Editorials

Editorial: The door’s ajar September 2014

Despite the defeat of Scottish independence, the gains made by the radical left will not be easily undone, writes Emma Hughes

Editorial: Unshrinking the offer August 2014

Michael Calderbank says the ambition and imagination that fuelled 1970s radicalism needs to be reclaimed and renewed, not rejected

Editorial: Rigging the rules March 2014

We must understand and resist the onward march of corporate power, writes James O'Nions

Editorial: Winter chill, political spring December 2013

A two-year price freeze on energy bills, while welcome, is hardly sufficient, writes Michael Calderbank

Editorial: The powers that see November 2013

While surveillance may feel vast, looming and obscure, writes Michelle Zellers, it isn’t separate from the other battles we’re fighting

Editorial: All power to the community September 2013

Our current energy system is an exercise not just in destroying our common environment but in entrenching existing inequality, writes James O'Nions

Editorial: Anti-establishment politics done right June 2013

UKIP is occupying space that should be the terrain of the left, writes Emma Hughes

Furthering the fightback April 2013

The question of what new political formation is possible or necessary must always begin from the daily experience and needs of working class communities, writes Michael Calderbank

Fighting back against finance April 2013

Financialisation is the common ground for a multiplicity of struggles, writes Sarah-Jayne Clifton

Editorial: Solidarity against the border December 2012

To really win migrant rights we need to organise a politics that goes beyond borders, writes James O'Nions

Why the future isn’t working October 2012

When envisaging the future, social movements should not just consider how to make work better but also how to move beyond the wage contract, writes Emma Hughes

Atos sponsors the Paralympics? It’s enough to make you scream August 2012

The role played by disabled groups, far from being one of passive victims, is exemplary for collective resistance, writes Michael Calderbank

In for the long haul June 2012

The limits of the possible have expanded beyond the depressing confines of market fundamentalism, writes James O'Nions

Editorial: Building a new world April 2012

Social transformation is a prerequisite to securing lasting political change, writes Sarah-Jayne Clifton

Every crisis is an opportunity February 2012

There is an urgent need for new ideas that challenge the technocrats, writes Andy Bowman

Editorial: Democracia real YA! December 2011

As climate negotiators bluster in Durban, nowhere is the democratic deficit clearer than South Africa itself, writes Emma Hughes

Explanation not excuses October 2011

It’s not just the looters that need to be brought to justice, writes Michael Calderbank

A glasnost moment? August 2011

There is great potential for a real transformation in the British media and politics, writes Sarah-Jayne Clifton

Our right to the city May 2011

We need to reassert a sense of collectivity in the way we live, writes James O'Nions

Back to ‘normal’? April 2011

Extraordinary displays of resistance are only the beginning, says Michael Calderbank

Solidarity not charity February 2011

One important argument against the cuts centres on this distinction, writes Emma Hughes

Less capitalism, more planet November 2010

In the context of austerity, it can seem almost frivolous to continue to talk about climate change. It is not, writes James O'Nions

The resistible rise of corporate power October 2010

Corporate power has grown as regulation has receded - and the outsourcing of public services has played a major part in this growth of unaccountable economic power, writes Hilary Wainwright

A new kind of angry brigade August 2010

The coalition could be making a massive mistake if it believes that resistance will be confined to an isolated rump of beleaguered union activists and 'usual suspect' protesters, writes Michael Calderbank

Now to fight the cuts June 2010

We have a matter of months to create an unprecedented movement against public spending cuts

Not flocks or herds January 2010

‘To inherit a government,’ wrote Tom Paine in Rights of Man, ‘is to inherit the people, as if they were flocks and herds.’ Paine was referring to the evils of hereditary succession, but the remark seems apt with David Cameron expecting to be handed power by default. Our political system means that – whichever party […]

A climate for change November 2009

On the occasion of mass protests at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, we should also celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Seattle protests, and the anti-globalisation movement they helped to establish

Reclaiming our food system October 2009

Democratising our food system is the key to securing the right to food and sustainability, writes James O'Nions

Now to complete the democratic revolution May 2009

Hilary Wainwright's editorial in our upcoming June/July issue argues that the issue of public control over public money could be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty

Crisis for Christmas January 2009

With so much of this, Red Pepper’s Christmas issue, examining the financial crisis, it doesn’t look like we are exactly bringing yuletide good cheer. But the holiday is also a time to reflect, recharge and prepare for the New Year. So we’re unashamedly adding to your seasonal menu some tough food for thought! We want […]

A global message from the people December 1999

Thanks to the audacity of thousands of diverse activists, being 'anti-capitalist' is back on the mainstream agenda, writes Hilary Wainwright





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