Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example
Clare Walton reports on Sisters Uncut, the grassroots group taking direct action to defend domestic violence services
On our own terms
Emma Hughes spoke to Andy Greene from Disabled People Against Cuts
After the election: picking up the pieces
Without pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will is useless, writes Luke Cooper
‘Don’t mourn, organise’ – OK, but how?
The left must re-think its strategy and methods of organisation after the election, writes Michael Calderbank – not just throw ourselves back into the same schemes that aren't working
Don’t believe the claims about Tower Hamlets – the devil is in the detail
Rabina Khan, cabinet member for housing in Tower Hamlets council, defends its record in the face of government-led attacks
Inconvenienced: how the cuts have hit public toilets
Over the past decade, nearly half of the country’s public toilets have been closed. David Dunnico considers how their disappearance affects the public space
Who cares? Life as a care worker
Cuts and privatisation are taking their toll on undervalued home care workers and the people they care for. Ann McGauran reports
Demonstration to save the University of London Union
Students and workers to mobilise on Wednesday 13th November to fight the closure of ULU
Young Writers’ Competition
Win £100 and your writing published in Red Pepper
We could have won!
Mike Marqusee looks back at the rate-capping revolt of the 1980s, and how close it came to victory
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about people’s concerns
'Most people are not cold-blooded and are quite shocked when they learn how low benefits actually are'
The People’s Assembly: making a movement?
The People’s Assembly will bring together thousands of anti-cuts campaigners and trade unionists in June. Red Pepper asks Owen Jones what the assembly might add to existing anti‑cuts initiatives
Debate: Is the ‘co-op council’ really co-operating with cuts?
Local Labour councillor Edward Davie says Red Pepper’s recent article on Lambeth’s ‘co-operative council’ was disappointing. Below, council trade unionist Jon Rogers responds
Workfare: a policy on the brink
Warren Clark explains how the success of the campaign against workfare has put the policy’s future in doubt
Co-operating with cuts in Lambeth
Isabelle Koksal reports on how Lambeth’s ‘co-operative council’ is riding roughshod over co-operative principles in its drive for sell-offs and cuts in local services
Labour and the cuts: beyond the ‘dented shield’
The scale of coalition cuts means the very future of local public services is in jeopardy. Michael Calderbank asks whether Labour councillors can do more than offer verbal protest and practical acquiescence
Care in crisis
Lorna Stephenson reports on how cuts are hitting elderly care – and what the newly privatised sector looks like
Able to fight: How disabled people are taking on the Tories
As the Paralympics open, disabled people are facing an onslaught of cuts. But as Lorna Stephenson discovers, disabled activists are a force to be reckoned with
UK Uncut London Street Party
Video: Footage from the UK Uncut London street party on 26 May
Nothing to do, nowhere to go – how cuts hit kids
As the summer holidays approach, Lorna Stephenson investigates the impact of cuts on playschemes and youth centres
Why I resigned from the Green Party
Joseph Healy, a founder member of the Green Left, explains why he left the Green Party of England and Wales
May elections – TUSC: Opposing all the cuts
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates for the London assembly and elsewhere in the local elections on 3 May. Red Pepper spoke to Nick Wrack, a member of the TUSC national committee and number two on its slate of candidates in London
On the warpath: rambling and the cuts
Ramblers’ rights are about more than just a few footpaths, says Mike Parker
All work and no pay – the rise of workfare
Anne-Marie O’Reilly and Warren Clark report on plans to extend ‘welfare-to-work’
The assault on public services – how can the unions fight back?
Canadian trade unionists Michael Hurley and Sam Gindin propose new strategies for a labour movement facing new challenges
Anne-Marie O’Reilly presents a roundtable discussion of grassroots community organisers
Big Society brings little aid
Jon Robins investigates what the cuts will mean for the vital advice that Citizens Advice Bureaux provide
After the flash bulb
Student article competition winner Kit Withnail calls for others to stand with the movement
Ken Ferguson asks how the Scottish left can respond to anger at the Westminster cuts consensus
Anti-cuts: Alliance of defiance
Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, Lewisham... Jim Cranshaw and Emma Hughes talk to local anti-cuts campaigners
Local government fighting back?
Bob Colenutt on the reaction of local government to the cuts, and the influence of the May council elections.