A non-partisan journal of the left.

Expectation, Myth & Disappointment

by outRageous!

Mon 12th Mar 2012
In her latest article, outRageous! explains how the world-wide political agenda is peeing its pants in anticipation of agents of change.... [read more]

Michel Warshawski: walls and democracy

by Patrizia Bertini

Mon 12th Mar 2012
Legoviews are interviews based on 'Lego Serious Play' methodology, in this EXCLUSIVE interview with Michel Warschawski, Patrizia Bertini uses the world famous Lego bricks – to find her interviewee’s answers to tough questions. By involving a creative manual activity, it is thought to engage different areas of the brain and reveal concepts and ideas which might not emerge otherwise.... [read more]

Beat the Cheat: an alternative take

by Felix McHugh

Sun 11th Mar 2012
With the Sun newspaper launching yet another campaign of 'Beat the Cheat', Felix McHugh highlights the problem of claimants being cheated out of their benefits... [read more]
 

Back to Basics in Palestine: Redefining Our Relationship to a People’s Struggle

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 9th Mar 2012
Palestinians are governed by laws without internationally recognizable legal frame of reference, a situation that allows Israel to justify the detention of Gaza patients seeking medical treatment outside their besieged area, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Has Europe abandoned the Left?

by David Eade

Thu 8th Mar 2012
David Eade looks at whether there is any truth in the claim that the people of Europe have turned away from the parties of the Left... [read more]

Digital Gods and Monsters

by Bryan G. Taylor

Thu 8th Mar 2012
Our world view is in danger of being dictated by the digital gods. Bryan Taylor reports on how Google and the social media we revel in are moulding themselves around us.... [read more]
 

A Manifesto for Psychopaths

by George Monbiot

Wed 7th Mar 2012
Ayn Rand’s ideas have become the Marxism of the new right, she may have died 30 years ago but the belief system constructed by her has never been more popular or influential, says George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Alfred Russel Wallace: Socialist and co-founder of evolutionary theory

by John Green

Wed 7th Mar 2012
Next year will see the centenary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace. Simultaneously with Darwin the discoverer of evolution due to natural selection, but history has largely eclipsed his name under Darwin’s immense shadow, writes John Green.... [read more]

The government's tragic argument against opposition to NHS plans

by Chris Mason-Felsing

Wed 7th Mar 2012
When it comes to the Health Minister’s plans for the National Health Service, the patients are against it, the nurses are against it, the doctors are against it, even the government are against it, says Chris Mason-Felsing.... [read more]
 

Sixty years of philatelic pleasure, and now?

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 5th Mar 2012
For the five or six generations of solitary, sedentary boys in the middle of which fell my vintage (the baby boomers), the hobby par excellence was collecting stamps, recalls W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]

The Florence Anderson Row

by Patrick Cawkwell

Sun 4th Mar 2012
Patrick Cawkwell brings attention to the unfair suspension of a Labour Party Councillor... [read more]

A Rebel’s guide to Rosa Luxemburg:

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 3rd Mar 2012
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book on the life and ideas of revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg... [read more]
 

Between Politics and Principles: Hamas’ Perilous Manoeuvres

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 2nd Mar 2012
Despite all of Hamas’ assurances to the contrary, a defining struggle is taking place within the Palestinian Islamic movement, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The problem with ‘Workfare’

by Karl Davis

Thu 1st Mar 2012
Karl Davis discusses the unfairness and flaws inherent to the Workfare scheme... [read more]

A ban on boxing- reasoned thinking or sheer discrimination

by RJ Middleton

Wed 29th Feb 2012
In the wake of a brawl between Derek Chisora and David Haye outside of the ring, some are calling for a ban on boxing. RJ Middleton asks whether this is an appropriate reaction to the incident... [read more]
 

News International Wapping Exhibition closes as Sun on Sunday is launched

by David Eade

Tue 28th Feb 2012
David Eade reviews the News International Wapping – 25 Years on exhibition that has been touring around the UK... [read more]

The New Colony - Balochistan

by Assed Baig

Tue 28th Feb 2012
Assed Baig comments on US initiatives to gain access to a previously ignored mineral rich area of the globe... [read more]

It's time we recognised the Blair government's criminality

by John Pilger

Sun 26th Feb 2012
John Pilger shows that in the Kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free... [read more]
 

The Death Penalty: Flawed Justice

by Chris Bath

Sun 26th Feb 2012
Introducting the death penalty is not only controversial but, as Chris Bath shows, it is too easy for mistakes to be made and for innocent people to die.... [read more]

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul

by John Wight

Sat 25th Feb 2012
In an exclusive for the London Progressive Journal, writer and former actor John Wight reflects on his years in Hollywood and shines a spotlight on the ‘glamour’ of life in the movie industry... [read more]

Nice work indeed

by Felix McHugh

Sat 25th Feb 2012
Felix McHugh asks whether Social Security appeal tribunals provide good value for taxpayers' money... [read more]