Slavery on Britain's cannabis farms
By Samira Shackle - 26 November 12:40

Cannabis farms are being run in suburban houses by organised crime gangs, and staffed by illegally s

Is Smith right on prostitution?
By Mark Cowling - 21 November 9:52

Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral

Healing DR Congo
By Heather Harvey - 20 November 9:47

What's the solution for DR Congo where rape is used as a weapon of war? Lessons might be learned by

Catastrophe averted?
By Staff blogger - 20 November 9:30

The leaders of the rich countries went to Washington to save the world from sliding into deep recess

Dear David...
By Sean Carey - 18 November 13:27

Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t

Microsoft's social network
By Iain Simons - 14 November 11:32

This week, Microsoft radically extended the services offered on their service. Previously i

A planet in peril
By Phil Bloomer - 14 November 11:11

Oxfam's Phil Bloomer wonders whether the positive signals about a US change of direction on climate

The last best hope
By Peter Wilby - 13 November 9:32

Can a United States led by Barack Obama really change its attitudes towards the rest of the world?

The age of uncertainty
By Tim Adams - 13 November 9:32

The painters and photographers of the First World War were resolutely on the side of the ordinary so

The fire next time
By James Buchan - 13 November 9:32

Every attempt to make banks more responsible has made them more reckless. Unless the sector is radic

Recession blues
By Martin Bright - 13 November 9:32

Both Labour and Tories have yet to confront the realities of the downturn - least of the full horror

CPR for the GOP
By Gabe Mosca - 12 November 13:51

Republicans must find a sensible leader and a cohesive message to regain some power they lost on Nov

The challenges facing Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 07 November 10:39

Just what direction will the president-elect take on South America, Israel and the wars in Iraq and

''The delegates should assemble in sackcloth and ashes, with humble and contrite hearts''
By John Maynard Keynes - 06 November 9:18

In the <em>New Statesman</em> of 24 December 1932, John Maynard Keynes, advised world leaders on the

When Keynes went to America
By James Buchan - 06 November 9:18

The first Bretton Woods meeting was intended to establish a postwar money regime and secure funds fo

Drill baby drill!
By Jonn Elledge - 29 October 9:33

The candidates' attitude towards the environment in the US election is making it a case of opting fo

Beneath the ice
By Adrian Glover - 23 October 10:17

Adrian Glover braves the freezing ocean around Antarctica and finds it rich with underwater life

Time for a fundamental rethink
By Barbara Stocking - 16 October 14:34

Short-term fixes alone for the financial crisis will not be enough, which is why we will also contin

Fear and the city
By Frank Furedi - 16 October 10:37

These are alarming times, but what are we all most afraid of? From London to Cairo to Beijing, a new

Profile: Joss Garman
By Lucy Knight - 14 October 10:58

Joss Garman joined the environmental movement at 14. He has since been arrested over 20 times and wa

Tackling the real crisis
By Phil Bloomer - 10 October 16:02

In a week dominated by the growing global financial crisis, a couple of potential tipping points in

The disaster we have yet to face
By Jacques Attali - 09 October 10:29

Jacques Attali finds disturbing similarities between the financial tsunami and the climate crisis we

Europe's first revolution
By Tom Holland - 09 October 10:29

The west faces increasing tension with the Muslim world. To plot a course through this turbulent age

The luck of the Aussies
By Mark Beeson - 06 October 17:08

Even as the world seems caught in a financial meltdown, has Australia managed to escape? Mark Beeson

Interview: Arundhati Roy
By Syed Hamad Ali - 06 October 12:42

The controversial author speaks to about India and Kashmir and her view that even i

The pay packet crunch
By Robert Reich - 02 October 10:48

Robert Reich, labour secretary in Clinton's administration and world-renowned economist, explains wh

The end of 'greed is good'?
By Duncan Green - 29 September 17:57

Far from Wall Street, Duncan Green from Oxfam looks at what the financial meltdown means for the poo

The great crash of 2008
By James Buchan - 25 September 11:22

The world's financial institutions are gripped by fear, yet policymakers can do nothing. They are ig

A lack of Solidarity
By Mark Seddon - 25 September 11:22

Lech Walesa has angrily dismissed claims he was a double agent - codename 'Bolek' - as "a bunch of c

Israel's illegal outpost
By Jonathan Cook - 25 September 11:22

The extremist children of the settlements who have turned their backs on what they regard as their p