July 2010


South of the Border

28 July 2010 Oliver Stone's new documentary chronicles the emergence of progressive governments in Latin America. Roberto Navarrete talks to him and Tariq Ali, one of the film's scriptwriters.

An awkward customer

25 July 2010 Michael Barratt Brown celebrates the achievements of his close friend and comrade Ken Coates, pointing to their wider importance for us all

A neoliberal assault on women

25 July 2010 The coalition's cuts will hit women hardest, says Tim Hunt, as he lays out a gender audit of the budget

All together now

25 July 2010 The feminist fightback against cuts needs to come from the grassroots, says Siobhan McGuirk

Together we can win

25 July 2010 Grass-roots women's campaigns are mobilising to fight the cuts on the frontline. Red Pepper spoke to women from five organisations, who explained how they are working to combat the impacts of the cutbacks

Feminist parenting

25 July 2010 Not sure where to start? Then let the CRAP! (that's Child Rearing Against Patriarchy) collective lead the way with this nine-point guide. It's as easy as chaining yourself to a runaway rollercoaster...

Do you remember Olive Morris?

25 July 2010 Red Chidgey reports on a collective of women using the internet to reactivate forgotten activist histories

Refusing to be silenced

25 July 2010 Lauren Wroe and Hannah Berry investigate the impact of the asylum system on women

The militarised zone

25 July 2010 Andrea D'Cruz talks to women from New Profile, a feminist movement for the demilitarisation of Israeli society

Identity canards

25 July 2010 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

Natural solidarity

25 July 2010 The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was as much a disaster for workers as for the planet, writes David Whyte. Reconnecting life and work to the environment must be part of our response

Zero carbon Britain

25 July 2010 Kim Bryan examines a new report that sets out to show that it's possible to make Britain 'zero carbon' by 2030

Fierce urgency

25 July 2010 Beyond the Tipping Point? Director: Stefan Skrimshire ‘That it goes on like this is the catastrophe,’ the German critic Walter Benjamin once wrote, a comment all the more prescient given that our present lifestyles threaten to change the climate beyond the point of reversability. This film is not about the climate science behind the suggestion […]

Left tide

25 July 2010 Samuel Grove reviews South of the Border, directed by Oliver Stone

Putting the protest back in Pride

25 July 2010 Siobhan McGuirk reports on the fight to reclaim Pride in Manchester and beyond

Craft work

25 July 2010 Music producer Matthew Herbert's inventive methods are informed by a critical perspective on the wider politics of production and consumption under contemporary capitalism, finds Brendan Montague

Determined to do it

25 July 2010 Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

A living gallery of resistance

25 July 2010 Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine by William Parry (Pluto), reviewed by Mike Marqusee

Making noise for Africa

25 July 2010 Speaking Truth to Power by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (Fahamu Books & Pambazuka Press), reviewed by Fatima Mujtaba

Italia ’76

25 July 2010 More Work! Less Pay! Rebellion and Repression in Italy 1972-77 by Phil Edwards (Manchester University Press), reviewed by Paul Anderson

Illusory ethics

25 July 2010 Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis (Serpent's Tail), reviewed by Jonathan Steele

Second coming

25 July 2010 Simone de Beauvoir's seminal work The Second Sex laid the foundations for the second wave of feminism and is essential reading for the feminist resurgence today, writes Rosie Germain

Nina Power

25 July 2010 picks the eight books she'd take to the ends of the Earth with her

European Social failure?

11 July 2010 The sixth European Social Forum took place in Istanbul at the beginning of July. Sophie Haydock and James Robertson found it left something to be desired

Slash and burn at the Beeb

5 July 2010 The BBC has barely been out of the headlines in recent months, not least since the publication of its major strategy review. Siobhan McGuirk asked trade unionists and industry figures what they think needs to change at the corporation

Beyond the dross

5 July 2010 John Pilger and Steve Platt first worked together during the 1991 Gulf War, when they shared platforms at Media Workers Against the War rallies. Platt, who had just taken over as editor of the New Statesman, asked Pilger to contribute a regular column for the magazine - which he has continued under different editors and proprietors ever since. Best known for his hard-hitting television and newspaper reports, and his excoriating analysis of the global warmongers, injustice and poverty, Pilger discusses here with Platt their shared craft of journalism

A good local school for everyone

5 July 2010 Donald Morrison says if the Tories get their way more money will be taken away from the public sector and handed over to private profiteers