2015


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

We need to reclaim the power, now more than ever

22 May 2015 Kara Moses explains the issues behind the upcoming Reclaim the Power climate action camp at Didcot power station

Seismic gender pay gap at King’s College London

17 May 2015 Jacqueline Robbins, a student at King's, has launched a campaign against the pay gap at the college

The IF Project Summer School: a free experiment in alternative higher education

15 May 2015 As the government attacks education, IF brings together those who want to teach and those who want to learn just for the love of it, writes Hilary Wainwright

Udita: the women garment workers standing up for themselves

15 May 2015 Tansy Hoskins takes a look at Udita, the new film from acclaimed documentary makers Rainbow Collective about female garment workers in Bangladesh

After the election: picking up the pieces

14 May 2015 Without pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will is useless, writes Luke Cooper

People’s Agenda profile 31: Precarious Workers Brigade

13 May 2015 The PWB are taking on precarious work in the education and culture sector, they tell us in this thirty-first People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 30: Shake!

13 May 2015 Shake! brings together young people, artists & campaigners to develop creative responses to social injustice, we find out in this thirtieth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 29: WMD Awareness

13 May 2015 Getting young people active in the decision on Trident is the work of WMD Awareness, the twenty-ninth organisation profiled in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 28: Psychologists Against Austerity

13 May 2015 Psychologists are speaking out against the damaging psychological costs of Austerity in this twenty-eighth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 27: Independent Workers of Great Britain University of London branch

13 May 2015 The IWGB are taking on and winning high profile workplace struggles in traditionally precarious workplaces we find out in this twenty-seventh People's Agenda profile

Peoples Agenda profile 26: Joint Enterprise not Guilty by Association

13 May 2015 JENGbA are calling for the abolition or radical reform of the 'joint enterprise' law, they tell us in this twenty-sixth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 25: English Collective of Prostitutes

13 May 2015 The ECP have been campaigning against laws that criminalise sex work for decades, we find out in this twenty-fifth People's Agenda profile

37% is not a majority – now is the time for proportional representation

10 May 2015 The voting system has been exposed as illegitimate in the eyes of millions – we have a historic opportunity to push for change, writes Nicole Anders

‘Don’t mourn, organise’ – OK, but how?

9 May 2015 The left must re-think its strategy and methods of organisation after the election, writes Michael Calderbank – not just throw ourselves back into the same schemes that aren't working

People’s Agenda profile 24: #LivingWageFootball

7 May 2015 Taking on Premier League clubs over their huge pay inequalities, Football Beyond Borders are our twenty-fourth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 23: Disabled People Against Cuts

7 May 2015 DPAC have spent years campaigning for justice and independent living rights for all disabled people, they explain in this twenty-third People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 22: Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth

7 May 2015 From occupations to free kitchens, HASL explain that they're fighting gentrification and social cleansing in this twenty- second People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 21: Global Women’s Strike

7 May 2015 Demanding a living wage for all, Global Women's Strike are the twenty-first group profiled in our People's Agenda series

Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change

6 May 2015 Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change, by Caroline Lucas, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Where do the parties stand on climate change?

6 May 2015 As election day gets closer, the Centre for Alternative Technology analyses the politicians' promises on the climate

‘F**k off back to Eton’ for number one?

5 May 2015 Jenny Nelson spoke to the musician who heckled David Cameron on the campaign trail and now aims for number one in the charts

Beyond the Ballot Box: event report

30 April 2015 The wide range of grassroots campaigners at a Red Pepper hosted event showed there's more to politics than elections. Clare Walton reports

Why it’s time to #axedrax

29 April 2015 What did you do on Earth Day? We tried to switch off the UK's biggest power station, writes Oliver Munnion

People’s Agenda profile 20: Fuel Poverty Action

28 April 2015 Combining direct action with mutual support and organising with pensioners, Fuel Poverty Action are the twentieth group profiled in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 19: EFA London

28 April 2015 Free, participatory English classes are supporting adult migrants in London to take action against injustice, EFA London tell us in this twentieth People's Agenda series profile

Peoples Agenda profile 17: Reclaim the Power

28 April 2015 Direct Action group Reclaim the Power are targeting Didcot power station this May, they tell us in this seventeenth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 16 : Boycott Workfare

28 April 2015 Boycott Workfare have been taking on those profiting from workfare exploitation since 2010, they explain in this sixteenth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 18: Students Against TTIP (SATTIP)

28 April 2015 Students across the country are getting organised to take on the TTIP corporate takeover, SATTIP tell us in this eighteenth People's Agenda profile

Left Unity: ‘It will take time to establish a credible left party in Britain, but it’s possible’

27 April 2015 James O'Nions spoke to Left Unity parliamentary candidate Simon Hardy about his campaign – and the party’s prospects

Don’t criminalise, organise!

21 April 2015 Katie Cruz speaks to Melissa Gira Grant, US journalist and former sex worker

A new Magna Carta

21 April 2015 Scotland’s radical independence movement should be a wake-up call for the British left, argues Anthony Barnett. The time is ripe for a return to the call for constitutional reform

Editorial: Reinventing politics

21 April 2015 Not even the most favourable electoral outcome is likely to deliver what is needed, writes Michael Calderbank

The pitchforks are coming

21 April 2015 Red Pepper speaks to Lisa McKenzie, the candidate taking Class War to Tory Essex

A tiny nation’s big challenge to Trident

21 April 2015 The Marshall Islands – with a population of a mere 70,000 – is taking a stand that could force a change in UK policy and ultimately benefit the whole world, writes Dan Barron

When Greens govern

21 April 2015 What are the chances of the Greens disappointing their supporters if they get into government? High, if the experience of their sister parties elsewhere in Europe is anything to go by, suggests Joseph Healy

How red are the Greens?

21 April 2015 What lies behind the Green surge – and to what extent can they be considered a new vehicle for the left? Andrew Dolan reports

How a hung parliament could lead to a new anti-austerity alliance

21 April 2015 The right is horrified by the rise of the SNP – because it raises the prospect of a progressive coalition, argues Hilary Wainwright

People’s Agenda profile 15: Detention Action

20 April 2015 Detention Action are calling time on unlimited detention, they tell us in our fifteenth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 14: Leeds Hands Off Our Homes

18 April 2015 Winning Bedroom Tax appeals, organising large demonstrations and building support networks is the work of Leeds Hands Off Our Homes, they explain in this fourteenth profile in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 13: Campaign Against Arms Trade

17 April 2015 Taking on the arms companies and governments responsible for the arms trade is all in a days work for Campaign Against Arms Trade, they tell us in this thirteenth People's Agenda profile

People’s Agenda profile 12: National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

16 April 2015 NCAFC have been active on the streets and on campuses since 2010 fighting for a free and democratic education, they tell us in this twelfth People's Agenda profile

Peoples Agenda profile 11: London Campaign Against Police and State Violence

15 April 2015 LCAPSV explain how they are campaigning against the Met Police's criminalisation and abuse of black communities, in this eleventh profile in our People's Agenda series

Peoples Agenda profile 10: Food Sovereignty Movement

14 April 2015 Bringing together hundreds of groups working towards a democratic, sustainable and fair food system is the aim of the Food Sovereignty Network, as explained in this tenth profile in our People's Agenda series

Peoples Agenda profile 9: Focus E15

13 April 2015 They grabbed the headlines and put social cleansing on the map last year, but there's so much more in Focus E15's sights, they explain in this ninth profile in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 8: Justice for Domestic Workers Leeds

10 April 2015 Joining together means that domestic workers in Leeds are stronger, and campaigning hard, as they explain in this eighth profile in our People's Agenda series



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