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  1. The false case for humanitarian intervention

    aleksej
    14 April 2011
    Article

    The real motives behind the western intervention will shape its impact and outcome. Even if a flimsy excuse of humanitarism is used to cover up their hypocrisy and selectivism.

  2. Cuts, cancer and resistance

    aleksej
    15 November 2010
    Article

    The new and extreme austerity measures being introduced by the UK's conservative government will mean that one fifth of everything the national health service does will stop; and this will disproportionately hit cancer patients.

  3. Bankers, bonuses and 'brains'

    aleksej
    28 October 2010
    Article

    As British bankers pocket more than 7 billion pounds in bonuses and the government takes an axe to public spending - business leaders deign to declare themselves worthy, for having 'better brains.'

  4. Small country, big struggle

    aleksej
    04 September 2010
    Article

    Might Western leaders' silence on the human rights abuses of Swaziland's repressive and venal monarchy, compared to the frequently expressed outrage at Zimbabwe's Mugabe, have something to do with King Mswati's enthusiasm for neoliberalism and western corporations?

  5. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 August 2010
    Article

    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

  6. The art of resistance

    aleksej
    06 August 2010
    Article

    When the state of Israel began constructing its “separation barrier” through the West Bank, it never anticipated that the wall would become a living gallery of resistance, crowded with images and words of defiance.

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    This is managed democracy

    aleksej
    17 April 2010
    Article

    Given the actual consensus among the party leaders of the three main political parties in Britain, it was amazing to see how many differences they managed to manufacture during last week's televised debate.

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    The left lacuna

    aleksej
    15 April 2010
    Article

    Although there will be left candidates and groups on the ballot in many constituencies in the coming British general election, there will be no single, widely-recognised, nationwide, left alternative. That is a tragedy from which no one can take comfort.

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    UK election: democracy and inequality

    aleksej
    11 April 2010
    Article

    The media frenzy and the ferocity of political competition in the coming general election in Britain will be in inverse proportion to the enthusiasm of the voters, who are being offered little in the way of real political choice.

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    Britain’s no choice election

    aleksej
    01 April 2010
    Article

    For all its democratic claims, the election campaign in Britain serves mainly to obscure the truths about our unequal and unsustainable society.

  11. The land of national health care

    aleksej
    31 March 2010
    Article

    Britain’s National Health Service is much more effective than the US’ privately-run system. But Britons may not be spared the US’ healthcare nightmare for much longer.

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    “Existential” threat

    aleksej
    11 January 2009
    Article
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    Obama and the spectre of race

    aleksej
    03 September 2008
    Article
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    Zionism and the Palestinians

    aleksej
    03 June 2008
    Article
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    No sanctuary this

    aleksej
    20 April 2008
    Article
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    The great catastrophe

    aleksej
    21 March 2008
    Article
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    La ofensiva del Tet 40 años después

    aleksej
    12 March 2008
    Article
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    From Vietnam to Iraq

    aleksej
    31 January 2008
    Article

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