W Stephen Gilbert delivers an up-to-date, state and fate of the retail trade in Britain, it is partly personal and anecdotal, and partly a critical overview: part three.
The capitulation by Labour to the austerity and cuts agenda of the Tories and the right-wing press has been confirmed by shadow chancellor Ed Balls' statement that Labour would not be able to reverse the Tory cuts and would maintain the pay freeze within the public sector if they come to power at the next election, says John Wight.
David Eade contrasts the Occupy movement in the UK with the 15-M movement in Spain
Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reviews a book challenging one of the last remaining forms of prejudice deemed 'socially acceptable' in modern Britain. (This book is now free to download from this review.)
Jeff Bigelow discusses how the state of Indiana has become the latest battleground in the fight to prevent 'right to work' legislation coming into force
UK society is dead. Or that is what its detractors would like you to think. Many will point the finger not at our leaders or themselves but towards those who they believe don't belong here - immigrants and asylum seekers, writes Chris Bath.
Uri Avnery shows how Hamas' decision to make peace with Israel scuppers plans for war
Earlier this month BBC World interviewed Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Saud bin Abdul Azizas, however Arab journalists were surprised to hear the Saudi Princess addressed as a journalist, observes Iqbal Tamimi.
As soon as it encounters environmental issues, the ideology of the new right becomes ensnared in its own contradictions, says George Monbiot.
Reece Ferguson provides a detailed report of the funeral of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il