2016


Event: the Art of Trade Unions

27 October 2016 A free arts and culture event event in Bedford, hosted by The General Federation of Trade Unions on 6 December.

How to win a rent strike

23 October 2016 Social networks are stronger than management hierarchies. David Dahlborn describes how the UCL rent strike won

How the left can win

21 October 2016 Jeremy Gilbert says that no single party can defeat neoliberalism. A broader social movement is needed

Nowhere to go: Sisters Uncut demand homes free from violence

17 October 2016 South East London Sisters Uncut stormed Southwark Council’s quarterly cabinet to highlight the council’s failure to support domestic violence survivors. Emma Snaith reports

Increasing anti-semitism or disappearing Palestine?

16 October 2016 The left’s Jewish problem, Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-semitism by Dave Rich, reviewed by Paul Kelemen

A world without work: an interview with Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future

16 October 2016 The World Transformed organiser Joseph Todd speaks to Nick Srnicek about his recent book making the case for a post-work society

Return to Drax

16 October 2016 Frances Howe challenges the validity of 'renewable energy' subsidies for biomass and introduces a new wave of action against Drax power station

Putting the people back in politics

12 October 2016 The new politics is about much more than protest, writes Hilary Wainwright. But it’s about much more than parliamentarism too

Momentum needs a strategy to win power in local elections

9 October 2016 A radical democratic politics requires focus at the local as well as national level, write Gabriel Bristow and Simon Thorpe

‘Brexit red lines’ – the most progressive terms possible for the UK’s exit from the EU

8 October 2016 Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want? Asks Nick Dearden.

Donate to build socialist media

8 October 2016 Right now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there is a real possibility of a resurgence of the left in Britain. With mainstream media showing clear bias against Corbyn, this new left movement urgently needs its own strong voices.

Resisting airport expansion, from the ZAD to Heathrow

6 October 2016 Kelvin Mason speaks to John Jordan who is squatting the site of a planned airport in France

Women for democracy in Turkey?

5 October 2016 Melanie Pichler and Edma Ajanović interview five feminist academics from Academics for Peace on the political situation in Turkey and the role of women's groups in fighting for structural change

Greater Manchester Law Centre: fighting for justice

4 October 2016 Legal aid is a pillar of the welfare state under longstanding threat. Tanzil Chowdhury reports on the Greater Manchester Law Centre, a new project fighting back for justice.

Vacancy: new section editor

26 September 2016 Join the Red Pepper team to write and commission content on racism and xenophobia.

Welcome to Liverpool – a heartland of the rebel cause

20 September 2016 Thousands of activists will arrive in Liverpool this month for the Labour Party Conference and its fringe events. Jenny Nelson recommends places to visit and introduces the local political scene

The pesticide in our parks, gardens, food, clothes and cosmetic products

9 September 2016 Aisha Dodwell reports on the global battle to ban the chemical glyphosate

Book review: Place is the Passion by Bill Williamson

9 September 2016 Folk singer Leon Rosselson reviews a book to help ordinary people understand the Israel / Palestine conflict.

Art, politics and potentias

7 September 2016 A potentia is similar to a utopia but rooted in the here and now. Danielle Child speaks to artist Jane Lawson about her forthcoming project Second Degree Potentias.

Why we need a world without borders

31 August 2016 The right to live where you want should be as fundamental as the right to vote, says Alex Scrivener

Housing and land activists to join forces

30 August 2016 In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage

The Train Gate story is a product of desperation

24 August 2016 Alex Richardson-Price observes the pressing need for a character assassination, by any means necessary, of Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit: a two-fingered salute from the working class

22 August 2016 The Brexit vote was the working class sticking two fingers up to the metropolitan middle class, the political elite and liberal commentariat, argues Lisa McKenzie

Occupations, assemblies and direct action – a critique of ‘body politics’

22 August 2016 Joseph A Todd examines the widespread belief that bringing bodies together in occupations, assemblies and other actions is enough to create change

Chilcot inquiry: don’t mention the oil

18 August 2016 The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Lexit

17 August 2016 'The left case for Brexit was an interesting exercise, a bit like a Marxist review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or one of those games where you work out whether it would be better to have no arms or no legs'

It’s time to celebrate multiculturalism again

16 August 2016 Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg tells his story in The Confession - a feature length documentary showing in cinemas now. Luke Wilson spoke to director Ashish Ghadiali about the British Asian experience of the War on Terror

Lexit delusionaries

10 August 2016 Marina Prentoulis lambasts those on the left who see success in the Brexit disaster

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

How likely is a Labour Party split?

