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Charlie Hebdo, and the racist double standard

by Jane Cutter

Sun 25th Jan 2015
In a stomach-churning display of sanctimoniousness, imperialist world leaders marched shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and in defense of freedom of expression... [read more]

Mutant Forms: The Problem of Cross-breeding in Pakistani Politics

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 25th Jan 2015
The people of Pakistan are faced with three mountainous problems. They face the tyranny of feudalism, comprador capitalism and imperialist domination... [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]
 

Three Minutes to Midnight

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
The threat is serious, the time short... [read more]

Galant's Gallant Act

by Uri Avnery

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
There used to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist... [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]
 

Uday Al-Zaidy – Another Life in the Balance in “The New Iraq”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Uday Al-Zaidi symbolizes all condemned to the nightmare of Iraq’s jails secret and overt in the “New Iraq.”... [read more]

To pay or not to pay?

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Joseph Stiglitz shows that a suspension of debt repayments can be beneficial for a country and its people... [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]
 

The TTIP trade deal will throw equality before the law on the corporate bonfire

by George Monbiot

Tue 20th Jan 2015
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a reckless destruction of democratic principles. But we can beat it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The role of the state in the space race

by Mark Rahman

Tue 20th Jan 2015
In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, when Vostok 1 made a successful orbit of the Earth. ... [read more]

Je suis un être humain

by Faysal Mikdadi

Sat 17th Jan 2015
For the first time in a long lifetime, the events in Paris have left me cold, shocked, speechless and terrified. Cold because of its inevitable cruelty. Shocked because of the awful response from a hypocritical world. Speechless because there can be nothing I could possibly say to explain the inexplicable - to defend the indefensible. And terrified because I have brown skin, a beard and I am a Muslim Palestinian... [read more]
 

The War on Terror and the Terror of War

by John Peterson

Fri 16th Jan 2015
The vicious cycle of state and individual terror continues unabated. Marxists have long explained that imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism are two aspects of the same reactionary phenomenon—the decay and decline of capitalism—which threatens to take the whole of humanity down with it.... [read more]

Waving in the first Row

by Uri Avnery

Fri 16th Jan 2015
Netanyahu went to Paris as part of his election campaign... [read more]

The Origin of Islamic fundamentalism and possibilities for its eradication

by Rachel Kohan

Fri 16th Jan 2015
The global resurgence of violent Islamic fundamentalism can only be circumvented with a full comprehension and acknowledgment of what has historically gone wrong... [read more]
 

Piketty for Progressives (Part 6)

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 14th Jan 2015
Thomas Riggins continues with his analysis of Piketty's book - Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

by Ellen Brown

Tue 13th Jan 2015
Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken... [read more]

An outrage borne witness to‏

by John Gohorry

Tue 13th Jan 2015
An outrage borne witness to‏... [read more]
 

The Big Banks Organise Massive Tax Evasion on an International Scale

by Eric Toussaint

Tue 13th Jan 2015
Part 7 of Eric Toussaint's series 'The banks and the “Too Big to Jail” doctrine'... [read more]

The CIA, Torture, and American “Democracy”

by John Peterson

Sun 11th Jan 2015
The Senate report on CIA torture reads like a Stephen King novel, a transcript from the Nuremberg trials, or Josef Mengele’s notes from Auschwitz... [read more]

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's 'World Order' [Part Two]

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 11th Jan 2015
"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet, seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace." (Alexander Pope, Essay on Man)... [read more]
 

Half of Shas

by Uri Avnery

Sat 10th Jan 2015
The Shas party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now necessary for entering the Knesset, after the minimum was raised by the last Knesset... [read more]

Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Jan 2015
As a new report is published on the need to limit fossil fuel production to stop dangerous global warming, the UK is poised to pass an act committing governments to extracting as much oil out of the ground as possible, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

U.S. cops kill at 100 times rate of other capitalist countries

by Richard Becker

Wed 7th Jan 2015
How many people are killed every year by the police in the U.S?... [read more]