A non-partisan journal of the left.

Behind the Scenes: The Secret NATO Report on the Taliban

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 18th Feb 2012
The secret NATO report, "State of the Taliban 2012," commissioned by the US and NATO was never supposed to see the light of day. Unfortunately for the US war party it was leaked to the press, writes Thomas Riggins ... [read more]

Paga Hill – a model for the future of the Pacific Islands?

by Catherine Wilson

Fri 17th Feb 2012
Catherine Wilson reports how a housing crisis in Papua New Guinea’s capital is socially empowering squatter communities... [read more]

Penny Red – Notes from the New Age of Dissent

by John Green

Thu 16th Feb 2012
John Green reviews the latest book from an up and coming journalist who describes herself as a journalist, author, feminist, socialist, utopian, general reprobate and troublemaker... [read more]
 

Lucy Parsons: labor activist, writer and revolutionary- A Liberation Black History Month profile

by Caneisha Mills

Tue 14th Feb 2012
Women of every oppressed nationality are often at the helm of revolutionary movements. Unfortunately, the contributions of women are frequently dismissed or forgotten... [read more]

Goodbye homophobia. Hello sexual diversity

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 13th Feb 2012
Peter Tatchell gives his thoughts on what a post homophobic society might look like... [read more]

The Assange case means we are all suspects now

by John Pilger

Sat 11th Feb 2012
John Pilger reveals the extent to which the White House will go to silence 'Whistleblowers' speaking the truth... [read more]
 

Ain't football great

by Felix McHugh

Fri 10th Feb 2012
In the first LPJ sports column, Felix McHugh gives a rundown of events in the world of football... [read more]

Israel Vying for War: Attacking Iran Will Not Repeat History

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 9th Feb 2012
One would think that the years between 1991 – the first war on Iraq - and 2003 would have been enough to convince US-led Western allies that economically besieged, politically isolated and war torn Iraq had no capacity for producing WMDs, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

No shortage of jobs?

by Felix McHugh

Wed 8th Feb 2012
Felix McHugh looks at the extraordinary and insulting comments made by the Minister for Disabled People... [read more]
 

Liberal Constipation

by George Monbiot

Tue 7th Feb 2012
Conservatism is linked to low intelligence; but the real idiots are the progressives letting it win, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Politics of the Psyche

by outRageous!

Tue 7th Feb 2012
BBC 4’s Saturday night primetime slot is cornering the market in excellent European drama but we don’t need Denmark to point out how impotent we feel. However idealistic were its ancient Roman origins, the UK’s version of representative democracy has become as distorted as a burning pillar of wax, says outRageous!... [read more]

A manager's dog

by John Gohorry

Tue 7th Feb 2012
‘I am his Highness’ dog at Kew; Pray, tell me sir, whose dog are you?' ( Alexander Pope, Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog which I gave to his Royal Highness)... [read more]
 

Saltley Gate 1972

by Terry McPartlan

Sun 5th Feb 2012
Terry McPartlan recalls how forty years ago coordinated and determined action by unions halted the Conservative government's plans to drive down living standards... [read more]

Hurrah for Egypt!

by Uri Avnery

Sat 4th Feb 2012
Uri Avnery has warm words for the new democratically elected Egyptian parliament... [read more]

Anti-Semitism and Israel’s Inherent Contradictions

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 2nd Feb 2012
In a recent article, columnist Yaniv Halili described British author Ben White as 'anti-Semitic'. He also denounced Arab Knesset member Hanin Zoabi for writing a forward to White's latest book, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, writes Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]
 

Cuba’s truths

by Granma

Wed 1st Feb 2012
A interesting editorial from Cuba's national newspaper, Granma, rebuts the latest claims of human rights abuses put forth by the US and some countries of the EU... [read more]

The head cover

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 31st Jan 2012
The three women Nobel Peace Prize winners of 2011, wore head Covers. Does that mean that the ‘West’ is acknowledging freedom of identity of people from the third world? asks Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Divine Injustice

by George Monbiot

Tue 31st Jan 2012
Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The world war on democracy

by John Pilger

Mon 30th Jan 2012
From the Chagos islands to Libya, a ruthless system has been at work, often resorting to violence whilst trying to maintain the illusion of democracy... [read more]

Lies, Damned Lies and Opinion Polls

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 30th Jan 2012
Stephen Gilbert challenges the so called 'accuracy' of ICM opinion polls and shows how Labour continues to miss classic opportunities to rebut Conservative policy. ... [read more]

Militarism mixed with empty liberal rhetoric

by Richard Becker

Sun 29th Jan 2012
Richard Becker dissects Obama's 2012 State of the Union address and shows that the 'CEO of the imperialist ruling class is carrying on with business as usual... [read more]