A non-partisan journal of the left.

Beer, Vomit And Lipstick: Revolting Acts In An Age Of Crisis

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 1st Aug 2012
'Freedom' within the confines of what increasingly resembles an open prison isn't much to celebrate. The actual reality in Britain is economic meltdown and social crisis, writes Colin Todhunter ... [read more]

The Russian Revolution and its relevance today

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 31st Jul 2012
In 1920 Lenin expressed his views on the international significance of the Russian Revolution. A lot of water has gone under the bridge in the last 92 years. Thomas Riggins asks are any of Lenin's views on this issue relevant today?... [read more]

Tribunals, tigers and dogs

by Felix McHugh

Sun 29th Jul 2012
Felix McHugh, author of the book Damned Scroungers, is back with more stories about his daily struggle to ensure disability claimants receive the money to which they are rightly entitled... [read more]

Shadow of London “Orbit” in Bosnia: Steel, Blood, and the Suppression of Memory

by Refik Hodzic

Sun 29th Jul 2012
As ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, invests 19.2 million pounds of steel to construct a monument marking London’s Olympic Games, a disturbing story is emerging about the refusal to memorialise a former concentration camp in Bosnia it owns today... [read more]

Talking Zionism

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Jul 2012
Uri Avnery discusses the origins and the future of Zionism... [read more]

A new front opens up in the war against nature

by George Monbiot

Fri 27th Jul 2012
George Monbiot says that the Countryside Alliance’s campaign against a ban on lead shot strikes him as motivated by the age-old attitude of reactionary members of the landowning classes: that they will not be subject to the laws or considerations that affect lesser members of society. ... [read more]

Racism By Any Other Name Smells

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 27th Jul 2012
Thomas Riggins reveals the results of a poll conducted by ScienceDaily examining attitudes to the new voter identification laws in the US... [read more]

Lurking Danger: Palestinian Refugees in Syria

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 25th Jul 2012
Palestinian refugees in Syria cannot expect to exist outside a paradigm of danger and unpredictability. Their brethren in Lebanon learned the same lesson years ago, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Bosnia and Croatia: What is the tie with Iran?

by David Rahni

Tue 24th Jul 2012
Professor David Rahni uses etymology to explain how different cultures may have more in common with each other than they think... [read more]

Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

by John Pilger

Mon 23rd Jul 2012
John Pilger reports on two letters that illuminate two very different Britains, and on how the London Olympics is being used to rehabilitate Tony Blair, the invader of Iraq.... [read more]

From Nehru to Mao: India's Tryst with Destiny

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 22nd Jul 2012
In 1947, Nehru spoke about a tryst with destiny. Free from the shackles of British colonialism, India was on course for a bright new future. Fast forward and witness the not so glittering outcome that Nehru didn’t have in mind, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The Promised Land

by George Monbiot

Sat 21st Jul 2012
To be young in the post-industrial nations today is to be excluded. Excluded from the comforts enjoyed by preceding generations; excluded from jobs; excluded from hopes of a better world; excluded from self-ownership, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Turkey, the Kurdish Struggle and the New Middle East

by David Morgan

Fri 20th Jul 2012
Turkey, a NATO member, has historically been a key strategic ally of the West in the Cold War but the political situation inside the country is far from tolerant of opposition, writes David Morgan. ... [read more]

A Word in Your Shell-like

by W Stephen Gilbert

Thu 19th Jul 2012
In his latest article, resident philosopher Stephen Gilbert bemoans the lack of confidence in our society.... [read more]

Democracy and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides Human Rights

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 18th Jul 2012
The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – or Myanmar - have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage, says Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Poisoning Arafat

by Uri Avnery

Tue 17th Jul 2012
Uri Avnery asks whether the late Palestinian Prime Minister, Yasser Arafat, was assassinated by Ariel Sharon... [read more]

For Those Who Love Life

by George Monbiot

Mon 16th Jul 2012
The people cutting open bluefin tuna nets are heroes: they are stepping in where governments have failed, to protect our common heritage, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Girl Model

by David Morgan

Sat 14th Jul 2012
David Morgan brings to light a deeply worrying trend that exists within the Japanese modelling agency ... [read more]

Britain: BMA strike - The Truth

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 14th Jul 2012
Last month's day of action by doctors in Britain attracted a lot of criticism from the Tory press - no surprise there! Dr Tomasz Pierscionek puts forward the case for the doctors' strike and explains what really happened.... [read more]

Isle of Wight Festival – an alternative perspective – June 2012

by Miles Caston

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Miles Caston describes the highlights of this year’s Isle of Wight festival and suggests a ‘greener’ way to enjoy music festivals... [read more]

If The Drugs Don't Work, The Drones Certainly Will: Imperialism In The X-Factor Age

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Forget TV with informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and 'common sense' outlooks will do, says Colin Todhunter.... [read more]