November 2007


Red Pepper Style Guide

29 November 2007 This is the Red Pepper style guide for print. Note that there are differences on the web, not all of which may be incorporated below.

Is Green the new Red?

28 November 2007 In this follow-up to the Red Pepper debate Should the left give up on Labour? Peter Tatchell argues that Green is the new red, while Mary Mellor has some Red questions seeking green answers and Dave Osler says the Green Party can never become a popular front for socialism

Does the Green Party need a leader?

28 November 2007 As the Green Party balloted its members on whether to appoint a leader, in November 2007, Rupert Read and Shahrar Ali debated the pros and cons. Read the debate on the Red Pepper forum

Dr Wainwright, we presume

28 November 2007 In an unusual - possibly unique - pairing, Red Pepper editor Hilary Wainwright and her brother Martin, northern editor of the Guardian, have been awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Huddersfield for their 'distinctive and different services to journalism'.

Does the Green Party need a leader? The case against

23 November 2007 Leadership in the plural _ By Shahrar Ali

Does the Green Party need a leader? The case for

23 November 2007 There is nothing left about having no leader _ By Rupert Read

Any Respect left?

18 November 2007 With the implosion of Respect, Hilary Wainwright asks can anything be learnt for the future or is it a moment simply of despair?

Acting out of curiosity

15 November 2007 In the past 40 years, from Joint Stock, through the Royal Court to his touring company, Out of Joint, Max Stafford-Clark has been a life force to theatre as a powerful stimulus to political curiosity and a provocateur of public debate about the way we live. He explained his philosophy, his method and his future plans to Cassandra Howard

Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar

15 November 2007 When Simon's exhibition toured the US, the New York Times felt bound to comment that: 'Ms. Simon couches the show in the intellectual, power-to-the-people oratory of leftist politics. Yet she clearly delights in exposing, in a quasi-tabloid fashion, America's underbelly'

Maggie’s end

15 November 2007 Set in the summer of 2008, Maggie's End tells the story of one north-east family after Margaret Thatcher dies, reigniting old passions and dividing the country in two all over again. Their domestic disagreement serves as a microcosm of the national conversation, as middle England descends into a bout of emotionally onanistic mourning not seen since the death of Princess Diana while working-class regions erupt with street parties unmatched since VE day.

Child soldier recruiter arrested in London

12 November 2007 Andrew Kendle reports on the arrest in London of 'Colonel' Karuna, a former Sri Lankan warlord implicated in child soldier recruitment and torture

Socialism by stealth?

11 November 2007 Dave Osler argues the Green Party can never become a popular front for the achievement of socialism

What price security?

6 November 2007 Brig Oubridge, Chair of the Big Green Gathering, reports on how new anti-terror laws may herald the end of outdoor festivals in the UK

A global war on labour?

6 November 2007 The number of trade unionists killed, arrested or 'just' dismissed in the pursuit of their members rights has increased alarmingly over the past year, according to a survey by the International Trade Union Confederation. Italian labour journalist Vittorio Longhi, interviews ITUC general secretary Guy Ryder about this and other issues facing the international trade union movement

Papuan justice denied

1 November 2007 Indonesian human rights campaigner Peneas Lokbere talks to Kirk Ward about transmigration policy, Papuan rights and Indonesian state torture

Occupation without troops

1 November 2007 The US and UK governments, the IMF and oil corporations are behind Iraq's proposed Hydrocarbon Law, which would effectively privatise Iraqi oil. Becca Fisher investigates

West’s warmongering serves repression in Iran

1 November 2007 Iranian President Ahmadinejad has failed to deliver on his 2005 election promise to 'put the oil money on the people's tables'. The growing gap between millionaire mullahs and ordinary workers' incomes has led to a new labour movement, ranging from bus drivers to teachers. In this context, western aggression is a godsend for Ahmadinejad's regime, which uses the pretext of 'security threats' to crack down on strikers and militarise Iran, write Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian

Longing for the Taliban

1 November 2007 Chris Sands reports un-embedded from Kandahar, Afghanistan, where chronic insecurity and anger at foreign troops is leading much of the local population to support a resurgent Taliban

Workers of the world – welcome!

1 November 2007 The British economy is reliant on migrant labour and has benefited greatly from the arrival of migrant workers from the new EU member states, argues Nigel Harris. An internationalist left should embrace the mobility of this new world working class, with its potential to redress global inequalities and end the scourge of xenophobia and war

Privatisation in Europe

1 November 2007 The privatisation of public services is proceeding apace across Europe. Paolo Andruccioli examines what it means for consumers, workers, citizens - and democracy

Breaking up Britain

1 November 2007 With Labour in danger of losing control at Holyrood, Roz Patterson looks at the politics of the SNP, the debates over independence, the tactics of the Greens and the frustrations and hopes of the Scottish Socialist Party of which she is a member