A non-partisan journal of the left.

War Without Context: Fatah, Hamas and Flawed Language

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 15th May 2009
Ramzy Baroud on the sinister manipulation of language which characterises the mainstream discourse on the Israel-Palestine issue.... [read more]

European Elections and Year Ahead: The Threat of the BNP

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 15th May 2009
Christopher Vasey considers the ominous prospect of a far right success in the forthcoming European elections.... [read more]

Uribe’s Latest Misfirings Against the FARC

by Garry Leech

Fri 15th May 2009
Garry Leech on how the Colombian government continues to lose moral authority despite its repeated claims that it is fighting an 'anti-terrorist' campaign.... [read more]
 

The Economic Crisis and Poor Countries

by Mick Brooks

Fri 15th May 2009
Mick Brooks compares the 'boom and bust' economics of the past twenty years with similar patterns in the 1920s and 1930s: once again it is the poorer nations that stand to lose the most.... [read more]

Captive Knowledge

by George Monbiot

Fri 15th May 2009
The funding for academic research has been taken over by business, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Clinton's Unpromising Start

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 8th May 2009
Ramzy Baroud on the inauspicious opening phase of the new Obama administration's Middle East policy.... [read more]
 

Eight Police Arrested for Death of Venezuelan Student Protestor

by James Suggett

Fri 8th May 2009
James Suggett reports on the Chávez government's attempt to tackle a deep-rooted culture of repressive policing in Venezuela.... [read more]

Colombian Government's Role in Human Rights Abuses

by Garry Leech

Fri 8th May 2009
Garry Leech examines the appalling recent history of state-sponsored terrorism in Colombia under the US-backed President Uribe.... [read more]

Thatcher - The Real Legacy

by David Brandon

Fri 8th May 2009
With the right-wing press this week celebrating the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's rise to power, David Brandon reminds us that it was Thatcher's politics that paved the way for the present crisis. ... [read more]
 

Zero Palestinian Evictions, Now!

by Campaign Advertisement

Fri 8th May 2009
Details of a new,worldwide campaign Israeli house demolitions in Palestine, launched this week.... [read more]

Book of the Month - 'Thomas Paine: In Search of the Common Good'

by Matt Genner

Fri 1st May 2009
This month's recommendation is an insightful examination of the life and work of a truly exceptional figure.... [read more]

Stop the Slaughter of the Tamils!

by Elizabeth Clarke

Fri 1st May 2009
With thousands killed in an ongoing state-sponsored bloodbath in Sri Lanka, Elizabeth Clarke urges the international community to take urgent action.... [read more]
 

Middle East 'Spies': A New Front for Gaza's Conflict

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 1st May 2009
Ramzy Baroud examines a controversial new dimension to Israel's counter-terrorism strategy.... [read more]

April Fools

by Tom Bangay

Fri 1st May 2009
Tom Bangay looks back on a turbulent month in British domestic politics.... [read more]

Pakistan: Civilians Paying the Price for the 'War on Terror'

by Assed Baig

Fri 1st May 2009
Assed Baig on the humanitarian tragedy resulting from join US-Pakistani military actions in the border regions of Pakistan.... [read more]
 

Cops Must Face Law

by Liz Davies

Fri 24th Apr 2009
Liz Davies says some pressing questions need to be answered about the way in which London's police conducted themselves during the G20 protests.... [read more]

Non-Violence in Palestine: Timing and Intentions

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 24th Apr 2009
Ramzy Baroud examines the discourse on violence in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict.... [read more]

Ecuador's Correa Hoping for Parliamentary Majority

by Samuele Mazzolini

Fri 24th Apr 2009
Samuele Mazzolini previews the forthcoming elections in Ecuador.... [read more]
 

Is the New Statesman Committing Suicide?

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 24th Apr 2009
Examining a particularly unfortunate case of appalling journalism, Nathaniel Mehr wonders whether mainstream publications are complacent or just grossly out of touch.... [read more]

Budget: Where’s Our Bail-out?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 24th Apr 2009
As New Labour announces its new budget, Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks provides his assessment of the British economic malaise.... [read more]

Hillsborough Twenty Years On

by Steve Jones

Fri 17th Apr 2009
With the nation marking the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, Steve Jones reflects on the UK's worst stadium disaster.... [read more]