Mark Thomas has a letter for Hilary Benn
By Mark Thomas - 17 November 12:00

The Secretary of State for International Development has decided to back a World Bank loan for a BP

Prize Essay - Can developing nations be independent?
By Anthony Painter - 17 November 12:00

Today's globalised economy is dominated by a single ideology, but the frontiers which imprison poor

Profits won't feed the world
By Colin Tudge - 10 November 12:00

We will all have enough to eat if we stick to the good, old-fashioned craft of farming. We don't nee

The president wins the midfield battle
By Alex Bellos - 03 November 12:00

Watch out Washington! Lula, Brazil's new leader, bent on social and economic reform in defiance of t

NS Essay - Are poor countries really getting richer?
By Partha Dasgupta - 03 November 12:00

Are developing countries really doing better, as orthodox economists say? No, argues Partha Dasgupta

Mark Thomas advises indebted Iraq to do a runner
By Mark Thomas - 20 October 13:00

Iraq has debts of at least $200bn. Its best bet is to promise to pay up and then do a runner, taking

The mystery of our man in Tashkent
By Nick Cohen - 13 October 13:00

A UK ambassador spoke out against tyranny and infuriated the US. Now he faces disciplinary charges a

The awakening of liberal England
By John Pilger - 13 October 13:00

Ye are many, they are few. Millions have broken their customary silence to rescue the noble ideas of

America - Andrew Stephen unravels the CIA-gate saga
By Andrew Stephen - 13 October 13:00

CIA-gate is a complicated saga, but most Americans understand enough to want the appointment of a sp

I was spied on. What a thrill!
By Gideon Burrows - 06 October 13:00

Observations on the anti-arms trade campaign

Just another way to bully the weakest
By Nick Cohen - 29 September 13:00

ID cards will be unpopular and hard to administer. They won't even prevent serious crime. But they w

Dead in the water
By Mark Lynas - 22 September 13:00

Mark Lynas listens to the Icelanders' arguments, economic and even ecological, in favour of whaling

Pro-capitalists hate the arms trade, too
By Samuel Brittan - 22 September 13:00

Samuel Brittan, a defender of competitive markets, supports the protests against selling weapons. Th

Mark Thomas imagines a terrorist in a tutu
By Mark Thomas - 22 September 13:00

Had any violence kicked off outside the arms fair, the dealers would have been straight in there, ha

Oil rolls back the former Soviet borders
By Maurice Walsh - 15 September 13:00

Control of Azerbaijan's vast oil resources has long been an American ambition. Now, after years of c

Who owns the world?
By Andrew Simms - 15 September 13:00

Everything - from land, water and plant seeds to folk stories and football results - can now be clai

NS Essay - "Power failures reveal a deep truth: the earth's resources are irrevocably finite"
By John Gray - 08 September 13:00

We like to believe that growth can go on for ever and that the western way of life can be replicated

We sell arms to Saddam's friends
By Gideon Burrows - 08 September 13:00

While Syria is accused of being a danger to the world, the Ministry of Defence invites its generals

America - Andrew Stephen hears carbon dioxide emissions are harmless
By Andrew Stephen - 08 September 13:00

America produces 23 per cent of the world's carbon dioxide, and the glaciers in a Montana national p

The citizens of nowhere
By Paul Kingsnorth - 01 September 13:00

A global middle class - rootless, urban, technocratic, materialistic - is emerging. It exists in eve

Stay cool, and heat up the planet
By Dan Rosenheck - 01 September 13:00

The answer to this summer's heatwave? Air-conditioning - a way of life in the US, but rare in France

Thousands die: mustn't grumble!
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 01 September 13:00

Observations on global warming and the media

Darcus Howe finds nothing at carnival to lift his spirits
By Darcus Howe - 01 September 13:00

More than two centuries after the liberation of slaves, we sink into despair and stupidity

WMDs: the biggest lie of all
By Dan Rosenheck - 25 August 13:00

Chemical and biological weapons are a red herring. They are banned because they provide low-cost def

Darcus Howe reveals the truth about Uganda's Asians
By Darcus Howe - 25 August 13:00

When Amin expelled Asians, we treated them as we now treat asylum-seekers

Blueprint for a screwed-up world
By Simon Retallack - 25 August 13:00

An international summit in Cancun next month could transfer even more power from democratic governme

Sod this for a game of soldiers
By Mark Metcalf - 18 August 13:00

Observations on the army

America - Andrew Stephen offers advice on hand luggage
By Andrew Stephen - 18 August 13:00

Since 11 September 2001, we've all got used to tight airport security, but now every single piece of

A conflict of views
By Jenny Matthews - 18 August 13:00

Photography - Jenny Matthews on the inevitable censorship and bias in documenting war

The hidden people
By Alex Stephens - 18 August 13:00

Illegal immigrants in Norfolk take on the jobs no one else will do. One of them tells his story to A

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