2015


Ireland: Water protesters face jail as political policing ramps up

5 October 2015 Ireland's movement against water charges is being criminalised by a nervous state, writes Oliver Eagleton

Conventional wisdom: our chance to redraw the British state

5 October 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has said that he wants to organise a constitutional convention. We should seize the opportunity, writes Dan Hind

We’re students, not suspects

1 October 2015 Malia Bouattia argues that the government’s counter‑extremism strategy adds up to surveillance of the Muslim community

Dissident organising

1 October 2015 New community group Black Dissidents is taking direct action for racial justice. Zak Suffee explains why

Editorial: Building from the bottom

1 October 2015 Corbyn’s success is just one reason to be hopeful, writes Emma Hughes

Classic book: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

1 October 2015 Firoze Manji looks back at How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972), by Walter Rodney

Octavia’s Brood

1 October 2015 Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, eds Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown, reviewed by Luke Wilson

The Racket

1 October 2015 The Racket: A Rogue Reporter Versus The Masters of the Universe, by Matt Kennard, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Zionism and its Discontents

1 October 2015 Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine, by Ran Greenstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Unmasking Austerity

1 October 2015 Unmasking Austerity: Opposition and Alternatives in Europe and North America, by Dexter Whitfield, reviewed by Edward Dingwall

A rich man’s world

1 October 2015 Danielle Child visits a fascinating exhibition telling the damning history of finance

Ripping down fences

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Caoimhe Butterly about organising with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and dismantling borders

On our own terms

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Andy Greene from Disabled People Against Cuts

Building a Different Story – Leeds TIDAL event

28 September 2015 Leeds TIDAL invite you to join them on 30-31 October to help to build a different story for global justice

‘We’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel safe’: Refugees on the Serbia-Croatia border

24 September 2015 Caoimhe Butterly hears the voices and experiences of some of the refugees making the long journey across Europe

The global trade union movement: Stepping up to the plate?

24 September 2015 An International Summer School brought union activists and leaders together to discuss the big questions facing the trade union movement. Celia Mather reports

#NukeFilmFest

23 September 2015 With a decision on replacing Trident due in 2016, WMD Awareness want to put on the UK's first film festival dedicated to exploring the impact of nuclear weapons

London event: Festival of Choice 2015

21 September 2015 A week of events 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

How the next generation is challenging big oil

20 September 2015 Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP

‘We have been treated like animals’: Refugees refuse to be broken

18 September 2015 While south-eastern Europe's leaders argue over the borders, thousands of refugees are stuck in the Balkans. Caoimhe Butterly reports from Belgrade

After Corbyn’s victory: time for a new kind of politics

18 September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters now face the huge task of opening up the Labour Party and putting members genuinely in control. How can they do it? Michael Calderbank gives some ideas

Event: After Corbyn’s victory: what next for social movements?

15 September 2015 Join us, Global Justice Now, Fuel Poverty Action and Compass in Brighton on the 27 September

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective

11 September 2015 Lots of people now want to help the refugees in Calais – but turning up unannounced with a van-load of stuff can do more harm than good. Kate Bradley looks at the best ways to make a difference

Free documentary: Reykjavik Rising – Iceland’s untold uprising

11 September 2015 This documentary is now available to download or watch online

The Corbynomics of energy

11 September 2015 Behind the media smokescreen, how green is Jeremy Corbyn? Alan Simpson digs deeper into Corbyn's energy policies

Bang on target: a brief union history of arms conversion

11 September 2015 Whatever follows the Labour elections, some policies must not return to the backburner - the time has come to look at arms conversion again. Phil Asquith starts from the beginning

Time to Act! conference 2015

10 September 2015 Ken Montague, Secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, explains what's on at a major national conference in Sheffield on 19 September

Kill the Tory Trade Union Bill!

10 September 2015 Michael Calderbank calls on Red Pepper readers to attend the 14 September protest to #killthebill

Ever-growing, ever-changing: Inside the Calais camp

7 September 2015 The Calais refugee camp is starting to develop from tents to makeshift clinics, schools, cafes and more – but no one should have to live this way, writes Amy Corcoran

1983: the biggest myth in Labour Party history

6 September 2015 Labour's 1983 election campaign has long been used to say it is impossible for a leader like Jeremy Corbyn to win any election from the left. Alex Nunns digs out the truth

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune

4 September 2015 Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the Labour leadership

1 September 2015 'The highlight began when it looked as though Corbyn could win, and continued thereafter'

Housing gains in Spain

25 August 2015 Tom Youngman reports from Madrid on the Spanish housing movement fighting evictions and campaigning for the right to housing for all

Liberated learning in Rojava

25 August 2015 Janet Biehl reports on the new women’s science of jineolojî and the revolutionary transformation of education in Rojava, western Kurdistan

How Labour lost the 1992 election: an alternative to the ‘official wisdom’

25 August 2015 Michael Calderbank revisits Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, by Mike Marqusee and Richard Heffernan, first published 1992

Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds

25 August 2015 Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds: A radical history of Bristol 1880-1939, by Dave Backwith, Roger Ball, Stephen E Hunt, Mike Richardson, reviewed by Gemma Edwards

The Left Hemisphere

25 August 2015 The Left Hemisphere: Mapping critical theory today, by Razmig Keucheyan, reviewed by Finn Smith

Alternatives to Capitalism

25 August 2015 Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a democratic economy, by Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright, reviewed by Heather Blakey

Retelling Alice’s story: how an anti-war feminist was framed for murder

25 August 2015 Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon

Disarming DSEI

25 August 2015 Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade

Editorial: Triumph over disaster

25 August 2015 Whatever the outcome of the Jeremy Corbyn campaign, it has shown that anti-austerity arguments have a wide resonance, writes Michael Calderbank

Labour selling rights to the city?

21 August 2015 Donations from private developers to Labour London mayoral candidates further implicate politicians in the capital’s housing crisis and highlight the chasm between Corbyn and many of his party colleagues, writes Andrew Dolan

Video report: Shut down Yarl’s Wood!

20 August 2015 A video report from the demonstration against the immigration detention centre, by Siobhan McGuirk

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

19 August 2015 Last weekend fifteen hundred people from across the world shut down one of the most destructive coal mines on the planet. Morten Thaysen was there.

From Greece to Brazil: the challenge of forging a socialist alternative

17 August 2015 Sue Branford introduces a debate on the fate of Brazil’s Workers’ Party by drawing some parallels with today's Syriza

International development and the potential for change beyond capitalism

17 August 2015 Finn Smith speaks to Lucia Pradella and Thomas Marois, editors of Polarising Development, a collection of essays exploring the antagonistic structure of capitalist development

It’s Corbynmania! Thousands rally for Jeremy Corbyn

4 August 2015 Michael Calderbank reports from the central London rally for Jeremy Corbyn

Earth First! Summer Gathering

4 August 2015 You are invited to Earth First! Summer Gathering on 19 - 24 August in the Peak District

Scrapping grants will inspire another wave of student protests – how can they win?

3 August 2015 Student funding changes will hit the poor hardest and transfer wealth upwards. Kate Bradley looks to campaigns around the world for lessons of successful resistance

The changing face of Labour

3 August 2015 Josh Holmes speaks to some of the new intake of Labour MPs about a fresh left focus for the party



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