I am on hunger strike to save my imprisoned father in Bahrain

Ali Mushaima's father is a political prisoner and opposition leader imprisoned by Bahraini authorities.


Stop dehumanising Muslim women for political gain

Boris Johnson isn't alone: politicians and pundits across the spectrum treat Burqa-wearing women as a symbol of a Europe 'in decline'. By Malcolm James, Naaz Rashid and Nabila Munawar

We cannot fight modern slavery when victims hide in fear of deportation

Heeding a little-publicised call to action in this year’s Global Slavery Index could transform the way we treat victims, writes Maya Esslemont.

Samir Amin: a vital challenge to dispossession

Nick Dearden looks at the theories of one of Africa's greatest radical thinkers

Boris Johnson isn’t an outlier. Islamophobia runs through the heart of government

Johnson's comments and the subsequent reaction show just how widespread anti-muslim racism is throughout our society. By Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury


Tackling racism, on and off the pitch

As the Premier League kicks off across England this weekend, Red Pepper columnist Siobhán McGuirk spoke to scholar, author and Everton fan Emy Onuora about racism in football, right-wing 'fan' groups, and the legacies of Russia 2018

Catalonia: A new king with old rules

It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

From muggers to gangs: It’s the same (police) story

Patrick Williams argues that blaming 'gangs' for social problems further divides communities and fails to tackle the root causes of violence.

Building the Future

Innovative municipal projects are tackling local housing problems worldwide.


Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking

Laws which target sex workers are supposedly set up to protect women. But really, they put vulnerable women in more danger. By Stella Winter and Liliana Gashi from English Collective of Prostitutes

Today we’ve consumed more resources than the planet can renew in a year

Our economies are operating a giant planetary Ponzi scheme: borrowing far more from the Earth’s ecosystems than they can sustain. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Dare to dream of a world without borders

If politics is the art of the possible, then radicalism must be the capacity to imagine new possibilities, says Gary Younge

Coming home

'Home' is not a simple place. Sivamohan Valluvan and Malcolm James explore the complex relationship between nationalism, race and belonging in the beautiful game.