2016


It’s happening: 2016 is the year of climate disobedience

14 June 2016 Kara Moses describes a season of record-breaking milestones in the fight against climate change

We remember what Europe looked like before the EU

13 June 2016 Sirio Canós Donnay explains why countries that have suffered the most at the hands of the Troika, like Greece and Spain, are also the most pro-European

John McDonnell: it’s time for the left to save the Europe debate from the Tories

5 June 2016 Shadow chancellor John McDonnell puts forward the left wing case for voting to stay in Europe and transform it

Public event: Brazil’s crisis – what does it mean for the global left?

5 June 2016 Red Pepper, the Latin American Bureau and Practical Action Publishing host an evening of discussion on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and the future of the left in Brazil

Shake out your pockets for Shake!

3 June 2016 Help reinvigorate and strengthen UK grassroots social justice movements by sending young black and brown activists to a crucial training conference in Detroit

Right to be angry – but be angry with the right

2 June 2016 Siobhán McGuirk writes about scapegoating and anti-immigrant sentiment in the EU referendum debate

Are nuclear weapons being transported through your town?

1 June 2016 Ahead of a series of public meetings, Matt Hawkins calls on local communities to join the disarmament movement

Brazil: Recolonising a continent

30 May 2016 Sue Branford examines the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive

Video debate: The EU referendum – should the left vote in or out?

30 May 2016 Marina Prentoulis and Luke Cooper (for in) debate Hannah Sell and Michael Calderbank (for out) in this episode of The Wedge, produced in collaboration with Red Pepper

The resistible rise of urban dispossession in Europe

30 May 2016 Stuart Hodkinson traces the effects of the housing crisis across Europe in light of a new report, 'Resisting Evictions Across Europe'

Housing is a mental health issue

30 May 2016 Emma Snaith reports on the Focus E15 demonstration highlighting the link between a lack of decent social housing and poor mental health

The EU-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

27 May 2016 In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The EU referendum: damned if you leave, damned if you remain

27 May 2016 The EU referendum offers no progressive outcome, but it's a game of realpolitik we must play, argues Bertie Russell

The complicity of the white liberal left in the rise of Donald Trump

26 May 2016 There are deep reasons for racism in American politics, but the white liberal left has done little to prevent it, writes Mariama Eversley

Colombia: millions to take to the streets for peace

26 May 2016 Millions of Colombians will take to the streets this month to demand a different kind of peace with social and environmental justice at its heart. Seb Munoz writes

Act now to save your NHS

19 May 2016 A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS

19 May 2016 Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.

The battle behind the blacklisting victory

13 May 2016 John Millington writes on how blacklisted workers won – and where the campaign is going next

Reclaim the Power sets up camp in Wales

13 May 2016 Kelvin Mason reports from Reclaim the Power's camp against opencast mining in Wales, looking at its organisation and future actions

Hiding homelessness: one family’s fight against ‘gatekeeping’

12 May 2016 Izzy Koksal reports on a campaign that shows how councils are using dirty tricks to deny housing help to people in need

Oil sponsorship and the creeping privatisation of the arts

10 May 2016 Oil sponsorship is a way of running public institutions for the benefit of corporations, writes Jo Ram

Antisemitism and the left

9 May 2016 Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party

Local elections in England: Reasons to be cheerful

8 May 2016 Labour's results are better than you'd know from the pre-prepared despair by the media and some internal critics, writes Michael Calderbank

Kids strike over national SATs tests

3 May 2016 Amy Hall reports on the stay-away over excessive testing

What’s the future of public ownership? It’s up to you

3 May 2016 Cat Hobbs introduces an event on 7 May looking at public ownership in the 21st century

Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial

28 April 2016 The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong

Swimming with Sharks

26 April 2016 Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund

26 April 2016 There are just days left to reach the £2,500 target

Portsmouth’s smeargate: dirty politics in the age of austerity

21 April 2016 Democracy takes a hit as local politicians play dirty against anti-cuts campaigners, write Sarah Cheverton and Tom Sykes

Hope Without Optimism

19 April 2016 Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

‘How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’

19 April 2016 Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

Summat 2016: event in Leeds

16 April 2016 Get connected, share skills, and join in action for change! You are invited to a day of guest speakers, workshops, children's activities and lots more in between. By Laura McFarlane-Shopes and Alex Webster

If I had a hammer…

14 April 2016 In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book

Lean Out

12 April 2016 Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Lighting the way

12 April 2016 Archie Davies writes about new campaign Switched On London and the growing movement for energy democracy

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the language around Corbyn

11 April 2016 'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

11 April 2016 As the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike approaches, Sujata Aurora looks at its legacy and lessons for today

Lambeth library occupiers are renewing the anti-cuts struggle

7 April 2016 Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example

A higher minimum wage is a solution to the crisis in care, not its cause

6 April 2016 Improving quality of care requires higher wages for workers and an end to the socially irresponsible practices of large care home chains, writes Andrew Dolan

The Zika virus: government responses add to women’s burden

22 March 2016 The Zika virus is shining a light on the inadequacies of abortion and family planning laws in Latin America, writes Maisie Davies

Seven reflections on Liberating Tate

19 March 2016 As BP's sponsorship of the Tate ends, Kevin Smith of Liberate Tate looks back at the successful campaign to get the oil firm's dirty money out of the art gallery

Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers

17 March 2016 As Frontex moves in, volunteers in Greece are being prevented from helping refugees. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports

‘How we will miss that chuckle’: my friend, Doreen Massey

15 March 2016 Hilary Wainwright on the life, theory, activism and humour of Doreen Massey, the great feminist geographer, who has died

Media training

8 March 2016 Would you like to write for Red Pepper and other publications? Whether you're an experienced writer looking for new skills, or a beginner looking for starter tips, we offer a range of workshops around the UK

Greek dock workers feel betrayed by Syriza’s broken promises

7 March 2016 Dock workers in Greece are striking against further privatisations as Syriza's popularity tumbles, writes Will Horner

Jeremy Corbyn bags for sale

5 March 2016 Orders have been coming in fast for our new bag

Editorial: Devolution and democracy

29 February 2016 Guest editor Rachel Laurence introduces our special focus on devolution

Corbynomics can work – once you know that economics is never ‘neutral’

29 February 2016 Neil Faulkner argues that the biggest barrier to Jeremy Corbyn's rational economic policy is the huge profits the super-rich are making from an irrational one

From Russia to Colombia, the villages destroyed by Britain’s coal addiction

29 February 2016 Anne Harris reports on the people being made homeless because of mining to feed the UK's coal-fired power stations

Let the people in

27 February 2016 Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society looks at the democratic deficit in devolution



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