John Pilger remembers a courageous campaigner
By John Pilger - 12 May 13:00

The tall, ruddy-faced man opened my door and said: "I'm Jim Howard. Where do I start?" So began the

An evil calculation
By Mick Hume - 12 May 13:00

Bush's Brain: how Karl Rove made George W Bush presidential

James Moore and Wayne Slater <em>John

America - Andrew Stephen sees little hope for the road map
By Andrew Stephen - 12 May 13:00

Tony Blair and John Howard, the Australian PM, may take the Middle East road map seriously, but Bush

How America helped the Mafia
By Hilary Clarke - 12 May 13:00

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Sicily. Nobody wants a party. Why?

A profound dishonesty
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:00

Somewhere, lying around conquered Iraq, are stocks of mustard gas, nerve gas, anthrax and botulinum toxin, plus numbers of Scud missiles, gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment and mobile biological warfare factories.

Abraham Lincoln was a notable syphilis sufferer
Pain and shame - the triumph of the pox
By Deborah Hayden - 12 May 13:00

Sars is but the latest epidemic to plague mankind. Syphilis has been around for 500 years, has claimed famous victims, and now threatens a comeback.

Mafia don or martyr?
By Mark Almond - 12 May 13:00

Was Serbia's prime minister murdered because of his politics or his underworld activities?

America - Andrew Stephen on US economic woes
By Andrew Stephen - 05 May 13:00

Rows of grounded airplanes, brand new libraries without any books, millions of lost jobs: the effect

The revival of an elusive dream
By Neil Clark - 05 May 13:00

Will the hawks bring about what the US has tried to stop for 50 years: Arab unity? Neil Clark report

We're all in a lather again
By Malcolm Clark - 05 May 13:00

Observations on Sars

Mark Thomas considers the new laws on arms sales
By Mark Thomas - 05 May 13:00

As promised, Labour has legislated for greater controls on arms sales. But there are still plenty of

The imperial meaning. Jan Morris on a fine new book about a heroic wartime defence of an outpost of empire
By Jan Morris - 05 May 13:00

Fortress Malta: an island under siege (1940-1943)

James Holland <em>Orion, 440pp, £20</em>


Darcus Howe hears Stab Up sing
By Darcus Howe - 05 May 13:00

How Stab Up sang for the magistrate and was rewarded with mercy

The workers of Europe unite
By Robert Taylor - 05 May 13:00

Blair, Schroder and Chirac may be at odds on Iraq, but all three want to keep unions down. Can John

The party of the martyrs
By Ziauddin Sardar - 28 April 13:00

The Shia branch of Islam was born in violent death and has suffered from centuries of persecution. T

Baghdad next year, darling?
By Ellie Levenson - 28 April 13:00

Observations on holiday trends

The best of Baghdad
By William Cook - 28 April 13:00

Gallery - William Cook discovers an outpost of Iraqi creativity on Fulham High Street

The Pentagon basks in triumph
By John Kampfner - 28 April 13:00

The famed military-industrial complex has won, while the diplomats have lost all clout. John Kampfne

America - Andrew Stephen asks when Bush will lie again
By Andrew Stephen - 28 April 13:00

Notwithstanding some anxious mutterings, the issue of whether weapons of mass destruction will now b

NS Profile - Switzerland
By Frances Stonor Saunders - 28 April 13:00

T S Eliot wept here, while Thomas Mann wrote a novel about a man with a hacking cough. A good place

The Brits really are superior
By Richard Dowden - 28 April 13:00

Richard Dowden explains why the American forces, which operate like the German army and gear everyth

Hero of the shanty towns
By Grace Livingstone - 28 April 13:00

Grace Livingstone in Venezuela finds that, while the liberal middle class has deserted Chavez, the p

The global backlash
By Paul Kingsnorth - 28 April 13:00

You think you know this story. You don't. In a journey from Soweto to Papua to Mexico, Paul Kingsnor

I just rang to say, ''Shalom!''
By Michael Bond - 28 April 13:00

Michael Bond reports on how ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, using a special telephone service, h

A sharp reminder to Bush
By John Elliott - 28 April 13:00

Observations on India and Pakistan

Now here is a man we can talk to
By Annette MacKenzie - 21 April 13:00

Why do we hear so little nowadays about Gaddafi? He was once the biggest rogue of all. Annette MacKe

Too much grief and death
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 April 13:00

Lindsey Hilsum, in her Baghdad diary of the last days of the war, records how one terror succeeded a

A bunch of cocktail-swilling foreigners
By Andrew Stephen - 21 April 13:00

The United Nations is viewed with contempt in the US and only one role is envisaged for it: as a rub

Marooned in mid-Atlantic
By Robin Cook - 21 April 13:00

Robin Cook argues that the PM must restore Britain's place in Europe by keeping his distance from Bu

The aid agencies fear collateral damage
By Gideon Burrows - 21 April 13:00

The aid agencies fear collateral damage