2013


Grangemouth – a case of bosses going on strike

24 October 2013 John Millington looks at the lockout at the huge Grangemouth plant

Sick Pay, Holidays, Pensions Now!

24 October 2013 The 3Cosas campaign takes the fight for adequate working conditions for outsourced cleaners to the doors of Senate House, writes Andrew Dolan

Simon Stevens: undertaker for the NHS

24 October 2013 Originally published in 2006, this article by John Lister provides a damning insight into the corporate history of the man now in charge of the NHS

The choice between eating and heating is one nobody should have to make

24 October 2013 Activist groups plan a 'Winter of Action' against unaffordable fuel prices

A stop-motion ode to Victor Jara

22 October 2013 Red Pepper caught up with Louise Emily Thomas, the artist behind a stop-motion animation video for afro-folk-pop group The Melodic's new track 'An Ode to Victor Jara'

Co-op Bank: the David that wanted to be a Goliath

21 October 2013 The Co-operative Bank’s sudden financial crisis triggers memories of 2008. Daniel Tischer says a hunger for reckless growth was the Co-op’s tragic flaw

Classic book: Bolo’Bolo

21 October 2013 Gareth Brown looks at Bolo’Bolo, a proposal for collective living

Saving the estate

20 October 2013 Residents have fought off University College London’s plans to ‘redevelop’ the Carpenters Estate, reports Kevin Blowe

Open source energy

19 October 2013 Open source technology could play an important role in the shift towards energy democracy. Some pioneers are already leading the way, reports Kim Bryan

Back to class: free schools and academies mythbuster

18 October 2013 Red Pepper looks at the myths surrounding academies and free schools

Theatre review: The World of Extreme Happiness

14 October 2013 Edd Mustill reviews The World of Extreme Happiness at London's National Theatre Shed.

How to know if you’ve been blacklisted and what you can do

10 October 2013 Solicitor David Sorensen explains what the blacklisting scandal could mean to you.

Not playing by the book: radical children’s reads

8 October 2013 Children’s literature can be an important playground for kids to think critically and conceive of a better world. Kitty Webster explores what’s out there for little rebels to read

Campus campaigning: student activism goes local

1 October 2013 The flames of the 2010/11 student movement haven’t been entirely extinguished. Hattie Craig and Roz Burgin examine the new look of campus-based resistance

Teachers: ‘There is no other option but to strike’

1 October 2013 John Millington reports from today's teachers' walkout and rally

‘We are as Gods.’ The legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog

1 October 2013 Steve Jobs said it was like ‘Google in paperback’. Hilary Wainwright reports from an exhibition and conference centred on the Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968

Getting back on track: an alternative to private railways

1 October 2013 There is a growing consensus that rail privatisation has failed, but an alternative doesn’t have to mean a new centralised bureaucracy, writes Paul Salveson

Reclaiming the past – All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal

1 October 2013 All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal: reading history from below, by Anthony Iles and Tom Roberts, reviewed by Dave Featherstone

Anabaptists and pirates – Altai

1 October 2013 Altai, by Wu Ming, reviewed by Ben Lear

The dark heart of Europe – Corporate Europe

1 October 2013 Corporate Europe: how big business sets policies on food, climate and war, by David Cronin, reviewed by John Hilary

A drama in three acts – Fortunes of Feminism

1 October 2013 Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power

US government shutdown: workers pay the price for Congress’ ‘budget wars’

1 October 2013 Anne Meador and John Zangas report from Washington DC on the consequences of the deadlock in Congress

Colombian protests show cracks in disastrous economic model

26 September 2013 Colombia bore witness to a remarkable uprising in recent weeks, reports Patrick Kane of War on Want

After Balcombe: Where next for the anti-fracking movement?

26 September 2013 Charlotte Wilson looks to the future of the fight against the frackers

Feminist web round-up

26 September 2013 Feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin shares posts that have caught her eye this month.

