Our amazing hypocrisy on immigration
By Staff blogger - 05 April 13:00

The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.

How to take Islam back to reason
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 April 13:00

Far from being anti-science, as George Carey suggests, the Koran demands scientific study. Now Musli

Give Blair another chance
By Mark Lynas - 05 April 13:00

Mark Lynas proposes that we should forgive the PM for Iraq if he can redeem himself by embracing a b

The new global elite
By John Prideaux - 05 April 13:00

Forget illegal immigrants. A cosmopolitan class, young, mobile and restless, move from country to co

John Pilger reveals Australia's role as Bush's sheriff
By John Pilger - 05 April 13:00

Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia re

The void of understanding
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 29 March 13:00

Observations on the media and Haiti

Another week, another tragedy
By Quentin Letts - 29 March 13:00

Observations on prime ministerial condolences

A bad model for Iraq
By Helena Smith - 29 March 13:00

Observations on Kosovo

Does Blunkett back the law?
By Corin Redgrave - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Gantanamo

How Prescott can defeat Bin Laden
By Quentin Letts - 22 March 12:00

Observations on counter-terrorism

After Madrid, does urban life have a future?
By Eric Klinenberg - 22 March 12:00

Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to

The truth about Haiti
By Staff blogger - 08 March 12:00

It is not only by bombing and invasion that the George W Bush regime gets rid of governments it doesn't like. It also uses subversion and economic sanctions.

Nothing to sell but their bodies
By Barbara Gunnell - 01 March 12:00

Everyone wants to stop people-trafficking. But in impoverished Nepal, the earnings of exiled workers

When even Monsanto has doubts
By Sue Branford - 01 March 12:00

Argentina went overboard for GM crops. Now its farmers face a decline in production, reports Sue Bra

Why the Little Englanders are wrong
By Staff blogger - 01 March 12:00

The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarised.

A migration that nobody objects to
By Alexander Monro - 01 March 12:00

The Chinese are now the largest student minority in UK universities. At huge cost, they come to get

Lost in translation
By Alice O'Keeffe - 23 February 12:00

They lower academic standards, jump the queue for benefits, spread TB: these are the charges flung a

NS Essay - The biomass of human bodies now exceeds by a hundred times that of any large animal species that ever existed on land
By Mark Lynas - 23 February 12:00

The century's big issue is not equality in the conventional sense. It is whether we can share with o

Privy Council dams Belize
By Elizabeth Mistry - 23 February 12:00

Observations on the environment

Don't delay on welcoming the new EU migrants
By Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - 23 February 12:00

Tony Blair should hold his nerve. Far from regarding EU enlargement on 1 May as a threat - because it will allow unrestricted access to migrants from the new member states - the UK should see it as an opportunity.

The new serfs
By Andrew Simms - 16 February 12:00

They come from all corners of the globe, but only when they meet their strange, lonely deaths, as th

NS Special Report - The killing fields
By Robert Skidelsky - 26 January 12:00

Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the

When it's foolish to go scuba diving
By Nic Fleming - 26 January 12:00

Observations on the war on terrorism

NS Special Report - The conflict the west always ignores
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 January 12:00

Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists

A talking shop with a difference
By Paul Kingsnorth - 19 January 12:00

If you are looking for creative ideas on our future, tune in to the World Social Forum

Mark Thomas thanks Hilary Benn for his interest
By Mark Thomas - 19 January 12:00

The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru

The public is right on GM crops
By Staff blogger - 19 January 12:00

Why do we need GM crops? Nobody suggests that food will taste better as a result. They will not provide Nigella or Jamie with opportunities to dazzle us with exciting new recipes ("try my GM soya souffle"). GM is not supposed to make us fitter and younger.

Blessed are the peacemakers (and probably Norwegians)
By Anton La Guardia - 15 December 12:00

As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.

Santa is green, really
By Mark Lynas - 15 December 12:00

Buried deep beneath the schmaltz and tinsel of this season of excess is a message for us about our p

When it's right to be fearful
By Staff blogger - 15 December 12:00

At some point in 2004, a major British target - parliament, perhaps, or the London Tube, or a big shopping centre, or a sports stadium - will suffer a terrorist outrage. It is not a question of if, but when. So we are told. We were told the same at the end of 2001, and at the end of 2002.

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