2015


Greening the city: an interview with Siân Berry

3 August 2015 Andrew Dolan talks to Siân Berry about her plans to democratise the Green Party’s London mayoral campaign and the future of the Greens

A club of ghouls: the need for rupture with the EU

3 August 2015 After Greece, the road to a democratic, social United States of Europe passes through ‘Brexit’ and a toppling of the post-democratic tyranny that is the European Union, argues Leigh Phillips

‘Nothing works, it’s all for show’

1 August 2015 In this extract from their new book, All That Glitters, Emma Hughes and James Marriott describe how Azerbaijan’s oil wealth has created a country of chaos and contrasts

Dirty money

1 August 2015 Jo Ram asks how the growing fossil fuel divestment movement can deliver radical change

Gun Baby Gun

1 August 2015 Gun Baby Gun: A bloody journey into the world of the gun, by Iain Overton, reviewed by Jen Wilton

Blacklisted

1 August 2015 Blacklisted: The secret war between big business and union activists, by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, reviewed by Claire Fauset

Rebel Footprints

1 August 2015 Rebel Footprints: A Guide To Uncovering London’s Radical History, by David Rosenberg, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Sisters of the Revolution

1 August 2015 Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, eds Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviewed by Kate Bradley

The myths of the Greek crisis

31 July 2015 The people of Greece aren’t to blame for the country’s debts. Tom Walker looks at some of the myths of the crisis

What the Calais ‘crisis’ reveals about racism

30 July 2015 The deaths we have seen in Calais are not the first, and until Britain can come to terms with race and racism, they won’t be the last, says Zak Suffee

Dabke dancing to tell another narrative

30 July 2015 Creative protest can change the way people engage with Israeli apartheid, says Dan Glass, who organised a Dabke-dance action to mark the first anniversary of the latest attack on Gaza

Darkness at noon: the third Greek bailout will fail and should be rejected

28 July 2015 The path to the new bailout of Greece was dramatic. But with final details of the agreement yet to be revealed, the emerging truths lead Dimitris Sotiropoulos to argue it must be refused

Free the women of Yarl’s Wood detention centre

28 July 2015 After the success of a huge protest against detention in June Movement for Justice by Any Means Possible have called another Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstration on 8 August

We Want People Who Can Draw

25 July 2015 Danielle Child writes on an exhibition of art school dissent

The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

24 July 2015 Notes on the unique Dorset festival experience, by Jenny Nelson

Our infrastructure is headed for a crash – we must get it back on track

23 July 2015 With overdue northern rail upgrades hitting the buffers of an indefinite 'pause', Labour MEP Lucy Anderson flags up signs of a wider crisis in essential public infrastructure

Finance vs democracy in Greece

21 July 2015 The Greek crisis has exposed the undemocratic nature of the European institutions, writes Fanny Malinen – but it also reveals a much broader problem

My support for Jeremy Corbyn is about much more than ‘reclaiming Labour’

17 July 2015 Hilary Wainwright says she is backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader as part of a transition to organisation beyond parliamentary politics

Why I wrote a play charting Israel’s violent birth

17 July 2015 Playwright Brian Rotman reflects on the background to his new play tracing the origins of the state of Israel

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics

16 July 2015 We must continue to stand with the people of Greece as European leaders bully the Greek government into submission, writes Nick Dearden

The aviation fight is back on

15 July 2015 Kara Moses writes on direct action against airport expansion at Heathrow airport

How we beat the frackers in Lancashire

3 July 2015 Pam Foster from Residents Action on Fylde Fracking tells the story of a weekend of furious campaigning

Towards an international social movement on housing

2 July 2015 Jacob Wills writes from a Europe-wide meeting on housing struggles, held in Athens

Letters to Palestine: an interview with Vijay Prashad

2 July 2015 Daniel Whittall speaks to Vijay Prashad about the book he has recently edited, Letters to Palestine, and the wider dynamics of the Palestinian struggle

Spain’s democratic spring: how the movements stood for mayor – and won

1 July 2015 Oscar Reyes looks at how citizens' movements with roots in the indignados movement went from protest to power in town halls in Barcelona, Madrid and other major cities in Spain

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.



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