A non-partisan journal of the left.

The future for Tunisia

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 24th Feb 2012
Thomas Riggins examines the background and ideology of the Ennanah Party, now heading the governing alliance in Tunisia following the overthrow of President Ben Ali ... [read more]

The Light That Cracks The Darkness

by Bryan G. Taylor

Thu 23rd Feb 2012
The people of Spain are actively resisting the effects of austerity. As Bryan G Taylor explains, no amount of 'Reforma Laboral' will stave off call for a revolutionary change... [read more]

Cold War in Warm Waters: US-China’s Dangerous Contest for Asia-Pacific

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 23rd Feb 2012
A conflict is brewing, and China, emboldened by astonishing economic growth as well as military advancement, seems to be gearing up to challenge the US’s uncontested military dominance in the region, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

How Independen​t Would An Independen​t Scotland Be?

by John Wight

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Britain’s history of war and imperialism, and its current role as junior partner in service to US hegemony, has had a deleterious impact on British society at home, writes John Wight.... [read more]

Plutocracy, Pure and Simple

by George Monbiot

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Now it’s a straight fight with the billionaires and corporations, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Can Capitalism Survive?

by Lefteris Tsoulfidis

Tue 21st Feb 2012
In the first of a series of articles, by internationaly renowned Greek economist Professor Lefteris Tsoulfidis, focusing on the origins and state of the European economic crisis, Professor Tsoulfidis discusses whether Capitalism has a future... [read more]
 

Memory in Exile: An Interview with Jorge Coulon of Inti Illimani

by Ramona Wadi

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Ramona Wadi speaks with a member of the famous Chilean band Inti Illimani, a group that was part of the nueva cancion movement in the 60s and 70s... [read more]

Don’t Quota Me

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 20th Feb 2012
Is there a single reputable argument in favour of positive discrimination? The fact that so many of our institutions are unrepresentative of the make-up of society is of course deplorable, but manipulating recruitment in order to create an artificial balance is no way to put this right, writes W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]

NONE SO BLIND - An outRageous! challenge

by outRageous!

Mon 20th Feb 2012
outRageous! lays down the gauntlet to all readers of the London Progressive Journal... [read more]
 

The Zionist reaction to the death of 10 Palestinian children in a bus fire

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 19th Feb 2012
A video was taken earlier this week when 10 Palestinian children were killed and 20 were injured while travelling on a bus that caught fire in a horrific collision between the bus and an Israeli truck east of Ramallah, writes Iqbal Tamimi. ... [read more]

Euro zone crisis: A Green alternative

by Alfie Stirling

Sun 19th Feb 2012
We are watching economic injustice crush a nation before our eyes. On 20 March, Greece must meet the next tranche of debt repayments,says Alfie Stirling.... [read more]

BDS: Power of the People at Work

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 18th Feb 2012
The recent University of Pennsylvania BDS conference, organized by student group, PennBDS, was the latest example to illustrate both the effectiveness of the global movement and also of the real worry felt by supporters of Israel in the US, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Behind the Scenes: The Secret NATO Report on the Taliban

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 18th Feb 2012
The secret NATO report, "State of the Taliban 2012," commissioned by the US and NATO was never supposed to see the light of day. Unfortunately for the US war party it was leaked to the press, writes Thomas Riggins ... [read more]

Paga Hill – a model for the future of the Pacific Islands?

by Catherine Wilson

Fri 17th Feb 2012
Catherine Wilson reports how a housing crisis in Papua New Guinea’s capital is socially empowering squatter communities... [read more]

Penny Red – Notes from the New Age of Dissent

by John Green

Thu 16th Feb 2012
John Green reviews the latest book from an up and coming journalist who describes herself as a journalist, author, feminist, socialist, utopian, general reprobate and troublemaker... [read more]
 

Lucy Parsons: labor activist, writer and revolutionary- A Liberation Black History Month profile

by Caneisha Mills

Tue 14th Feb 2012
Women of every oppressed nationality are often at the helm of revolutionary movements. Unfortunately, the contributions of women are frequently dismissed or forgotten... [read more]

Goodbye homophobia. Hello sexual diversity

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 13th Feb 2012
Peter Tatchell gives his thoughts on what a post homophobic society might look like... [read more]

The Assange case means we are all suspects now

by John Pilger

Sat 11th Feb 2012
John Pilger reveals the extent to which the White House will go to silence 'Whistleblowers' speaking the truth... [read more]
 

Ain't football great

by Felix McHugh

Fri 10th Feb 2012
In the first LPJ sports column, Felix McHugh gives a rundown of events in the world of football... [read more]

Israel Vying for War: Attacking Iran Will Not Repeat History

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 9th Feb 2012
One would think that the years between 1991 – the first war on Iraq - and 2003 would have been enough to convince US-led Western allies that economically besieged, politically isolated and war torn Iraq had no capacity for producing WMDs, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

No shortage of jobs?

by Felix McHugh

Wed 8th Feb 2012
Felix McHugh looks at the extraordinary and insulting comments made by the Minister for Disabled People... [read more]