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

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.

John Pilger reveals the American plan: a new Pearl Harbour
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 was a "catastrophic and catalysing event".

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

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At home, they are regarded as outdated dreamers; abroad, as accomplices in war crimes.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

The Winter War

William R Trotter <em>Aurum Press, 283pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 1854108816

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.

I'm a Muslim but I can still fly
By Sarfraz Mansoor - 18 November 12:00

Arabs and Asians complain of racial profiling. But the widely travelled Sarfraz Mansoor finds US air

Just like his pal Silvio
By Nick Cohen - 18 November 12:00

Tony Blair, assisted by a posse of unelected advisers, propaganda paid for by our taxes, and a subse

NS Interview - Jack Straw
By John Kampfner - 18 November 12:00

The Foreign Secretary is ready to wage war on tyrants, but blames many of the world's problems on Br

America - Andrew Stephen says Resolution 1441 suits Bush fine
By Andrew Stephen - 18 November 12:00

As 250,000 ground troops get ready to invade Iraq, the assumption is that Saddam Hussein will be top

How Spain can lead the world
By John Carlin - 11 November 12:00

Observations on Gibraltar

The flirts in the park
By Lindsey Hilsum - 11 November 12:00

The morals police are ready with whips. But Iranian lovers know how to stay out of trouble

America - Andrew Stephen analyses the American elections
By Andrew Stephen - 11 November 12:00

The Democrats gave the Republicans a free ride in the mid-term elections: their leaders were so inep

The great socialist shame
By Geoffrey Robertson - 11 November 12:00

Left-wing thinkers backed policies that tore Aborigine girls from their mothers

Under Ataturk's portrait
By Mihir Bose - 11 November 12:00

Mihir Bose finds more headscarves and less <em>raki</em> as Turkey's secular state faces creeping Is

Whatever happened to No Logo?
By Johann Hari - 11 November 12:00

Until recently, the anti-globalisation movement looked set to become the defining new element in pol

Winner takes all
By Michael Prowse - 11 November 12:00

Open World: the truth about globalisation

Philippe Legrain <em>Abacus, 367pp, £12.99</em>

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