Win tickets to a John Pilger film premiere

26 September 2013 Enter our free prize draw to win one pair of tickets for the premiere screening of Utopia in London.

Detroit: the city they can’t destroy

25 September 2013 Detroit’s bankruptcy made global headlines last summer. Tawana Petty considers the state’s undemocratic takeover – and the people’s work to rejuvenate their city from the ground up

A world without prisons

25 September 2013 Inmates in California began a hunger strike in July, sparking renewed debate about the use of solitary confinement in US prisons. Nicole Vosper offers a personal response and a vision for a world beyond bars

A party to dream of

25 September 2013 When the left alternative goes unvoiced, the real choices unposed, democracy is drained of content, writes Mike Marqusee. That's why we need a new party of the left

Event: Co-ops and Capitalism, 27 September

18 September 2013 Join us for a day of debate and talks in London

Azerbaijan: The pipeline that would fuel a dictator

16 September 2013 Emma Hughes reports from Azerbaijan, where autocratic leader Ilham Aliyev is using the country’s fossil fuel wealth to fund his repressive regime and buy Europe’s silence

Homes of our own: the growing student co-operative movement

15 September 2013 Sean Farmelo is part of a group of Birmingham students involved in setting up a new student housing co-op

Into the Fire: a different picture of Greece

15 September 2013 Guy Taylor watches an important and urgent film about refugees in Greece caught between the repression of Fortress Europe and the street violence of Golden Dawn

Red Pepper website redesign – five highlights

15 September 2013 You might have noticed that the Red Pepper website looks a bit different today. Our volunteers have brought it up to date for 2013

World’s longest running industrial dispute sets example for us all

13 September 2013 A group of council workers in South Africa have been fighting for 19 years, writes Mike Marqusee

Can Tunisia’s labour union ride to the rescue?

13 September 2013 As Tunisia descends into political crisis, many are looking to the UGTT for mediation and resolution – for this is no ordinary union, writes Mohamed-Salah Omri

Balcombe latest: 50 days on

13 September 2013 Charlotte Johnson reports on the latest developments at the anti-fracking camp after 50 days of fracking resistance

Allende’s socialist internet

11 September 2013 Leigh Phillips tells the story of Cybersyn, Chile’s experiment in non-centralised economic planning which was cut short by the 1973 coup

Chile: The first dictatorship of globalisation

9 September 2013 When General Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende’s left-wing government in Chile, Mike Gatehouse was among the thousands of activists arrested. On the 40th anniversary of the coup he describes the hope and then the horror of the time

A workers’ ‘green ban’ on fracking?

9 September 2013 Ira Berkovic of Workers' Climate Action reports from a workshop at this summer's anti-fracking protest camp.

Editorial: All power to the community

7 September 2013 Our current energy system is an exercise not just in destroying our common environment but in entrenching existing inequality, writes James O'Nions

Persuading the unpersuaded – Frances O’Grady interview

6 September 2013 As Frances O’Grady prepares to give the first speech by a woman TUC general secretary to its annual Congress, Red Pepper spoke to her about the challenges facing the trade union movement today

Taking on the ‘fruitcakes’: how can we stop UKIP?

6 September 2013 The breakthrough for UKIP in May’s local elections raises the danger of a long‑term shift to the right in British politics. Richard Seymour considers where UKIP’s vote is coming from and how the left needs to respond

Anti-fascism after Woolwich

6 September 2013 The sudden resurgence of an apparently dwindling English Defence League after Lee Rigby’s murder at Woolwich suggests anti-fascists need to rethink their strategy, argue South London Anti-Fascists

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the state

6 September 2013 'Not the state we like, which is about schools and hospitals, but the other one'

Us and them: how the far right feed off the racism of the mainstream

6 September 2013 Contrary to right-wing myth, Britain’s imperial past goes largely unexamined, so its assumptions remain active in forming our views, writes Mike Marqusee

Revolutionary rehearsals

6 September 2013 Lorna Stephenson looks at theatre groups giving a voice to the voiceless – and making social change happen in the process

Video: The Battle of Cable Street remembered

5 September 2013 In 1936, over 100,000 anti-fascists barricaded the streets and fought the police in the Battle of Cable street.

Interview: Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC)

4 September 2013 This month DPAC converged on Westminster to defend disabled people’s rights and freedoms. We spoke to activist Andy Greene in the run up to the event.

Silenced GM scientist speaks out against biotech coercion

3 September 2013 A scientist is fighting to get the word out about his study into the harmful effects of GM maize, writes Claire Walker - despite a shadowy campaign to discredit it



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