A non-partisan journal of the left.

The Keys to the Blood Bank

by George Monbiot

Sun 22nd Apr 2012
The Conservative minister charged with protecting wildlife is making a packet as a result of weak wildlife protection laws, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Rejection of the wi-fi world

by Miles Caston

Sun 22nd Apr 2012
Miles Caston makes the case that life is better lived off-line ... [read more]

The Rest is Hasbara: Jenny Tonge’s Victory over the Lobby

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 19th Apr 2012
Baroness Tonge, spoke at the House of Lords in January 2009 of the "impotence of the international community, not just in Gaza, but…over 40 years of occupation of Palestine by Israel," Ramzy Baroud explains further.... [read more]
 

Book review- The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia

by David Lane

Thu 19th Apr 2012
David Lane reviews ‘The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia’ by Angus Roxburgh... [read more]

Rewilding Our Children

by George Monbiot

Wed 18th Apr 2012
When my second child reaches my age I fear the NHS, along with the tiger and rhino, will be part of a mythologised arcadia, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Ed Miliband's party funding proposals

by Karl Davis

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Karl Davis makes the case for the Labour Party to embrace its Trade Union roots as part of its challenge to show there is an alternative to the unpopular austerity programme implemented by the Tory dominated Coalition... [read more]
 

Looking in the mirror, living in denial: The Arundhati effect

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Colin Todhunter reveals the motives behind those launching personal attacks on Booker prize winning novelist, activist and social commentator, Arundhati Roy ... [read more]

Is the BBC middle class enough?

by Felix McHugh

Sun 15th Apr 2012
Are our national media outlets the domain of the middle class, or is the truth even worse...? Felix McHugh discusses... [read more]

The passion of Bradley Manning- the story of the suspect behind the largest security breach in US history

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 14th Apr 2012
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book about Bradley Manning- the young American soldier recognised as being the source behind thousands of documents that appeared on the Wikileaks website... [read more]
 

The Logic of Unintended Consequences: The ‘Mess in Mali'

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 14th Apr 2012
Ramzy Baroud explains how NATO's foray into Libya is beginning to have unforseen consequences across North Africa... [read more]

The Last to Fall (the life and letters of Ivor Hickman – an International Brigader in Spain)

by John Green

Thu 12th Apr 2012
John Green reviews a book by John L. Wainwright about the life of international brigader Ivor Hickman... [read more]

Spying an opportunity

by W Stephen Gilbert

Wed 11th Apr 2012
Stephen Gilbert argues that surveillance over the whole population involves an erosion of our basic liberties. We give away our rights at our own peril. ... [read more]
 

Easter Rising 1916

by John Wight

Mon 9th Apr 2012
John Wight provides the historical background to the Easter Rising of 1916 that paved the way for Irish independence... [read more]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Nathan Englander

by Emmeline Ravilious

Mon 9th Apr 2012
Emmeline Ravilious reviews Nathan Englander's latest book... [read more]

The New Mandela

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th Apr 2012
Uri Avnery writes about the determination of the Israeli state to keep Marwan Barghouti, Palestine's Mandela, behind bars... [read more]
 

Hana Shalabi ends hunger strike, other prisoners begin

by William West

Fri 6th Apr 2012
The decisions of political prisoners, Hana Shalabi and Khader Adnan, to go on hunger strike to protest their detention without charge has ignited a new wave of protest amongst Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails.... [read more]

UKs French set to oust Sarkosy

by David Eade

Thu 5th Apr 2012
In his latest article on the upcoming French Presidential elections, David Eade looks at the crucial role French voters living in Britain will play in determining the winner... [read more]

What Marwan Barghouti Really Means to Palestinians

by Ramzy Baroud

Wed 4th Apr 2012
Marwan Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian political prisoner and Fatah leader, is a unifying figure among Palestinians, last week he called on Palestinians to launch a “large-scale popular resistance” which would “serve the cause of our people,” writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

The Great ESA Robbery

by Felix McHugh

Wed 4th Apr 2012
The removal of contributory Employment and Support Allowance assessment has not been a major talking point during the Welfare Reform Act's progress onto the statute book but I believe it is actually the most pernicious of all the benefit cuts which are just about to take place, writes Felix McHugh.... [read more]

The Acceptable Face of Violence

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 3rd Apr 2012
The recent claims about India’s poverty having fallen by around seven per cent provided a stark reminder of the violent times we live in, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

Noncommittal for kindle or less than kind?

by W Stephen Gilbert

Sun 1st Apr 2012
The Kindle - an infinity of reading or a bibliophile's nightmare? Stephen Gilbert shares his thoughts on the matter.... [read more]