The funding for academic research has been taken over by business, says George Monbiot.
Mick Brooks compares the 'boom and bust' economics of the past twenty years with similar patterns in the 1920s and 1930s: once again it is the poorer nations that stand to lose the most.
Garry Leech on how the Colombian government continues to lose moral authority despite its repeated claims that it is fighting an 'anti-terrorist' campaign.
Christopher Vasey considers the ominous prospect of a far right success in the forthcoming European elections.
Ramzy Baroud on the sinister manipulation of language which characterises the mainstream discourse on the Israel-Palestine issue.
Details of a new,worldwide campaign Israeli house demolitions in Palestine, launched this week.
With the right-wing press this week celebrating the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's rise to power, David Brandon reminds us that it was Thatcher's politics that paved the way for the present crisis.
Garry Leech examines the appalling recent history of state-sponsored terrorism in Colombia under the US-backed President Uribe.
James Suggett reports on the ChÃ¡vez government's attempt to tackle a deep-rooted culture of repressive policing in Venezuela.
Ramzy Baroud on the inauspicious opening phase of the new Obama administration's Middle East policy.