A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Nightmare in Afghanistan Worsens

by Steve Jones

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Following the 100th British death of 2009 in Afghanistan, Steve Jones argues that the unwinnable war in Afghanistan can never deliver social and economic progress to the Afghan people.... [read more]

Chavez Calls for Systemic Change to Save Planet

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Hugo Chavez has accused the world's powerful countries of lacking the political will to take serious action on climate change, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]

The Hypocrisy of Al-Demoqratia

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 11th Dec 2009
A rising tide of official anti-Muslim paranoia in continental Europe is exposing the hypocrisy of Western democracy, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Pension Rights And Wrongs

by Eric Hollies

Fri 11th Dec 2009
Socialist Appeal's Eric Hollies on how Britain's bosses and directors continue to prosper while the financial crisis takes its toll on the rest of the nation.... [read more]

Chavez: Morales’ Electoral Victory is a Victory for Latin America

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 11th Dec 2009
The Bolivian president Evo Morales achieved a landslide election victory on Sunday, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]

The Real Climate Scandal

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Dec 2009
A scandal over faked evidence has been a boon to climate change deniers. George Monbiot looks to redress the balance.... [read more]
 

We Need an Index of Human Rights

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 11th Dec 2009
Measuring and ranking every country's observance of human rights would give nations an incentive to raise their game, argues Peter Tatchell.... [read more]

Bye Bye, Dubai?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Mick Brooks looks at the unfolding crisis in Dubai, and its potential implications for the world economy. ... [read more]

The End of Certainty

by Stephen Chan

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, talks about the adventures that inspired his new book, 'The End of Certainty'.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Refuses to Recognise Honduran Elections and Congratulates Uruguan President-elect

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Tamara Pearson on the Chavez government's reaction to two very different elections.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Slavoj Žižek's 'First As Tragedy, Then As Farce'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 4th Dec 2009
This month's recommendation is a thoughtful critique of the complacency of contemporary political culture, reviewed by Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

“…And A Little Child Shall Lead Them”

by Uri Avnery

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Barack Obama has weakly capitulated to Binyamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlement-building in the heart of the Arab community in East Jerusalem, says Uri Avnery.... [read more]
 

The Ease of Righteous Causes: What to Feel About Undocumented Migration

by Laura Agustín

Fri 27th Nov 2009
People should stop thinking about undocumented migrants merely as victims, argues Laura Agustín.... [read more]

A Paradigm Shift in Singapore: Yet Apec Offers No Clear Answers

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 27th Nov 2009
Ramzy Baroud on the high-profile international summit held in Singapore this week.... [read more]

Tony Blair's Legacy

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 27th Nov 2009
War criminal Tony Blair missed out on the EU presidency last week. Tomasz Pierscionek looks back on how the Blair years destroyed the credibility of the Labour party.... [read more]
 

In Mourning for the Victims of War

by Symon Hill

Fri 27th Nov 2009
Remembrance Day events should be a commemoration of the dead on both sides, not just our own, writes Symon Hill.... [read more]

Chavez Calls for International Organisation of Left Parties

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 27th Nov 2009
Kiraz Janicke on the Venezuelan president's call for a 'Fifth International' of left parties.... [read more]

Globalization Unchecked: How Alien Media is Suffocating Culture

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 20th Nov 2009
Ramzy Baroud considers the cultural impact of global economic integration in 'third world' societies. ... [read more]
 

Book of the Month: George Lansbury's 'Miracle of Fleet Street'

by Matt Genner

Fri 20th Nov 2009
This month's recommended read is a passionate and intriguing account of the early life of the Daily Herald newspaper, as Matt Genner explains.... [read more]

Chavez: US Withdrawl is 'Only Solution' to Colombian Friction

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 20th Nov 2009
Kiraz Janicke on the Venezuelan response to US offers to mediate in the Colombian-Venezuelan dispute.... [read more]

If Nothing Else, Save Farming

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Nov 2009
It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]