2015


Peoples Agenda profile 7: Sisters Uncut

9 April 2015 After shutting down Oxford Street on Valentines Day, Sisters Uncut talk about the need to keep fighting cuts to domestic violence services in this seventh profile in our People's Agenda series

Peoples Agenda profile 6: Ritzy Living Wage campaign

8 April 2015 Thirteen days of strike action in the space of five months convinced Ritzy cinema staff of the need to get organised at work, they explain in this sixth profile in our People's Agenda series

Peoples’ Agenda profile 5: Unite Hotel Workers

7 April 2015 Organised hotel workers draw on inspiration from their counterparts in New York, in this fourth profile in our People's Agenda series

Art failure: the battle at the National Gallery

4 April 2015 Nim Ralph reports on how workers at the National Gallery are fighting back against privatisation

People’s Agenda profile 4: Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary

3 April 2015 Activists fighting against immigration detention describe how they organise in this fourth profile in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 3: 999 Call for the NHS

2 April 2015 After marching from Jarrow to London last year, 999 Call for the NHS explain their plans for the coming year in this third profile in our People's Agenda series

People’s Agenda profile 2: ESOL Mums

2 April 2015 Mothers fighting cuts to children's services in Haringey explain what they want to see happen, in this second profile in our People's Agenda series

Pinochet’s press gang

1 April 2015 Want to know how much media ownership matters? Just look at Chile. Nick MacWilliam reports on a probing documentary into the El Mercurio media group

Radical cities: Montreal

1 April 2015 Andrew Winchur offers a quick guide to the radical capital of North America

Runway of dreams

1 April 2015 Justine Hammond reports on five years of resistance to airport expansion

Blue lines

1 April 2015 Bail conditions are being used to restrict the right to protest, writes Fanny Malinen

People’s Agenda profile 1: Residents Action on Fylde Fracking

1 April 2015 In the run-up to the election, Red Pepper's 'People's Agenda' series will be looking at the breadth of exciting grassroots political activity across Britain. Here, we meet Residents Action on Fylde Fracking

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the next coalition

1 April 2015 'Coalition is not a box on the ballot paper. No one elected the last one'

Authentic revolutionary: two books on Malcolm X

1 April 2015 Daniel Whittall reviews two books looking at when Malcolm X spoke to the Oxford Union

If I can’t dance dabke in Nigel Farage’s local pub, it’s not my revolution

31 March 2015 As the far right steps up its harassment of the organisers of the Beyond UKIP Cabaret, Ewa Jasiewicz shares what the event meant to her

Occupying King’s College London for a ‘free, accessible and compassionate education system’

30 March 2015 Occupy KCL write on their action, and how they have started to establish a 'Free University' at King's

Event: Beyond the Ballot Box – Ways We Can Win

27 March 2015 Red Pepper invites you for a night of celebration, education and inspiration as we hear from the organisers, activists and campaigners making change happen.

Nigel Farage does not exist

26 March 2015 Nick Jackson explores how last weekend's Beyond UKIP Cabaret unmanned and unmasked Nigel Farage - leading to death threats directed at the carnival's organiser

Selling repression around the world

24 March 2015 Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart focus on the UK's role, and that of UK arms companies, in promoting tear gas and weapons for state repression around the world.

Burkina Faso: Liberation not looting

23 March 2015 Firoze Manji argues that the recent uprising in Burkina Faso throws light on the debate around development, and calls for our solidarity, not charity

Mythbuster: Health warning

23 March 2015 By repackaging privatisation as ‘reform’, the government has tried to sell voters the idea of dismantling the health service. Jacky Davis exposes the main marketing myths behind the NHS giveaway

Orgreave: no justice, no peace

20 March 2015 Kate Flannery and David Etherington report on the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and look at the events that still demand justice over 30 years later

Reporting violence at protests hides everyday violence by austerity

19 March 2015 With most of the media busy fetishising pictures of burning cars, Fanny Malinen argues for a Real Media that takes on the rich and powerful

A Precariat Charter

19 March 2015 A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, by Guy Standing, reviewed by John Palmer

Immigration detention: resistance and rebellion

18 March 2015 With protests and hunger strikes now taking place inside eight of the UK's detention centres, is this the beginning of the end for detention? asks Karen Doyle

