A non-partisan journal of the left.

In the Name of Iraq? Luton Protesters Are Out of Touch

by Hussein Al-alak

Fri 20th Mar 2009
Hussein Al-Alak reflects on the recent tabloid furore over an ill-conceived miniature anti-war protest led by Muslim extremists in the UK.... [read more]

UK Blacklist Finally Exposed

by Steve Kelly

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Steve Kelly of the Unite union on the recent revelations about employers' trade union blacklists in the construction industry.... [read more]

Chávez Vows to Defend Venezuela’s Sovereignty if Colombia Violates Border

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the ongoing border row between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]
 

Scrap It

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Environmental campaigner George Monbiot tears into the UK government's proposals for stimulating the motor industry.... [read more]

Twenty-Five Years On

by John Haylett

Fri 13th Mar 2009
John Haylett looks back on the struggle which defined the politics of a decade and paved the way for the rise of New Labour.... [read more]

Israeli Peace Activist and MSP Condemn Ongoing Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory and Demolition of Homes

by Laura Taylor

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Laura Taylor on the Scottish politician who this week drew further attention to the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people ... [read more]
 

Venezuela Re-Takes Course Toward Socialism With Inauguration of Water Pump and Commune

by James Suggett

Fri 6th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's new project to enhance popular access to natural resources.... [read more]

The Proceeds of Crime

by George Monbiot

Fri 6th Mar 2009
The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Book of the Month: "Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism"

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 6th Mar 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]
 

We Must Fight to Keep the Post Public

by Mick Brooks

Fri 6th Mar 2009
With both mainstream political parties apparently united in their determination to privatise the UK postal system, Mick Brooks makes the case for resisting so-called "part-privatisation".... [read more]

Celebrating International Women's Day

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 6th Mar 2009
Tomasz Pierscionek examines the context of ongoing struggle which forms the basis of the 8th March commemoration. ... [read more]

Israeli Elections: Hardliners Set to Form New Coaltion

by Christopher Vasey

Fri 27th Feb 2009
Christopher Vasey examines the potential ramifications of the recent Israeli election results.... [read more]
 

Convention of the Left: Challenging the Two-Party System

by Michael Prior

Fri 27th Feb 2009
With mainstream politicians apparently unable to find a way out of the present financial mess, Michael Prior believes now is a critical time for the left to mobilise.... [read more]

The Great Depression

by Michael Roberts

Fri 27th Feb 2009
Michael Roberts argues that the big "bailouts" of financial institutions have exposed the fallacy behind the "free market" ideologies which have dominated British and American political and economic systems for the past thirty years.... [read more]

“The People Won the Vote, Now The People Must Become the Government”

by James Suggett

Fri 27th Feb 2009
James Suggett interviews Venezuela-based journalist and activist Vanessa Davies.... [read more]
 

The New Face of Plan Colombia: An "Alliance for Progress" for the 21st Century?

by Garry Leech

Fri 27th Feb 2009
Garry Leech examines the US-backed soft reform programme aimed at undermining support for radical movements in Colombia.... [read more]

Gutter Press Campaign Aims to Distort Union Demands

by Rob Sewell

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Rob Sewell on the mainstream press's campaign to discredit the unions in the wake of recent strike action.... [read more]

An Important but Risky Victory for Venezuela and for Socialism

by Gregory Wilpert

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Gregory Wilpert assesses the implications of Hugo Chávez's referendum victory.... [read more]
 

Ethical Investment Campaigning at UCL Pays Off for Students

by Craig Griffiths

Fri 20th Feb 2009
University College London student Craig Griffiths on how relentless campaigning forced the issue on ethical investment at UCL.... [read more]

Support the Iranian People, Oppose Tehran’s Clerical Fascism

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Peter Tatchell believes the left should unite against the theocratic regime in Tehran.... [read more]

Someone Else’s England

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot makes the case for further devolutionary reform in Britain.... [read more]