September 2014


Gaza: a history

23 September 2014 Daniel Whittall speaks with former diplomant and historian Jean-Pierre Filiu about his new book on Gaza, and the history and future of the region

Editorial: The door’s ajar

21 September 2014 Despite the defeat of Scottish independence, the gains made by the radical left will not be easily undone, writes Emma Hughes

If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren’t paying attention

19 September 2014 Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close

London event: Festival of Choice

18 September 2014 A week of discussion, films, theatre, poetry, music, flashmobs and action, looking at threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world

A strong challenge for Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections?

18 September 2014 Tom Gatehouse offers a realistic assessment of environmentalist Marina Silva’s policies and ambition

The rising demand for Catalan independence

18 September 2014 Although the demand for independence has dominated Catalan politics since 2010, it had previously been very much a minority position. Recent events have changed that, seemingly irrevocably, writes Jaume Muñoz Jofre

The Yes campaign: no intimidation, just lively conversation

18 September 2014 Despite media accusations that the Yes campaign has ben marked by aggression, Joe Greenwood found nothing but warmth on the campaign trail.

Japanese workers fight against karoshi, death from overwork

16 September 2014 Scott North looks at the history of the anti-karoshi movement and its latest victory

Change or be changed

16 September 2014 Kim Bryan reviews Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

The Yes train – a short report from Glasgow

16 September 2014 Jenny Nelson reports back from a trip to Scotland to learn more about the grassroots Yes campaign and show solidarity with the radical activists.

Win a pair of tickets to see Albion!

15 September 2014 Albion is an explosive new play about the rise of the far right in modern Britain, set in an East End boozer, the unofficial home of the 'English Protection Army'.

Win or lose, the Scottish people have built an incredible mass movement for Yes

13 September 2014 Whether the result is Yes or No, the pro-independence campaign has mobilised a movement for radical change that we must keep alive, says Ken Ferguson

Ferguson: The view from the US

12 September 2014 US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk compiles a round up of coverage and commentary on the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and subsequent reactions.

Ferguson: What next?

12 September 2014 US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk collates commentary following the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and explores the necessity of an enduring movement to fight for racial equality.

Interview: Occupy Central founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting

11 September 2014 Luke Cooper spoke to Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the founders of Occupy Central in Hong Kong, about the growth of the movement and the prospects for real democracy free from the influence of Beijing

Maidan over: The balance of power in Ukraine

8 September 2014 While Ukraine’s oligarchic elite aspires to become a ruling class in its own right, it is also the object of an ongoing competition between Russia and the west to draw it into their respective transnational capitalist classes, writes Marko Bojcun