A non-partisan journal of the left.

Paternal Vigilance

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 18th Jun 2012
The LPJ's resident philosopher and arts correspondent muses on David Cameron's parenting skills, VIP security and the conclusions of some of our favourite television series.... [read more]

The Global Economic Crisis and ‘Possible Futures’

by David Lane

Mon 18th Jun 2012
David Lane reviews a collection of three volumes compiled by Craig Calhoun and Georgi Derluguian chronicling the origins and aftermath of the global financial crisis... [read more]

Storm Warning

by George Monbiot

Sat 16th Jun 2012
I suppose I should have seen this coming. In January, I discovered that the forecasters employed by a company called Positive Weather Solutions, whose inaccurate predictions were widely used by the newspapers, don’t exist, says George Monbiot.... [read more]


by Uri Avnery

Fri 15th Jun 2012
Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist and former Knesset member, writes about the abuse of African migrants in his country... [read more]

Off the Agenda: The Unresolved Question of Egypt's Economy

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 14th Jun 2012
A new Egypt demands a new constitution and president. Many pressing questions also need to be addressed, including the religious-secular divide, the value of Sharia in the making of law, citizenship, minority rights, the rule of civil society, foreign policy, and much more, says Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Camping Needs Solid Ground

by W Stephen Gilbert

Mon 11th Jun 2012
LPJ's arts correspondent and resident philosopher, Stephen Gilbert, comments that an emphasis on celebrity is the prevailing television flavour of the age, infecting every genre of programming, whether appropriate or not... [read more]

High Quality Healthcare- Competition brings Quality?

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 10th Jun 2012
Tomasz Pierscionek sheds light on the recent High Quality Healthcare conference organised by pro free market think tank Reform ... [read more]

Longing to Reign Over Us

by W Stephen Gilbert

Fri 8th Jun 2012
As is my wont, I found plenty to occupy me over the extended half-week holiday and never felt sufficiently at a loose end to find myself tuning in to any of the blowsy and noisy shenanigans somebody thought might be welcome to Her Majesty the Queen to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession, writes W Stephen Gilbert.... [read more]

The true 'creatives' - let them eat cake? Or, in India, poor quality rice

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 8th Jun 2012
The LPJ's India correspondent, Colin Todhunter, describes how India's true wealth creators are increasingly sidelined as temples to global capitalism spring up across the country... [read more]

The War on Palestinian Soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 7th Jun 2012
On 3 June, Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak completed 80 days of a grueling hunger-strike. He had sustained the strike despite the fact that nearly 2,000 Palestinian inmates had called off their own 28-day hunger strike weeks ago, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Monarchy not the main obstacle to a better tomorrow

by Karl Davis

Thu 7th Jun 2012
Karl Davis argues that those protesting against the monarchy are aiming their ire at the wrong target... [read more]

The Resurgent Aristocracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 6th Jun 2012
Rural policy is once again the preserve of the elite, and wildlife and people suffer as a result, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

French Canadian battles to speak for London in Paris

by David Eade

Tue 5th Jun 2012
France may have a new President but the electoral contest is far from over, reports David Eade... [read more]

Starving and Broke: Yemen’s Renewed ‘War on Terror’

by Ramzy Baroud

Sun 3rd Jun 2012
Yemeni forces continue to push against fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda. Their major victories come on the heels of the inauguration of Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi, who is now entrusted with the task of leading the country through a peaceful transition writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The Radical Alternative to Austerity

by John McDonnell

Sat 2nd Jun 2012
A message to all readers from Labour MP John McDonnell...... [read more]

The Politics of Truth

by W Stephen Gilbert

Fri 1st Jun 2012
Politicians are easy targets and scoring points off aunt sallies is a national sport. Stephen Gilbert discusses the chasm between the accountability of political columnists and that of MPs... [read more]

Bahrain: a microcosm that typifies the intensifying dilemma of the Arab regimes

by David Rahni

Thu 31st May 2012
David Rahni discusses the political deadlock in Bahrain... [read more]

A Bird’s Eye View

by Uri Avnery

Wed 30th May 2012
Uri Avnery explains a principle that has long guided Zionists: 'accept every compromise that gives us what we can get at any stage, but never let the final aim out of our sight'... [read more]

US Dictat to Pakistan Not Working

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 30th May 2012
Thomas Riggins explains how America's haughty treatment of its ally is leading to a spectacular own goal... [read more]

The soft colonialism's obsession: an interview with Adam Levick

by Patrizia Bertini

Tue 29th May 2012
Adam Levick has been the managing director of CIF Watch since July 2010. He was born in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 2009, Patrizia Bertini speaks to him through a 'Lego interview'.... [read more]

Spain’s fishing armada stopped from ‘raping’ Gibraltar’s waters

by David Eade

Mon 28th May 2012
LPJ’s Iberian correspondent, David Eade, reports on tensions between Spanish fishermen and the Gibraltarian government following the rescindment of a ‘Joint Understanding’ that allowed Spanish vessels to fish in Gibraltar’s waters... [read more]