Launched in May 1995, it has been edited by Hilary Wainwright since 1996 and co-edited with Oscar Reyes until 2009. Since June 2009, James O'Nions and Michael Calderbank have joined Hilary in editing the magazine. In Autumn 2007 Red Pepper relaunched as a bi-monthly magazine with more emphasis on the role of its website.
Unusually for a magazine of the left Red Pepper is independent and non partisan, it seeks to establish a platform for debate and sharing of ideas across the progressive green left in the UK and across the world.
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Catastrophism: The truth won’t set you free Catastrophism, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen and James Davis, reviewed by Nic Beuret
Reclaiming Public Ownership: a 21st-century vision Reclaiming Public Ownership, by Andrew Cumbers, reviewed by Clifford Singer
Essay: Political organisation in transition Hilary Wainwright opens the new year ambitiously! She discusses how to transform the state and why radical politicians find it so difficult to maintain their radical momentum once in parliament or the council chamber. How could this change?
The Brighton pay dispute: the union view GMB union organiser Rob Macey puts the workers' side of the argument
The pay dispute at Brighton council: a Green view Davy Jones, Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, gives his view of a dispute that has caused huge debate among Green Party members in the city and across the country
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the right to exist 'We’d all say a person has a right to a home, but we wouldn’t say their home has rights.'
Back to the fragments Lynne Segal, one of the authors of the seminal 1979 socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments, reflects on its lessons for today
Turkey: A people imprisoned Once seen as a moderate party, the AKP government in Turkey is using anti-terrorism legislation to unleash a wave of repression against the left and the Kurdish movement. Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod spoke to activists in the country