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How red are the Greens?

What lies behind the Green surge – and to what extent can they be considered a new vehicle for the left? Andrew Dolan reports

Left Unity: 'It will take time to establish a credible left party in Britain, but it's possible'

James O'Nions spoke to Left Unity parliamentary candidate Simon Hardy about his campaign – and the party’s prospects

The pitchforks are coming

Red Pepper speaks to Lisa McKenzie, the candidate taking Class War to Tory Essex

Don't criminalise, organise!

Katie Cruz speaks to Melissa Gira Grant, US journalist and former sex worker

When Greens govern

What are the chances of the Greens disappointing their supporters if they get into government? High, if the experience of their sister parties elsewhere in Europe is anything to go by, suggests Joseph Healy

A tiny nation's big challenge to Trident

The Marshall Islands – with a population of a mere 70,000 – is taking a stand that could force a change in UK policy and ultimately benefit the whole world, writes Dan Barron

A new Magna Carta
Scotland’s radical independence movement should be a wake-up call for the British left, argues Anthony Barnett. The time is ripe for a return to the call for constitutional reform

Editorial: Reinventing politics
Not even the most favourable electoral outcome is likely to deliver what is needed, writes Michael Calderbank

How a hung parliament could lead to a new anti-austerity alliance
The right is horrified by the rise of the SNP – because it raises the prospect of a progressive coalition, argues Hilary Wainwright

If I can't dance dabke in Nigel Farage's local pub, it's not my revolution
As the far right steps up its harassment of the organisers of the Beyond UKIP Cabaret, Ewa Jasiewicz shares what the event meant to her

Burkina Faso: Liberation not looting
Firoze Manji argues that the recent uprising in Burkina Faso throws light on the debate around development, and calls for our solidarity, not charity

Mythbuster: Health warning
By repackaging privatisation as ‘reform’, the government has tried to sell voters the idea of dismantling the health service. Jacky Davis exposes the main marketing myths behind the NHS giveaway


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Art failure: the battle at the National Gallery

Nim Ralph reports on how workers at the National Gallery are fighting back against privatisation

Classic book: Open Veins of Latin America

Grace Livingstone looks back at Open Veins of Latin America: Five centuries of the pillage of a continent, by Eduardo Galeano

A happy ending for the romcom?

The romantic comedy as we know it is dying – and it fills my feminist heart with joy, writes Jessie Thompson

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