Cartoon wars
By Nicholas Blincoe - 06 January 12:00

By dramatising events in comic-book form, Joe Sacco's Palestine exposes the fantasy of the Israeli o

America - Andrew Stephen thinks Americans are too hysterical
By Andrew Stephen - 06 January 12:00

A bus driver went off his route to avoid traffic and joked that he was taking the passengers to the

The half-blind tourist
By Horatio Clare - 06 January 12:00

Horatio Clare tries being an Adventurous Traveller in famine-stricken Ethiopia, but decides that he

Why boycott Zimbabwe, but not China?
By Staff blogger - 06 January 12:00

Three countries are currently targets for western opprobrium: Iraq, North Korea and Zimbabwe. It is no doubt a tiresome, left cliche that the present state of all three owes much to foreign and particularly western imperialism; but cliches often happen to be true.

Is the Daily Mail right about immigrants?
By John Lloyd - 06 January 12:00

Unskilled migrants depress the wages of unskilled natives. But if we allow entry only to the highly

Lula, a people's last hope
By Sue Branford - 06 January 12:00

Brazil's president says he'll attempt the impossible in this, one of the world's most unequal societ

Our man in the land of Zam Zam Cola
By Christina Lamb - 16 December 12:00

Christina Lamb meets Britain's lone crusader in the Arab world, trying to win hearts and minds: he's

Is man too wicked to be free?
By John Lloyd - 16 December 12:00

In France, an intellectual has caused a furore by denouncing his fellow leftists for covertly reacti

Darcus Howe advises us to stay away from Guyana
By Darcus Howe - 16 December 12:00

Keep away from Guyana, where my friend was given a pistol as an act of welcome

Return of the happy shoeshine boy
By Steven Berkoff - 16 December 12:00

In Cape Town, Steven Berkoff finds the blacks smiling and all too eager to offer help. Just don't me

John Pilger reveals the American plan
By John Pilger - 16 December 12:00

Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed wa

NS Essay 1 - 'The rulers of the United States have embarked on policies that violate the principles of open society'
By George Soros - 16 December 12:00

George Soros recalls how the writings of Karl Popper were the formative influence on his life, and a

2003: the road to war
By Staff blogger - 16 December 12:00

At some point in 2003, barring miracles, there will be war with Iraq. As every day passes, the impossibility of the task facing the UN weapons inspectors - to prove a negative - becomes clearer.

The rise of Mblaireki
By Bryan Rostron - 16 December 12:00

Mandela's successor is under fire from his allies, particularly in the unions. He calls them ultra-l

What a difference you can make
By Barbara Gunnell - 16 December 12:00

As Africa faces the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, westerners have grown cynical and no longe

Ghosts in the city of widows
By Jeremy Seabrook - 16 December 12:00

When their husbands die, devout Indian women make the pilgrimage to Vrindavan, where they will pray

Mark Thomas wonders if Saddam's men recycle paper
By Mark Thomas - 09 December 12:00

Just under two years ago, Jack Straw believed that Iraq's security forces were even-handed and just.

Dancing with the enemy
By Philip Kerr - 09 December 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr discovers magic in Peru, but fails to fall under Harry Potter's latest spell

America - Andrew Stephen on magic solutions for US schools
By Andrew Stephen - 09 December 12:00

Charter schools and vouchers were supposed to be the magic bullets to improve education. But nobody

NS Profile - The Israeli left
By Stephen Howe - 09 December 12:00

At home, they are regarded as outdated dreamers; abroad, as accomplices in war crimes. They face a b

Against the western invaders
By David Nicholson-Lord - 09 December 12:00

With the world in turmoil, tourists will have to realise that to carry on partying or trying to "fin

Why the French call us Londonistan
By John Kampfner - 09 December 12:00

The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b

Waving goodbye
By Nicholas Fearn - 09 December 12:00

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National parks, state schools and hospitals, laws against pollution: all could be under threat from the World Trade Organisation
By Nick Cohen - 02 December 12:00

Nick Cohen reveals the astonishing details of how a little-noticed international agreement could und

The region of mystery
By Ned Denny - 02 December 12:00

Art - Ned Denny on how the Aztecs shocked the mind into an awareness of divinity

America - Andrew Stephen on a monstrous new bureaucracy
By Andrew Stephen - 02 December 12:00

The new Department of Homeland Security will become a monstrous bureaucracy; it's the biggest change

NS Essay - 'Saddam, Arafat and the Saudis hate the Jews and want to see them destroyed'
By Richard Webster - 02 December 12:00

. . . or so says the right-wing writer Andrew Sullivan. And he has a point. Does the western left re

World at war
By John Gray - 25 November 12:00

Terror on the Tube and plans to invade Iraq are just the beginning. Industrialisation, it was though

Mark Thomas pooh-poohs the plot to gas us
By Mark Thomas - 25 November 12:00

The government is trying to alarm you about terrorist attacks just as the weapons inspectors go into

The price of oil
By Staff blogger - 25 November 12:00

The ship sinks, the oil spills, the bandwagon rolls. The environmental lobbyists, sniffing a surge of donations, fall over themselves to predict ecological disaster. Fishermen, sniffing compensation, gaze stonily out to sea, lamenting that all is lost.