February 2017


Growing up married

28 February 2017 Laura Nicholson interviews Dr Eylem Atakav about her new film, Growing Up Married, which tells the stories of Turkey’s child brides

We need popular participation, not populism

27 February 2017 Hilary Wainwright argues against reclaiming populism for the left and for a leadership that supports people’s capacity for self-government

The Migrant Connections Festival: solidarity needs meaningful relationships

24 February 2017 On March 4 & 5 Bethnal Green will host a migrant-led festival fostering community and solidarity for people of all backgrounds, writes Sohail Jannesari

Reclaiming Holloway Homes

21 February 2017 The government is closing old, inner-city jails. Rebecca Roberts looks at what happens next

Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey

21 February 2017 Oppression increases in the run up to Turkey’s constitutional referendum, writes Mehmet Ugur from Academics for Peace

Pass the domestic violence bill

20 February 2017 Emma Snaith reports on the significance of the new anti-domestic violence bill

Greenwald speaks Trump, War on Terror, and citizen activism

16 February 2017 Glenn Greenwald was interviewed by Amandla Thomas-Johnson over the phone from Brazil. Here is what he had to say on the War on Terror, Trump, and the 'special relationship'

Report from the second Citizen’s Assembly of Podemos

16 February 2017 Sol Trumbo Vila says the mandate from the Podemos Assembly is to go forwards in unity and with humility

Protect our public lands

14 February 2017 Last summer Indigenous people travelled thousands of miles around the USA to tell their stories and build a movement. Julie Maldonado reports

Why do lovers break each other’s hearts?

14 February 2017 In 1972 David Widgery wrote about the bitter intensity of love in capitalism

From the frontlines

9 February 2017 Red Pepper’s new race editor, Ashish Ghadiali, introduces a new space for black and minority progressive voices

How can we make the left sexy?

5 February 2017 Jenny Nelson reports on a session at The World Transformed

In pictures: designing for change

2 February 2017 Sana Iqbal, the designer behind the identity of The World Transformed festival and the accompanying cover of Red Pepper, talks about the importance of good design

Angry about the #MuslimBan? Here are 5 things to do

1 February 2017 As well as protesting against Trump we have a lot of work to get on with here in the UK. Here's a list started by Platform