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Just when hope and courage are called for, Labour promises bean-counting

by George Monbiot

Fri 17th Apr 2015
Labour’s focus on cutting the deficit means progressive voters will have to look elsewhere for inspiration, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A New Israeli-Palestinian Discourse

by Faysal Mikdadi

Wed 15th Apr 2015
There is a need for both Israelis and Palestinians to change their discourse which is based on a mixture of rewriting history, expansionist aims, victimhood and endless conspiracy theories where none exist... [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]
 

Cultural Zoroastrianism: The Commonality amongst the South-Central-West Asians

by David Rahni

Tue 14th Apr 2015
The people of Zoroastrian faith, ethnically Persian, can be traced back in history for over 4,000 years... [read more]

Preaching rebirth and home; practicing death abroad

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 14th Apr 2015
England’s Easter was the culmination of recent events which have brought the would-be great and good to their knees - and knee deep in hypocrisy... [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]
 

National Unity

by Uri Avnery

Sun 12th Apr 2015
My first reaction after the election was: “Oh, no! Not a National Unity Government, please!... [read more]

English Heritage – with the UK’s general election ever closer, whose culture are we ‘celebrating’?

by Lesley Docksey

Thu 9th Apr 2015
I fear the outcome of the general election; I fear the deals made by politicians desperate to stay in power, deals that will further harm the disadvantaged poor... [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]
 

A poem for The Great Shimomura

by Anonymous

Thu 9th Apr 2015
There once was a man who had a plan to double the income of Japan... [read more]

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb?

by Uri Avnery

Tue 7th Apr 2015
My father once taught me how to withstand blackmail: imagine that the awful threat of the blackmailer has already come about. Then you can tell him: Go to hell... [read more]

How America Became an Oligarchy

by Ellen Brown

Tue 7th Apr 2015
According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists... [read more]
 

Pakistan government shames itself over Israeli drone connection… no friend to Gazans

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 4th Apr 2015
Last year July 2014, Mansoor Jaffar, a senior journalist for Al Arabiya, wrote a scathing article critcizing Pakistan for its “zombie-like response" to the Gaza killings... [read more]

Fateful Steps That Led to the Crisis in Ukraine (Part 2)

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 4th Apr 2015
The borders of the Ukraine today are very different than they were before WWII... [read more]

An Iranian model of altruism, volunteerism, philanthropy and scholarship in the Diaspora

by David Rahni

Wed 1st Apr 2015
The devotion of one’s intellectual and material resources to the betterment of human society has been emphasized in Persian literature, culture and religions since the earliest times... [read more]
 

The Israeli Salvation Front

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Mar 2015
The 2015 election was a giant step towards the self-destruction of Israel. An Israel Salvation Front is needed now.... [read more]

Penrose Inquiry: “Bad Blood”, biological terrorism and cover-up under a failed western democracy

by Carol Anne Grayson

Sat 28th Mar 2015
The Penrose Inquiry, the public inquiry into the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in Scotland became infected with Hepatitis C, HIV, or both, through the use of blood or blood products published its Final Report on Wednesday, 25 March 2015... [read more]

The Left, Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism

by Jack Omer-Jackaman

Sat 28th Mar 2015
For those of us who study Israel and Zionism from the vantage point of Britain, there are some things we are able to predict with unerring accuracy... [read more]
 

Malcolm Fraser, RIP

by Mark Horner

Thu 26th Mar 2015
John Malcolm Fraser, prime minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983, passed away on 20 March 2015... [read more]

The plausible normalisation of U.S.-Iran Diplomatic Relations: Who are the losers and winners?

by Rachel Kohan

Thu 26th Mar 2015
The gains to all sides from a nuclear resolution and the strategically inevitable normalisation of relations between the U.S. and Iran will far outweigh the collective perceived losses... [read more]

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

by Ellen Brown

Wed 25th Mar 2015
In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped... [read more]
 

Fateful Steps That Led to the Crisis in Ukraine (Part One)

by Thomas Riggins

Tue 24th Mar 2015
The crisis that struck Ukraine last year was the result of problems that had been festering, not only in Ukraine but all along the former frontiers of the USSR since the end of the cold war... [read more]

Let’s not fool ourselves. We may not bribe, but corruption is rife in Britain

by George Monbiot

Mon 23rd Mar 2015
Allegations of a cover-up at Scotland Yard show that the British are as prone to malfeasance as any other nation, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Messiah Hasn't Come

by Uri Avnery

Mon 23rd Mar 2015
As the American saying goes: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."... [read more]