A non-partisan journal of the left.

Changing the Face of Bolivia

by Jeremy Corbyn

Fri 27th Mar 2009
Jeremy Corbyn examines the dilemmas facing the progressive government of Evo Morales in Bolivia.... [read more]

Making the Case for Equality

by Matt Genner

Fri 27th Mar 2009
Matt Genner considers a recent Equality Trust report on the societal benefits of social equality.... [read more]

Pure Evil, or the Logic of Privatisation?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 27th Mar 2009
A curious US case has highlighted the perverse logic of privatisation, as Mick Brooks explains.... [read more]
 

South American Nations Meet in Venezuela to Lay Foundation for Bank of the South

by James Suggett

Fri 27th Mar 2009
James Suggett on a ground-breaking initiative that may help Latin American countries break free from the stranglehold of IMF and World Bank economics.... [read more]

The Great Gamble

by Uri Avnery

Fri 20th Mar 2009
Uri Avnery assesses a critical moment in Israeli domestic politics.... [read more]

No Freedom Here

by John Pilger

Fri 20th Mar 2009
John Pilger on how Britain is sleepwalking into an Orwellian nightmare of surveillance, secrecy and militarism.... [read more]
 

Book Review: John Docker, 'The Origins of Violence'

by Tom Bangay

Fri 20th Mar 2009
Tom Bangay reviews John Docker's expansive literary genealogy of genocidal violence.... [read more]

Brazil’s Lula Says US Should Improve Relationship with Latin America

by James Suggett

Fri 20th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the Brazilian president's call for a more friendly US policy in Latin America.... [read more]

In the Name of Iraq? Luton Protesters Are Out of Touch

by Hussein Al-alak

Fri 20th Mar 2009
Hussein Al-Alak reflects on the recent tabloid furore over an ill-conceived miniature anti-war protest led by Muslim extremists in the UK.... [read more]
 

UK Blacklist Finally Exposed

by Steve Kelly

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Steve Kelly of the Unite union on the recent revelations about employers' trade union blacklists in the construction industry.... [read more]

Chávez Vows to Defend Venezuela’s Sovereignty if Colombia Violates Border

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the ongoing border row between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]

Scrap It

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Environmental campaigner George Monbiot tears into the UK government's proposals for stimulating the motor industry.... [read more]
 

Twenty-Five Years On

by John Haylett

Fri 13th Mar 2009
John Haylett looks back on the struggle which defined the politics of a decade and paved the way for the rise of New Labour.... [read more]

Israeli Peace Activist and MSP Condemn Ongoing Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory and Demolition of Homes

by Laura Taylor

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Laura Taylor on the Scottish politician who this week drew further attention to the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people ... [read more]

Venezuela Re-Takes Course Toward Socialism With Inauguration of Water Pump and Commune

by James Suggett

Fri 6th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's new project to enhance popular access to natural resources.... [read more]
 

The Proceeds of Crime

by George Monbiot

Fri 6th Mar 2009
The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Book of the Month: "Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism"

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 6th Mar 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]

We Must Fight to Keep the Post Public

by Mick Brooks

Fri 6th Mar 2009
With both mainstream political parties apparently united in their determination to privatise the UK postal system, Mick Brooks makes the case for resisting so-called "part-privatisation".... [read more]
 

Celebrating International Women's Day

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 6th Mar 2009
Tomasz Pierscionek examines the context of ongoing struggle which forms the basis of the 8th March commemoration. ... [read more]

Israeli Elections: Hardliners Set to Form New Coaltion

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 27th Feb 2009
Christopher Vasey examines the potential ramifications of the recent Israeli election results.... [read more]

Convention of the Left: Challenging the Two-Party System

by Michael Prior

Fri 27th Feb 2009
With mainstream politicians apparently unable to find a way out of the present financial mess, Michael Prior believes now is a critical time for the left to mobilise.... [read more]