An inevitable crisis
By James Buchan - 18 December 9:44

Viewed from a distance, the events of 2008 will be seen as a particularly dramatic example of the ag

Outlook stormy for Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 15 December 11:30

The inclusion in Obama's team of so many figures from the past heralds the continuation of the polic

A declaration of digital rights
By Peter Bradwell - 12 December 10:45

After 60 years, it’s time to refresh the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to take in the new di

When writing saves lives
By Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - 09 December 11:44

Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - a former prisoner of conscience - has a personal experience of how much d

How to stop the pirates?
By Brittany Peats - 05 December 10:24

It seems absurd that modern day pirates can board and overpower huge tankers and merchant ships and

The triumph of greed
By Clive Dilnot - 04 December 9:39

Tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering: institutionalised crime is so much part of the global

Ghana votes for a share of the oil
By Tristan McConnell - 04 December 9:39

Observations on democracy

The big green challenge
By Jonathan Kestenbaum - 01 December 10:14

Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe

Time for action on aid
By Eveline Herfkens - 28 November 10:41

To increase economic parity worldwide, developed countries must live up to their commitments to stre

Plight of the unpeople
By John Pilger - 27 November 9:45

Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords'

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 live.com 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 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

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?

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

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