Manufactured Famine

August 29, 2008 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

George Monbiot on the European trade initiatives which are likely to exacerbate existing food shortages in the developing world.

Corporate Media Bashes Venezuelan Government’s Law Decrees

August 22, 2008 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Chavez critics don't explain Venezuelan law or how Supreme Court rulings interpret it. Nor do they report how the Enabling Law works, that the nation's Constitution authorizes it, that four other presidents used it, among many other things. How can they? It would expose their false accusations and discredit their entire argument.

Where does Labour stand after Miliband?

August 22, 2008 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

The recent intervention by David Miliband and the resulting manoeuvrings reveals much about the febrile state within the Labour Party. Beyond the Blairite-Brownite soap opera, which goes on even after one of the protagonists leaves the stage - rather like Ernie Wise continuing to define himself after poor Eric passed away - this is an existential crisis for Labour.


August 22, 2008 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Forty years ago, on the night of August 20th-21st Russian and other Warsaw Pact forces invaded Czechoslovakia, thus putting an end to the 'Prague Spring.'