A non-partisan journal of the left.

Girl Model

by David Morgan

Sat 14th Jul 2012
David Morgan brings to light a deeply worrying trend that exists within the Japanese modelling agency ... [read more]

Britain: BMA strike - The Truth

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 14th Jul 2012
Last month's day of action by doctors in Britain attracted a lot of criticism from the Tory press - no surprise there! Dr Tomasz Pierscionek puts forward the case for the doctors' strike and explains what really happened.... [read more]

Isle of Wight Festival – an alternative perspective – June 2012

by Miles Caston

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Miles Caston describes the highlights of this year’s Isle of Wight festival and suggests a ‘greener’ way to enjoy music festivals... [read more]
 

If The Drugs Don't Work, The Drones Certainly Will: Imperialism In The X-Factor Age

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Forget TV with informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and 'common sense' outlooks will do, says Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

Is this the Sudanese summer?

by Omar Zaki

Thu 12th Jul 2012
Omar Zaki explores the recent protests taking place across Sudan and the implications for the government of President Omar Al-Bashir... [read more]

Coming to Grips with Zizek

by Thomas Riggins

Thu 12th Jul 2012
Two new books by Slavoj Zizek have recently been reviewed by John Gray in the The New York Review of Books, here Thomas Riggins reviews Gray's article. ... [read more]
 

Britain’s Summer: A Juxtaposition of Sport & Politics - The Question of Nationalism

by Joseph Daniels

Wed 11th Jul 2012
We may end up remembering 2012 for it’s grand summer of British national pride but we must not forget the country is in a terrible state and it doesn’t appear that things will get better, writes Joseph A. Daniels. ... [read more]

Anomie

by George Monbiot

Tue 10th Jul 2012
Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Change is the Only Constant: Got Any Spare?

by outRageous!

Sun 8th Jul 2012
outRageous! is back asking the questions no one else dares... [read more]
 

Women Candidates Campaign for Equitable Development in Papua New Guinea Elections

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 7th Jul 2012
In a male dominated society, women have been largely excluded from politics in Papua New Guinea. Catherine Wilson reports on female participation in the elections currently underway... [read more]

Human Conflict- is there a solution?

by David Rahni

Wed 4th Jul 2012
Professor David Rahni of Pace University, New York, asks a controversial question- Are humans genetically programmed for destruction, greed and fear of others?... [read more]

Solidarity with Zarakolu and Ersanli

by David Morgan

Wed 4th Jul 2012
David Morgan reports on the trial of two public figures in Turkey charged with breaking the country’s dubious anti terror laws... [read more]
 

Doing Politics

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 1st Jul 2012
Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book by former Labour MP Tony Wright, who sat in the House of Commons for nearly twenty years... [read more]

The Predicament of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

by Ramzy Baroud

Fri 29th Jun 2012
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon exist on the margins of a larger political question concerning the country’s irreconcilable sectarian, factional and familial divides, Ramzy Baroud reports... [read more]

Bad Sight of the Week

by W Stephen Gilbert

Thu 28th Jun 2012
At the weekend, I sent a letter to The Observer via email. So sure am I that the paper will not run it this coming Sunday that I breathe life into it by reproducing it here below... [read more]
 

From MI5 to Islamabad, safe in our hands: death, destruction and spymaster saviours

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Colin Todhunter explains that the US had its fingers all over much of the Arab Spring since before day one.... [read more]

Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Corporate Interest?

by Elijah Pryor

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Elijah Pryor talks about the power of the media in formulating the public's opinions... [read more]

20/20 Vision?

by outRageous!

Sun 24th Jun 2012
outRageous! is back and asking the questions nobody else dares... [read more]
 

Passage to Ecuador: Chomsky, Assange, sham justice, sham democracies

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 24th Jun 2012
The mainstream corporate media has been fooling the public for decades. It fails to shine a light on important decisions that are made behind closed doors by unaccountable corporate players, senior politicians and unelected bureaucrats, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

Reclaiming the NHS

by Alex Nunns

Fri 22nd Jun 2012
This weekend healthcare campaigners will gather for a conference on how to fight the Coalition’s newly passed Health Act. Alex Nunns assesses their options... [read more]

Spain's abusive banks

by David Eade

Thu 21st Jun 2012
The big economic news has been the massive 100bn euros bailout of Spain’s banks. However the back story has been the numerous protests by Spaniards against measures to support banks which are largely in trouble through their own greed, corruption and mismanagement, writes David Eade.... [read more]