A winter's day, some years back: a fall on the ice landed George Monbiot in A&E - and that's when he met the man with tattoos on his neck and knuckles.
After the disaster that was Nick Clegg's attempt at electoral reform it appears that reforming the voting system may be off the agenda for at least a generation, longer if the two main parties have their way, writes Bobby Gant.
John Green reviews Palestinian author Selma Dabbagh's debut novel
John Green reviews Cypherpunks - freedom and the future of the internet - a book By Julian Assange with Jacob Appelbaum, Andy MÃ¼ller-Maguhn and JÃ©rÃ©mie Zimmermann
Joseph Johnson asks whether charity is replacing welfare
David Lane reviews The Contradictions of Real Socialism, a book by Michael A Lebowitz
Ellen Brown discusses options for economic development in a future independent Scotland
Felix McHugh shines a spotlight on the propaganda spread by the mainstream parties that seeks to demonise those made unemployed or those who are too ill to work
Just two weeks ago in the London Progressive Journal I wrote of the hundreds of Republican supporters seeking refuge at La Sauceda who were rounded up by Franco's forces and slain at El Marrufo in AndalucÃa in the Spanish Civil War, today I report on another burial that took place on Sunday, writes David Eade.
George Monbiot: Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones