May 2014


Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the economy

31 May 2014 'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'

I don’t care about the Lib Dems, but I’ll enjoy seeing them get their payback

30 May 2014 With or without Clegg at the helm, the Lib Dems will remain a party devoid of principles and heading for oblivion, writes Jessie Thompson

Slaney Street: Birmingham’s new co-operative media project

30 May 2014 Sean Farmelo looks at the growth of a local, independent voice in Birmingham

Can the birthplace of democracy provide the seeds of its renewal?

24 May 2014 The Syriza candidate for mayor of Athens is not promising to govern on the people's behalf, writes Hilary Wainwright, but together with a wide range of citizens' social organisations

In Italy, we don’t have a common left party, so we asked individuals to form the Tsipras list

20 May 2014 Lisa Mittendrein and Martin Konecny interview activists from the Bologna group of the Tsipras list, an alliance of individuals and social movements united behind SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras in the upcoming European elections

Labourstart Global Solidarity Conference opens this Friday in Berlin

20 May 2014 Trade unionists from across the globe to meet to share ideas and strategies and to build transnational links

Workers are dying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

19 May 2014 John Millington continues his reporting from the ITUC World Congress with a look at workers' rights issues around the World Cup preparations

The ‘United Nations of workers’ takes aim at finance

19 May 2014 John Millington reports from the ITUC World Congress

Summer event: the Spark

15 May 2014 A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June

Shale Gas World is not a world we want to live in

13 May 2014 Today, Shale Gas World, and hundreds of key players in the shale gas industry, came to Birmingham's NEC. Thankfully we were there to meet them, writes Elizabeth Ferne

Fast food workers are hungry for justice worldwide

13 May 2014 Unions are preparing for an international day of action on fast food workers’ rights, bakers’ union president Ian Hodson reports

Take action

13 May 2014 Here are just some of the Europe-wide coordinated actions you can support before the European elections come to an end.

Brussels event: The People’s Tribunal

13 May 2014 Two day event to analyse and expose EU policy measures since 2008 financial crisis

Record-breaking subvertising campaign hits UK streets

12 May 2014 The Brandalism campaign has swapped hundreds of ads for art

Red Pepper event: What should the Left be demanding of Europe?

6 May 2014 Red Pepper hosts a special event in London on 20 May in the run up to the European Elections to look at the possibilities for an alternative, democratic Europe

Stagnation and securitisation: understanding the 2008 financial crisis

6 May 2014 Jack Copley provides an introduction to An Angry Person's Guide to Finance — a free Red Pepper pamphlet

Interview with former Yarl’s Wood detainee and asylum seeker Aderonke Apata

6 May 2014 'It is an indefinite thing, you do not know when you will be released'