A non-partisan journal of the left.

Rebranding Iraq: Playing with Numbers and Human Lives

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 27th Aug 2010
As the US troop withdrawal begins in earnest, Ramzy Baroud asks: who won? And is the war really over?... [read more]

Lansley can Shove his White Paper

by John Lister

Thu 26th Aug 2010
The Tory-Lib Dem coalition is intent on a wholesale privatisation of the National Health Service, writes John Lister.... [read more]

Reformed Venezuelan Bank Law Separates Banks and Media

by Tamara Pearson

Sat 21st Aug 2010
Tamara Pearson reports on an important Venezuelan initiative to prevent the corporate media from getting directly involved in the banking and finance industries.... [read more]
 

Towering Lunacy

by George Monbiot

Sat 21st Aug 2010
Green enthusiasm for vertical farms shows that no one is untouched by magical thinking, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Pint of Blood for a Glass of Milk: the Other Side of China’s Economic Ascendancy

by Ted Sprague

Sat 21st Aug 2010
The rise of China is almost universally hailed as a great success story. Ted Sprague considers the largely unreported human cost of China's forward march.... [read more]

The Cordoba House: House of Terrorism or Peace?

by Omar Zaki

Fri 20th Aug 2010
Omar Zaki on the so-called 'Ground Zero Mosque' and why it should be allowed to go ahead.... [read more]
 

A Clash of Fundamentalisms

by Richard Greeman

Fri 13th Aug 2010
In the third article in his series, 'Contextualising the Threat of Islam', Richard Greeman compares Islamic Fundamentalism with the U.S. regime's own brand on fundamentalist politics.... [read more]

Iranian judges defy their Supreme Court to hang teen

by Peter Tatchell

Tue 10th Aug 2010
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell on the plight of an Iranian man sentenced to die for being gay and what you can do to help him.... [read more]

Smoke on a Bridge: Lebanon Awaits a Verdict

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 9th Aug 2010
Ramzy Baroud reports from Lebanon on the thoughts of one of its citizens on the future of the country.... [read more]
 

An Interview with Yvonne Ridley

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Tue 3rd Aug 2010
Tomasz Pierscionek talks to award winning journalist Yvonne Ridley about her capture by the Taliban in 2001 and subsequent conversion to Islam, as well as her views on the recent rise in Islamophobia and political opposition towards the veil... [read more]

Unveiling the errors of forced conformism

by John Haylett

Tue 3rd Aug 2010
John Haylett reports on the contradictory nature of France's attempts to 'free' Islamic women from the veil.... [read more]

Canadian and US Unions Offer Solidarity to Threatened Mexican Workers

by Daina Z. Green

Fri 30th Jul 2010
Daina Z. Green reports on the terrorism of Mexican unions by their own Government in support of business interests over that of their own workers. ... [read more]
 

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Another Offshore Solution?

by Catherine Wilson

Thu 29th Jul 2010
Catherine Wilson reports on the Australian Government's approach to refugees and its attempts to avoid its obligations to the Refugee Convention by processing them overseas.... [read more]

Italy: Vendola Provides Hope for the Left

by Samuele Mazzolini

Sun 25th Jul 2010
The Italian left has been in a state of stagnation for a number of years, but the emergence on the national stage of Nichi Vendola may precipitate a change in fortunes, as Samuele Mazzolini explains.... [read more]

The Palestinian Authority: Redundant but Dangerous Language

by Ramzy Baroud

Sun 25th Jul 2010
Ramzy Baroud takes a critical look at the language used by Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority in their pronouncements on possible talks with Israel.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Breaks Relations with Colombia

by Eva Golinger

Fri 23rd Jul 2010
The long-running tensions between Colombia and Venezuela have escalated this week after further provocation by the Colombian government, writes Eva Golinger.... [read more]

Saudi Sheik's Obsession with Sex Fatwas

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 20th Jul 2010
Iqbal Tamimi on how the Muslim religious edict, or fatwa, has been used to control women.... [read more]

Combat Stress: A Living History

by Hussein Al-alak

Sun 18th Jul 2010
Hussein Al-Alak looks at the lifesaving work of a mental health charity that has spent the past ninety years helping ex-soldiers cope with life after service.... [read more]
 

Defending the NHS Against Privatisation: John Lister talks to London Progressive Journal (Part Two)

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 18th Jul 2010
The second part of Tomasz Pierscionek's discussion with prominent anti-privatisation campaigner John Lister.... [read more]

Beyond Violence and Non-Violence: Resistance as a Culture

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 16th Jul 2010
Political resistance is not simply gratuitous violence - is a collective response to oppression, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The ‘Last Ever’ Issue

by Theo Graham-Brown

Fri 9th Jul 2010
Our site is changing from its current weekly format to a more conventional blog-like design. London Progressive Journal’s webmaster explains what will change and why.... [read more]