Mark Thomas notes it's boom time for arms dealers
By Mark Thomas - 14 March 12:00

By introducing deregulation by stealth, Patricia Hewitt is prising open the gates to an arms bazaar.

Le doyen du continent
By John Ghazvinian - 14 March 12:00

African special - Observations on Omar Bongo of Gabon

To save Africa we must listen to it
By Richard Dowden - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: the big picture - Their fault or our fault? The blame game doesn't help. More import

We need more spirit, less obedience
By Diran Adebayo - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: psyche - Diran Adebayo, Yoruba by origin, wonders if something in Africans' upbringi

NS Essay - Whether it's sex, drink, schools or culture, the English are extremists
By George Walden - 07 March 12:00

England doesn't deserve its reputation for moderation. Where else do you find, in the same country,

The spice traders' tale
By Sejal Mandalia - 07 March 12:00

Observations on adulterated food

''Parte'', said the frontier guard
By Bert Lodge - 07 March 12:00

Bert Lodge recalls the curious outcome of a mission he undertook for the late Peter Benenson, Amnest

World view - Lindsey Hilsum fills a vacancy in the axis of evil
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 March 12:00

There is a vacancy in the axis of evil, and the real threat to Syria therefore comes, not from Leban

Everyone is besotted with Blair, but John Pilger kebabs the Tonier-than-thou club
By John Pilger - 07 March 12:00

Those who regard themselves as commissars of the respectable, moral, liberal class should stop covering for Blair.

America - Andrew Stephen watches Hillary get into gear
By Andrew Stephen - 07 March 12:00

I can now say with some certainty that Hillary Clinton will run for the presidency in 2008 - and my

How Korea became cool
By Victoria James - 07 March 12:00

Observations on eastern fashions

"People in England live differently . . ."
By Christina Zaba - 07 March 12:00

Polish migrants work for tiny wages that British workers won't accept. But many have only the hazies

Secrets and marriages
By Allegra Stratton - 07 March 12:00

Observations on Egypt

Russian ladies start lunching
By Viv Groskop - 28 February 12:00

Observations on charity

Can free trade be fair trade?
By Martin Vander Weyer - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special - It's unfair when poor countries can't sell their goods here. It's also unfair t

Always someone else's fault
By Sejal Mandalia - 28 February 12:00

Observations on HIV (2)

America - Andrew Stephen sees a big fence going up in Tijuana
By Andrew Stephen - 28 February 12:00

Believe it or not, Bush is a moderate on immigration. But there is angry baying to the right of him,

Can celebrity endorsement save the planet?
By Charlie Lee-Potter - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special - Any charity appeal now wants a celebrity backer, plus T-shirts and wristbands.

Nick Cohen on cocaine and fairtrade boycotts: They die for your right to snort
By Nick Cohen - 28 February 12:00

Drinking ethical coffee is fashionable. But so is using cocaine. Mass consumer boycotts are all very well but they rather depend on the quality of the consumer.

World view - Michela Wrong asks a murderous question
By Michela Wrong - 28 February 12:00

Told your country was in danger, and your sister-in-law was one of its enemies, could you kill her a

The rich aroma of large profits
By Tom Wall - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special issue - Big companies are now offering their own ethical brands. Is this a genuin

Clarke faces a fine mess
By Sam Blake - 28 February 12:00

Observations on extradition

What Mandy did next
By Barbara Gunnell - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special - Will the new EU trade commissioner give poor countries a fairer chance to sell

We are doing the right thing
By Bill Rammell - 21 February 12:00

Observations on Colombia

A fine example for the Tories
By Elizabeth Ingrams - 21 February 12:00

Observations on Japan and refugees

Where Bin Laden can still roam free
By Shiv Malik - 21 February 12:00

Reporting from the tribal areas of Pakistan, Shiv Malik finds that opium is openly traded, gunshops

World view - Lindsey Hilsum warns that old wars can bite back
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 February 12:00

The murders in Lebanon and Somalia show that wars we thought we could forget are still simmering awa

Scotland waits for July riots
By Tom Wall - 21 February 12:00

Tom Wall finds potential protesters already being harassed as police prepare for the G8 summit

From Vietnam to Iraq, John Pilger finds our children learning lies
By John Pilger - 21 February 12:00

In our schools, children learn that the US fought the Vietnam war against a "communist threat".

America - Andrew Stephen now knows what George W knew
By Andrew Stephen - 21 February 12:00

Newly released papers show the extent of the warnings to Bush before 9/11