Jenny Nelson

Donate to build socialist media October 2016

Right now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there is a real possibility of a resurgence of the left in Britain. With mainstream media showing clear bias against Corbyn, this new left movement urgently needs its own strong voices.

Vacancy: new section editor September 2016

Join the Red Pepper team to write and commission content on racism and xenophobia.

Welcome to Liverpool – a heartland of the rebel cause September 2016

Thousands of activists will arrive in Liverpool this month for the Labour Party Conference and its fringe events. Jenny Nelson recommends places to visit and introduces the local political scene

A round-up of good news from campaigns July 2016

A lot of recent news has been deeply troubling, from the post-Brexit fallout to the rise of Trump; we won't list the reasons you have to feel depressed. Instead, here are some snippets of good news from people-powered campaigns across the UK and beyond 

Can I vote in the Labour leadership campaign? July 2016

The rules have been changing rapidly, complete this short survey to find out whether you're eligible to vote and find out how to do it

Event: Black Words Matter July 2016

Join us to explore media justice with Gary Younge, Shake! and Numbi Arts, on Tuesday 19 July at Rich Mix in London

New film: Kettling of the Voices June 2016

A new film by Chester Yang uncovers the suppression of student protests in the 2010 uprising against tuition fees

Shake out your pockets for Shake! June 2016

Help reinvigorate and strengthen UK grassroots social justice movements by sending young black and brown activists to a crucial training conference in Detroit

Swimming with Sharks April 2016

Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund April 2016

There are just days left to reach the £2,500 target

Jeremy Corbyn bags for sale March 2016

Orders have been coming in fast for our new bag

Voluntary regulation for mercenaries? Yeah that should work February 2016

A new report condemns the voluntary code of conduct for private military and security companies as a sham, writes Jenny Nelson

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg February 2016

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg, by Ben Stewart, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Working mothers in poverty speak out January 2016

From exhaustion and frustration to hope and resistance, women experiencing in-work poverty share their stories. Jenny Nelson reports

The Corbyn colouring book and other gift ideas December 2015

For your politically minded friends and family

Emma and Bobby face eviction despite doing nothing wrong November 2015

Emma* tells us about her experience renting in London, the impact on her child and how she plans to fight back

10 ways to support Red Pepper November 2015

Whether you've been subscribed to Red Pepper for the last 20 years or have just found us, here are some simple ways you can help boost our impact.

Caring, survival and justice, versus the tyranny of the market November 2015

This weekend The International Women's Conference takes place in London

Digital labour: Wages for crowdwork October 2015

Byron Peters is an artist and writer who has produced collaborative art pieces to tell the story of resistance movements centred on digital labour. He spoke to Jenny Nelson about online activism and the hidden labour behind digital life

Free documentary: Reykjavik Rising – Iceland’s untold uprising September 2015

This documentary is now available to download or watch online

The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival July 2015

Notes on the unique Dorset festival experience, by Jenny Nelson

Migrant Lives Matter: ideas for action June 2015

Notes on practical solidarity from a discussion with the Black Liberation Collective at Reclaim the Power camp. By Jenny Nelson

‘F**k off back to Eton’ for number one? May 2015

Jenny Nelson spoke to the musician who heckled David Cameron on the campaign trail and now aims for number one in the charts

Win citizen journalism training February 2015

Enter our free prize draw to win a place on Stir To Action's workshop - worth £75

Win tickets to see Maxine Peake at the Royal Court Theatre February 2015

Enter our free prize draw to win a pair of tickets to see How to Hold Your Breath

Red Pepper Blog Awards 2014 December 2014

The Red Pepper team chose their top 10 bloggers of the year, listed in no particular order

Job vacancy: Political Organiser (maternity) December 2014

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Red Pepper magazine - it's an exciting time to get involved!

Video: the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow November 2014

On Saturday 22 November over 3,000 people gathered to discuss what next for the campaign that makes the socialist case for Scottish independence.

The true carbon footprint of Manchester October 2014

Activists call for a radical rethink of carbon footprint measurements in Manchester. Stefano Fumagalli and Jenny Nelson report

The Yes train – a short report from Glasgow September 2014

Jenny Nelson reports back from a trip to Scotland to learn more about the grassroots Yes campaign and show solidarity with the radical activists.

