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 DolanFrom 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)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 SocietyJeremy 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?
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)