With a woefully inefficient asylum system letting down applicants and taxpayers alike, Sara Hall makes the case for much-needed reform.
In the week that a controversial new law on pornography came into force, Symon Hill outlines his concerns about the implications for sexual freedom, and civil liberties more broadly.
Garry Leech examines how the Colombian governmetn is using anti-terrorism as a pretext for a concerted attack on patently non-violent social organisations.
As India and Pakistan engage in sabre rattling troops have been moving towards their forward deployments, Assed Baig asks: What about the victims of this age-old rivalry?
Fred McDowell argues that free market solutions to the problem of industrial pollution are bound to fail.
Gavin O'Toole reviews Jonathan Cook's insightful book about the thinking behind US Middle East policy.
A Justice For Colombia report on the latest in a series of state-sponsored killings aimed at terrorising Colombia's labour movement.
Garry Leech on why US policy towards its Latin American neighbours is unlikely to change significantly under President Obama.
With politicians and financial experts grasping at straws in their efforts to resolve the worst economic crisis in decades, Mick Brooks outlines the case for the nationalisation of the banking system.
With UK unemployment figures reaching a ten-year high, Christopher Vasey reviews the experts' forecasts for an even gloomier 2009.