Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, expressed his frustration at the dismissive response of his fellow workers to his arguments for a better society... [read more]

Eight Questions for Western Government Economic Advisors

by George Tait Edwards

Sat 8th Jun 2013
Economist George Tait Edwards MBE asks Western economists eight direct questions... [read more]
 

Britain's Poverty Addiction

by Hussein Al-alak

Tue 4th Jun 2013
I was absolutely horrified to read that the UK Government may be underestimating the numbers of families in poverty, by up to an estimated 40%, according to academics at Edinburgh University writes Hussein Al-Alak... [read more]

Why Radical Islam is Growing and How to Deal with It

by Ola Onikoyi, Jr.

Tue 4th Jun 2013
After the 9/11 tragedy there has been a surge in the radical Islamist movement writes Ola Onikoyi... [read more]

Chapter One Sections Five and Six: Does Man Think With The Help Of The Brain?

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 2nd Jun 2013
Thomas Riggins continues his analysis of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]
 

Universal Credit: UC what U want 2C

by Felix McHugh

Sun 2nd Jun 2013
The Major Projects Authority has serious doubts about the prospects for Iain Duncan Smith’s pet project, the Universal Credit, says Felix McHugh... [read more]

A manifesto for rewilding the world

by George Monbiot

Thu 30th May 2013
A mass restoration of ecosystems offers us hope where there was little hope before, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Edmund Burke would be Labour in 2013

by David Lindsay

Wed 29th May 2013
A new biography of Edmund Burke has been written by Jesse Norman, and it has attracted favourable comment from Charles Moore, official biographer of Margaret Thatcher... [read more]
 

Right Wing Conservative Political Elite Engineer an Electoral Comeback in Pakistan

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 25th May 2013
Dr Amjad Ayab Mirza provides analysis on the recent elections in Pakistan... [read more]

“Palestine’s existence depends on respect and on our children” - Dr Rauf Azar (Director of the Beit Sahour medical centre)

by Patrizia Bertini

Sat 25th May 2013
Patrizia Bertini interviews Rauf Azar, a Palestinian doctor, using the pioneering Lego Serious Play technique... [read more]

Materialism and Empiro-criticism [Part 6- Did Nature Exist Prior to Man?]

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 20th May 2013
Thomas Riggins guides us through the next part of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]
 

Shimomuran Economics: The No-Debt Investment Credit Creation Path to More Rapid Economic Growth

by George Tait Edwards

Fri 17th May 2013
George Tait Edwards MBE makes the case for the urgent implementation of Keynesian economics to stimulate growth, based on the economic model's previous success in the US, China and Japan... [read more]

Oxford University won't take funding from tobacco companies. But Shell's OK

by George Monbiot

Thu 16th May 2013
If scholars don't take an ethical stance against corporate money, where's the moral check on power? George Monbiot reports.... [read more]

Bulgaria elections: Widespread abuse but hope

by David Eade

Tue 14th May 2013
I set off to Bulgaria after being selected by the Party of European Socialists to be part of the 100 plus team from all across the European Union to monitor the General Election. David Eade reports.... [read more]
 

Hold the front page! We need free media, not an Order of Mates

by John Pilger

Tue 14th May 2013
The other day, I stood outside the strangely silent building where I began life as a journalist. It is no longer the human warren that was Consolidated Press in Sydney. It seems in Australia, hard-won rights are being buried beneath corporate might, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

The writing out of the Radical tradition

by David Lindsay

Tue 14th May 2013
Regular readers are aware of my view of Winston Churchill. On the five pound note, he will replace Elizabeth Fry, whom Michael Gove also wants to remove from the National Curriculum along with Robert Owen... [read more]

Climate milestone is a moment of symbolic significance on road of idiocy

by George Monbiot

Mon 13th May 2013
The only way forward is back: to retrace our steps and seek to return atmospheric concentrations to around 350ppm, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]