A non-partisan journal of the left.

Nowruz, the Persian New Year at the spring vernal equinox

by David Rahni

Mon 20th Mar 2017
Nowruz in Persian literally means the first day [of the New Year]. It is the most prominent seasonal celebration of the solar calendars... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Why drone assassinations just don't work

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sun 4th Nov 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in our editorial column... [read more]
 

“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?

by Ellen Brown

Sat 18th Mar 2017
The new American Health Care Act has been unveiled, and critics are calling it more flawed even than the Obamacare it was meant to replace... [read more]

The Cannons of Napoleon

by Uri Avnery

Sat 18th Mar 2017
All intelligent Israelis realize by now that we are facing a fateful choice: either two states, or an apartheid state, or a single Arab-majority state. Most Israelis want none of these.... [read more]

EDITORIAL: This is free Europe, never again!

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Sat 16th Jun 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

Perhaps the Messiah will Come

by Uri Avnery

Sat 11th Mar 2017
If someone had told me 50 years ago that the rulers of Israel, Jordan and Egypt had met in secret to make peace, I would have thought that I was dreaming.... [read more]

EDITORIAL: Murdoch, Mensch and a new England Manager

by Emmeline Ravilious

Wed 9th May 2012
The London Progressive Journal gives its take on current events in the latest editorial... [read more]
 

So Near and Yet So Far

by outRageous!

Fri 10th Mar 2017
Stop buying, start making! Stop buying, start growing! Stop buying, start sharing!... [read more]

Trump, Fake News, and the Press

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 10th Mar 2017
Donald Trump is absolutely correct when he says the mainstream news media lies, purveys fake news, and is the enemy of the American people... [read more]

Trump's conglomerate dominion over the US and the globe

by David Rahni

Wed 1st Mar 2017
Our nation deserves an urgent return to a normal state of affairs, including equal opportunities for all.... [read more]
 

The Great Rift

by Uri Avnery

Wed 1st Mar 2017
I believe that it is there that the solution lies. We must get rid of the occupation, by all available means, the quicker the better.... [read more]

The Pawn Queen

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Wed 1st Mar 2017
Theresa May’s moral failings are evident. They are certain to lead to political failure that may take some time to become evident.... [read more]

How did it Start?

by Uri Avnery

Tue 28th Feb 2017
The past cannot be changed. But perhaps, perhaps, we can learn from it and draw some conclusions... [read more]
 

Trump and the left – a case of mass hysteria?

by David Morgan

Tue 28th Feb 2017
The stark truth is that the left has long ago lost its way politically. Sadly those left fractions, whose kneejerk political solution is to organise an obligatory protest action where slogans, such as “Dump Trump”, are chanted ad nauseum, have become an obstacle to the advance of socialism... [read more]

The “White Helmets” go to Hollywood

by Rick Sterling

Mon 27th Feb 2017
The White Helmets movie is a tactic in the ongoing campaign of distortion and deception around Syria... [read more]

Who's next?

by Ray

Sat 18th Feb 2017
A poem by Ray... [read more]
 

Trumpism and the Working Class

by Thomas Riggins

Thu 16th Feb 2017
Trumpism is not a uniquely American phenomena. It is the local variant of an ultra-right anti-establishment ideology that has a worldwide manifestation... [read more]

Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report on Syria

by Rick Sterling

Thu 16th Feb 2017
Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years. However, less well recognized, Amnesty International has also carried out faulty investigations contributing to bloody and disastrous actions... [read more]

That's How It Happened

by Uri Avnery

Thu 16th Feb 2017
When everybody on both sides was exhausted, the war ended with a set of armistices, which defined the recognized borders of Israel... [read more]
 

Respect the Green Line!

by Uri Avnery

Fri 10th Feb 2017
The most incisive analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I have ever read was written by the Jewish-Polish-British historian Isaac Deutscher... [read more]

Lebanon Has a Few Stragglers Living There

by Faysal Mikdadi

Fri 10th Feb 2017
As ever in life, there were compensations that made life tolerable despite many difficulties.... [read more]

Pollution Rap

by outRageous!

Fri 10th Feb 2017
A poem by Beth Porter... [read more]