A non-partisan journal of the left.

From Goulash Socialism to Hunger March

by David Eade

Wed 20th Mar 2013
David Eade discusses Hungary’s answer to the Jarrow march... [read more]

A long and dishonourable tradition

by Bryan Gould

Tue 19th Mar 2013
George Osborne may be just about the last person in Britain to believe that austerity offers a real path to recovery from recession and the resumption of growth - and it may be doubted that even he remains a true believer, writes Bryan Gould... [read more]

Frozen Assets

by George Monbiot

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? George Monbiot asks the crucial question.... [read more]
 

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism

by Thomas Riggins

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Part 2 of Thomas Riggins' analysis of Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism... [read more]

Barbican Centre Cleaners in Historic Strike for the Living Wage

by Chris Ford

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Election Day for the Corporation of London will see a strike of cleaners at the Barbican Centre... [read more]

Marching with the Neo-Nazis

by David Eade

Sun 17th Mar 2013
On Saturday I attended the MSZP socialist party rally in Budapest. It was held at the national stadium dedicated to Ferenc Puskás, writes David Eade... [read more]
 

The choice to be British

by David Lindsay

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Congratulations to the British Falkland Islanders, including the large Saint Helenian community there, some of whom are my relatives on my mother's side, writes David Lindsay after a referendum that was controversial in some parts of the world.... [read more]

The Battle to Save Democracy

by David Eade

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Last week I spent several days in Budapest at a conference organised by the Party of European Socialists (PES), David Eade reports... [read more]

Smart Phones, Dumb Companies

by George Monbiot

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Money for the People: Grillo's Populist Plan for Italy

by Ellen Brown

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million votes in the Italian general election of February 24-25th... [read more]

Labour's chance. Will they take it?

by David Lindsay

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Jim Murphy may speak truer than he knows. Labour is on course for a majority of over 80, with UKIP quite capable of handing scores of Conservative seats to the Lib Dems, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Iraqi Freedom Ten Years after Liberation

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Next week, on Tuesday 19 March, many of us will remember how, precisely ten years ago, in another and dreamlike existence, we incredulously watched the beginning of the invasion of Iraq. Faisl Mikdadi shares some personal reflection... [read more]
 

The Economy: Happy Days Are Here Again! For Whom?

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. "Dow Leaps to Record" the Wall Street Journal blazoned on its front page. Thomas Riggins shows that the resurrection and coming again of the Dow is only one expression of the economy... [read more]

A Capitalist Command Economy

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Mar 2013
Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

“Ich bin ein Bil’iner!”

by Uri Avnery

Mon 11th Mar 2013
This does not happen every day: a Minister of Culture publicly rejoices because a film from her country has NOT been awarded an Oscar. And not just one film, but two. ... [read more]
 

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 9th Mar 2013
Following his excellent analysis of Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder, Thomas Riggins prepares to guide us through another of Lenin's major works... [read more]

Spain is the Most Corrupt Nation in the EU

by David Eade

Wed 6th Mar 2013
LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, shows how the Spanish people have lost faith in their politicians and national institutions... [read more]

John Lewis Cleaners to Strike for the Living Wage

by Chris Ford

Mon 4th Mar 2013
Cleaners at the John Lewis Partnership are to ballot for strike action at the flagship Oxford Street store. This is the first step in the revived campaign to win the Living Wage for all cleaners employed by John Lewis... [read more]
 

Federal IDs for All US Workers: A Trial Balloon?

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 3rd Mar 2013
According to an article in last Thursday's Wall Street Journal, the Senate is considering a bipartisan plan to require all working people in the US to carry a biometric ID card. Thomas Riggins reports... [read more]

After Eastleigh

by David Lindsay

Fri 1st Mar 2013
Labour’s disastrous showing at Eastleigh is a self-inflicted wound but it still needs a friendly critic and a critical friend, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Corporate Blowback

by George Monbiot

Thu 28th Feb 2013
Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]