A non-partisan journal of the left.

Palestine Entangled: The Politics of Money

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 10th Nov 2012
The link between political statements and action, and money is obvious for all to see. What may appear as political concessions can oftentimes be attributed to some frozen or funds waiting to be delivered. It is transaction-based politics at its best, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The political trial of a caring man and the end of justice in America

by John Pilger

Fri 9th Nov 2012
The political trial and 22-year sentence of Dr Rafil Dhafir, an Iraqi-born doctor and humanitarian, makes a mockery of the notion that all are equal in the eyes of US law, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Recipes for Disaster

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Nov 2012
George Monbiot asked whether it is about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?... [read more]
 

The Scotland Question answered

by David Eade

Fri 9th Nov 2012
David Eade explains how allowing Scotland a referendum on independence may have implications for other secessionist movements across Europe.... [read more]

Struck Dumb

by George Monbiot

Tue 6th Nov 2012
Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will speak about global warming. The danger this poses is huge, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine

by Ramzy Baroud

Mon 5th Nov 2012
Apparently, ‘popular resistance’ has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]
 

Time Magazine and My Psychosis

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sun 4th Nov 2012
Dr. Faysal Mikdadi discusses a recent letter he wrote to Time magazine... [read more]

The teratoid of US foreign policy

by Finn Bowen

Sat 3rd Nov 2012
Since the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US has struggled with its foreign policy and its perceived role within global politics. Finn Bowen discusses the past, present and future of US foreign policy... [read more]

Bahrain

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sat 3rd Nov 2012
History replays itself over and over again. An endless loop. And we watch. Mesmerised. As if it were the first time. And we never learn... From Hungary to Bahrain, Dr Faisal Mikdadi contemplates the struggle for democracy.... [read more]
 

Our Home - A Human Unity Statement

by Elizabeth Ellis

Fri 2nd Nov 2012
Elizabeth Ellis reminds us of humanity's mission statement... [read more]

Time for our unions to come to Spain’s aid

by David Eade

Thu 1st Nov 2012
David Eade calls for a renewal of international solidarity to help Spain’s embattled workers... [read more]

Review - Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective

by David Lane

Wed 31st Oct 2012
David Lane reviews a book which illustrates the global nature of developments in healthcare: Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective... [read more]
 

Troubled Children Adopted by Homo/Heterosexual Parents Flourish Equally Well

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 29th Oct 2012
Anyone concerned about the anti-gay agenda of the radical right in the US will find scores of websites dedicated to the proposition that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, writes Thomas Riggins.... [read more]

Cameron’s Contagion

by George Monbiot

Mon 29th Oct 2012
There couldn’t be a clearer case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. For the past three years there have been clear and unequivocal warnings that ash die-back could come to Britain, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Review: The Master

by Jean Claude van Itallie

Sun 28th Oct 2012
OK, I saw "The Master." Now I know what the fuss is about. I don't pretend to know the film's "message" but I walked out afterward seeing/feeling the world from its point of view, writes Jean Claude van Italie.... [read more]
 

Turkish PM Erdogan Must Respond to the Demands of the Kurdish Hunger Strikers

by David Morgan

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are currently taking part in a hunger strike which they have declared will be indefinite, David Morgan reports... [read more]

Lenin on Anarchism and Opportunism: Chapter Four of 'Left Wing' Communism: An Infantile Disorder

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Thomas Riggins gives an analysis of Chapter Four of Lenin's 'Left Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder and describes the Bolsheviks' struggle against both 'opportunism' and 'petty-bourgeois revolulutionism'... [read more]

Making the world a more dangerous place - the eager role of Julia Gillard

by John Pilger

Thu 25th Oct 2012
Julia Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow, writes John Pilger.... [read more]
 

Ash Cloud

by George Monbiot

Wed 24th Oct 2012
There was a time when conservatism meant what the word suggests. It was an attempt to keep things as they are: to arrest economic and social change, to defend the position of the dominant class. Today conservatism has become a nihilistic festival of destruction, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Australia's Julia Gillard is no feminist hero

by John Pilger

Tue 23rd Oct 2012
The Guardian's description of Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott as "neanderthal" is not unreasonable. Misogyny is an Australian blight and a craven reality in political life. But for so many commentators around the world to describe Julia Gillard's attack on Abbott as a "turning point for Australian women" is absurd, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Rhetorically Speaking: US Elections and the Middle East

by Ramzy Baroud

Tue 23rd Oct 2012
US elections are manifestly linked to the Middle East, at least rhetorically. In practical terms, however, US foreign policies in the region are compelled by the Middle East’s own dynamics and the US’ own political climate, economic woes, or ambitions, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]