December 2015


EU debate: what are the real choices?

27 December 2015 Of all the anticipated flashpoints to come in 2016, a UK referendum on EU membership could be the most divisive — John Palmer argues the left must begin with simple answers

'What we've achieved so far': an interview with Jeremy Corbyn

21 December 2015 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, in conversation with Hilary Wainwright and Leo Panitch, talks about the meaning of ‘new politics’, Tony Benn’s legacy – and opening up Labour’s policymaking to the people

Red Pepper’s festive quiz

21 December 2015 So much has happened and changed in 2015 – but how much do you remember? Try your hand at Red Pepper's Christmas quiz

With Spain’s election looming, can Podemos do it?

17 December 2015 In the run-up to Spain’s general election, David Ferreira looks at the factors behind Podemos’ failure to sustain its initial surge of support

Rebel cities: the citizen platforms in power

17 December 2015 Kate Shea Baird reports on the successes, limitations and possibilities of citizen platforms after their first months in power in cities across Spain

EU debate: We need to stay in Europe to change Europe

15 December 2015 The idea that a social Europe could emerge by quitting the EU is a delusion. There are no quick fixes for neoliberalism, writes Luke Cooper

New journalism project for Afghan women launches

15 December 2015 Amie Ferris-Rotman says it is time to hear the voices of women in Afghanistan

Making the most of the momentum

14 December 2015 A new kind of politics needs a new kind of Labour Party, writes Andrew Dolan

Words without action: Seven takeaways from the Paris climate deal

14 December 2015 The Paris Agreement on climate change has been hailed as a 'turning point for the world'. But it is long on rhetoric and short on real commitments, finds Oscar Reyes

Defend, extend and deepen the commons

10 December 2015 An extract from 'Economics after capitalism: a guide to the ruins and a road to the future' by Derek Wall

The corporate capture of the climate talks

10 December 2015 Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory looks at how the Paris summit has been co-opted by polluters

Crossing No More

7 December 2015 Samir Dathi & Marienna Pope-Weidemann report from the Greek-Turkish border and the deadly fence forcing refugees to cross the perilous Aegean sea

We marched for peace – not to ‘bully’ Stella Creasy

3 December 2015 Sue Wheat gives the truth behind media reports of an 'intimidating' anti-war protest in MP Stella Creasy's Walthamstow constituency

Solidarity with Rojava: 3K in 31 Days

3 December 2015 Plan C are fundraising £3000 to help rebuild Kobane after ISIS attacks and to support the political revolution in Rojava, writes Paul Higgins

The Corbyn colouring book and other gift ideas

2 December 2015 For your politically minded friends and family

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about solidarity

1 December 2015 'Not many people would stand by and watch someone drown if they had the chance to rescue them, but that is what Europe’s governments are doing'

Editorial: Opening up politics

1 December 2015 How much has Labour changed, asks Andrew Dolan – and how much can it?

Levelling the playing field

1 December 2015 Andrew Dolan spoke to Jack Badu, Tom Perez and Joel Sharples of Football Beyond Borders, a charity that uses football to help create a more equal and inclusive society

Adapting to change

1 December 2015 The impact of climate change on human migration could be profound. But the relationship between the two is far more complicated than many suggest, writes Alex Randall

Classic book: Reclaim the State

1 December 2015 Heather Blakey looks back at Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy, by Hilary Wainwright

Bahrain’s Uprising

1 December 2015 Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and repression in the Gulf, eds Ala’a Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones, reviewed by Kitty Webster

The Mythology of Work

1 December 2015 The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself, by Peter Fleming, reviewed by Kit Caless

Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism

1 December 2015 Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism, by Dimitrios Roussopoulos, reviewed by Mat Little

Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality

1 December 2015 Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope Francis, reviewed by Charlotte Sykes

Inventing the Future

1 December 2015 Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a world without work, by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, reviewed by Daniel Whittall