About New Left Project

New Left Project is dedicated to producing high quality comment and analysis on issues of concern to the political left (broadly defined). We are not affiliated to any particular party, tendency or strand of thought. Rather, we seek to contribute towards a lively, inclusive culture of left-wing discussion, appealing both to those who already consider themselves to be of the left, and to any others who have an interest in its ideas and priorities.

Our site contains a mixture of short, timely content on our blog as well as more detailed, in-depth treatment of various subjects through our feature articles, interviews, series and debates. Our material has been translated into seven languages and has been re-published by the Guardian, openDemocracy, ZNet, the Gothenburg Free Press and many other sites. Others are welcome to do the same, provided they adhere to the conditions of our Creative Commons License.

As the site progresses we are branching out into organising live events, developing collaborations with partners and expanding the range of topics that NLP covers, from current affairs to theory, philosophy and culture. We welcome unsolicited contributions, ideas for collaboration and comments on any of our published content. You can scroll down from here to learn more about the members of the NLP collective.

Comments policy:

New Left Project encourages readers to comment on our articles. Comments are moderated. The aim is to foster inclusivity, to avoid abuse of our contributors and other commentators, and to ensure that comments add something valuable and substantive to the material that is being commented upon.

We have adopted this policy to ensure that all those who wish to participate in NLP feel safe to do so, to encourage constructive debate and to avoid unnecessary aggression. Comments are moderated according to the following criteria:


  1. Comments must engage with the article, or at minimum other comments - irrelevant contributions will be rejected.
  2. Comments must be coherent – incoherent and rambling comments will not be published. This does not mean comments have to meet academic standards; simply that they must be intelligible to other readers.
  3. Criticism should be constructive in order to further the debate - overly negative, insulting or petty comments will not be published.


  1. Comments must not be abusive; including deliberately attacking the contributor or other commentators, personal slights, and using excessive or unnecessary swear words.
  2. Comments must be respectful of other contributors; including the author and other commentators. Language that causes offense to minority groups will not be tolerated.

Interpretation of this policy is at the discretion of the NLP editors. If we are unsure about a comment we will discuss it with the other editors before taking a decision. We sometimes contact people when we have concerns about their comments but we do not do so as a matter of routine. If your comment is not published and you have not heard anything, you may wish to resubmit your comment in a manner that is in line with our comments policy. We accept that some individuals may find a particular decision unsatisfactory, but we take the view that there will be more who welcome the ability to participate in fruitful and worthwhile discussion and debate.

Who we are: