November 2014


From the archives: A victim of America—Muhammad Ali and the war against terrorism

28 November 2014 When Hollywood bosses were asked by the Bush administration to do their bit in the 'war on terrorism', they signed up eagerly – and they came up with the notion of getting much-loved former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali to promote US policy. Mike Marqusee tells the story (first published March 2002)

Video: the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow

26 November 2014 On Saturday 22 November over 3,000 people gathered to discuss what next for the campaign that makes the socialist case for Scottish independence.

“In Ferguson, a wound bleeds” – open letter from protesters

25 November 2014 Protestors in Ferguson have posted an open letter after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown back in August 2014

Reclaim the Night 10th anniversary marches

20 November 2014 Saturday 22 November marks the 10th anniversary of the annual march to reclaim the streets for women. Stefano Fumagalli reports.

Musings of an urban market gardener

20 November 2014 A new book from OrganicLea, the food growing cooperative in East London, ponders the personal and political of growing food

Labour once again refuses to break with ‘business as usual’

20 November 2014 Labour's links to PricewatehouseCoopers is yet another sign of a party unwilling to break from 'business as usual' and of a political system captured by corporate interests, writes Andrew Dolan

No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt

18 November 2014 Why I'm not just marching against fees but against all student debt. By Fanny Malinen

From the archives: Naomi Klein – why it’s time to show our face

18 November 2014 Naomi Klein tells Mat Little how she put into words what so many were feeling – and why it’s time the new movement showed a public face and built coalitions with others on the left (published in issue 79, January 2001)

Blair Peach: Blood on the streets

12 November 2014 David Renton recalls the events in Southall in 1979 at which the anti-fascist demonstrator, Blair Peach, was murdered by police

Developing alternatives: support Croydon’s Assembly

11 November 2014 Ahead of its first meeting this weekend, Ted Knight makes the case for the South London Borough’s community assembly

Win a pair of tickets to see The Scottsboro Boys in London’s West End!

6 November 2014 The Scottsboro Boys is a musical with a difference - an all singing, all dancing show about racism in 1930s America

Found in translation: poems from Palestine via Scotland

5 November 2014 Poet Liz Lochhead describes how an unlikely, made-in-Scotland anthology of contemporary Palestinian poetry, translated into English, Scots, Scots-English, Gaelic and Shetlandic, makes for a fertile cultural exchange

The long shadow of the 1970s

5 November 2014 The 1970s marked a turning point in left fortunes worldwide and the origins of today’s neoliberal ascendancy. A Red Pepper roundtable with Hilary Wainwright, Andy Beckett, John Medhurst and Suresh Grover looks back

The tyrant’s lobbyist

5 November 2014 Emma Hughes reveals the interests behind an influential UK lobby, the European Azerbaijan Society

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about faith

5 November 2014 'Attacks on mosques are not mere vandalism, and attacks on the word Islam are not mere theological critiques'

From the archives: What’s the story? Ken Loach and Noel Gallagher in conversation

5 November 2014 Film director Ken Loach talks to Noel Gallagher, songwriting powerhouse of Oasis (Published in issue 21, February 1996)

The arms trade must be kept out of Remembrance Day

5 November 2014 Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart from Campaign Against Arms Trade look at the role of arms companies in World War One and how they are trying to exploit Remembrance Day.

‘NHS cost statement’ will make sick people feel more of a burden

3 November 2014 The most vulnerable patients already attend too little, not too much, and don't need to be made to feel more guilty about what they are costing the NHS. Dr. Jonathan Tomlinson writes.