A Putsch Against War

May 11, 2012 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Uri Avnery reveals that in Israel senior military officers and intelligence chiefs are speaking out against President Binyamin Netanyahu's calls for war with Iran. However, Netanyahu ignores their warnings and carries on regardless

Do not be fooled by India’s media love affair with Hillary Clinton

May 10, 2012 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

You always know when a high-ranking US politician is in India. Much of the media turns sycophant. It happened when Obama visited in 2010, and it occurred again as Hillary Clinton recently touched down in Kolkata but despite the media spin, India is not engaged in any form of bilateralism with the US, says Colin Todhunter.

Who are the benefit thieves?

May 9, 2012 8:57 pm Leave your thoughts

Lord Freud, Welfare Reform Minister, recently said: "We always push for the strongest possible punishment for benefit thieves who are stealing money from the people who need it the most".If David Freud did not exist it would be necessary for a left-wing writer to invent him, writes Felix McHugh.

A Monstrous Proposal

May 8, 2012 10:05 am Leave your thoughts

Extending transparency laws to the private sector would make the likes of News International think twice before misbehaving, writes George Monbiot.