John Pilger denounces the liberal press (yes, including the New Statesman)
By John Pilger - 14 June 13:00

In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.

An arms sales ban would cost us nothing
By Staff blogger - 14 June 13:00

A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least give it credit for increased transparency - issued its annual report on arms control. It reveals that licences were granted for £992m-worth of arms exports in 2003.

Pleased to bow to Uncle Sam
By Neil Clark - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu

Saddam's very own party
By Nick Cohen - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - Respect, the alliance between the Muslim Association of Britain and the

Deaf to the world beyond them
By Andrew Simms - 07 June 13:00

Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

On the political agenda
By James Crabtree - 31 May 13:00

Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.

The president wiggles his hips in Detroit
By Alec Russell - 31 May 13:00

''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

What Brown would do in No 10
By John Kampfner - 24 May 13:00

We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a

Can judges restore America's honour?
By Nick Cohen - 24 May 13:00

In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br

The pro-war camp is struck dumb
By Andrew Stephen - 24 May 13:00

Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma

America's barbecue vote
By Becky Tinsley - 10 May 13:00

They work longer hours than Dad did, regret not having wives who stay at home, and hate seeing those

America - Andrew Stephen fears it's too little, too late for Kerry
By Andrew Stephen - 10 May 13:00

Kerry has run a woeful campaign so far, failing to counter even when unfairly attacked. After the wo

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.

America - Andrew Stephen dissects Bush's U-turn on the UN
By Andrew Stephen - 03 May 13:00

George Bush now regards the UN's help in Iraq as vital. But this isn't a real conversion: he wants t

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

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

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

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

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

Axis to grind
By Michael Lind - 19 April 13:00

The President of Good and Evil: taking George W Bush seriously

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Second-class allies
By John Kampfner - 19 April 13:00

In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no

Lindsey Hilsum - Each Iraqi is both pro- and anti-war
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 April 13:00

The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the

As the death toll rises, a region holds its breath
By Barbara Smith - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction

Diary - Marcelle d'Argy Smith
By Marcelle d'Argy - 12 April 13:00

I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there

When men have lost their reason
By Colin Tudge - 12 April 13:00

Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe

Iraq: how to move on
By Staff blogger - 12 April 13:00

Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

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