Smelling salts for the left: Russell Brand’s Revolution
What if you actually read Russell Brand's book, instead of dismissing it as the mainstream media has? Alex Nunns writes

The People: the rise and fall of the working class
The People: the rise and fall of the working class, by Selina Todd, reviewed by Rhian Jones

World in Chains
World in Chains: the impact of nuclear weapons and militarisation, by Angie Zelter (ed), reviewed by David Mackenzie

After Occupy
After Occupy: Economic democracy for the 21st century, by Tom Malleson, reviewed by Michelle Zellers

Stop, Thief!
Stop Thief! The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance, by Peter Linebaugh, reviewed by Derek Wall

Pride in the fight
Siobhan McGuirk celebrates the solidarity – and humour – of a film about when lesbians and gay people backed the miners

Building resistance: the rebel architects
From floating cinemas to 14th-century disaster relief, Daniel Fitzpatrick explores how rebel architects are challenging the capital-intensive architecture of glass and steel

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 – and they came up with the notion of getting much-loved former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali to promote US policy. Mike Marqusee tells the story (first published 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

Found in translation: poems from Palestine via Scotland
Poet Liz Lochhead describes how an unlikely, made-in-Scotland anthology of contemporary Palestinian poetry, translated into English, Scots, Scots-English, Gaelic and Shetlandic, makes for a fertile cultural exchange

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)

Culture and Revolution: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers
Hamza Hamouchene introduces the revolutionary documentary, The Pan-African Festival of Algiers 1969

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)

A poet imprisoned
Peter Stäuber reports on the shocking case of Talha Ahsan – the young British man unjustly extradited and jailed in a US ‘supermax’ prison

Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis
Trevor Evans reviews Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis, by Christos Laskos and Euclid Tsakalotos

SOS Alternatives to Capitalism
Jeremy Seabrook reviews SOS Alternatives to Capitalism (New Internationalist Publications, 2014) by Richard Swift

Intermittent support: how cuts are hitting artists in France
French arts workers are battling cuts to a unique benefits scheme. Freddie Mason reports

My spy
Mark Thomas and Merrick Badger met at the Edinburgh Fringe festival to discuss their experiences of being spied on

Classic book: Assata, An Autobiography
Selina Nwulu looks back at Assata Shakur's autobiography

The Battle for Justice in Palestine
The Battle for Justice in Palestine, by Ali Abunimah, reviewed by Hilary Aked

The Squatters’ Movement in Europe
The Squatters' Movement in Europe: Commons and autonomy as alternatives to capitalism, by Squatting Europe Kollective, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Reclaiming Local Democracy
Reclaiming Local Democracy: A progressive future for local government, by Ines Newman, reviewed by Dexter Whitfield

From India to Palestine
From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity, by Githa Hariharan (ed), reviewed by Puneet Dhaliwal

Change or be changed
Kim Bryan reviews Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini
Jane Shallice reviews Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini, by Luciana Castellina

Languages of the Unheard
Languages of the Unheard: why militant protest is good for democracy, by Stephen D'arcy, reviewed by Andrew Dolan

Review: The Price of Experience
The Price of Experience: writings on living with cancer, by Mike Marqusee, reviewed by Mika Minio-Paluello

Objects of change
The new V&A exhibition Disobedient Objects is devoted to objects created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change. Danielle Child spoke to co-curator Gavin Grindon

Classic book: The Enemy Within
Huw Beynon looks back at Seamus Milne's classic The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against The Miners

Alien elements
Ewa Jasiewicz discusses the work of Joanna Rajkowska, whose public art highlights tensions in the public consciousness