A non-partisan journal of the left.

Modern Pauperism and its Consequences: A Dissenting View on the Riots in England (Part I of II)

by Matthias Dapprich

Mon 26th Sep 2011
The first part of an essay by Matthias Dapprich in which he adopts a class based analysis of the recent London riots. ... [read more]

Mental Health in the Workplace

by Hussein Al-alak

Thu 22nd Sep 2011
Hussein Al-Alak shows how the Equality Act (2010) provides added employee protection for veterans suffering mental health conditions... [read more]

Are U.S./NATO powers aiming to make Syria into Libya 2.0?

by Mazda Majidi

Wed 21st Sep 2011
Mazda Majidi asks whether the NATO attack on Libya was just a dress rehersal for a future invasion of Syria... [read more]
 

The Health and Social Care Bill and the Negation of Democracy

by Colin Leys

Tue 20th Sep 2011
Colin Leys discusses the profound impact that the Health and Social Care Bill will have upon the publically owned National Health Service... [read more]

The Roma of Iraq- a forgotten community

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 18th Sep 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the fate of the Roma women of Iraq: from dancing and prostitution before the US invasion of Iraq to harassment and begging on the streets afterwards.... [read more]

Blog: Lies Lies Lies

by outRageous!

Thu 15th Sep 2011
outRageous! - Lies about the recent gunplay in Kabul and the stuff no one wants you to know.... [read more]
 

Hail to the true victors of Rupert's revolution

by John Pilger

Thu 15th Sep 2011
John Pilger asks 'Cui bono' in relation to the conflict in Libya ... [read more]

Schism opens in Israel

by John Wight

Wed 14th Sep 2011
The spreading of the Arab Spring marks a change in Israel’s ability to continue its policy under the Netanyahu government of intransigence and refusal to negotiate a fair settlement with the Palestinians and the Obama administration in good faith, argues John Wight.... [read more]

Facing up to Trauma

by Hussein Al-alak

Wed 14th Sep 2011
Hussein Al-Alak reveals the scale of mental health trauma amongst soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan... [read more]
 

The lasting legacy of 9/11

by John Wight

Tue 13th Sep 2011
Since the September 11 2001 attacks the world has witnessed the best and worst of humanity, writes John Wight.... [read more]

Think of a Tank

by George Monbiot

Tue 13th Sep 2011
The “free market thinktanks” and their secret funders are a threat to democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Book Review: Nick Clegg - The Biography by Chris Bowers

by Emmeline Ravilious

Tue 13th Sep 2011
A new book on the Deputy Prime Minister explains a lot about the man but maybe not so much of his politics, argues Emmeline Ravilious. ... [read more]
 

Dale Farm Ethnic cleansing - Not is our name

by J

Mon 12th Sep 2011
An activist involved in the Save Dale Farm campaign calls for solidarity with the site’s residents who are facing eviction within a week. ... [read more]

The other 9/11 tragedy- the day democracy died

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 10th Sep 2011
As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, Dr Tomasz Pierscionek examines another tragedy that the date September 11th is famous for.... [read more]

Venceremos Brigade challenges travel ban, promotes exchange

by Mike Chrisemer

Wed 7th Sep 2011
Mike Chrisemer reflects on his experiences of being a member of the Venceremos solidarity brigade on a recent trip to Cuba.... [read more]
 

Why I think students fees are a good thing...

by Chris Mason-Felsing

Mon 5th Sep 2011
In an ideal world (one in which The X Factor is but a terrible dream, foisted upon us by a vengeful Satan), students wouldn't have to pay tuition fees, says Chris Mason-Felsing.... [read more]

Book review: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones

by Emmeline Ravilious

Fri 2nd Sep 2011
It is a book that is sure to irk readers of the Daily Mail, some of whose writers come under literary fire. On the other hand it has made the long list of the Guardian’s first book award, says Emmeline Ravilious.... [read more]

The Reluctant Revolutionaries

by Hussein Al-alak

Wed 31st Aug 2011
Hussein Al-Alak talks about the origins of Combat Stress- a charity that has cared for the mental health of veterans since the First World War.... [read more]
 

The Lairds of Learning

by George Monbiot

Tue 30th Aug 2011
Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the Western world? Whose monopolistic practices makes WalMart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch look like a socialist?... [read more]

Over 300 U.S. troops dead in Afghanistan in 2011

by Kevin Baker

Tue 30th Aug 2011
Kevin Baker shows how the US administation cares little for the lives of American soldiers. Many troops dying in Afghanistan today were 8 years old when the 9/11 attacks happened. ... [read more]

The Traitor of Baghdad

by Hussein Al-alak

Mon 29th Aug 2011
Hussein Al-Alak sheds light on prominent Iraqis who helped pave the way for the imperialist invasion of their nation.... [read more]