By sending thousands more troops to Baghdad, Bush and the neocons have shown their inability to accept defeat but, argues Chris Nineham, the move will expand tensions at home.
Politicians and the media have whipped themselves up into a frenzy over the question of crime, and the solutions they put forward involve ever more draconian measures. Donny Gluckstein discusses...
A few years ago post Communist Russia was commonly dismissed as a basket case, argues Pete Glatter, but today fear of a resurgent Russia is driving a new agenda.
France is intervening in two African countries, using troops and fighter aircraft to defend the regimes in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) from rebel forces. The interventions come...
As I write, the streets of Dhaka, the capital city, are filled with protesters fighting the police. The air is thick with the acrid smell of tear gas and the city is paralysed by a general strike...
"We're not Racists: A Response to Those Who Want to Turn Us into a Bi-Coloured Nation." So reads the provocative title of a recent contribution to the debate on race relations in Brazil, by Ali...
In the last weeks of 2006 Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction finally launched their much anticipated attempted coup against the democratically elected...
Palestine in 2006 was dominated by a single event: the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas's overwhelming victory in last January's general elections.
The tormented birth of the Palestinian national unity government could mark a truly new phase in the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.
Western governments have so far refused to recognise the Palestinian Hamas government democratically elected in January 2006.
Post-9/11, there's a trend towards combining torture and pornography.
The desire to meet "higher lifeforms" is just another expression of enthusiasm for socialism from above - way above.
The scale and methods of the Nazi genocide of Jewish people make it a politically unique event that deserves a special day of memorial.
There is enormous opposition to New Labour's "reforms" of the health service. But there is not usually the same level of understanding of what lies behind them.
For George Bush "staying the course" remains the order of the day but for most people the war is already lost. Anne Ashford spoke to award winning Iraq correspondent, Patrick Cockburn, and Iraqi...
In life James Brown was a consummate entertainer whose live performances were the stuff of legend. It seems almost typical of the old showman that he finally bowed out on 25 December 2006.
Stereotypes of Iranian society see a cowed population dominated by "mad mullahs". Naz Massoumi takes a look at new books which challenge the myths.
Review of "Looting Africa", Patrick Bond, Zed Books Â£12.99
Review of "Hamas: A Beginner's Guide", Khaled Hroub, Pluto £11.99
Review of "The Uncomfortable Dead", Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo, Serpent's Tail £7.99
Review of "Estates", Lynsey Hanley, Granta Books £12.00
Review of "Iraq in Fragments", Director: James Longley
Review of "Black Book", Director: Paul Verhoeven
Review of "The Last King Of Scotland", Director: Kevin Macdonald
Martin Crimp, one of the most innovative playwrights to emerge in Britain in the past 20 years, spoke to Kelly Hilditch about the revival of his play Attempts on her Life.