Lula and Elisa reach for power
By John Lloyd - 10 June 13:00

While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o

Left turn
By Neil Clark - 03 June 13:00

Observations on Hungary

John Pilger sees Israel denying its past
By John Pilger - 03 June 13:00

Ethnic cleansing attended the birth of Israel but, more than 50 years later, the country is still in

Flames clinging to a torched village
By Kamila Shamsie - 03 June 13:00

India talks of terrorism, and the world listens. But the Kashmiris have tens of thousands dead, and

NS Profile - Pakistani dictators
By Tariq Ali - 03 June 13:00

Musharraf swapped his uniform for a turban - the latest in a long line of generals who pretend to be

The laptop fascists
By John Gray - 27 May 13:00

Do not dismiss Europe's far-right parties as simply reactionary. They are all the more menacing beca

Mark Thomas searches for buried truths in Tanzania
By Mark Thomas - 27 May 13:00

Were more than 50 Tanzanian miners buried alive? The mine owners deny it, but local people claim the

Into the darkness
By John Elliott - 27 May 13:00

India says Pakistan backs terrorism, but now it is charged with supporting terrorism itself

At last, a few chinks in the Bush armour
By Andrew Stephen - 27 May 13:00

Normal political service is resumed. The row over what the president knew before 11 September has tu

The end of multiculturalism
By John Lloyd - 27 May 13:00

The west is finding that there are limits to its tolerance of minorities where their beliefs clash v

Hello again, Mr President
By Justin Webster - 20 May 13:00

Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his

America - Andrew Stephen
By Andrew Stephen - 20 May 13:00

Colin Powell, the loyal soldier, stays at his post but is now totally isolated within the Bush admin

The people take to the streets again
By John Lloyd - 13 May 13:00

In Italy, France, Venezuela, Argentina, the Netherlands, the big issues are being fought through mar

The NS Essay - Look out, Prime Minister, that napkin could be dangerous!
By Matt Ridley - 13 May 13:00

Your DNA could dribble anywhere, revealing explosive truths about you. Should we worry? Are libertie

Cure for boredom
By John Kampfner - 13 May 13:00

Observations - Murder in Holland

In Saddam's land, they hold their breath
By Richard Gott - 13 May 13:00

Iraq's streets are full of people buying and selling goods from all over the world. Sanctions have f

Darcus Howe on Louis Farrakhan
By Darcus Howe - 13 May 13:00

Blunkett has banned a black man who could easily be a new Labour supporter

Mandy clashes with Bibi in a London square
By Johann Hari - 13 May 13:00

The Middle East came to Trafalgar Square on the bank holiday Monday. The pigeons were displaced from their homeland by the largest rally of Anglo-Jews ever - more than 40,000 turned out.

Leader - Fascists under the bed
By Staff blogger - 13 May 13:00

We are back in the land of lost innocence; we must wake up, eschew complacency, hasten to preserve democracy; the fascists are everywhere, under the bed, in the streets, on the radio, in the council chamber.

On the Parisian boulevards, the blood races
By David Lawday - 13 May 13:00

On the eve of his weird re-election as president of France, upending Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front National, Jacques Chirac publicly thanked millions of street demonstrators. Action in the street, said a grateful Chirac, had shown that "France will forever be France".

Stealing beauty
By Liam Kennedy - 06 May 13:00

Photography - Liam Kennedy on how Ground Zero has been captured by both the lens and the propagandis

Syrian siege
By Mark Almond - 06 May 13:00

Observations - Middle East terrorism

John Pilger on Clare Short's treatment of Ghana
By John Pilger - 06 May 13:00

Clare Short's true commitment is to western capital. In Ghana, her department has made aid money con

America - Andrew Stephen on Washington hawks and Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 06 May 13:00

US intelligence firmly suggests that there is no link between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but the hawks, igno

The terrible failure of Europe's left
By Staff blogger - 29 April 13:00

So much for the Third Way. This supposedly forward-looking political philosophy - with its long, abstract nouns, its obeisances to the free market, its technocratic arrogance, its contempt for old social democratic values and policies - has been found out.

Champagne anarchists
By Johann Hari - 29 April 13:00

May Day was once for the workers; now it's a protest festival for the wealthy and privileged

A campaign that smells like a sausage
By David Lawday - 29 April 13:00

France's electoral system, a Gaullist relic, was an accident waiting to happen. It has turned politi

Le Pen is mightier . . .
By John Lloyd - 29 April 13:00

The extreme left did as well as the extreme right in the French election. Both rail against globalis