2012


Venezuela’s hip-hop revolutionaries

30 March 2012 Jody McIntyre and Pablo Navarrete report on Venezuela’s Hip Hop Revolución movement

Spanish general strike: Notes from the margins

29 March 2012 Oscar Reyes reports from Barcelona on the general strike against austerity and attacks on workers' rights that gripped Spain today

Richard Wilkinson interview: ‘The Spirit Level’ three years on

27 March 2012 Tom Robinson talks to Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level, the influential book on inequality which is now being made into a documentary

Criminalising squatting is the real crime

27 March 2012 As the House of Lords debates the issue today, Stuart Hodkinson looks at the real reasons behind the bid to criminalise squatting.

From kettles to courtrooms: The police crackdown on protest

25 March 2012 Nina Power explores the significance of the new policing regime facing protesters

Lancet editor and doctors write: The fight for our NHS goes on

22 March 2012 As the health bill becomes law, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, and doctors Jacky Davis and Jonathon Tomlinson issue a call to action

Budget leaves pensioners feeling battered and bruised

22 March 2012 National Pensioners Convention general secretary Dot Gibson gives her verdict on Osborne's budget

NHS: what now?

22 March 2012 Alex Nunns gives some suggestions of where the campaign against the destruction of the NHS should go from here

Rights and wrong: Why we don’t want a new bill of rights

20 March 2012 Peter Apps argues that replacing the Human Rights Act with a Tory ‘British bill of rights’ would be a bad idea

Blood, Sweat and Gear: The human cost of the Olympics

20 March 2012 Will London's Olympic legacy be sportswear sweatshops and the marginalisation of local communities? Saturday (24 March): A day of discussion and action on how we can stop the Olympic dream becoming a nightmare

A cagey business

18 March 2012 Richard Kuper reads two books which consider the grotesque realities of industrial meat production and the wilful 'forgetting' needed to accept them.

A different kind of Europe

15 March 2012 Trevor Evans outlines the basis for a progressive pan-European response to the euro crisis

Reclaim Wisconsin: solidarity across borders

14 March 2012 An international delegation of trade union leaders and union journalists are in Wisconsin, USA to mark the one year anniversary of the passage of legislation stripping public service workers’ rights in this American state. Theresa Marshall reports...

The consequences of the EU bank rescue

12 March 2012 Hugo Radice outlines the implications of the European Central Banks' recent actions to support the European Union's banking sector.

Support the Spirit Level film!

12 March 2012 Katharine Round calls for backers to help make a documentary based on the popular book about equality

Audio: ‘Taking on the technocrats’, Red Pepper seminar

11 March 2012 Trevor Evans and Mary Kaldor speak on alternative paths for a progressive, democratic Europe

This weekend’s NHS vote is the Lib Dems’ last chance

10 March 2012 Colin Leys says party members face a choice – is loyalty to their leaders more important than the future of the health service?

Students are still in the front line – but it’s time that changed

10 March 2012 Kit Withnail calls for the rest of us to join the students' resistance

Epitaph to a generation: John Akomfrah interview

9 March 2012 Siobhan McGuirk speaks to John Akomfrah about his new film – and the 2011 riots

Dale Farm: The human cost of prejudice

3 March 2012 As the displaced residents of Dale Farm in Essex face another round of forced evictions, Elly Robson talks to some of the families and examines the discrimination they face

Iran in the crosshairs again

2 March 2012 Sabre rattling against Iran is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean the threat of war isn’t real. Phyllis Bennis analyses the situation in the wider Middle East

Five demands the left can unite around?

1 March 2012 Some simple, radical demands are needed to mobilise people towards a geniune left alternative says James Bloodworth

A4e: a scandal so big it could be seen from 2008

25 February 2012 Emma Harrison’s double resignation has finally focused media attention on the privatisation of job placement, argues Alex Nunns.

