From the frontlines
Red Pepper’s new race editor, Ashish Ghadiali, introduces a new space for black and minority progressive voices

Book review: Angry White People: Coming Face to Face With the British Far-Right
Hilary Aked gets close up with the British far right in Hsiao-Hung Pai's latest release

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
'A small manifesto for black liberation through socialist revolution' - Graham Campbell reviews Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's 'From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation'

Black Lives Matter: crisis shutdown
Kojo Kyerewaa introduces Black Lives Matter UK

Lexit delusionaries
Marina Prentoulis lambasts those on the left who see success in the Brexit disaster

The complicity of the white liberal left in the rise of Donald Trump
There are deep reasons for racism in American politics, but the white liberal left has done little to prevent it, writes Mariama Eversley

Antisemitism and the left
Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party

We’re students, not suspects
Malia Bouattia argues that the government’s counter‑extremism strategy adds up to surveillance of the Muslim community

Dissident organising
New community group Black Dissidents is taking direct action for racial justice. Zak Suffee explains why

Video report: Shut down Yarl’s Wood!
A video report from the demonstration against the immigration detention centre, by Siobhan McGuirk

What the Calais ‘crisis’ reveals about racism
The deaths we have seen in Calais are not the first, and until Britain can come to terms with race and racism, they won’t be the last, says Zak Suffee

Free the women of Yarl’s Wood detention centre
After the success of a huge protest against detention in June Movement for Justice by Any Means Possible have called another Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstration on 8 August

Migrant Lives Matter: ideas for action
Notes on practical solidarity from a discussion with the Black Liberation Collective at Reclaim the Power camp. By Jenny Nelson

Immigration detention: resistance and rebellion
With protests and hunger strikes now taking place inside eight of the UK's detention centres, is this the beginning of the end for detention? asks Karen Doyle

“In Ferguson, a wound bleeds” – open letter from protesters
Protestors in Ferguson have posted an open letter after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown back in August 2014

Ferguson: The view from the US
US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk compiles a round up of coverage and commentary on the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and subsequent reactions.

Ferguson: What next?
US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk collates commentary following the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and explores the necessity of an enduring movement to fight for racial equality.

Anatomy of an insurrection
Riots, or insurrections, are rational responses to systemic subjugation, argues Robert Stephens II. The insurrection in Ferguson, Missouri, following the murder of Michael Brown, is clear proof of the sophisticated political agitation that often precipitates spontaneous uprisings by marginalized groups.

Nelson Mandela, CLR James and the Brixton radicals: how South Africa inspired South London
When Nelson Mandela came to Britain, the one place he visited beyond Westminster and Buckingham Palace was Brixton – and he had a rapturous welcome. Here Darcus Howe looks back at how the anti-apartheid movement interwove with the experience of black people in the UK

Us and them: how the far right feed off the racism of the mainstream
Contrary to right-wing myth, Britain’s imperial past goes largely unexamined, so its assumptions remain active in forming our views, writes Mike Marqusee

How slavery shaped Britain
An online database of every slave owner who claimed compensation following the abolition of slavery in 1833 has been launched at University College London.

Dale Farm: We stood because ye stood
Mary Sheridan talks to Elly Robson about resisting the eviction of her family and the Traveller community at Dale Farm in Essex

Dale Farm: The human cost of prejudice
As the displaced residents of Dale Farm in Essex face another round of forced evictions, Elly Robson talks to some of the families and examines the discrimination they face

Review: Black Power Mixtape
Selina Nwulu reviews new civil rights movement documentary Black Power Mixtape

Get along, move along, shift…
The Roma are experiencing a fresh wave of repression across Europe. Leigh Phillips reports

Identity canards
There is nothing inherent in any racial category or gender that makes it necessarily more radical - or reactionary - than another. But difference does make a difference, argues Gary Younge, and the left needs to re-examine its approach to issues of diversity, equal opportunities and representation

Far right prospects in the European elections
Graeme Atkinson on the far right parties and candidates standing in the upcoming European Parliament elections

Viva Siva
Now in his eighties, A Sivanandan remains an important figure in the politics of race and class, maintaining his long-held insistence that only in the symbiosis of the two struggles can a genuinely radical politics be found. By Arun Kundnani

Making music matter
The organisers claimed it as a huge success. But the BNP continued its advance in local elections and won a seat on the London Assembly a few days later anyway. So what did the Love Music Hate Racism carnival in east London in April achieve, and what is the importance of such events for the left in the future? Lena De Casparis and Alex Nunns report

I’m not racialist but …
In this article, first published in New Society magazine on 21 February 1985, Steve Platt looked at a row over racism in London's East End. He says it is depressing that he could have written almost the exact same article yesterday