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

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

Observations on Gantanamo

John Pilger on the silence over terror in Palestine
By John Pilger - 22 March 12:00

No front pages in the west mourn victims of the enduring bloodbath in occupied Palestine, the equivalent of Madrid's horror, week after week.

Terror, the great leveller
By Staff blogger - 22 March 12:00

For the first time since the Second World War, the civilian populations of western democracies are themselves the targets of hostile, foreign attacks.

Tell them it's the sound of freedom
By Stephen Grey - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Iraq

Iraq has made the Chancellor timid
By John Kampfner - 22 March 12:00

Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of

Wrong sort of government
By Neil Clark - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Serbia by Neil Clark

Rule of the death squads
By Stephen Grey - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - The shooting isn't just between occupying forces and guerrillas. The Iraqi Govern

When defeat is a new beginning
By Helena Smith - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Greek socialists

The right exit
By Ken Roth - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - What are the responsibilities of an occupying power in its withdrawal? By Ken Rot

The war that changed everything
By Staff blogger - 15 March 12:00

To understand how much the Iraq war has changed the world, cast your mind back - not just one year to when the war started, but more than two years to when we first heard of the "axis of evil".

The left shrugs as Baghdad burns
By Nick Cohen - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - Iraq faces a fascist uprising and liberals here should back that country's democr

Has America begun to think again?
By Andrew Stephen - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - Until recently, George W Bush's attempts to play the patriotic card had been succ

Strangest of bedfellows
By David Lawday - 15 March 12:00

The entente cordiale, to be celebrated by the Queen in a sentimental speech, is a lie. In 1904, it s

US learns the Bogside lessons
By Stephen Grey - 08 March 12:00

Observations on Iraq

Darcus Howe recalls his first visit to Haiti
By Darcus Howe - 08 March 12:00

In Haiti, the other Caribbean governments see a reflection of where they are all headed

Bush or Kerry? No difference, writes John Pilger
By John Pilger - 08 March 12:00

The man who, after Super Tuesday, is all but certain to become the Democrats' candidate for president is much the same as his opponent.

War and the law: the inside story
By John Kampfner - 08 March 12:00

The Attorney General's legal case for invading Iraq last year looks ever more flimsy. Our political

The nation wants a daddy, not a bud
By Richard Reeves - 08 March 12:00

Observations on the US presidential elections

Bush's martyrs
By Michael Lind - 01 March 12:00

Michael Lind reveals who is really fighting in Iraq: southerners who, unlike the secularised Puritan

America - Andrew Stephen forecasts a struggle for Nader
By Andrew Stephen - 01 March 12:00

The Democrats see Ralph Nader as nothing but a spoiler. Howard Dean has pleaded with people not to v

The judge fails to stay bought
By Mark Almond - 23 February 12:00

The corrupt president is backed only by the old and poor. In Lithuania, that's a lot of people

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.

Leader with the iron fist and the big heart
By Isabel Hilton - 23 February 12:00

Colombia's neoliberal president has used the military to take control of large areas. But the guerri

Great sushi, shame about the election
By John Kampfner - 23 February 12:00

John Kampfner in Moscow finds mega malls on the horizon and some of Europe's most fashionable bars a

Black bravery: John Pilger reports from Syndey on the race riots
By John Pilger - 23 February 12:00

Epidemics of disease ravage Aboriginal communities in Australia as they did the slums of 19th-centurury.

America - Andrew Stephen finds a new angle to the Kerry affair
By Andrew Stephen - 23 February 12:00

John Kerry's campaign seems about to be dogged by the issue of womanising, but to read a truly inter

Wings of desire
By Andrew Billen - 16 February 12:00

Television - An anachronistic vision of Reagan-era America fails to convert Andrew Billen

Politics - John Kampfner finds diplomacy is back in fashion
By John Kampfner - 16 February 12:00

A brief era of history is over. Diplomacy, compromise and moral relativism are back in fashion. That

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