April 2017


A Progressive Alliance is a win for the left

29 April 2017 Laying out the case for Labour's leadership of a Progressive Alliance, Jeremy Gilbert argues that far from posing a threat to the Left, the Progressive Alliance offers a golden opportunity to end Tory rule and build a 21st century government committed to social justice

Brighton isn’t just talking about a progressive alliance – we’re making it a reality

27 April 2017 The Greens have stood down in Brighton Kemptown to clear the way for Labour, and the Lib Dems won’t stand in Brighton’s other seat, Green-held Pavilion. Davy Jones, who would have been the Green candidate in Kemptown, says this shows the way forward

Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 24 May

26 April 2017 On May 24th, we’ll be holding the third of Red Pepper’s Race Section Open Editorial Meetings.

Call for submissions to #EndToryRule poster campaign

25 April 2017 The snap general election represents a unique opportunity to defeat this terrible government. We believe that visual artists have a crucial role to play!

Our activism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit…

23 April 2017 Reflecting on a year in the environmental and anti-racist movements, Plane Stupid activist, Ali Tamlit, calls for a renewed focus on the dangers of power and privilege and the means to overcome them.

West Yorkshire calls for devolution of politics

19 April 2017 When communities feel that power is exercised by a remote elite, anger and alienation will grow. But genuine regional democracy offers a positive alternative, argue the Same Skies Collective

How to resist the exploitation of digital gig workers

14 April 2017 For the first time in history, we have a mass migration of labour without an actual migration of workers. Mark Graham and Alex Wood explore the consequences

The Digital Liberties cross-party campaign

11 April 2017 Access to the internet should be considered as vital as access to power and water writes Sophia Drakopoulou

Axe Drax: Stop polluting power from scooping vast government subsidies

11 April 2017 Drax is the UK's biggest source of CO2 emissions – and we're paying for it, writes Almuth Ernsting

#AndABlackWomanAtThat – part III: a discussion of power and privilege

7 April 2017 In the final article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr gives a few pointers on how to be a good ally

Baldwin: Prophet of the Intersectional Oasis

7 April 2017 For the past 3 years, Barby Asante and members of London-based artists' collective, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, have been responding directly to the vision of James Baldwin. Ahead of the nationwide release of a new film about the American activist and author, they reflect on the enduring relevance of Baldwin in Britain today.

Rents are rising – so the renters are rising too

4 April 2017 Housing campaigners' gains in Bristol are spurring on a national movement to build a renters' union, writes Stuart Melvin