Why left and right should unite and fight
By Neil Clark - 17 March 12:00

There is nothing to lose but the chains of political correctness. Neil Clark, unashamedly old Labour

What now?
By John Pilger - 17 March 12:00

Civil disobedience is the sole path left for those who cannot support the Bush-Blair pact of aggress

America - Andrew Stephen expects war in days
By Andrew Stephen - 10 March 12:00

The Bush administration has made up its mind: there will be a short, devastating war, after which Am

John Pilger laughs (darkly) at Tony Blair
By John Pilger - 03 March 12:00

When Saddam hanged a British journalist in 1990, MI5 had the journalist smeared in the Sun, and the

Iraqis caress their AK-47s
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 February 12:00

Rumours say the rich are on buses to Syria. Others take up arms - but against what exactly?

What happens if Saddam fights back with chemical and biological warfare?
By Paul Moorcraft - 17 February 12:00

London and Washington insist the Iraqi dictator has weapons of mass destruction. If so, war planners

Why a war against Iraq would be illegal
By Bianca Jagger - 17 February 12:00

The UN Charter does not justify an invasion

A Victorian idealist in the White House
By Niall Ferguson - 17 February 12:00

The left opposes the war for the wrong reasons. Bush is not a dumb hick who wants to fight the Iraqi

As the world protests against war, we hear again the lies of old
By John Pilger - 17 February 12:00

"A painful decision," say the supporters of an invasion. But it is not they who will feel the pain:

Suede boots, pink ladies
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 February 12:00

Lindsey Hilsum finds some curious visitors on the streets of Baghdad

How to bring down Saddam
By Peter Tatchell - 17 February 12:00

Observations on alternatives to war

An Iraqi's best bodyguard?
By Claire McKendrick - 17 February 12:00

Observations on human shields

Mark Thomas on an al-Qaeda recruiting campaign
By Mark Thomas - 10 February 12:00

It's not true that most Iraqi exiles want a war. Who would want 3,000 missiles raining down on their

Darcus Howe fears that war will claim his nephew
By Darcus Howe - 03 February 12:00

Not one member of the government stands to lose a son in this war. My brother does

John Pilger accuses the Observer of a great betrayal
By John Pilger - 03 February 12:00

In its leaders supporting the war in Iraq, the Observer proves that it has truly buried its great li

The others
By Johann Hari - 03 February 12:00

Edward Said: criticism and society

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The puppet master
By Andrew Stephen - 27 January 12:00

The US thought it could swat Saddam like a fly. But the Iraqi dictator has manoeuvred so cleverly th

Who's afraid of Rebekah Wade?
By Helena Smith - 27 January 12:00

Observations on Hans Blix

Hawks hold the key to Blair's future
By John Kampfner - 20 January 12:00

The Prime Minister's fate is in the hands of Donald Rumsfeld. It is an alarming prospect, but Downing Street strategists know that if the US defence secretary wins the latest battle for the president's ear it could spell disaster. "We think Bush is with us.

Can he be stopped?
By John Kampfner - 20 January 12:00

When it comes to war on Iraq, Clare Short has been portrayed as a dissenter. But she tells John Kamp

NS Essay - 'American culture is animated by a heresy: that human nature is not inherently flawed but essentially good'
By John Gray - 20 January 12:00

The real danger of President Bush's plans for Iraq is that they are based on the belief that evil ca

Politics - John Kampfner reveals an Anglo-US split
By John Kampfner - 13 January 12:00

Britain feels betrayed by America over Israel. When Sharon wrecked the proposed conference in London

The most appalling miscalculation
By Staff blogger - 13 January 12:00

Behind all the arguments over the impending war in Iraq lies a curiously undebated subject: the risk that Saddam Hussein will use weapons of mass destruction either before America attacks him or immediately after an attack.

Cartoon wars
By Nicholas Blincoe - 06 January 12:00

By dramatising events in comic-book form, Joe Sacco's Palestine exposes the fantasy of the Israeli o

Can God stop the war?
By Bryan Appleyard - 06 January 12:00

The churches, with Canterbury to the fore, are becoming the main opposition to invading Iraq. This,

Our man in the land of Zam Zam Cola
By Christina Lamb - 16 December 12:00

Christina Lamb meets Britain's lone crusader in the Arab world, trying to win hearts and minds: he's

Why the French call us Londonistan
By John Kampfner - 09 December 12:00

The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b

Mark Thomas wonders if Saddam's men recycle paper
By Mark Thomas - 09 December 12:00

Just under two years ago, Jack Straw believed that Iraq's security forces were even-handed and just.

NS Profile - The Israeli left
By Stephen Howe - 09 December 12:00

At home, they are regarded as outdated dreamers; abroad, as accomplices in war crimes. They face a b

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