Diary - Irma Kurtz<br />
By Irma Kurtz - 29 November 12:00

"Whoever had to ask for pickles in a Manhattan deli?"I ask the unknown woman at my table. "Everythin

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 29 November 12:00

I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return

Deported from America
By Stephen Davis - 22 November 12:00

Under US laws passed in the mid-1990s and now being strictly enforced, minor and long-forgotten offe

Creative history
By Terry Bell - 22 November 12:00

South Africa: the first man, the last nation

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America - Andrew Stephen warns that "Condi" is bad news
By Andrew Stephen - 22 November 12:00

The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too

Gaijin takeaway
By Ian G Mason - 22 November 12:00

America may seem an ever more dominant force in the world's film industry, but Hollywood has long be

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 November 12:00

If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an

The new internationalism
By James Purnell - 22 November 12:00

America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready

World view - Michela Wrong
By Michela Wrong - 22 November 12:00

Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

How the US could be left behind
By David Nicholson-Lord - 22 November 12:00

Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord

Mark Thomas asks what is the point of Band Aid
By Mark Thomas - 22 November 12:00

The trouble with Band Aid is that you can buy the single, think you have done your bit and walk away

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal
By John Pilger - 15 November 12:00

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an

A Bollywood hospital saga
By Samir Shah - 15 November 12:00

When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th

Will the secular left continue bowling alone?
By William Davies - 15 November 12:00

In the days following the defeat of Boston's native son John Kerry, the city's newspapers echoed some of the questions raised in the months following 9/11: Why do they hate us? How did religious zeal come to overpower political reason?

Darcus Howe bemoans lawless Trinidad
By Darcus Howe - 15 November 12:00

In Trinidad, even human rights lawyers seem not to care when people get shot

Politics - John Kampfner on the only friend Tony has left
By John Kampfner - 15 November 12:00

Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary

Bush faces trade sanctions
By Andrew Simms - 15 November 12:00

Observations on global warming

The left needs its own moral values
By Staff blogger - 15 November 12:00

The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.

The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Hands off our gas!
By Sue Branford - 08 November 12:00

Observations on Latin America

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

The rules of successful rebellion
By Kevin Toolis - 08 November 12:00

By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

World view - Lindsey Hilsum watches troops prepare for Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 November 12:00

The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.

Any colour as long as it's yellow
By Joe Moran - 08 November 12:00

Observations on nostalgia

NS interview - Geoff Hoon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should

John Pilger denounces Americanism
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But

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