June 2015


Breaking with creditors’ power: the importance of the Greek debt audit

23 June 2015 While the world's media focuses on the bailout negotiations, a debt audit is underway to prove much of Greece's debt illegitimate, illegal and odious, writes Fanny Malinen

The Liberty Tree

23 June 2015 Chris Jury on why he wrote his new play The Liberty Tree, an agitprop musical that aims to be as entertaining as it is political

Glitch in the system

22 June 2015 Nim Ralph reviews the UK’s first queer, trans and intersex people of colour film festival

Living co-operatively: everyday dissent

19 June 2015 We go beyond protesting against the Tories' housing crisis, writes Amy Corcoran – we can start to construct co-operative alternatives

Four reasons to join the Frackanpada

19 June 2015 Claire Fauset looks ahead to an international anti-fracking camp in the Basque Country next month

Butter, bacon and fire: reclaiming the two Great Charters

15 June 2015 Magna Carta is only one of the two Great Charters of English Liberty, writes Peter Linebaugh – and we should reclaim them both from the conservatives and neoliberals

Free Prisoners of the Oil Games

10 June 2015 Yesterday Red Pepper co-editor Emma Hughes was refused entry into Azerbaijan ahead of the European Games. She wrote this in detention in Baku

Jeremy Corbyn for leader! Write to your MP

8 June 2015 Michael Calderbank asks you to help get Jeremy onto the ballot paper for Labour leader

Stop Arming Israel! Take action to ‘Block the Factory’

8 June 2015 Activists from London Palestine Action call on anti-arms and Palestine solidarity campaigners to join a mass action at Elbit arms factory on July 6

Maduro and the market

8 June 2015 With the recent plunge in oil prices and radicalised opposition forces, can President Maduro keep the Bolivarian revolution on track? Steve Ellner writes

No way in

8 June 2015 The deaths of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean are exactly what a ‘tough stance on immigration’ looks like, writes Alex Randall

From Ireland to Bolivia, there’s something in the water

8 June 2015 Fifteen years on from Bolivia’s ‘water war’, Thomas McDonagh looks at the developing parallels between those dramatic events and the current Irish battle over domestic water charges

Seeking shelter: the ‘houseless poor’ of 19th century London

8 June 2015 Victorian Britain’s ‘houseless poor’ are given voice in a new exhibition, Lisa Vine writes

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Tony Blair

8 June 2015 'No, it’s not time to rehabilitate Tony Blair.'

A Dionysus for all seasons

8 June 2015 Greek tragedy is enjoying something of a revival with some imaginative stagings of the ancient plays, writes Steve Platt

Cultural Capital

8 June 2015 Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain, by Robert Hewison, reviewed by Danielle Child

Women Against Fundamentalism

8 June 2015 Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity, by Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis (eds), reviewed by Charlotte Sykes

Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom?

8 June 2015 Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R Cole (eds), reviewed by Houman Barekat

Higher aspirations: politics beyond the ballot box

8 June 2015 As with the Scottish referendum, electoral defeat can be transformed into political success. A new movement is rising, says Hilary Wainwright

Few heroes, one zero: the election and the left

8 June 2015 James O'Nions scours the election results in search of succour for the left

O rose, thou art sick

8 June 2015 The Labour Party's general election defeat has much deeper roots than the failings of its leader, writes Andrew Dolan

The promise of history: Syriza and the future of the left

5 June 2015 For years Greek radicals wondered what it would mean to win, writes Kostis Karpozilos. Now the question is whether winning is enough

Migrant Lives Matter: ideas for action

5 June 2015 Notes on practical solidarity from a discussion with the Black Liberation Collective at Reclaim the Power camp. By Jenny Nelson

We Are Many: One day’s lasting legacy

4 June 2015 Jerry Whyte reviews We Are Many, a new documentary about the huge anti-war marches of 2003 – and their enduring effects more than a decade on

The Spark 2015

2 June 2015 Back for a third year, organisers of The Spark space give a taster of what can be expected at this year’s London-based social justice festival.

Artwash

1 June 2015 BP has been on the receiving end of a sustained campaign to end oil sponsorship of the arts. Mel Evans explains why this is an important issue to target

Clandestine no more

1 June 2015 Right-to-choose campaigners Patsili Toledo and Lieta Vivaldi report on the struggle to legalise abortion in Chile

Occupation education

1 June 2015 Following the recent wave of university occupations across London, Ben Wilson looks at the emerging Free University of London, a radical alternative to the current higher education model

Beating the blacklist

1 June 2015 Dave Smith spoke to Ewa Jasiewicz about his fight against the corporate blacklists that keep union activists out of a job

Sweets’ dreams

1 June 2015 Families on the Sweets Way housing estate have lost plenty – but have also learnt the power of collective action, says Liam Barrington-Bush