A non-partisan journal of the left.

Drones and Democracy in Afghanistan

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 28th Aug 2009
As Afghanistan goes to the polls amid a flurry of rhetoric about democratising the Middle East, Ramzy Baroud considers the democratic credentials of a US-led military campaign characterised by large-scale bombings and summary executions.... [read more]

Tories and Cuts: The Dangers Ahead

by Steve Jones

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Whatever David Cameron may be saying publicly, massive public sector cuts will be a certainty if the Tories win the next election, as Steve Jones explains.... [read more]

Venezuela: US Military is in Colombia to Control the Region’s Natural Resources

by James Suggett

Fri 28th Aug 2009
James Suggett on the true purpose behind the build-up of the US military presence in Colombia.... [read more]
 

Africa in Colombia: The First Free Black Community in the Americas Continues Its Struggle

by Garry Leech

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Garry Leech looks back on the historic struggles of Colombia's black community.... [read more]

Fatah: A New Beginning or an Imminent End?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 21st Aug 2009
The 'pragmatism' of the Fatah Congress threatens to derail the Palestinian national project,as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]

Uribe Apologises, Venezuela Says Repaired Relations Are Impossible

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Tamara Pearson on mounting tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]
 

Whose Acre?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Uri Avnery on how the battle over the identity of the historic port of Acre reflects wider struggles over cultural identity in Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Vestas: “You Don’t Have to Just Sit and Take It. You Can Stand Up and Fight”.

by Adam Booth

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Socialist Appeal's Adam Booth says the Vestas closure is just another manifestation of an economic system which prioritises private interests over the public good.... [read more]

Should We Seek to Save Industrial Civilisation? A Debate with Paul Kingsnorth

by George Monbiot

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot discusses climate change with the Oxford-based environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth.... [read more]
 

Gaza’s Kite Runners

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 14th Aug 2009
Ramzy Baroud on how the simple act of flying a kite came to symbolise resistance in Gaza.... [read more]

Ongoing Assassinations and Heavy Combat in Colombian Border Region

by Justice For Colombia

Fri 14th Aug 2009
A Justice for Colombia report on the ongoing political violence in the Colombian border region of Arauca.... [read more]

South American Leaders Concerned Over Colombia - US Military Plan

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 14th Aug 2009
Governments across Latin America are expressing growing unease over the militarism of joint US-Colombian policy in the region, as Kiraz Janicke explains.... [read more]
 

Beware the Assault on Journalism

by John Pilger

Fri 14th Aug 2009
John Pilger retraces the 'cultural Chernobyl'of Rupert Murdoch's impact on British life.... [read more]

Lover of the Country

by Uri Avnery

Fri 14th Aug 2009
Uri Avnery remembers a writer and activist who devoted his life to challenging the militarism of the Israeli state.... [read more]

Exchanging Puppets: Why the International Left Should Not Support Iran's So-Called Reformist Leaders

by Lila Ghobady

Fri 7th Aug 2009
Lila Ghobady argues that the leadership of Iran's reformist movement does not have the country's interests at heart.... [read more]
 

The Israeli Conundrum: ‘How to Deal with Iran’

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 7th Aug 2009
US backtracking on military action against Iran has left Israel in the lurch, as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]

Swine Flu and Capitalist Exploitation

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 7th Aug 2009
Chris Vasey on how big business is capitalising on the Swine Flu outbreak.... [read more]

Venezuelan Government Arrests Suspect in Attack on Globovision Television Station

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 7th Aug 2009
Kiraz Janicke on the Venezuelan government's move to distance itself from the violent actions of some of its core supporters.... [read more]
 

Colombia’s Deteriorating Displacement Crisis

by Garry Leech

Fri 7th Aug 2009
Garry Leech reports on the plight of Colombia's millions of displaced persons.... [read more]

Who Killed Yasser Arafat and Why?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 31st Jul 2009
Ramzy Baroud considers the implications of the conspiracy theories surrounding Yasser Arafat's death five years ago.... [read more]

Politically Transmitted Disease

by George Monbiot

Fri 31st Jul 2009
Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out, argues George Monbiot.... [read more]