2017


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

Event: Take Back Control Croydon

31 March 2017 Ken Loach, Dawn Foster & Soweto Kinch to speak in Croydon at the first event of a UK-wide series organised by The World Transformed and local activists

Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 19 April

27 March 2017 On April 19th, we’ll be holding the second of Red Pepper’s Race Section Open Editorial Meetings.

Changing our attitude to Climate Change

25 March 2017 Paul Allen of the Centre for Alternative Technology spells out what we need to do to break through the inaction over climate change

Introducing Trump’s Inner Circle

24 March 2017 Donald Trump’s key allies are as alarming as the man himself

Secrets and spies of Scotland Yard

23 March 2017 A new Espionage Act threatens whistleblowers and journalists, writes Sarah Kavanagh

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

22 March 2017 In the second article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr reflects on the silencing of black women and the flaws in safe spaces

How progressive is the ‘progressive alliance’?

21 March 2017 We need an anti-austerity alliance, not a vaguely progressive alliance, argues Michael Calderbank

Fighting Isis on the frontline with the YPJ

21 March 2017 Rahila Gupta talks to Kimmie Taylor about life on the frontline in Rojava

Joint statement on George Osborne’s appointment to the Evening Standard

20 March 2017 'We have come together to denounce this brazen conflict of interest and to champion the growing need for independent, truthful and representative media'

Confronting Brexit

20 March 2017 Paul O’Connell and Michael Calderbank consider the conditions that led to the Brexit vote, and how the left in Britain should respond

Digital labourers of the city, unite!

17 March 2017 It may seem as though these apps are working for us, but we are also working for the apps, writes Kurt Iveson

On the right side of history: an interview with Mijente

17 March 2017 Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Reyna Wences, co-founder of Mijente, a radical Latinx and Chincanx organising network

LSE cleaners’ strike: Don’t let Women’s History Month become Groundhog Day

15 March 2017 It's over 100 years ago that domestic workers began to organise to demand the same rights as other workers. Yet with LSE cleaners on strike this week, historian Laura Schwartz asks: how much has really changed?

Disrupting the City of London Corporation elections

14 March 2017 The City of London Corporation is one of the most secretive and least understood institutions in the world, writes Luke Walter

#AndABlackWomanAtThat: a discussion of power and privilege

9 March 2017 In the first article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr reflects on the oppression of her early life and how we must fight it, even in our own movement

Corbyn understands the needs of our communities

7 March 2017 Ian Hodson reflects on the Copeland by-election and explains why Corbyn has the full support of The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

One-state in Palestine: equality, democracy and justice

6 March 2017 Omar Barghouti asks whether Donald Trump, in his recent break with America’s long-standing support for the two-state solution, has unwittingly revived the debate about the plausibility, indeed the necessity, of a single, democratic state in historic Palestine?

Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 15 March

2 March 2017 On 15 March, we’ll be holding the first of Red Pepper’s Race Section open editorial meetings.

Social Workers Without Borders

1 March 2017 Jenny Nelson speaks to Lauren Wroe about a group combining activism and social work with refugees

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

It’s time to really take control

31 January 2017 Andrew Dolan on how the left must match the anti-establishment rhetoric of the right, but with a different politics

Social housing not social cleansing: the theatre group touring London estates to resist evictions

30 January 2017 Emma Snaith speaks with directors Emer Mary Morris and Nina Scott about the power of theatre to encourage community resistance to estate demolitions.

Big, bold and migrant led: an interview with the New Sanctuary Movement

28 January 2017 In the first of a series of interviews with migrants' rights and racial justice activists from the US, Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Peter Pedemonti, co-founder and director of the New Sanctuary Movement in Philadelphia

Who owns our land?

28 January 2017 Guy Shrubsole gives some tips for finding out

Don’t delay – ditch coal

26 January 2017 Take action this month with the Coal Action Network. By Anne Harris

In Pictures: The World Transformed

24 January 2017 Photos from The World Transformed festival in Liverpool, by David Walters



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