Tortured and beaten in Wales
By Christina Lamb - 27 January 12:00

Christina Lamb, training for war, is confronted by too much blood too soon after breakfast

The mercenaries who fight for Britain
By Nick Cohen - 27 January 12:00

Even the military has turned to the private sector for help - from companies that are guilty of ever

Proof of America's weapons of mass destruction
By Mark Thomas - 27 January 12:00

Wars and conflicts have been started for many spurious reasons that, at the time, seemed noble enough but, on reflection, amounted to little more than a diplomatic version of "Is your asylum-seeker looking at my pint?" None, to my knowledge, has been started upon the discovery of 11 empty shell

Can he be stopped?
By John Kampfner - 20 January 12:00

When it comes to war on Iraq, Clare Short has been portrayed as a dissenter. But she tells John Kamp

NS Essay - 'American culture is animated by a heresy: that human nature is not inherently flawed but essentially good'
By John Gray - 20 January 12:00

The real danger of President Bush's plans for Iraq is that they are based on the belief that evil ca

Ever the willing ally
By Bulent Yusuf - 20 January 12:00

Australians were on hand even for the Boer war and the Boxer Rebellion. They were involved in more o

George Bush's other poodle: John Howard, Australian prime minister
By John Pilger - 20 January 12:00

John Howard is the mouse that roars for America, whipping his country into war fever.

Hawks hold the key to Blair's future
By John Kampfner - 20 January 12:00

The Prime Minister's fate is in the hands of Donald Rumsfeld. It is an alarming prospect, but Downing Street strategists know that if the US defence secretary wins the latest battle for the president's ear it could spell disaster. "We think Bush is with us.

Is the Daily Mail right about immigrants?
By John Lloyd - 06 January 12:00

Unskilled migrants depress the wages of unskilled natives. But if we allow entry only to the highly

It's all a lot of hot air
By Jeff Howell - 06 January 12:00

Resist double glazing salesmen, advises Jeff Howell. They can't save us from global warming

NS Essay 2 - 'For Britain, joining Europe was associated with national decline and loss of great power status'
By Alexej Behnisch - 16 December 12:00

In all EU countries, the masses are sceptical about the union. Only in Britain is scepticism shared

What a difference you can make
By Barbara Gunnell - 16 December 12:00

As Africa faces the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, westerners have grown cynical and no longe

Are ministers serious?
By Chris Powell - 16 December 12:00

Observations on Aids

The gods meet fire with fire
By Karen Armstrong - 16 December 12:00

The fundamentalists have hijacked religion since 11 September; and the secular fundamentalists are a

John Pilger reveals the American plan: a new Pearl Harbour
By John Pilger - 16 December 12:00

Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was a "catastrophic and catalysing event".

The invisible workers
By Graham Bowley - 16 December 12:00

People like Marianna, a doctor, clean our toilets, sweep our roads, care for our elderly. They shoul

2003: the road to war
By Staff blogger - 16 December 12:00

At some point in 2003, barring miracles, there will be war with Iraq. As every day passes, the impossibility of the task facing the UN weapons inspectors - to prove a negative - becomes clearer.

Against the western invaders
By David Nicholson-Lord - 09 December 12:00

With the world in turmoil, tourists will have to realise that to carry on partying or trying to "fin

The price of oil
By Staff blogger - 25 November 12:00

The ship sinks, the oil spills, the bandwagon rolls. The environmental lobbyists, sniffing a surge of donations, fall over themselves to predict ecological disaster. Fishermen, sniffing compensation, gaze stonily out to sea, lamenting that all is lost.

World at war
By John Gray - 25 November 12:00

Terror on the Tube and plans to invade Iraq are just the beginning. Industrialisation, it was though

An unlikely supporter
By Johann Hari - 25 November 12:00

Observations on anti-globalisation

Mark Thomas pooh-poohs the plot to gas us
By Mark Thomas - 25 November 12:00

The government is trying to alarm you about terrorist attacks just as the weapons inspectors go into

NS Interview - Jack Straw
By John Kampfner - 18 November 12:00

The Foreign Secretary is ready to wage war on tyrants, but blames many of the world's problems on Br

Winner takes all
By Michael Prowse - 11 November 12:00

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Whatever happened to No Logo?
By Johann Hari - 11 November 12:00

Until recently, the anti-globalisation movement looked set to become the defining new element in pol

Mark Thomas defends David Shayler
By Mark Thomas - 11 November 12:00

David Shayler is being pilloried because he exposed a secret service plot to fund al-Qaeda. Surely,

Blame it on the archduke
By Adam Sage - 04 November 12:00

Adam Sage watches Slobodan Milosevic, on trial in The Hague, frustrate the judge and the prosecuting

Pop the Pill and think of England
By Anthony Browne - 04 November 12:00

Who's afraid of declining population? Only politicians, obsessed with power and prestige. The rest o

As politics homogenizes, John Pilger predicts a great new people's movement
By John Pilger - 04 November 12:00

Something is stirring among the people. Energy and organisation are far in advance of the 1960s - today's anti-globalisation movement may be the greatest yet.

Mark Thomas calls Labour voters to action
By Mark Thomas - 28 October 12:00

Bush wants war with Iraq and will use any excuse - like Saddam Hussein has infringed the copyright l