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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What’s the problem with the If campaign? A G8 summit coming to Britain traditionally heralds the launch of a large campaigning coalition of international NGOs. Kai Grachy takes a critical look at the 2013 version: the If campaign
Brushing history against the grain We can’t decipher the present without examining its foundations in the battles of the past, writes Mike Marqusee
Catastrophism: The truth won’t set you free Catastrophism, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen and James Davis, reviewed by Nic Beuret
North Korea: War games gone wrong Tim Beal examines the US ‘playbook’ miscalculations that underlie the current US-North Korea crisis
The day Greece’s TVs went dark Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down
Winning at Walmart The OUR Walmart campaign has been shaking up labour organising in the US. As they prepared for their current strike, Alex Wood spent a month with the people behind a new kind of fightback
Toxic gas: why we need to stop fracking Tony Bosworth and Helen Rimmer report on plans to expand fracking across the UK and look at why we need to leave shale gas in the ground
Rio’s iron heel As host of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the Brazilian government is trying to ‘pacify’ the gangs in Rio’s favelas. But, Mike Davis reports, the needs of the favelados have taken a back seat