The seriousness of swans
By Ed Owen - 18 July 13:00

Observations on logos

America - Andrew Stephen feels sorry for Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 18 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - What I saw as Bush arrived to sign the book of condolence at the British ambassa

Italy's name without shame
By John Follain - 18 July 13:00

Swing with the Mussolini All Star band. Buy T-shirts at the Mussolini shrine. Vote for the Mussolini

Real people power, or pernicious platitudes?
By Bianca Jagger - 11 July 13:00

G8: Bono and Geldof slept with the enemy and betrayed the cause

A revitalising victory
By Staff blogger - 11 July 13:00

In the past it took a disaster to bring the Olympics to London. In 1908 the city stepped in after Vesuvius erupted, leaving Rome bereft. In 1948 it was called upon to rescue the Olympic ideal for a Europe ravaged by fascist dictatorship.

The ghost at Gleneagles: in an orgy of media coverage, the two men at the heart of the G8 have been overlooked
By John Pilger - 11 July 13:00

The people killed in Iraq, and impoverished in Africa, demand that we wake up.

Look who's talking
By Michela Wrong - 11 July 13:00

G8 quiz - Some of these quotations about Africa are from Africans and some are not. Can you spot the

The pictures we didn't get to see
By Rupert Rivett - 11 July 13:00

G8 Photo essay - While the BBC beamed coverage of Live 8 across the world, another event was happeni

Now is the time to act
By Noreena Hertz - 04 July 13:00

G8 - Ministers want us to think the Africa battle is won, but it is just starting, and we must pile

Meet the Out Crowd
By Brian Cathcart - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - They're broke and they owe billions, but they won't get debt relief

We have more power than we think
By Staff blogger - 04 July 13:00

There is such a thing as a moral universe. So said Gordon Brown six months ago as the UK prepared to take over the chair of the Group of Eight industrialised nations. If the dignity of anyone, child or adult, is diminished by poverty, or debt, or unfair trade, we are all diminished, Brown said.

A crisis of leadership
By Michela Wrong - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - Where exactly is the acclaimed "new breed" of progressive African politician? Without i

Happy to raise expectations
By Sue Matthias - 04 July 13:00

G8: Interview with Gordon Brown - It's strange when a politician urges people to make the politician

We are deeply concerned. Again
By Brian Cathcart - 04 July 13:00

Browse through the G8 communiques of yesteryear and what strikes you is not so much the broken promises - though a few catch the eye - as the hubris.

America - Andrew Stephen contemplates a closed mind
By Andrew Stephen - 04 July 13:00

G8 - Bush is not for turning over issues such as Kyoto. He lost his curiosity about the world years

Aid must help people, not governments
By Moeletsi Mbeki - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - The best way to keep Africans poor is to continue handing money to political elites wh

The Chinese are coming
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - One country is investing large sums abroad - and it doesn't make a fuss about human ri

Mark Thomas seals his jam jars with attitude
By Mark Thomas - 04 July 13:00

G8 - The International Monetary Fund's very ideology runs counter to developing nations' needs: it i

Welcome to Iran. . . You're arrested
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 June 13:00

The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav

Blair's Africa victory: why John Pilger isn't celebrating
By John Pilger - 27 June 13:00

Tony Blair's "vision for Africa" is about as patronising and exploitative as a stage full of white people.

Politics - Stryker McGuire asks: what's so special?
By Stryker McGuire - 27 June 13:00

The special relationship has not been a laughing matter for some time, and certainly not since Blair

Mugabe turns on old comrades
By Mark Olden - 27 June 13:00

Liberation-war veterans are the latest targets of the burnings and bulldozers

Iraq - the issue we have chosen to forget
By Staff blogger - 27 June 13:00

The law of inverse proportions applies to Iraq. The greater the death toll, the less we in Britain seem to care. Each report of violence, each new piece of evidence of pre-war miscreance by our politicians produces the same shrug of the shoulders.

More in sorrow than anger
By Simon Buckby - 27 June 13:00

Observations on Europe

America - Andrew Stephen imagines Bush's legacy
By Andrew Stephen - 27 June 13:00

In 2019, we will look back at ghostly footage of Bush stumbling through press conferences and Dick C

World view - Michela Wrong sees sense in ex-politicians
By Michela Wrong - 20 June 13:00

Listening to Robert McNamara these days, you have to wonder why politicians start to talk sense only

Mark Thomas looks closely at his wristband
By Mark Thomas - 20 June 13:00

US foreign aid programmes give more back to the giver than to the needy and help ailing armies shoot

One country bent on change
By Simon Hooper - 20 June 13:00

Despite its name, La Paz is rarely peaceful these days.

Latin America rises up
By Isabel Hilton - 20 June 13:00

While Bush pursues his global mission, big changes are happening in his own backyard. A region Washi

Goodbye to all that
By Anton La Guardia - 20 June 13:00

What will Israel leave behind as it quits the Gaza Strip? Anton La Guardia on the demolition dilemma