A non-partisan journal of the left.

Palestine- The Right of Return

by Faysal Mikdadi

Thu 13th Sep 2012
Dr Faisal Mikdadi looks at some of the arguments used to justify Israel's annexation of Palestinian land and discusses the 'right of return'... [read more]

Unionbook: a Bastion of Online Activism

by R.M. Harrison

Thu 13th Sep 2012
Rhys Harrison talks about Unionbook, the progressive activist's answer to Facebook and Twitter... [read more]

The Mind Thieves

by George Monbiot

Wed 12th Sep 2012
The evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease to the food industry is strong and is growing, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Mining The Past

by Paul Lloyd

Sun 9th Sep 2012
Paul Lloyd looks back at the findings of a coroner’s inquest that investigated the deaths of seven Cumbrian miners nearly a century ago. ... [read more]

The Implication of Syria's Civil Strife

by Faysal Mikdadi

Fri 7th Sep 2012
Syria's Civil War is essentially a war between the majority Sunni Muslims and the minority Alawites (Shi'ites) who have ruled Syria for over 40 years. The result is a foregone conclusion. President Assad will lose and the Alawites will be ousted. Or will they? And before they do, what will be the price paid by others, asks Faysal Mikdadi.... [read more]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Lost and ‘Betrayed’

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 6th Sep 2012
The official position of Arab nations is unambiguous: solidarity with Palestine is paramount. But facts on the ground point to a disturbingly different reality, one in which Palestinians are mistreated beyond any rational justification in various Arab countries, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Allan Horsfall 1927-2012: In remembrance

by Peter Tatchell

Wed 5th Sep 2012
Peter Tatchell recalls the contribution of LGBT rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, who died from heart failure on 27 August 2012, aged 84-years-old.... [read more]

Spot the Difference: Public Relations and Journalism

by Finn Bowen

Tue 4th Sep 2012
Finn Bowen asks that in light of the possible convergence of Public Relations and Journalism - once completely separate professions - can we ‘trust the truth’ the media portray? ... [read more]

A Step Towards the Dock

by George Monbiot

Mon 3rd Sep 2012
Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

A boost for peaceful direct action in Spain

by Jim Handley

Mon 3rd Sep 2012
Jim Handley reports on recent Anarchist action against austerity... [read more]

Melinda Taylor: The Spy That Got Away?

by Finn Bowen

Fri 31st Aug 2012
On the 7th of June 2012, Melinda Taylor and three other ICC delegates were arrested in the city of Zintan in Libya by Zintani militia. How should the Australian media handle the story? Finn Bowen takes a look.... [read more]

Genetic Memories

by Faysal Mikdadi

Fri 31st Aug 2012
Doreen Carvajal writes in the New York Times about the possibility that our genes carry some memories of our ancestors' experiences and 'unfinished business'. Dr Faysal Mikdadi wonders whether this is beneficial, now and for a future generation. ... [read more]

Arrigoni’s Murder Trial in Gaza: Answers Not Just a Verdict

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Justice for Vittorio Utopia Arrigoni has been paramount, but we also expect the Gaza government to hand down more than a verdict, also answers to those trying to kill Vittorio’s dream – along with our humanity, writes Ramzy Baroud. ... [read more]

Football: Pay over pride?

by Miles Caston

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Miles Caston asks whether contemporary football is all about money... [read more]

An animation calling for economic democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 29th Aug 2012
To answer the question of what the world will look like after capitalism, we first have to decide what we mean by capitalism. If it means a system that arises from lending money at interest, then there will be no “after capitalism” writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

This time he went too far: Norman Finkelstein

by Matt Hill

Wed 29th Aug 2012
Matt Hill takes a look at recent rhetoric from acclaimed author and historian Norman Finkelstein.... [read more]

Not just a pretty Face(Book)

by Mirage

Tue 28th Aug 2012
Google has a rival. Mirage discusses the rise of the social media application Facebook as it lays down the gauntlet... [read more]

Decoding Assange

by John Green

Tue 28th Aug 2012
John Green reports that Julian Assange is the new bête noir, the man to be vilified, smeared and slandered. In all the media hysteria about the rape allegations made in Sweden against Assange by two women he slept with, the real issue is being conveniently buried.... [read more]

Our officers kill more U.S. troops than the Taliban

by Michael Prysner

Mon 27th Aug 2012
No solution will come from our chain-of-command—the solution is fighting our chain-of-command. Michael Prysner, former US army corporal and Iraq war veteran, discusses record suicides amongst active-duty soldiers and reminds troops that they do not have to fight wars of imperialism... [read more]

The Children Are Still Dying: Violence is Not News

by Ramzy Baroud

Thu 23rd Aug 2012
Somewhere in my home I have a set of photo albums I rarely go near. I fear the flood of cruel memories that might be evoked from looking at the countless photos I took during a trip to Iraq, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Israel’s Plans for a New Arab World

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Dr Faysal Mikdadi discusses the consequences of the division and disorganisation seen amongst the countries of the Arab world... [read more]