Syriza’s only choice: A radical step forward

8 March 2015 Syriza economists Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos give a detailed, critical account of the recent deal on Greek debt

Smoke, mirrors and murder in Mexico

1 March 2015 The disappearance and killing of student protesters, with the involvement of federal police, has brought human rights to the fore in Mexico, write Ella McPherson and Mónica Moreno Figueroa

Classic book: Open Veins of Latin America

28 February 2015 Grace Livingstone looks back at Open Veins of Latin America: Five centuries of the pillage of a continent, by Eduardo Galeano

Ujamaa

27 February 2015 Ujamaa: The hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages, by Ralph Ibbott, reviewed by Ruth London

Drug War Capitalism

26 February 2015 Drug War Capitalism, by Dawn Paley, reviewed by Jen Wilton

Essay: The death of international development

25 February 2015 ‘Development’ has failed to deliver. The reason, Jason Hickel argues, is that development organisations have failed to address the structural drivers of poverty

A manifesto for global justice

25 February 2015 Ditching development doesn’t mean simply changing language – it’s about radicalising our demands and reassessing old and new political ideas. Nick Dearden makes some suggestions for a global justice manifesto

Editorial: The end of poverty

25 February 2015 Over the past two decades the war on global poverty has been co‑opted, writes Nick Dearden

A happy ending for the romcom?

25 February 2015 The romantic comedy as we know it is dying – and it fills my feminist heart with joy, writes Jessie Thompson

‘Full of agony and pain’: one lesbian’s fight against the racist immigration system

25 February 2015 Aderonke Apata, sentenced to death for her sexuality, fled to Britain – now she needs our support to win the right to stay, writes Howard Galois

Method and Madness

25 February 2015 Method and Madness: the hidden story of Israel’s assaults on Gaza, by Norman G Finkelstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Captive Revolution

24 February 2015 Captive Revolution: Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle within the Israeli prison system, by Nahla Abdo, reviewed by Kitty Webster

No, Syriza has not surrendered

22 February 2015 Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises

Smelling salts for the left: Russell Brand’s Revolution

22 February 2015 What if you actually read Russell Brand's book, instead of dismissing it as the mainstream media has? Alex Nunns writes

Defending rights against the right

22 February 2015 The rights of those who have least are under concerted attack, says Nina Power. We must organise to protect them

Podemos: Politics by the people

22 February 2015 Andrew Dolan interviews Eduardo Maura of Podemos, the people-powered party that is transforming Spanish politics

The Aylesbury estate: the latest front in the battle against social cleansing

16 February 2015 Morgan Meaker speaks to residents and campaigners fighting the London estate's demolition

Win citizen journalism training

15 February 2015 Enter our free prize draw to win a place on Stir To Action's workshop - worth £75

Sherlock Holmes, the British Museum & an oily villain

14 February 2015 On Global Divestment Day Chris Garrard says its time for cultural institutions to cut their ties with the fossil fuel industry

‘Faster, faster, faster’: The diary of a hotel cleaner

13 February 2015 In the opening post of a new blog project, the anonymous 'Maid in London' describes her first day cleaning a luxury London hotel

Political policing against Ireland’s water movement

11 February 2015 Oliver Eagleton writes on the arrest of activists and the growing revolt over austerity

Pink van woman: Politics shouldn’t feel like a shopping list

11 February 2015 When it comes to engaging women, Labour needs a plan that’s less Ocado van and more Casserole Club, writes Anya Pearson

Win tickets to see Maxine Peake at the Royal Court Theatre

9 February 2015 Enter our free prize draw to win a pair of tickets to see How to Hold Your Breath

Upping the ante against Israeli apartheid

3 February 2015 Charges have been dropped against nine members of London Palestine Action who occupied the roof of an arms factory near Birmingham.

Southern rising

1 February 2015 How should activists respond to the emerging powers in the global South, and what hope can we draw from them? In the first of this selection of pieces by Southern writers, Vijay Prashad argues that Latin America’s ‘pink tide’ still offers radical hope, but so far has failed to gain the support from the bigger nations that could really upset the global balance of power



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