Rich kids go to college, poor ones to Baghdad
By Tom Woodward - 06 December 12:00

You're a 14-year-old high school student in the United States, and it's time to choose your electives for the next academic year. What catches your eye? History, music, physical education- or how about the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)?

The defeat of the pork-eaters
By Daphna Baram - 06 December 12:00

In Israel, Orthodox Jews are not only winning the demographic war against their secular enemies - th

World view - Michela Wrong sees desperation in Nairobi
By Michela Wrong - 06 December 12:00

Africa's technological revolution seems the real thing. But it is just like Kenyan Cheddar: it has a

The secrets of chicken Kiev
By Adrian Monck and Mike Hanley - 06 December 12:00

You probably know more about Ukraine than you think. Its most famous export is radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor melted down in the 1980s. Its troops are serving alongside ours in Iraq.

America - Andrew Stephen finds US networks in decline
By Andrew Stephen - 06 December 12:00

A decade ago, a national news anchorman was a demigod. Today, Americans get their news from more dif

A child is in mortal danger. This man can tell you where he is, but won't talk. What would you do?
By Nick Cohen - 29 November 12:00

Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu

The myth of the malingerer
By Margaret Cook - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Gulf war syndrome

Did Dubbya rig the election?
By Michael Meacher - 29 November 12:00

Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

America - Andrew Stephen on a quadriplegic's death sentence
By Andrew Stephen - 29 November 12:00

For those of you who cannot conceive of the US as a cruel country, read the tale of the young quadri

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

On trial in Guantanamo
By James Ross - 29 November 12:00

Guantanamo Bay in November is rocky, sunny and hot. The military commission is located in the old naval base headquarters, a light-ochre building atop a windswept hill. A badge and a military escort get you through the several checkpoints.

Iraq gets special treatment
By Sue Branford - 29 November 12:00

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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

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

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

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

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

Iraq: without media questioning, 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 and children are being killed.

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.

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

Observations on global warming