A non-partisan journal of the left.

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]

Scoundrel with Permission

by Uri Avnery

Fri 20th Nov 2009
Uri Avnery on how a spate of brutal murders by recent Jewish immigrants to Israel has focused attention on the country's controversial Law of Return.... [read more]
 

US Military Documents Show Colombia Base Agreement Poses Threat to Region

by Garry Leech

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Garry Leech on the increasing international concern at US moves to consolidate and expand its military presence in Colombia.... [read more]

Bank Bailouts - Throwing Good Money After Bad

by Mick Brooks

Fri 13th Nov 2009
As the UK government plans further massive bank bailouts, Mick Brooks calls for the complete nationalisation of the banking industry.... [read more]

How Israel Won the Settlement Battle Again

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Ramzy Baroud on the gaping chasm between the rhetoric and the reality of US / UK policy on Israel-Palestine.... [read more]
 

Chavez: Venezuela Will Defend Itself

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Hugo Chavez has warned the US and Colombia that any aggression against Venezuela will be met with firm resistance, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

Champions of the Overdog

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Local papers are vanishing. George Monbiot asks: Does it matter? ... [read more]

Reclaiming the Night

by Campaign Advertisement

Fri 6th Nov 2009
Demanding an end to rape and sexual violence, demanding justice for survivors. ... [read more]
 

No Emergency Summits for Arab Human Development Crisis

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 6th Nov 2009
Ramzy Baroud calls on Arab governments to do more to provide for their peoples' basic educational needs.... [read more]

Why No Government Jobs Program?

by Rick Wolff

Fri 6th Nov 2009
Rick Wolff on the Obama administration's weak response to the economic crisis.... [read more]

Welcome to Austerity Britain

by Rob Sewell

Fri 6th Nov 2009
Whoever wins the next election, 'austerity' - i.e. cutting back services for those who need them most - will be the watchword of British politics for the next few years, as Rob Sewell explains.... [read more]