March 2011


How the UK armed Gaddafi

31 March 2011 Tom Fox argues that the arms trade means our foreign policy will never be humanitarian.

The 2011 Budget and its global context

30 March 2011 Hugo Radice picks apart Osborne's budget, and predicts difficult times ahead for the UK economy.

Make your media independent on March 26!

25 March 2011 Richard Hering and Hamish Campbell from visionOntv on how to circumvent the corporate media on March 26.

Libyan Developments: interview with Gilbert Achcar

24 March 2011 Gilbert Archar interviewed by Stephen R. Shalom about the situation in Libya.

Libya: war is not the answer

23 March 2011 Phyllis Bennis argues that foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

23 March 2011 Oscar Reyes argues in relation to Libya, that there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

Audio: Report from 6 Billion Ways conference

23 March 2011 A report from the UK’s biggest global justice event, part of a collaboration between New Left Project and Red Pepper

Why to refuse the census

20 March 2011 Chris Browne from the 'Count me Out' campaign, on the need to protest Lockheed Martin's involvement in the census.

War on Want: Poverty is political

18 March 2011 On the occasion of War on Want’s 60th anniversary, Sue Branford looks at the turbulent history of this uniquely left-wing charity

Women’s work: Codemuh

18 March 2011 Maria Luisa Regalado profiles the Honduran feminist workers’ organisation Codemuh and its role in the civil society resistance to the 2009 coup

Behind the seams

18 March 2011 Laia Blanch spoke to Amirul Haque Amin, president of the National Garment Workers Federation in Bangladesh

Organising on the edge

18 March 2011 Caroline Elliot reports on a wave of grass-roots organising in sub-Saharan Africa bringing together workers in the informal economy

Nuclear Irrationalities in Libya and Japan

17 March 2011 Dan Plesch and Harald Heubaum of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, on the strengthened case against new nuclear power.

Forget the Lib Dems – Barnsley is another indictment of Labour

9 March 2011 Tom Fox on Labour's embrace of right wing populism in the Barnsley by-election.

For the record: what the police will know about you

7 March 2011 Val Swain looks at how the police are set to grab even more 'intelligence' data

Moving to the Latin beat

6 March 2011 Dancing with Dynamite: Social movements and states in Latin America, by Benjamin Dangl (AK Press), reviewed by Mike Geddes

Joining the dots

6 March 2011 Whose Crisis, Whose Future? Towards A Greener, Fairer, Richer World, by Susan George (Polity Press), reviewed by Sylvie Wynn

Birthday verse

6 March 2011 The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe Thrower of Baghdad, edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim, reviewed by Jennie Bailey

A timely jolt

6 March 2011 Jilted Generation, by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik (Icon Books), reviewed by Adam Ramsay

Unabashed history

6 March 2011 Beating the Fascists: The untold story of Anti-Fascist Action, by Sean Birchall (Freedom Press), reviewed by Ben Aylott

Countering capitalism

6 March 2011 The Great Transformation, by Karl Polanyi, reviewed by Tom Malleson

The EU ignores the Irish people, again

6 March 2011 Daniel Finn on the EU's reluctance to renegotiate Ireland's loan package, and the new opportunities for the left in Irish politics.

Universities of Transition

3 March 2011 Education must teach people to question, challenge and improve the world rather than simply manage it, argues Molly Scott Cato.