The holy name of liberty
By Arundhati Roy - 10 June 13:00

With each battle cry against Pakistan, India inflicts a wound on herself. As nationalism becomes syn

The case for the undecided
By Staff blogger - 10 June 13:00

The evidence that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live under intolerable conditions, which deserve some comparisons to the conditions suffered by people under colonial overlords or under the South African apartheid system, is overwhelming.

Lula and Elisa reach for power
By John Lloyd - 10 June 13:00

While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o

Hurt by the west
By Maysoon Pachachi - 10 June 13:00

Observations on women in Iraq

NS Essay - Fighting the spectre of the far right
By Godfrey Hodgson - 10 June 13:00

Populist politicians who hold government in contempt and raise the alarm about "outsiders" can be st

Mark Thomas on why the Turks are popular at No. 10
By Mark Thomas - 10 June 13:00

New Labour backs the Turks over the Kurds because Turkey is the Richard Desmond of the British arms

Thinking the unthinkable
By Philip Kerr - 10 June 13:00

Can we imagine a nuclear war? The novelist Philip Kerr returns to an invented scenario that now seem

America - Andrew Stephen on stupid American intelligence
By Andrew Stephen - 10 June 13:00

In the whole US intelligence shambles, only a single woman FBI agent emerges with any credit. Take a

NS Profile - Pakistani dictators
By Tariq Ali - 03 June 13:00

Musharraf swapped his uniform for a turban - the latest in a long line of generals who pretend to be

Left turn
By Neil Clark - 03 June 13:00

Observations on Hungary

Better than Bollywood
By Salil Tripathi - 03 June 13:00

It's a hot summer for India's film industry, but Salil Tripathi prefers a film-maker who favours rea

John Pilger sees Israel denying its past
By John Pilger - 03 June 13:00

Ethnic cleansing attended the birth of Israel but, more than 50 years later, the country is still in

America - Andrew Stephen on the decline of death row
By Andrew Stephen - 03 June 13:00

There are 3,700 people on death row in America - but, very slowly, public opinion is turning against

Flames clinging to a torched village
By Kamila Shamsie - 03 June 13:00

India talks of terrorism, and the world listens. But the Kashmiris have tens of thousands dead, and

The end of multiculturalism
By John Lloyd - 27 May 13:00

The west is finding that there are limits to its tolerance of minorities where their beliefs clash v

The laptop fascists
By John Gray - 27 May 13:00

Do not dismiss Europe's far-right parties as simply reactionary. They are all the more menacing beca

A dog's life in Greece
By Helena Smith - 27 May 13:00

Observations on Hellenic slaughter

Into the darkness
By John Elliott - 27 May 13:00

India says Pakistan backs terrorism, but now it is charged with supporting terrorism itself

Mark Thomas searches for buried truths in Tanzania
By Mark Thomas - 27 May 13:00

Were more than 50 Tanzanian miners buried alive? The mine owners deny it, but local people claim the

At last, a few chinks in the Bush armour
By Andrew Stephen - 27 May 13:00

Normal political service is resumed. The row over what the president knew before 11 September has tu

Hello again, Mr President
By Justin Webster - 20 May 13:00

Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his

US hits the poor
By Barbara Gunnell - 20 May 13:00

Observations on trade

Funny business abroad
By Stefan Stern - 20 May 13:00

Observations on the Euro debate

Mark Thomas
By Mark Thomas - 20 May 13:00

President Bush has declared a War on Hormones and is set to do battle with every teenage erection, s

America - Andrew Stephen
By Andrew Stephen - 20 May 13:00

Colin Powell, the loyal soldier, stays at his post but is now totally isolated within the Bush admin

I am not an anti-Semite
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 May 13:00

Observations - Lindsey Hilsum reporting the Middle East

In Saddam's land, they hold their breath
By Richard Gott - 13 May 13:00

Iraq's streets are full of people buying and selling goods from all over the world. Sanctions have f

America - Andrew Stephen on 50 years for stealing Snow White
By Andrew Stephen - 13 May 13:00

In California, a man stole a few kids' videotapes from his local Kmart. Now the US Supreme Court wil

On the Parisian boulevards, the blood races
By David Lawday - 13 May 13:00

On the eve of his weird re-election as president of France, upending Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front National, Jacques Chirac publicly thanked millions of street demonstrators. Action in the street, said a grateful Chirac, had shown that "France will forever be France".