Congratulations to the Conservative Party on having delivered its South Shields leaflets in Jarrow. Everywhere beyond the Mason-Dixon Line that runs from the Bristol Channel to the Wash is now just "the North," to the Tories, isn't it? David Lindsay reports.
Voting violations such as ballot rigging, vote buying and control are acts we associate with the shadier, non democratic nations of the world. However such practices are alive and well right here in the EU, writes David Eade.
In the wake of Thatcher's departure, John Pilger remembers her victims both at home and abroad, from miners to Vietnamese children.
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-criticism
It's Time to End Our Slavery to the Money-System declares Oliver Thompson
Devolving policy to "the market" doesn't solve the problem of power. It makes it worse, writes George Monbiot.
Daniel Robicheau describes the lead up to the war in Syria and the involvement of the IMF
Thomas Riggins reviews Marx Reloaded, a film by Jason Barker
Shirley Langer, author of 'Anita's revolution', lived and worked in Cuba for almost five years in the mid 1960s. She describes how, after the revolution, Cubans managed to eradicate illiteracy in a matter of months.
Linda Rogers reviews a novel by Shirley Langer, friend of Cuba and witness to the early years of the revolution