4 August 2016 Michael Calderbank asks whether Labour's warring factions can ever be brought back together in a united party

Brazil’s Olympic Flames

4 August 2016 A bitter and chaotic political crisis threatens to take the shine off the Rio Olympics this summer, writes Tom Gatehouse

The Divide: ‘must-watch’ documentary

28 July 2016 Rosanna Hutchings from campaign group Renters' Rights London explains why they hosted a public screenings of this documentary

A round-up of good news from campaigns

28 July 2016 A lot of recent news has been deeply troubling, from the post-Brexit fallout to the rise of Trump; we won't list the reasons you have to feel depressed. Instead, here are some snippets of good news from people-powered campaigns across the UK and beyond 

Brighton & Hove Labour: I saw no evidence of threats or intimidation, not even rudeness

25 July 2016 Professor Mario Novelli attended a controversial Brighton and Hove Constituency Labour Party AGM and explains why he backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader

Ten things you can do to combat racism and xenophobia

21 July 2016 #PostReferendumRacism has exposed the racist and xenophobic belly of Britain. Luckily, there is a lot that you can do. Siobhan McGuirk has gathered 10 suggestions, feel free to add your own below.

Can I vote in the Labour leadership campaign?

18 July 2016 The rules have been changing rapidly, complete this short survey to find out whether you're eligible to vote and find out how to do it

A question of leadership

18 July 2016 The ‘new politics’ Jeremy Corbyn proclaims must be an explicit agenda of institutional change, not simply a change of style at the dispatch box, writes Hilary Wainwright

The ‘new colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar

12 July 2016 As its wealth is seized by foreign interests, Africa is facing a colonial invasion in many ways as devastating as the one it suffered in the nineteenth century. Ross Hemingway reports.

Event: Black Words Matter

11 July 2016 Join us to explore media justice with Gary Younge, Shake! and Numbi Arts, on Tuesday 19 July at Rich Mix in London

Spanish elections: ceiling or turning point for the ‘new politics’?

7 July 2016 If the new politics is to succeed it must be more than a mere rebranding exercise, writes Kate Shea Baird

‘We’re standing up for democracy in the party – for the members to choose the leader’

1 July 2016 Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on the attempted coup against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

7 reasons why Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is a success story

28 June 2016 Simon Hardy gives the facts about Corbyn's victories so far that you won't read in the rest of the press

Building a progressive majority: Left strategy after the Brexit vote

27 June 2016 After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it, writes Joseph Todd – but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through

Five keys to understanding the Spanish election

27 June 2016 A second Spanish general election in six months saw gains for the right-wing PP, which is again expected to form a government. But the insurgent left has also shown that it is here to stay, writes Oscar Reyes.

New film: Kettling of the Voices

22 June 2016 A new film by Chester Yang uncovers the suppression of student protests in the 2010 uprising against tuition fees

So you think the EU can’t be reformed?

17 June 2016 A look at history will show you otherwise argues Hilary Wainwright and Mary Kaldor

Rolling blockade at Burghfield nuclear weapons factory

16 June 2016 Theo Simon writes from one of the longest continuous blockades of a nuclear weapons base

Awakening from a nightmare: hope in an Out vote

16 June 2016 Michael Calderbank forsees a bright future for the left in the event of an Out vote in the referendum

The Brexit nightmare

16 June 2016 Tom Walker imagines waking up screaming at the hard-right ascendancy following a referendum Out vote

Why the City loves the EU

15 June 2016 David Cameron’s EU deal has made the fight for democratic control of finance even 
more difficult, writes 
Kenneth Haar



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