America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

Rise of the veggie Hummer
By David Nicholson-Lord - 17 May 13:00

Observations on America and the environment

Kyoto prospects 2: America
By Geoffrey Lean - 17 May 13:00

The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

Kyoto prospects 1: Russia
By Tom Burke - 17 May 13:00

The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?
By Mark Lynas - 17 May 13:00

A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets

Flaws in the American way of life
By Staff blogger - 17 May 13:00

What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.

To know the countryside, you must live in the city
By David Nicholson-Lord - 10 May 13:00

Country folk, tradition has it, are in tune with nature. Wrong. They have long shown woeful ignoranc

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.

Facts that should change the world
By Jessica Williams - 10 May 13:00

Landmines kill or maim at least one person every hour and, of the population of Cambodia, one in eve

A brigade of fearless hacks
By Neil Clark - 10 May 13:00

Observations on reinforcements for Iraq

Who should we believe?
By Stephen Grey - 10 May 13:00

The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse

Torture: Simply the spoils of victory?
By Kevin Toolis - 10 May 13:00

The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h

The workers take centre stage again
By Emily Mann - 03 May 13:00

Anti-globalisation protests have declined, but May Day isn't finished. It's simply gone back to its

Terrorism turns into resistance
By Stephen Grey - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Iraq

World view - Lindsey Hilsum asks if we should intervene in Sudan
By Lindsey Hilsum - 03 May 13:00

Thousands of people have been killed and a million displaced in Darfur. So why does our government,

NS Essay - Military occupation is not the road to democracy
By Robert Cooper - 03 May 13:00

Democracies are not made by written laws which can be exported as a package. They depend on unwritte

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair's foreign policy collapse
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th

Why Iraqis give thanks for Bush
By Orly Halpern - 26 April 13:00

In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first

Appeasement: Should we strike a deal?
By John Gray - 26 April 13:00

When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu

We don't trust them an inch
By Kieron O'Hara - 26 April 13:00

Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis

America - Andrew Stephen on the mercenaries in Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 26 April 13:00

The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m

The men of war
By Barbara Smith - 26 April 13:00

Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye

Get out now
By John Pilger - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of

Where pink shirts mark out the killers
By Jason Cowley - 19 April 13:00

Jason Cowley travels to Rwanda with Hilary Benn, the International Development Secretary, and finds

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