January 2009


Rachel Carson

5 January 2009 ‘If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.’ Rachel Carson

Linus Torvalds

4 January 2009 ‘Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free.’ Linus Torvalds

Bringing Hamas in from the cold

3 January 2009 Bombing Hamas into Gaza's scorched earth will not change the rules of the game, says Arthur Neslen

Criticism is not enough

3 January 2009 New Labour did not implement its policies of the past decade in a vacuum, says Jeremy Gilbert. The question now is whether the left has an alternative

What kind of crisis?

3 January 2009 Hugo Radice delves through the layers of the financial crisis and lays out the challenges that any adequate alternatives have to meet

Crisis for Christmas

3 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 […]

Rebuilding banking

3 January 2009 Leo Panitch argues that what is needed is for the banks to become a public utility

Pressing the limits

3 January 2009 Robin Blackburn says that publicly controlled social funds could play a central role in a transition from a very unequal and crisis-prone world

Technological alternatives

3 January 2009 Michel Bauwens points to the importance of the possibilities for co-operative, peer-to-peer production opened up by new technologies

The green road to socialism

3 January 2009 Martin Ryle and Kate Soper say that now is the moment to stop the economy killing the planet

If not capitalism, what? [intro]

3 January 2009 It ain’t over till it’s made over. The old neoliberal order is in severe crisis, and its leaders in a state of uncertainty and even confusion. But those struggling to help a new order to be born are not prepared. Preparedness involves organisation and popular mobilisation around proposals that defend people’s living standards and livelihoods […]

Lane Kirkland

3 January 2009 ‘If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.’ Lane Kirkland

A rebel with many causes

2 January 2009 Tribute to Irene Bruegel

Pablo Neruda

2 January 2009 ‘You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.’ Pablo Neruda

Lemma, Haya and Iman

1 January 2009 Ewa Jasiewicz reports from Beit Hanoon

Rabindranath Tagore

1 January 2009 ‘The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.’ Rabindranath Tagore



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