2014


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

Anatomy of an insurrection

26 August 2014 Riots, or insurrections, are rational responses to systemic subjugation, argues Robert Stephens II. The insurrection in Ferguson, Missouri, following the murder of Michael Brown, is clear proof of the sophisticated political agitation that often precipitates spontaneous uprisings by marginalized groups.

Militarising Communities: The Armed Forces Community Covenant

24 August 2014 Vron Ware reports on how the Armed Forced Community Covenant is a crucial part of the creeping militarisation of UK society

Building new bonds of citizenship: Scotland and the North

20 August 2014 Paul Salveson of The Hannah Mitchell Foundation argues that Scottish independence will encourage shoots of radical growth in the North of England.

Reclaim the pier! Huge anti-fracking march

18 August 2014 Rebecca Newsom reports on Reclaim the Power's Solidarity Sunday

Reclaim the Power: The people against fracking

17 August 2014 A report from the Blackpool anti-fracking camp

Fracking: Safe as houses?

17 August 2014 From the Reclaim the Power camp in Blackpool Guy Shrubsole sketches some thoughts on Cameron's fracking policies.

Reclaim the Power in Blackpool

16 August 2014 Anti-fracking camp joins Lancashire residents in the struggle against dirty energy

Independence without borders

16 August 2014 Introducing Adam Ramsay's new book, '42 reasons to support Scottish Independence', Hilary Wainwright outlines the radical case for independence.

The Yes Campaign speaks in the House of Commons

15 August 2014 Jane Shallice reports back from an event hosted by Red Pepper and openDemocracy, where many London radicals became inspired to support the Yes campaign.

Bolivia shows us that another world is possible

15 August 2014 After centuries of subjugation, Bolivia's indigenous peoples are leading the way on sustainability and equality, writes Joe Turnball

Campaigners say ‘End subsidies for polluting biomass now’ as DECC publishes biomass carbon calculator

14 August 2014 Almuth Ernsting of Biofuelwatch unpicks the latest government report on Biofuels. The report that has been welcomed by environmental NGOs and the biomass industry alike, both sides claim it vindicates their position.

From the archives: Singling out Israel

11 August 2014 Its supporters constantly laud Israel as the 'only democratic country in the Middle East' with the 'most moral army in the world'. Why single it out for criticism? They ask. Richard Kuper explains the reasons (from issue 137 January 2006)

Anabel Hernández: Breaking the silence

10 August 2014 Siobhan McGuirk spoke to Anabel Hernández, the investigative journalist whose book Narcoland brought international attention to Mexican politicians’ collusion with drug cartels – and led to a wave of threats against her

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the union

10 August 2014 'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

10 August 2014 Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media

‘Every year there are 27,000 bikes abandoned and 20,000 refugees arriving. We match the two’

10 August 2014 The Bike Project is making London more accessible for refugees and changing the profile of cycling, writes Lauren Van Schaik Smith

Essay: Dealing with debt

10 August 2014 The global justice movement of the 1990s and early 2000s focused on national debt. Its heirs should join forces with the nascent movements against micro-debt to present a challenge to the whole debt economy, argues George Caffentzis

Sowing the seeds of a new economy

7 August 2014 Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting? asks Peter de Jong

The growing crisis of Calais’ migrant population

7 August 2014 The situation for migrants in Calais is at breaking point; support is desperately needed, writes Daniel Martin

Petition: Drop the suspension of student protestors

7 August 2014 Activist group launch petition demanding reinstatement of University of Birmingham students suspended for protesting

#OMG – operation mothers and grandmas

7 August 2014 Locals in the Blackpool area set up anti-fracking protection camp

Newcastle: the pretty and the (not so) gritty

6 August 2014 Michelle Zellers takes us on a tour of Newcastle, sharing the city’s radical history, its green spaces and where to head for a night out on the Tyne

Confronting Neoliberalism in Europe

6 August 2014 Dick Barbor-Might speaks to Sol Trumbo Vila of the Transnational Institute.

Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini

6 August 2014 Jane Shallice reviews Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini, by Luciana Castellina

We can’t just tweet in the face of genocide

5 August 2014 Ewa Jasiewicz, activist with London Palestine Action, explains how you can join the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel's massacre and occupation

Akala – Fire in the booth

4 August 2014 And other recommended posts by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

Resisting the UK’s political and military support for Israel

3 August 2014 Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

The gains in Spain

1 August 2014 Víctor Manuel Hernández reports on the achievements and potential next steps for Spain’s leftist grassroots movements

New homage to Catalonia

1 August 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 Juame Muñoz Jofre

William Frend: A radical to remember

1 August 2014 Frend's founding texts of the British anti-war movement deserve to be better-known, writes Mike Marqusee – and that was just the beginning of his work

TTIP: Wheels come off trade deal

1 August 2014 The movement is building against TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. John Hilary provides an update from a struggle that might just be going our way

Gerry Conlon: A thirst for justice

1 August 2014 Eamonn McCann reflects on the life of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four, who became a fighter for justice

Biting the hand that refuses to feed

1 August 2014 Care workers in Doncaster have taken up the cudgels against privatisation in Ed Miliband’s backyard. Dave Honeybone reports

Social housing not social cleansing

1 August 2014 Communities affected by the government’s housing policies are coming together to resist them, writes Vickie Cooper

Train to Scotland in support of the radical case for independence

1 August 2014 We're heading North to meet the radical Yes campaigners and to learn what we can from a vibrant atmosphere of fresh political ideas.

Languages of the Unheard

1 August 2014 Languages of the Unheard: why militant protest is good for democracy, by Stephen D'arcy, reviewed by Andrew Dolan

Review: The Price of Experience

1 August 2014 The Price of Experience: writings on living with cancer, by Mike Marqusee, reviewed by Mika Minio-Paluello

Editorial: Unshrinking the offer

1 August 2014 Michael Calderbank says the ambition and imagination that fuelled 1970s radicalism needs to be reclaimed and renewed, not rejected

Cracking fracking

1 August 2014 Charlotte Johnson describes key developments in the UK anti-fracking struggle

Preston event: The radical case for Scottish independence

31 July 2014 Red Pepper magazine and The Hannah Mitchell Foundation invite you to hear the radical case for independence and to discuss what this could mean for the North of England

Behind the words of an Israeli government spokesman

29 July 2014 Alex Nunns removes PR waffle to reveal the painful truth of recent Israeli attacks on Gaza's hospitals and children

Reclaim the media!

29 July 2014 We urgently need to protect press freedom and media diversity across Europe.

Objects of change

24 July 2014 The new V&A exhibition Disobedient Objects is devoted to objects created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change. Danielle Child spoke to co-curator Gavin Grindon

Free Mahienour! Egyptian revolutionary and climate activist

22 July 2014 In May Egyptian revolutionary, climate activist and lawyer Mahienour El-Massry was unjustly jailed. Just before she was imprisoned she spoke to Mika Minio about her amazing work.

An overwhelming show of solidarity and support for the people of Gaza

22 July 2014 Kitty Webster reports back from the National Demonstration for Gaza held in London on Saturday 19 July 2014

Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

18 July 2014 Tom Walker takes apart the excuses Israel is using to justify its massacre

Palestine: 6 simple acts of international solidarity

18 July 2014 Jenny Nelson looks at what you can do to help the people of Palestine

Urgent call from Gaza civil society: Act now!

18 July 2014 22 civil society organisations in Gaza ask you to campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

Video: The secret deal that threatens the NHS

17 July 2014 Cancer patient Paul Giles travels to Brussels find out how the new TTIP trade deal could threaten NHS services



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