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Chicago teachers demonstrate a new approach to organising

A strike by Chicago teachers shows how unions can resist the dismantling of public education. Micah Uetricht takes up the story

Labour once again refuses to break with 'business as usual'

Labour's links to PricewatehouseCoopers is yet another sign of a party unwilling to break from 'business as usual' and of a political system captured by corporate interests, writes Andrew Dolan

From the archives: Naomi Klein - why it’s time to show our face

Naomi Klein tells Mat Little how she put into words what so many were feeling – and why it’s time the new movement showed a public face and built coalitions with others on the left (published in issue 79, January 2001)

From the archives: Power to the people - John Lennon and Yoko Ono interview

Lenin or Lennon? Red Pepper reprints John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s interview with Robin Blackburn and Tariq Ali (published in issue 21, February 1996)

The long shadow of the 1970s
The 1970s marked a turning point in left fortunes worldwide and the origins of today’s neoliberal ascendancy. A Red Pepper roundtable with Hilary Wainwright, Andy Beckett, John Medhurst and Suresh Grover looks back

The tyrant's lobbyist
Emma Hughes reveals the interests behind an influential UK lobby, the European Azerbaijan Society

Jeremy Hardy thinks... about faith
'Attacks on mosques are not mere vandalism, and attacks on the word Islam are not mere theological critiques'

The myth of the 1970s
In the 1970s, they say, the dead lay unburied, greedy unions held the country to ransom and a divided country was impossible to govern, John Medhurst asks: was it really so bad?

Lessons from the global education struggle
Anna Wolmuth talks to US teacher and writer Lois Weiner about what the UK can learn from global education struggles

Companies profit from 'flat pack' schools
Mary Compton describes how big corporations are profiting from some of the world’s poorest schools


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From the archives: A victim of America—Muhammad Ali and the war against terrorism

When Hollywood bosses were asked by the Bush administration to do their bit in the 'war on terrorism', they signed up eagerly for the new crusade. They pledged to 'stress efforts to enhance the perception of America around the world.' In pursuit of this troublesome objective, they came up with the notion of getting much-loved former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali to promote US policy. Mike Marqusee tells the story (published in issue 93, March 2002)

Musings of an urban market gardener

A new book from OrganicLea, the food growing cooperative in East London, ponders the personal and political of growing food

From the archives: What’s the story? Ken Loach and Noel Gallagher in conversation

Film director Ken Loach talks to Noel Gallagher, songwriting powerhouse of Oasis (Published in issue 21, February 1996)

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