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Venezuela: US Criticisms of Venezuelan Arms Purchases Lack “Moral Weight”

by James Suggett

Fri 18th Sep 2009
James Suggett on the uncompromising Venezuelan response to US criticisms of recent arms purchases from Russia.... [read more]

Wobbly Stools

by Uri Avnery

Fri 18th Sep 2009
Uri Avnery considers the respective struggles facing three embattled leaders - Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas.... [read more]

Al-Megrahi: Media Hype Obscures Question Marks Over Lockerbie Conviction

by Adrian Cruden

Fri 11th Sep 2009
In the wake of the highly politicised media storm over the release of the 'Lockerbie bomber', Adrian Cruden reflects on a number of unanswered questions about the Pan Am bombing.... [read more]
 

Venezuela’s Globovision to be Investigated Over Calls for a Coup D’État

by Kiraz Janicke

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Kiraz Janicke on the latest events in the bitter struggle between the Chavez government and Venezuela's right-wing corporate media.... [read more]

Is There a Connection Between the Release of the Lockerbie Suspect and Libyan Oil?

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Chris Vasey considers claims that a lucrative Libyan oil deal may have been at the root of the controversial release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Alex Callinicos, Imperialism and Global Political Economy

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]
 

The Great Cop-Out

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Impeded by Gordon Brown, the G20 has decided that bankers won’t be properly regulated, as George Monbiot explains.... [read more]

Interview: Michael Prysner Talks to London Progressive Journal

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 4th Sep 2009
Tomasz Pierscionek interviews ex-US army veteran and prominent anti-war campaigner Michael Prysner.... [read more]

US Audacity of Hope Falters: Settlement Freeze No Longer Required

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 4th Sep 2009
The Obama administration's policy on Israel-Palestine is looking increasingly indistinguishable from that of the Bush years, as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]
 

Tutu's Prayer

by Uri Avnery

Fri 4th Sep 2009
Looking back at the fall of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, Uri Avnery asks what lessons - if any - can be learned by activists campaigning for justice for Palestine.... [read more]

Not Even Wrong

by George Monbiot

Fri 4th Sep 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot on a radical approach to cutting greenhouse gases.... [read more]

Venezuelan Socialist Party to Form Worker Patrols and Host International Leftist Meeting

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Sep 2009
James Suggett reports from Merida on two important new initiatives by the Chavez government.... [read more]
 

Ezra Nawi Spared Jail, For Now

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Peter Tatchell urges readers to show their support for Israeli human rights campaigner Ezra Nawi.... [read more]

Drones and Democracy in Afghanistan

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 28th Aug 2009
As Afghanistan goes to the polls amid a flurry of rhetoric about democratising the Middle East, Ramzy Baroud considers the democratic credentials of a US-led military campaign characterised by large-scale bombings and summary executions.... [read more]

Tories and Cuts: The Dangers Ahead

by Steve Jones

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Whatever David Cameron may be saying publicly, massive public sector cuts will be a certainty if the Tories win the next election, as Steve Jones explains.... [read more]
 

Venezuela: US Military is in Colombia to Control the Region’s Natural Resources

by James Suggett

Fri 28th Aug 2009
James Suggett on the true purpose behind the build-up of the US military presence in Colombia.... [read more]

Africa in Colombia: The First Free Black Community in the Americas Continues Its Struggle

by Garry Leech

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Garry Leech looks back on the historic struggles of Colombia's black community.... [read more]

Fatah: A New Beginning or an Imminent End?

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 21st Aug 2009
The 'pragmatism' of the Fatah Congress threatens to derail the Palestinian national project,as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]
 

Uribe Apologises, Venezuela Says Repaired Relations Are Impossible

by Tamara Pearson

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Tamara Pearson on mounting tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]

Whose Acre?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Uri Avnery on how the battle over the identity of the historic port of Acre reflects wider struggles over cultural identity in Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Vestas: “You Don’t Have to Just Sit and Take It. You Can Stand Up and Fight”.

by Adam Booth

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Socialist Appeal's Adam Booth says the Vestas closure is just another manifestation of an economic system which prioritises private interests over the public good.... [read more]