Tory think-tanks’ tangled web

23 February 2012 Right-leaning think-tanks play a big part in David Cameron’s Tories, writes Hartwig Pautz

Cairo: ‘After seeing friends carried away with blood streaming from their lids, you stop trusting the goggles’

23 February 2012 Mika Minio-Paluello gives an eyewitness account of the street battles in Egypt late last year

Radical cities: A guide to Nablus, Palestine

22 February 2012 Simply visiting Palestine can be a radical act. Sarah Irving suggests that the city of Nablus should be on any visitor’s itinerary

The students’ moment

22 February 2012 Student activist Michael Chessum reflects on the state of the fight against the Tories’ education reforms

Greece: how to avoid a social default

16 February 2012 Panagiotis Sotiris argues that stopping the debt repayments is the only way to avoid the devastation of Greece

Defending human rights defenders

16 February 2012 Haldane Society chair Liz Davies invites you to a conference seeking to build solidarity with those defending human rights across the world

Appeal for solidarity with the people of Greece

16 February 2012 Add your signature to the statement of solidarity with the people of Greece backed by trade union leaders, MPs and campaigners.

Tonight on TV: ‘Tweets from Tahrir’

16 February 2012 Don't miss this on TV tonight - a film of the book co-edited by Red Pepper's Alex Nunns.

Could you be our new website editor?

12 February 2012 New member of our volunteer editorial team wanted

Cycle city Kathmandu

12 February 2012 Jennie O’Hara meets Nepali campaigners seeking to tackle pollution and inequality by transforming their capital into a cycle-friendly city

An ‘excess of democracy’: what two generations of radicals can learn from each other

11 February 2012 Hilary Wainwright examines the possibility of forging a new kind of political economy by learning from the best of both today's radical movements and those of the 60s and 70s

Every crisis is an opportunity

8 February 2012 There is an urgent need for new ideas that challenge the technocrats, writes Andy Bowman

When the opposition does not oppose…

8 February 2012 ..the democratic deficit widens - so argues Tom Robinson

Red Pepper seminar, Friday 17 February: ‘Taking on the technocrats’

7 February 2012 Trevor Evans and Mary Kaldor to speak on alternative paths for a progressive, democratic Europe

Contradictory Dickens

7 February 2012 On the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, Terry Eagleton looks at the contradictions of the man and his work

Tweetin’ ’bout a revolution: Paul Mason interview

6 February 2012 Newsnight’s Paul Mason, author of a new book on the revolts sweeping the world, speaks to Red Pepper

N30 and after: was that it? A debate on the public sector strikes

5 February 2012 Gregor Gall analyses the 30 November strikes. With a response by Heather Wakefield

Neither Hattersley nor Miliband: why today’s left must ‘re-think’ differently

3 February 2012 Does Labour Old or New have what it takes to ‘re-think’ the project of social democracy? asks Michael Calderbank

Audio: Rebellious Media Conference

2 February 2012 Exclusive podcast with Dan Hind, James Curran, Zahera Harb

Leanne Wood: Why I’m standing for the Plaid Cymru leadership

30 January 2012 Leanne Wood AM sets out a socialist vision for Wales.

After Durban: All talked out?

30 January 2012 The UN climate talks in Durban followed a familiar script of inaction. Oscar Reyes asks if activists should still be focusing attention on them

Who are the Davos class?

27 January 2012 Just who makes up the global elite that has been gathering at Davos?

Blockbusters only please, we’re British!

26 January 2012 Filmmaker Clive Nwonka responds to the recently published UK Film Policy Review paper, and David Cameron’s questionable stance on film funding.

Countering the Olympics

23 January 2012 Elizabeth Carola profiles a forthcoming day of debate and organising

History in the making

22 January 2012 Kate Webb reads Paul Mason's "Why it’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions" (Verso)

Organise! City cleaners fight for a living wage

22 January 2012 Michael Pooler reports on the struggle of cleaners in the heart of London's financial district

Guardians of the future?

22 January 2012 Last week, Red Pepper was invited to the launch of a new report from the ‘Green House’ think tank about how to restructure our leading democratic institutions.



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