A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Acceptable Face of Violence

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 3rd Apr 2012
The recent claims about India’s poverty having fallen by around seven per cent provided a stark reminder of the violent times we live in, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

Noncommittal for kindle or less than kind?

by W Stephen Gilbert

Sun 1st Apr 2012
The Kindle - an infinity of reading or a bibliophile's nightmare? Stephen Gilbert shares his thoughts on the matter.... [read more]

Hollande: in bed with the voters

by David Eade

Sat 31st Mar 2012
In the first of a series of articles on the forthcoming French Presidential elections, David Eade evaluates Francois Hollande - the Parti Socialiste candidate who may well be the next French President... [read more]
 

Coalition: crafty or chaotic?

by Sam Hunt

Fri 30th Mar 2012
Offering businesses a PR opportunity with the Prime Minister, and riling up the public into believing fuel will disappear in the very near future, both seem like quick and highly-profitable business ventures, writes Sam Hunt ... [read more]

George Galloway’s “Bradford Spring” & the fight for the alternative

by Ben Maisky

Fri 30th Mar 2012
Ben Maisky explains how George Galloway’s overwhelming victory in the Bradford West by-election demonstrates a clear rejection of the three main parties and their policies.... [read more]

Theresa May and Al-Qaeda's ''Assurances''

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 29th Mar 2012
Hussein Al-Alak reflects on Teresa May seeking assurances that Abu Qatada not be tortured if deported to Jordan... [read more]
 

When will the Palestinians revolt?

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 28th Mar 2012
After six decades of occupation, Israeli government strategists are yet to realize that the Palestinian people are not a singular body of blind followers who can be easily manipulated and controlled, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The Devil’s Playground

by outRageous!

Wed 28th Mar 2012
The very concept of work, and its application in society, is controlled by those whose policies have been sent straight from hell. outRageous! explains... [read more]

The great 'American' nightmare

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 27th Mar 2012
Whilst some have gained much from India's economic boom, many have also lost out from the 'Americanisation of India'. Colin Todhunter discusses.... [read more]
 

Defend victimised students! Defend education!

by Cambridge Marxists

Mon 26th Mar 2012
The victimisation of a Cambridge University student has caused anger and outrage amongst the wider student body. Thus far, 2800 Cambridge students have signed a petition condemning the University’s decision to suspend the individual concerned... [read more]

Trayvon Martin and the Myth of Civil Rights in America

by John Wight

Sun 25th Mar 2012
The tragic and senseless killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida recently once more confirms that racism remains an ever-present corrosive in US society in spite of the election of the nation’s first black president in 2008, writes John Wight.... [read more]

The symbolic violence of reality television

by Tom Chivers

Sat 24th Mar 2012
Prior to the encroachment of neo-liberal policy into the economic and cultural landscape of Britain, television programmes we would typify as ‘entertainment shows’ were built around the dominant working-class lifestyle and values, writes Tom Chivers.... [read more]
 

Costly ‘Freedom’ in Afghanistan: On Morbid Wars and Logic

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 22nd Mar 2012
The Afghans are a proud people with a long and formidable history of resistance to foreign occupation. The fact that they have always prevailed, however, should not distract from the horror they still routinely experience, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Straight to the heart

by W Stephen Gilbert

Thu 22nd Mar 2012
Gay marriage: 'oh dear, oh lor’, how did this become the issue of the hour? The world appears to have divided itself into two camps and I find myself in neither'- journalist and writer W Steven Gilbert shares his thoughts... [read more]

Spain's last election

by David Eade

Wed 21st Mar 2012
David Eade contemplates the chances of the Left parties winning the Andalucían Parliamentary Elections on 25th March... [read more]
 

The alleged drunkenness of the British

by Miles Caston

Tue 20th Mar 2012
Miles Caston challenges propaganda alleging Britain is a nation of boozers... [read more]

All Quiet on the Southern Front

by Uri Avnery

Tue 20th Mar 2012
Uri Avnery comments on the rationale behind Israel's latest bombing of the Gaza strip... [read more]

What's behind Kony 2012?

by Eugene Puryear

Sun 18th Mar 2012
Eugene Puryear describes some of the hidden motivations to bringing Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, to justice... [read more]
 

Trashy beauty queens and the men who rule the world

by Colin Todhunter

Sat 17th Mar 2012
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter that predicted where the US was heading - the world he warned about is the world we now have as bankers control the money supply having the power to make or break nations. Colin Todhunter explains ... [read more]

Why Israel Attacked Gaza: Bibi Stirring Trouble

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 15th Mar 2012
The first Israel missile sped down to its target, scorching the Gaza earth and everything in between. Palestinians collected the body parts of two new martyrs, while Israeli media celebrated the demise of two terrorists, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The Elephant is Still in the Room

by W Stephen Gilbert

Wed 14th Mar 2012
The Republicans have no one to blame but themselves if they appear to be careering to electoral defeat, writes W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]