August 2007


Activists fight the BNP out of the North East

5 August 2007 Nooshin Shabani reports on anti-BNP campaigning in the region

Flunking the written

1 August 2007 The newly formed Die Linke (Left) party is breaking the rules of German politics to create a strongly rooted party to the left of the Social Democratic Party across Germany's historic divide. Die Linke organiser Christophe Spehr reports

Another US is rising

1 August 2007 The first Social Forum in the US was bound to be, by its very happening, a historic occasion. But the grass-roots working class participation and the energy, solidarity, generosity of spirit and organisational skill it mobilised made it something special, writes Judy Rebick

Low pay, no way

1 August 2007 When a campaign in support of contract cleaners at Canary Wharf shamed Barclays Bank into announcing a living wage for all its London workers, it marked an effective new alliance between trade unions and the wider community. Jane Wills on a labour movement success story

Reclaiming our past

1 August 2007 Newsnight correspondent Paul Mason's Live Working or Die Fighting sets the experience of modern factory workers in the global South alongside some of the classic narratives of labour history. He spoke to Hilary Wainwright about the insights he gained in examining a neglected part of our heritage

The mother of modern corporatism

1 August 2007 Karl Marx described how the East India Company 'conquered India to make money out of it'. Sixty years after the end of the Raj, Nick Robins dusts off its history and finds lessons for today in the birth of corporate globalisation

Pubs

1 August 2007 The pub is a British institution under threat. By Derek Wall

Local fighters lead climate war

1 August 2007 As the EU, the US and big business vie with each other to be recognised as taking serious action on climate change, Larry Lohmann wonders whether the real leadership is to be found elsewhere

Planes, trains and caravan-mobiles

1 August 2007 Reduce your carbon footprint - and your guilt quotient - by opting for ethical modes of holiday transport. By Tamanna Kalhar

Fresh Spice: Red Pepper old and new

1 August 2007 In October 2007 Red Pepper moves to a bigger, new-look bi-monthly format, at the same time as greatly expanding its web presence. Here co-editor Hilary Wainwright reviews its role in providing a platform and a voice for all those whose hopes of change in 1997 have been deflated by the Blatcherism that followed, but who still share a real sense of possibility for the future

Another magazine is possible

1 August 2007 My first copy of Red Pepper was sold to me at a political meeting about the Afghan war in December 2001, writes Oscar Reyes

Sex and the single socialist

1 August 2007 Dear Auntie, I'm a sociable, but single, socialist. A friend of mine recommended I sign up to an online dating website, but I'm uncomfortable with the idea - it strikes me as the death of sociability. What should I do? Sue, Stratford