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Growth: the destructive god that can never be appeased

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Nov 2014
The blind pursuit of economic exapansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative, writes George Monbiot.... [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]
 

Deaths in detention: Defence of Human Rights group in Pakistan on a “high- risk” mission to Swat

by Carol Anne Grayson

Wed 19th Nov 2014
Many innocent people have become victims of the state in Pakistan as successive governments assisted the US with its War on Terror operations after 9/11... [read more]

Wine, Blood and Gasoline

by Uri Avnery

Sat 15th Nov 2014
Kafr Kanna, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus – according to the New Testament - turned water into wine. Now it is the Arab village where the Israeli police is turning stones into blood... [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]
 

The Imminent Prospect of a US-Iran Breakthrough worries the Hawks

by Rachel Kohan

Sat 15th Nov 2014
The international community grapples once again with the imminent prospect of a “nuclear deal” between the US (P5+1) and Iran before the extended deadline of November 24 arrives... [read more]

State and Revolution: Chapter 5 - Withering Away the State

by Thomas Riggins

Fri 14th Nov 2014
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through chapter 5 of Lenin's State and Revolution... [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]
 

Interstellar: magnificent film, insane fantasy

by George Monbiot

Wed 12th Nov 2014
Movies about abandoning Earth reflect the political defeatism of our age: that adapting to climate breakdown is preferable to stopping it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Is ISIS Coming?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 7th Nov 2014
If ISIS had approached the borders of Israel this week, nobody in the country would have noticed. Israel was riveted to a court-room drama... [read more]

My journey from Christianity to Humanism

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 7th Nov 2014
Peter Tatchell explains how he made the transition from dogma & superstition to rationalism... [read more]
 

Taxi story

by John Green

Fri 7th Nov 2014
Reams have been written about how awful and oppressive East Germany was - a virtual slave state with Stasi surveillance informers everywhere. That image was rudely demolished in a curious way the other day... [read more]

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 5th Nov 2014
This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The revolutionary reawakening of Burkina Faso

by Ben Morken

Wed 5th Nov 2014
The West African country of Burkina Faso exploded into a full blown revolutionary situation on Thursday 30th October... [read more]
 

How the world was saved from a nuclear catastrophe

by John Green

Sun 2nd Nov 2014
In 1983 the world stood on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. War between NATO and the USSR was prevented by a high ranking NATO official secretly working for the GDR foreign intelligence service... [read more]

Chickenshit

by Uri Avnery

Sat 1st Nov 2014
When a high-ranking official of one country calls the leader of another country "chickenshit", it may be assumed that the relations between the two countries are not at their best... [read more]
 

Ukrainian parliamentary elections: if you don’t have anything nice to say

by Peter Mikhailenko

Sat 1st Nov 2014
The expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is the best way to describe the reaction in the Western media to the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine.... [read more]

HSBC: the bank with a shameful past and scandalous present

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 1st Nov 2014
The fourth article in the series The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

Gough Whitlam – It's Time to Rest In Peace

by Mark Horner

Sun 26th Oct 2014
Edward Gough Whitlam (”Gough Whitlam”), a former Labour prime minister of Australia, passed away on 21st October, 2014 at 98 years of age ... [read more]
 

Muhammad, Where Are You?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 25th Oct 2014
About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state... [read more]

Piketty for Progressives: Part 4

by Thomas Riggins

Sat 25th Oct 2014
Thomas Riggins continues to guide us through Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

Why climate ‘uncertainty’ is no excuse for doing nothing

by Richard Pancost and Stephan Lewandowsky

Sat 25th Oct 2014
Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets... [read more]