A non-partisan journal of the left.

An uninformed MP and a bigoted Judge

by Felix McHugh

Sun 31st Mar 2013
Ungrateful as I feel for bashing someone who was actually trying to be helpful, it was difficult not to (a) laugh and then (b) groan at a short letter I recently received from a client’s local MP, writes Felix McHugh... [read more]

The Argo Deception: How Hollywood masks the ugly truth of Iran-US relations

by Lila Ghobady

Thu 28th Mar 2013
Exiled Iranian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Lila Ghobady, talks about the fabrication of history through film... [read more]

Line of Battle

by George Monbiot

Wed 27th Mar 2013
The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empirio-criticism [ Part 3 ]

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 26th Mar 2013
Thomas Riggins guides us through Section I, Chapter I of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-criticism... [read more]

Press regulation and parliament​ary sovereignt​y

by David Lindsay

Mon 25th Mar 2013
Patriotism is meaningless unless it extends to active participation in the fight against each and all of the threats to our sovereignty, to our liberty, and to our parliamentary and municipal democracy, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Bringing Anne Frank's Vision to the Modern World

by Hussein Al-alak

Sat 23rd Mar 2013
It was once stated, that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat its mistakes”. Over the past few weeks, in the northern city of Manchester, UK, the question of learning has been at the very centre of the Anne Frank + You exhibition, writes Hussein Al-alak... [read more]
 

The Booing of Churchill

by David Lindsay

Wed 20th Mar 2013
Viewers of Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45 are shocked to see Winston Churchill being booed and heckled during the 1945 General Election campaign. They ought not to be remotely surprised writes David Eade... [read more]

From Goulash Socialism to Hunger March

by David Eade

Wed 20th Mar 2013
David Eade discusses Hungary’s answer to the Jarrow march... [read more]

A long and dishonourable tradition

by Bryan Gould

Tue 19th Mar 2013
George Osborne may be just about the last person in Britain to believe that austerity offers a real path to recovery from recession and the resumption of growth - and it may be doubted that even he remains a true believer, writes Bryan Gould... [read more]
 

Frozen Assets

by George Monbiot

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? George Monbiot asks the crucial question.... [read more]

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Part 2 of Thomas Riggins' analysis of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]

Barbican Centre Cleaners in Historic Strike for the Living Wage

by Chris Ford

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Election Day for the Corporation of London will see a strike of cleaners at the Barbican Centre... [read more]
 

Marching with the Neo-Nazis

by David Eade

Sun 17th Mar 2013
On Saturday I attended the MSZP socialist party rally in Budapest. It was held at the national stadium dedicated to Ferenc Puskás, writes David Eade... [read more]

The choice to be British

by David Lindsay

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Congratulations to the British Falkland Islanders, including the large Saint Helenian community there, some of whom are my relatives on my mother's side, writes David Lindsay after a referendum that was controversial in some parts of the world.... [read more]

The Battle to Save Democracy

by David Eade

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Last week I spent several days in Budapest at a conference organised by the Party of European Socialists (PES), David Eade reports... [read more]
 

Smart Phones, Dumb Companies

by George Monbiot

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Money for the People: Grillo's Populist Plan for Italy

by Ellen Brown

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million votes in the Italian general election of February 24-25th... [read more]

Labour's chance. Will they take it?

by David Lindsay

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Jim Murphy may speak truer than he knows. Labour is on course for a majority of over 80, with UKIP quite capable of handing scores of Conservative seats to the Lib Dems, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]
 

Iraqi Freedom Ten Years after Liberation

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Next week, on Tuesday 19 March, many of us will remember how, precisely ten years ago, in another and dreamlike existence, we incredulously watched the beginning of the invasion of Iraq. Faisl Mikdadi shares some personal reflection... [read more]

The Economy: Happy Days Are Here Again! For Whom?

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. "Dow Leaps to Record" the Wall Street Journal blazoned on its front page. Thomas Riggins shows that the resurrection and coming again of the Dow is only one expression of the economy... [read more]

A Capitalist Command Economy

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Mar 2013
Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]