Bombs with lessons for us all
By Staff blogger - 18 July 13:00

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, foreign intel-ligence services were complaining about the UK. We had allowed our capital city to become a haven for resistance fighters and/or terrorists.

A beacon of liberty flickers
By Charles Grant - 18 July 13:00

Observations on Georgia

NS Essay - 'Religious radicals want to limit our freedoms, so to curb free speech is to give them exactly what they want'
By A C Grayling - 18 July 13:00

After the events of 7 July, the proposed law to criminalise incitement to racial hatred is even more

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

A violent episode in the virtual world
By John Gray - 18 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - The media's globalisation of terror makes us feel part of a worldwide community

They came, they talked, they left. For what?
By Michela Wrong - 18 July 13:00

G8 - No one gave the NGOs a right to the last word. They have agendas like all the rest

The struggle for Islam's soul
By Ziauddin Sardar - 18 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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