A non-partisan journal of the left.

"Leave. Go to Brixton- you'll make it there"

by Faysal Mikdadi

Fri 11th Jan 2013
I am a Palestinian British Muslim. I take great pride in my dual heritage. There shouldn't be a price to pay for this duality, but there is. I have paid it always reluctantly, occasionally resentfully and once or twice bitterly, writes Faisal Mikdadi... [read more]

Northern Ireland Unionism's Dangerously Fascistic Tendency

by conorm

Wed 9th Jan 2013
After a lull over the Christmas period there have once again been violent protests on the streets of Belfast reports Conor... [read more]

The Grime Behind the Crime

by George Monbiot

Wed 9th Jan 2013
It seems crazy, but the evidence about lead is stacking up. Behind crimes that have destroyed so many lives, is there a much greater crime asks George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

President Chavez

by Danish

Sun 6th Jan 2013
Millions of people around the world are wishing President Hugo Chavez a quick recovery so he can continue to improve the lives of Venezuelans and show the world that there is an alternative to the ravages of disaster capitalism... [read more]

New Year Misery in Spain

by Mike Summers

Fri 4th Jan 2013
On the second day of the new year a 57-year-old family man in Malaga set fire to himself because he has no work, no money and no future says Michael S... [read more]

Teachers' Low Morale

by Elizabeth Ellis

Fri 4th Jan 2013
For the first time in my life, if a youngster were to ask me if s/he should become a teacher, I would find myself feeling intensely uncomfortable repeating the old mantra about teaching being an honourable profession, a caring profession says Elizabeth Ellis... [read more]
 

New Year Resolutions in the Arab Spring

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 2nd Jan 2013
Regrettably 2013 has started in a most ghastly realisation of my pessimistic forecast, writes Faysal Mikdadi. The Egyptian comedian, Bassem Youssef, has dared to poke fun at President Morsi and a charge has been filed against him for parodying the President's speeches... [read more]

Ain’t football grand?

by Felix McHugh

Wed 2nd Jan 2013
For most of us an annual salary of £70,000 would be the stuff of dreams but for some young adults an offer of that nature would be considered a gross insult, says Felix McHugh... [read more]

The year we did our best to abandon the natural world

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st Jan 2013
Emissions are rising, ice is melting and yet the response of governments is simply to pretend that none of it is happening, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Was the Bahraini ambassador trying to bribe British MPs?

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 1st Jan 2013
It is interesting to receive two different news stories on the same day both mentioning the Gulf state of Bahrain and the UK Parliament, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

The day my inner anarchist lost out to the bourgeois me

by George Monbiot

Mon 31st Dec 2012
A winter's day, some years back: a fall on the ice landed George Monbiot in A&E – and that's when he met the man with tattoos on his neck and knuckles.... [read more]

Out of it

by John Green

Mon 31st Dec 2012
John Green reviews Palestinian author Selma Dabbagh's debut novel... [read more]
 

Proportional Representation in the UK

by Bobby Gant

Mon 31st Dec 2012
After the disaster that was Nick Clegg's attempt at electoral reform it appears that reforming the voting system may be off the agenda for at least a generation, longer if the two main parties have their way, writes Bobby Gant.... [read more]

Cypherpunks – freedom and the future of the internet

by John Green

Thu 27th Dec 2012
John Green reviews Cypherpunks – freedom and the future of the internet – a book By Julian Assange with Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn and Jérémie Zimmermann... [read more]

The Narcosis of Charity

by Joseph Johnston

Sun 23rd Dec 2012
Joseph Johnson asks whether charity is replacing welfare... [read more]
 

Ensuring Scottish sovereignty

by Ellen Brown

Sat 22nd Dec 2012
Ellen Brown discusses options for economic development in a future independent Scotland... [read more]

Book review: The Contradictions of Real Socialism

by David Lane

Sat 22nd Dec 2012
David Lane reviews The Contradictions of Real Socialism, a book by Michael A Lebowitz... [read more]

Lying Around Like Dogs In Ditches

by David Eade

Thu 20th Dec 2012
Just two weeks ago in the London Progressive Journal I wrote of the hundreds of Republican supporters seeking refuge at La Sauceda who were rounded up by Franco’s forces and slain at El Marrufo in Andalucía in the Spanish Civil War, today I report on another burial that took place on Sunday, writes David Eade.... [read more]
 

Hard-working families. Aincha just sick of them?

by Felix McHugh

Thu 20th Dec 2012
Felix McHugh shines a spotlight on the propaganda spread by the mainstream parties that seeks to demonise those made unemployed or those who are too ill to work... [read more]

In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats

by George Monbiot

Tue 18th Dec 2012
George Monbiot: Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones... [read more]

The year of cataclysm for the NHS

by Alex Nunns

Tue 18th Dec 2012
It has been a big year for the English health service, for the wrong reasons. With so much happening so fast, Alex Nunns of the NHS Support Federation pulls together the strands to explain what is really going on in the NHS... [read more]