A non-partisan journal of the left.

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]

Redefining the ‘Arab Spring’: Is Chaos Overtaking Revolution?

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 26th May 2012
The age of revolutionary romance is over. Various Arab countries are now facing hard truths. Millions of Arabs merely want to live with a semblance of dignity, free from tyranny and continuous anxiety over the future, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Sorry, folks..the wake is over

by Ilia Xypolia

Sat 26th May 2012
The change in the Greek political scene is an opportunity for Europe, not a threat, argues Ilia Xypolia.... [read more]
 

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Fri 25th May 2012
Tomasz Pierscionek writes about Cuba's internationalist outlook following discussions with a representative of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples and his own observations in Havana... [read more]

Mere insults should not be criminal offences

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 25th May 2012
Peter Tatchell says Section 5 of the Public Order Act is a menace to free speech and the right to protest... [read more]

Iran uses intimidation to deter Arab protests

by Dan Brett

Thu 24th May 2012
Dan Brett says Tehran is using martial law, arrests, imprisonment, torture & killings to suppress its Arab minority... [read more]
 

Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

by John Pilger

Thu 24th May 2012
John Pilger shows that Barack Obama’s sudden “conversion” to the cause of same-sex marriage barely disguises the prime motives of a president as reactionary and violent as George W Bush.... [read more]

What is NATO, anyway? The reality of the "defensive alliance"

by March Forward

Wed 23rd May 2012
The following is a statement by March Forward! which took part in the protests against NATO in Chicago on Saturday 19th May.... [read more]

Taking Another look at ‘Chavs’

by John Wight

Tue 22nd May 2012
Chavs by Owen Jones has rightly been lauded as an overdue rejoinder to the steady and near unstoppable denigration of the working class in Britain over the past three decades of unbroken Thatcherism, under both the Tories and New Labour, reviews John Wight.... [read more]
 

Destroying the Social Fabric of India: The Indian Premier League: Sex, Lies and Capitalism

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 22nd May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports on the worrying fusion of news and entertainment that is part of modern India... [read more]

'Curious anatomys': an extraordinary story of dissection and discovery

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 20th May 2012
Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a rare exhibition of 17th century anatomical dissections publically displayed for the first time... [read more]

The Palestinian Nakba: The Resolve of Memory

by Ramzy Baroud

Sat 19th May 2012
Writing about the events of Al-Nakba, Ramzy Baroud reports that every region in Palestine that was meant to be taken was captured, its people were expelled or massacred in their homes and villages. Ben Guiron ‘cleansed’ the land, but he failed to cleanse Israel’s past. Memory persists. ... [read more]
 

Senior Moment

by W Stephen Gilbert

Fri 18th May 2012
This month, I turn 65. If you know your musicals, my naming Eliza Doolittle Day as the date in question will give you the day that this event takes place. If indeed it is An Event, says W. Stephen Gilbert (photo courtesy of Barbra Flinder).... [read more]

The anniversary of the Catastrophe

by John Wight

Thu 17th May 2012
John Wight provides a detailed account of al-Nakba, known to Palestinians around the world as 'the catastrophe'... [read more]

Dead-end journey

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 16th May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports from Chennai on how a funeral procession through a poor neighbourhood is a metaphor for where India is heading with current social and economic policies... [read more]