A non-partisan journal of the left.

Football: Pay over pride?

by Miles Caston

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Miles Caston asks whether contemporary football is all about money... [read more]

An animation calling for economic democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 29th Aug 2012
To answer the question of what the world will look like after capitalism, we first have to decide what we mean by capitalism. If it means a system that arises from lending money at interest, then there will be no “after capitalism” writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

This time he went too far: Norman Finkelstein

by Matt Hill

Wed 29th Aug 2012
Matt Hill takes a look at recent rhetoric from acclaimed author and historian Norman Finkelstein.... [read more]
 

Not just a pretty Face(Book)

by Mirage

Tue 28th Aug 2012
Google has a rival. Mirage discusses the rise of the social media application Facebook as it lays down the gauntlet... [read more]

Decoding Assange

by John Green

Tue 28th Aug 2012
John Green reports that Julian Assange is the new bête noir, the man to be vilified, smeared and slandered. In all the media hysteria about the rape allegations made in Sweden against Assange by two women he slept with, the real issue is being conveniently buried.... [read more]

Our officers kill more U.S. troops than the Taliban

by Michael Prysner

Mon 27th Aug 2012
No solution will come from our chain-of-command—the solution is fighting our chain-of-command. Michael Prysner, former US army corporal and Iraq war veteran, discusses record suicides amongst active-duty soldiers and reminds troops that they do not have to fight wars of imperialism... [read more]
 

The Children Are Still Dying: Violence is Not News

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 23rd Aug 2012
Somewhere in my home I have a set of photo albums I rarely go near. I fear the flood of cruel memories that might be evoked from looking at the countless photos I took during a trip to Iraq, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Israel’s Plans for a New Arab World

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Dr Faysal Mikdadi discusses the consequences of the division and disorganisation seen amongst the countries of the Arab world... [read more]

Hooked On Treachery

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern advertising/propaganda. Colin Todhunter emphasises and how we must and indeed can break free of the addictions and fears being promoted daily.... [read more]
 

Pussy Riot- the voice of the band members

by London Progressive Journal

Mon 20th Aug 2012
In an exclusive, the LPJ has been provided with statements from each member of the Russian Band ’Pussy Riot’ prior to their sentencing ... [read more]

The ethical case for ‘people power’

by Peter Tatchell

Sun 19th Aug 2012
Peter Tatchell sets out the ethics and efficacy of direct action protest across a range of issues, including OutRage!’s successful campaign against the police harassment of the LGBT community... [read more]

Shifting Truths in Sinai: Who Stands to Gain from the Carnage?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 17th Aug 2012
Two Toyota Land Cruisers filled with well-built gunmen in ski masks and all-black outfits appear seemingly out of nowhere. They approach a group of soldiers huddled around a simple meal as they prepare to break their Ramadan fast. The gunmen open fire. This is not an opening scene of a Hollywood action movie. The massacre actually took place at an Egyptian military post in northern Sinai, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Economic Growth or Abnormal Swelling?

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 16th Aug 2012
LPJ's India correspondent Colin Todhunter reports that India may have had eight or nine per cent economic growth until this year, but this doesn't show a true picture... [read more]

Hunger Games

by George Monbiot

Tue 14th Aug 2012
The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Democracy By Candlelight: Living In Fear And Kept In The Dark

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 12th Aug 2012
Giving people the opportunity to vote every four or five years, while in the meantime deceiving, misinforming and lying to them, has no more to do with democracy or freedom than what is happening in Syria right now, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]
 

How the chosen ones ended Australia's sporting prowess and revealed its secret past

by John Pilger

Fri 10th Aug 2012
John Pilger describes how sports-obsessed Australia's disappointing showing at the London 2012 Olympics have offered a glimpse of a secret past.... [read more]

Neocons vs. the ‘Arab Spring’: Back on the Warpath

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 9th Aug 2012
The neoconservatives are back with a vengeance. While popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and other Arab countries had briefly rendered them irrelevant in the region, Western intervention in Libya signaled a new opportunity, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

In southern Iraq too, Ottoman-era heritage decays

by Guillaume Decamme

Thu 9th Aug 2012
Two cemeteries sprawl in this southern Iraqi town. One is for British and Indian soldiers. The other for Turkish veterans. Both died in World War I... [read more]
 

The Great Impostors

by George Monbiot

Wed 8th Aug 2012
Under the guise of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it and rarely will the money to be made by protecting nature match the money to be made by destroying it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Russian Revolution: An Essential Condition of Success

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 5th Aug 2012
Mass Support + Iron Party = Socialist Revolution? Thomas Riggins analyses chapter two of Lenin’s Left Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder... [read more]

Dance With the One Who Brung You

by George Monbiot

Sun 5th Aug 2012
Protecting the environment, like protecting the welfare of a nation’s poorest and weakest people, requires a sweeping reform of political funding, on both sides of the Atlantic, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]