Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

A conspiracy of the rich
By Barbara Gunnell - 24 May 13:00

There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies

World view - Michela Wrong has mixed feelings about charity
By Michela Wrong - 24 May 13:00

By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i

Can judges restore America's honour?
By Nick Cohen - 24 May 13:00

In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br

Elegy for the US
By Mark Bearn - 24 May 13:00

More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the new century

Godfrey Hodgson <em>Princeton Univer

NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?
By Mark Lynas - 17 May 13:00

A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

Spiritual struggle
By Isabel Hilton - 17 May 13:00

The Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa

Mick Brown <em>Bloomsbury

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

Flaws in the American way of life
By Staff blogger - 17 May 13:00

What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.

John Pilger pays tribute to his mother: a determined young graduate and teacher in the bush
By John Pilger - 17 May 13:00

My mother, aged 19, sold her books to pay the fare to her first teaching job in the bush.

Rise of the veggie Hummer
By David Nicholson-Lord - 17 May 13:00

Observations on America and the environment

Kyoto prospects 2: America
By Geoffrey Lean - 17 May 13:00

The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.

A funny kind of free market
By Tessa Mayes - 17 May 13:00

Observations on the new EU

Kyoto prospects 1: Russia
By Tom Burke - 17 May 13:00

The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

Sport - Jason Cowley predicts cricket will die in Zimbabwe
By Jason Cowley - 17 May 13:00

Cricket in Zimbabwe has no future because it is almost wholly a white game

Facts that should change the world
By Jessica Williams - 10 May 13:00

Landmines kill or maim at least one person every hour and, of the population of Cambodia, one in eve

Mark Thomas blames Labour for the BNP
By Mark Thomas - 10 May 13:00

Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat

A bit of moderate Muslim torture
By Jeremy Seabrook - 10 May 13:00

Observations on Bangladesh

Who should we believe?
By Stephen Grey - 10 May 13:00

The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse

A brigade of fearless hacks
By Neil Clark - 10 May 13:00

Observations on reinforcements for Iraq

Torture: Simply the spoils of victory?
By Kevin Toolis - 10 May 13:00

The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h

America's barbecue vote
By Becky Tinsley - 10 May 13:00

They work longer hours than Dad did, regret not having wives who stay at home, and hate seeing those

World view - Michela Wrong argues for diluted justice in Africa
By Michela Wrong - 10 May 13:00

When it comes to Africa, our thirst for justice is best not satisfied: let corrupt leaders know that

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.

To know the countryside, you must live in the city
By David Nicholson-Lord - 10 May 13:00

Country folk, tradition has it, are in tune with nature. Wrong. They have long shown woeful ignoranc

America - Andrew Stephen fears it's too little, too late for Kerry
By Andrew Stephen - 10 May 13:00

Kerry has run a woeful campaign so far, failing to counter even when unfairly attacked. After the wo

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