April 2014


Why prison isn’t working for women

30 April 2014 And other articles picked by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin over the last month.

Book review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

30 April 2014 John Palmer argues that Piketty's bestseller presents a challenge to even the most blinkered of defenders of the present neo-liberal order

Tunisia: Families of martyrs and wounded on hunger strike against impunity

30 April 2014 Isabelle Merminod and Tim Baster report on the lack of justice three years after the fall of Ben Ali

Is there nothing G4S can do that will stop it getting government contracts?

30 April 2014 Just two years after its Olympics screw-up, the firm has been let back into the fold, writes Tom Walker

The government’s plan to give fracking firms the right to drill where they like

29 April 2014 Ben Greenhalgh looks at changes to the law that are likely to be proposed soon

Free event: London Radical Bookfair, Saturday 10 May

29 April 2014 Red Pepper joins other radical publishers, booksellers, artists and activists to takeover all 3 floors of the Bishopsgate Institute for the London Radical Bookfair and Alternative Press Takeover 2014

Portugal: The Carnation Revolution remembered

25 April 2014 On the 40th anniversary, Dick Barbor-Might looks back on a coup against a dictator that sparked a wider revolutionary upsurge

Protest tells Benetton to pay up for Rana Plaza victims

24 April 2014 Matthew Franklin reports on a protest that closed Benetton's flagship London store today

The environmental movement is kicking off down under

20 April 2014 Dom O'Dwyer reports on a new wave of direct action against coal and gas in Australia

Sweden’s Great Welfare Heist

19 April 2014 How Sweden’s public services were stolen, and how people are fighting to take them back. By Adam Bott

Gabriel García Marquez: much more than magical realism

18 April 2014 Matt Carr pays tribute to the author Gabriel García Márquez

How an anti-airport occupation became a battle for France’s future

15 April 2014 Emilie Papillon reports from the ZAD – an occupation of the site of a proposed airport that has turned into something more

Emailing in the evening? The new battle to keep work out of our free time

15 April 2014 Experiments with banning out-of-hours emails show that how much time off we get is political, writes Adam McGibbon

The Buzz Tour: walking across England to pollinate change on climate

13 April 2014 Eve Carnall invites you to join a ‘walking university’, sharing skills to tackle climate change

Free schools: freedom for whom?

10 April 2014 Andrew Dolan looks at the problems posed by free schools

The Maria Miller scandal shows a frightening chasm between politicians and the public mood

10 April 2014 Miller and the Tory leadership seemed baffled as to why her actions were deemed quite so repugnant, writes Jessie Thompson

Book review: Greece resistance and the Future of Europe

8 April 2014 Paddy McDaid reviews Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe (Polity, 2013) by Costas Douzinas

A collective responsibility: reproductive rights in crisis across Europe

6 April 2014 Rachael Ferguson and Gwyneth Lonergan argue that Europe’s austerity drive is deepening gender inequality and sparking a new wave of attacks on women’s reproductive rights

Why you’re wrong about Ukraine

6 April 2014 Gabriel Levy on Putin’s war, the Maidan movement and the new Ukrainian government

The student loans sell off: a briefing by Andrew Mcgettigan

4 April 2014 In our latest briefing, Andrew Mcgettigan provides an insight into the sale of student loans

Out of the furnace, into the fire?

3 April 2014 Prossy Kakooza and Siobhán McGuirk report on the recent Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda, and the UK’s own draconian approach to LGBT asylum seekers.

Israel’s ‘infiltrators’ rise up

1 April 2014 Kitty Webster reports on the wave of protests by African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel

Words’ worth: Keywords at Tate Liverpool

1 April 2014 Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition on Raymond Williams’ Keywords brings together a wide range of work but fails to capture the political impulse of the original text, writes Danielle Child

Shelagh Delaney and the drama of everyday life

1 April 2014 Michael Calderbank reconsiders the context of Salford playwright Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough as the National Theatre stages a revival of her debut A Taste of Honey

Bob Crow’s wider vision

1 April 2014 Bernard Regan laments the loss of the socialist fighter and internationalist Bob Crow

Spain’s radical tide

1 April 2014 Spain’s indignados have driven a lasting shift in the political climate of the country, argues Ana Méndez de Andés of the Observatorio Metropolitano collective in Madrid

Digital security for activists

1 April 2014 Lee Knox gives his top ten tips on how to keep your data from prying eyes

Editorial: Standing with the people

1 April 2014 The European project we need is one that supports the people against a mega-pipeline, writes Emma Hughes