Win a pair of tickets to see Albion! September 2014

Albion is an explosive new play about the rise of the far right in modern Britain, set in an East End boozer, the unofficial home of the 'English Protection Army'.

Train to Scotland in support of the radical case for independence August 2014

We're heading North to meet the radical Yes campaigners and to learn what we can from a vibrant atmosphere of fresh political ideas.

Preston event: The radical case for Scottish independence July 2014

Red Pepper magazine and The Hannah Mitchell Foundation invite you to hear the radical case for independence and to discuss what this could mean for the North of England

Reclaim the media! July 2014

We urgently need to protect press freedom and media diversity across Europe.

Palestine: 6 simple acts of international solidarity July 2014

Jenny Nelson looks at what you can do to help the people of Palestine

Video: TTIP day of action call out July 2014

Behind closed doors, the EU and US are drawing up a new trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade deal (TTIP) that must be stopped.

Event: The radical case for Scottish independence June 2014

Join us at the House of Commons, Thursday 26 June

Summer anti­war events and exhibitions June 2014

The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops

Take action May 2014

Here are just some of the Europe-wide coordinated actions you can support before the European elections come to an end.

Ideal homes: the story of eco co-op Lilac March 2014

A recently completed project in Leeds could be a model for co-operative housing in the future. Jenny Nelson reports

Cops Off Campus mobilisation video December 2013

Today students protest around the country against police intimidation and violence

Win top price tickets to see The Duck House December 2013

Enter our free prize draw to see this new West End political comedy.

Event: What next for Greece? November 2013

Join us for an evening of discussion at the London book launch of 'Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis', Monday 25 November.

Chinatown Vs The UK Border Agency October 2013

Aaron Peters of Novara Media reports on the business-led strike in London's Chinatown, Tuesday 22 October.

Win tickets to a John Pilger film premiere September 2013

Enter our free prize draw to win one pair of tickets for the premiere screening of Utopia in London.

Video: The Battle of Cable Street remembered September 2013

In 1936, over 100,000 anti-fascists barricaded the streets and fought the police in the Battle of Cable street.

Interview: Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) September 2013

This month DPAC converged on Westminster to defend disabled people’s rights and freedoms. We spoke to activist Andy Greene in the run up to the event.

Anti-fracking camp in pictures August 2013

Over the weekend hundreds of people converged on the village of Balcombe in West Sussex to protest against exploratory drilling for oil and gas.

No Dash for Gas responds to EDF’s call for dialogue July 2013

After threatening to sue them for £5m, EDF invite the campaign group No Dash for Gas to be stakeholders in their business. They received a frank reply

FREE copy of Beyond the Fragments latest edition July 2013

Get your copy of this much-discussed book when you become a Friend of Red Pepper today.

Anti-G8 action in pictures June 2013

You sent us your pictures of anti-G8 action this month in London

Fasting to support Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers May 2013

We spoke to Maya Evans during her fast over the weekend in solidarity with Guantanamo Bay hunger-strikers

South Africa’s poor resist home attacks May 2013

Amid Britain's decision to cut aid for South Africa by 2015, Caroline Elliot hears from poor shack dwellers who vow to resist the destruction of their homes.

Open House begins this weekend in London May 2013

A nine-day event bringing together people facing the housing crisis across London to organise and take action around our collective housing needs

Call to protect Colombian human rights defender May 2013

On 10 October 2012, a man pushed a gun into the chest of Alfamir Castillo and told her that both she and her lawyer were going to die.

Austerity bites hard in the North East March 2013

We chat to Clare Williams, Unison's Regional Convenor for the North, about the severe impact of austerity and what the resistance looks like.

Edge Fund opens to second round of applications March 2013

A new model for giving out money launched at the weekend when twenty-eight groups shared £40,000 in the first round of funding.

Climate activists fight £5 million lawsuit February 2013

Here are 5 ways you can help persuade energy company EDF to drop its legal action against campaigners of the group 'No Dash for Gas'.

Laurie Penny speaks on women and protest January 2013

In a public talk last night Laurie Penny argued that anger over sexism is mounting, the left is struggling to respond and there's more to feminist history than the Suffragettes. Jenny Nelson reports.

Beyond town and gown October 2008

The relationship between students and locals is fraught with long-held mistrust and resentment. Ex-student Jenny Nelson looks at the colourful history of these often segregated communities, and meets some of the student activists who are trying to break out of the ghettos they've inherited

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