Defending human rights defenders
Haldane Society chair Liz Davies invites you to a conference seeking to build solidarity with those defending human rights across the world

A Scottish tragedy
Liz Davies finds Alan McCombes’ account of Tommy Sheridan’s downfall painful but necessary

Trespassers will be prosecuted
Government plans to criminalise squatting will affect rights to both housing and to protest says Liz Davies

A hard case
Liz Davies looks at initiatives to rescue legal aid

A friend in court
Liz Davies reviews Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer by Michael Mansfield QC (Bloomsbury, 2009)

Why stay?
Liz Davies was an active member of the Labour left between 1979 and 2001 and elected as a Grassroots Alliance candidate to the Labour Party's national executive committee between 1998 and 2000. Here she responds to Alex Nunn's essay and opens a debate that continues on the Red Pepper website and forum