John Pilger reveals the American plan: a new Pearl Harbour
By John Pilger - 16 December 12:00

Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was a "catastrophic and catalysing event".

NS Essay 1 - 'The rulers of the United States have embarked on policies that violate the principles of open society'
By George Soros - 16 December 12:00

George Soros recalls how the writings of Karl Popper were the formative influence on his life, and a

NS Profile - Colin Powell
By Andrew Stephen - 16 December 12:00

Our Man of the Year was once a marginal figure in the Bush administration; now, he alone stands in t

America - Andrew Stephen on magic solutions for US schools
By Andrew Stephen - 09 December 12:00

Charter schools and vouchers were supposed to be the magic bullets to improve education. But nobody

Now what? - Lauren Booth laughs at an American
By Lauren Booth - 02 December 12:00

Watching Michael Moore's show reminded me what I think of Americans

America - Andrew Stephen on a monstrous new bureaucracy
By Andrew Stephen - 02 December 12:00

The new Department of Homeland Security will become a monstrous bureaucracy; it's the biggest change

America - Andrew Stephen on America's top women
By Andrew Stephen - 25 November 12:00

Nancy Pelosi, who has reached the highest office ever achieved by a woman in US politics, is conside

I'm a Muslim but I can still fly
By Sarfraz Mansoor - 18 November 12:00

Arabs and Asians complain of racial profiling. But the widely travelled Sarfraz Mansoor finds US air

America - Andrew Stephen says Resolution 1441 suits Bush fine
By Andrew Stephen - 18 November 12:00

As 250,000 ground troops get ready to invade Iraq, the assumption is that Saddam Hussein will be top

A hit by a high school marksman
By Philip Kerr - 18 November 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr on how the fat man of American satire blows apart the gun culture

Keeping it in the family
By Philip Kerr - 11 November 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr on how Hollywood operates like a 15th-century Italian state

Darcus Howe laments a BBC blunder
By Darcus Howe - 11 November 12:00

"Traitor", they called me. But Viv Richards backed what I wrote about the Caribbean

America - Andrew Stephen analyses the American elections
By Andrew Stephen - 11 November 12:00

The Democrats gave the Republicans a free ride in the mid-term elections: their leaders were so inep

Bad deeds
By Philip Kerr - 04 November 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr despairs at a particularly dumb remake of a Hollywood classic

Calvin Klein beneath a veil
By Johann Hari - 04 November 12:00

Observations on Arabs and America

America - Andrew Stephen reveals Britain's rewards in Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 04 November 12:00

The US is making it clear that there will be rewards and punishments after a second Gulf war. Britai

America - Andrew Stephen on the Bushies' vitriolic campaign
By Andrew Stephen - 28 October 12:00

This year's mid-term elections are turning into one of the most ill-tempered and vitriolic ever. The

Mark Thomas calls Labour voters to action
By Mark Thomas - 28 October 12:00

Bush wants war with Iraq and will use any excuse - like Saddam Hussein has infringed the copyright l

I'm neurotic. Get me out of here
By Johann Hari - 21 October 13:00

Observations on kidnapping

Terrorism thrives when we turn a deaf ear
By Staff blogger - 21 October 13:00

We may, as we are always being told, live in an irresistibly globalised world, where capital and goods (though, it usually turns out, only western goods) must flow freely across national boundaries. Human sympathy flows less freely.

NS Essay - The playground bully
By David Marquand - 21 October 13:00

US missiles are the policemen of a global market, just as the Royal Navy was in the 19th century. Ca

Don't forget who's now the boss
By Andrew Stephen - 21 October 13:00

President Bush still needs to throw his weight around in Iraq, because his "war on terror" is going

Where next?
By John Kampfner - 21 October 13:00

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Argentina: western diplomats warn that these and many other countries

US fears a new "axis of evil"
By Sue Branford - 14 October 13:00

Observations on Brazil

Mark Thomas wants Saddam to sue Bill Clinton
By Mark Thomas - 14 October 13:00

Saddam should sue Bill Clinton for libel. Evil dictators may have difficulty proving their reputatio

Bee Wilson tells us to eat butter for our health
By Bee Wilson - 14 October 13:00

How a US farmers' lobby deceived us about polyunsaturated fats

America - Andrew Stephen reports on panic in Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 14 October 13:00

Starbucks has withdrawn all its outside seating, local schools are into "lockdowns" and people are s

How to walk like a president
By John-Paul Flintoff - 14 October 13:00

Can the rest of us acquire the Clinton charisma that took Blackpool by storm? John-Paul Flintoff fin

Why George no longer loves Tony
By John Kampfner - 14 October 13:00

John Kampfner, our political editor, reveals that Iraq has brought the UK and US leaders perilously