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Andalucía High Court backs workers’ champion

by David Eade

Thu 14th Feb 2013
If you have an image of a person who is an old school Communist mayor and trade unionist in Andalucía the chances are you would come up with a description of Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, writes David Eade.... [read more]

Iraq Ten Years On: What You Don’t Hear!

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 14th Feb 2013
10 years on from the invasion of Iraq, Hussein Al-Alak examines the long term psychological effects of the occupation... [read more]

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

by Peter Tatchell

Tue 12th Feb 2013
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI brings an opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues, writes Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.... [read more]
 

The end of nuclear power? Careful what you wish for

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Feb 2013
Flawed and stalled as the plans for toxic waste may be, at least they exist. There is no way to clean up CO2, the greater evil, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Ne Les Oublions Jamais

by David Eade

Thu 7th Feb 2013
David Eade recounts his experience of Holocaust Memorial Day in Paris... [read more]

Despite the NRA and the Ultra-Right Most Americans Favor Gun Controls

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 6th Feb 2013
Thomas Riggins states that the majority of Americans support more gun controls to reduce and prevent the epidemic of violence in the US ... [read more]
 

A nation divided over same sex marriage

by David Eade

Wed 6th Feb 2013
France’s Parliament, the Assemblee Nationale, has started the long debate to enshrine same sex marriages in law. David Eade reports.... [read more]

Assimilation or Separatism?

by Susan Walpole

Tue 5th Feb 2013
Susan Walpole argues that the problems facing Christians, Muslims, Jews and other religions today appear to be firmly rooted in their ideologies of identity... [read more]

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood's gift

by John Pilger

Fri 1st Feb 2013
It is as if Africa’s proud history of liberation has been consigned to oblivion by a new master’s black colonial elite, writes John Pilger.... [read more]
 

A move to the centre

by Uri Avnery

Wed 30th Jan 2013
Uri Avnery provides an analysis of the Israeli election results... [read more]

A Telling Silence

by George Monbiot

Mon 28th Jan 2013
They parasitise us from above. But landowners and the Tory party's idle rich are spared the fairest and simplest of taxes, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Lenin on "Left-Wing" Communism in Great Britain

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 25th Jan 2013
As part of our series analysing Lenin's book "Left-Wing" Communism: an Infantile Disorder, Thomas Riggins looks at what Lenin had to say about the problems of ultra-leftism in Britain in 1920... [read more]
 

Wolf killings are based on the most cynical of premises

by George Monbiot

Mon 21st Jan 2013
Governments in Russia, Canada and Scandinavia claim they need to protect lesser species and habitats – while continuing their smash and grab raid on natural resources, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Who to vote for?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 19th Jan 2013
The Israeli elections will take place in three days, and they are boring, boring, boring writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

The Shame and Duty of a Paranoid State

by Oliver Lewis Thompson

Sat 19th Jan 2013
The rise of neo-Zionism in Israel goes against everything Jews have struggled against for centuries, explains Oliver Thompson ... [read more]
 

Waiting 17 months for an appeal (Part 2)

by Felix McHugh

Fri 18th Jan 2013
Felix McHugh reveals the outcome of Paula’s appeal... [read more]

Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent

by John Pilger

Fri 18th Jan 2013
There are awards for everyone. There are the Logies, the Commies, the Tonys, the Theas, the Millies ("They cried with pride") and now the Shammies, writes John Pilger... [read more]

ASLEF Tube Driver Strike: Look beyond the picket line to see the real story..

by Karl Davis

Thu 17th Jan 2013
On Boxing Day, ASLEF members employed by London Underground Limited (LUL) staged a 24 hour strike and the press have been predictable in attempting to whip up hysteria and outrage, reports Karl Davis... [read more]
 

If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again

by George Monbiot

Wed 16th Jan 2013
The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Waiting 17 months for an appeal...

by Felix McHugh

Mon 14th Jan 2013
Paula is depressed. She has no motivation to look after herself, to eat or to get dressed. Some days she stays in bed and doesn’t open the curtains. Felix McHugh discusses the hurdles one of his clients faces in trying to navigate the welfare system.... [read more]

Brutal executions of Kurdish women activists in Paris - an attempt to derail the peace process that won’t succeed

by David Morgan

Sun 13th Jan 2013
David Morgan reports on the execution of three leading Kurdish activists in Paris... [read more]