Video: Farage vs Clegg – more prattle than battle
Leigh Phillips says the so-called heavyweight rumble over the EU between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg had no real discussion of the threats to European democracy, internationalism and social justice

The centre cannot hold
Leigh Phillips considers what the crumbling of support for mainstream parties means for the fortunes of the left and right in the coming European elections

Biohackers
Biohackers: the politics of open science, Alessandro Delfanti, reviewed by Leigh Phillips

Debate: GM is good for you
There’s nothing inherently wrong with genetic modification, argues Leigh Phillips, and the left shouldn’t side with those who suggest there is. Below, Emma Hughes responds

Allende’s socialist internet
Leigh Phillips tells the story of Cybersyn, Chile’s experiment in non-centralised economic planning which was cut short by the 1973 coup

Dawkins vs democracy
Leigh Phillips looks at Richard Dawkins’ proposal to put scientists instead of bishops in the House of Lords

Thatcher vs Bin Laden: the Daily Mail’s views on ‘sick death parties’
Leigh Phillips says that the idea of 'showing respect for the dead' seems to be somewhat selective

Austerity for the people, welfare for the banks
Andrew Bowman and Leigh Phillips look at how central banks have used the crisis to carve out a new role – from propping up bankers to toppling governments

Dawkins’ support for private schools lets Loch Ness Monster into biology class
Leigh Phillips argues that the radical privatisation of education is leading to creationist teaching in US classrooms

Ex-ECB chief: ‘If parliaments do not give us what we want, we will annul them’
Leigh Phillips examines the response from former European Central Bank chief, Jean-Claude Trichet on how to solve the eurocrisis

Bosses: want to know who’ll join the union? There’s an app for that!
Imagine an app that would tell bosses which of his workers was most likely to want to join a union. Leigh Phillips writes on the creepier side of new technologies

Castro: Beautiful brushwork, imperfect picture
Leigh Philips reviews Castro by Reinhard Kleist

The greatest injustice
Leigh Phillips reviews Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson

Society-wide anger
Leigh Phillips talked to Debtocracy director Aris Chatzistefanou about the left and the current situation in Greece

Portugal: The EU’s managed democracy
The bail-out has been the perfect excuse for Europe to bypass Portuguese citizens entirely, says Leigh Phillips

Don’t let your slightly racist gran be the only one to take on Europe’s silent coup
In the biggest shift of powers to the EU in 50 years, under Europe’s new system of ‘economic governance’, Brussels gets a veto over all wage, public spending, and taxation decisions

The creaking European austerity machine
Austerity could spell the end for the euro, argues Leigh Phillips

The EU’s ‘orderly transition’
Leigh Phillips on Catherine Ashton and the EU's response to the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

The ninth art meets the fourth estate
Leigh Phillips traces the emergence of comic-book journalism

Getting off our knees?
As austerity bites across Europe, Leigh Phillips surveys the resistance

French anti-pensions reform movement heads toward defeat
Leigh Phillips on the current state of the French trade union movements

Get along, move along, shift…
The Roma are experiencing a fresh wave of repression across Europe. Leigh Phillips reports

Brussels’ new pontiff
The EU's college of cardinals has picked its first pope, writes Leigh Phillips. So why aren't we angry?

What’s left in Eastern Europe
While the Left Party in Germany scored 12 per cent in the recent Bundestag elections, in the rest of eastern Europe the left still languishes in the post-Soviet doldrums. Leigh Phillips spoke to Stefan Zgliczynski and Jane Hardy about its prospects

Europe’s far left narrowly misses a hat-trick
Leigh Phillips analyses the far left results in the recent German, Portugese and Greek elections

The rise of European Bobo politics
Cohn-Bendit's Europe Ecologie victory in France emboldens the Green right across Europe but does it also mean the death of traditional green principles asks Leigh Philips

Reality check for the left
If the collapse of capitalism can't improve the left's chances, what will? {Red Pepper's} Europe correspondent, Leigh Phillips, surveys the political landscape after the European elections

Apathy of the discontented
Almost 500 million people were entitled to vote in this year's European elections. Yet between the lobbyists and the bureaucrats, it's hard to claim the EU is a continental-scale democracy. Leigh Phillips asks who pulls the strings in Europe, and what we can do about it

A warrior against the war
Geoffrey Millard, 25, a former US Army sergeant, is president of the Washington DC chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. He spoke to Leigh Phillips about how he became an activist in the anti-war movement

The end of the internet?
The way the internet works at the moment, you can access a blog by an anti-war teenager from Utah on an equal footing with the website of the US defence department. But all that could change if some of the big internet service providers get their way. Leigh Phillips warns of the threat to the internet as we know it