A non-partisan journal of the left.

Ed Miliband's party funding proposals

by Karl Davis

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Karl Davis makes the case for the Labour Party to embrace its Trade Union roots as part of its challenge to show there is an alternative to the unpopular austerity programme implemented by the Tory dominated Coalition... [read more]

Looking in the mirror, living in denial: The Arundhati effect

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Colin Todhunter reveals the motives behind those launching personal attacks on Booker prize winning novelist, activist and social commentator, Arundhati Roy ... [read more]

Is the BBC middle class enough?

by Felix McHugh

Sun 15th Apr 2012
Are our national media outlets the domain of the middle class, or is the truth even worse...? Felix McHugh discusses... [read more]
 

The passion of Bradley Manning- the story of the suspect behind the largest security breach in US history

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 14th Apr 2012
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book about Bradley Manning- the young American soldier recognised as being the source behind thousands of documents that appeared on the Wikileaks website... [read more]

The Logic of Unintended Consequences: The ‘Mess in Mali'

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 14th Apr 2012
Ramzy Baroud explains how NATO's foray into Libya is beginning to have unforseen consequences across North Africa... [read more]

The Last to Fall (the life and letters of Ivor Hickman – an International Brigader in Spain)

by John Green

Thu 12th Apr 2012
John Green reviews a book by John L. Wainwright about the life of international brigader Ivor Hickman... [read more]
 

Spying an opportunity

by W Stephen Gilbert

Wed 11th Apr 2012
Stephen Gilbert argues that surveillance over the whole population involves an erosion of our basic liberties. We give away our rights at our own peril. ... [read more]

Easter Rising 1916

by John Wight

Mon 9th Apr 2012
John Wight provides the historical background to the Easter Rising of 1916 that paved the way for Irish independence... [read more]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Nathan Englander

by Emmeline Ravilious

Mon 9th Apr 2012
Emmeline Ravilious reviews Nathan Englander's latest book... [read more]
 

The New Mandela

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th Apr 2012
Uri Avnery writes about the determination of the Israeli state to keep Marwan Barghouti, Palestine's Mandela, behind bars... [read more]

Hana Shalabi ends hunger strike, other prisoners begin

by William West

Fri 6th Apr 2012
The decisions of political prisoners, Hana Shalabi and Khader Adnan, to go on hunger strike to protest their detention without charge has ignited a new wave of protest amongst Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails.... [read more]

UKs French set to oust Sarkosy

by David Eade

Thu 5th Apr 2012
In his latest article on the upcoming French Presidential elections, David Eade looks at the crucial role French voters living in Britain will play in determining the winner... [read more]
 

What Marwan Barghouti Really Means to Palestinians

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 4th Apr 2012
Marwan Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian political prisoner and Fatah leader, is a unifying figure among Palestinians, last week he called on Palestinians to launch a “large-scale popular resistance” which would “serve the cause of our people,” writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The Great ESA Robbery

by Felix McHugh

Wed 4th Apr 2012
The removal of contributory Employment and Support Allowance assessment has not been a major talking point during the Welfare Reform Act's progress onto the statute book but I believe it is actually the most pernicious of all the benefit cuts which are just about to take place, writes Felix McHugh.... [read more]

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]