August 2018


Northern Ireland: The border is coming

30 August 2018 Luke Butterly writes that the government is quietly preparing for a return to a harder border in Northern Ireland.

The government is seeking new free trade deals after Brexit – and we could all pay the price

29 August 2018 Dorothy Guerrero writes that we're crashing out of the European Union and into the Trans-Pacific partnership: A free trade deal with all the disastrous hallmarks of TTIP.

The road away from fossil fuels

28 August 2018 Simon Pirani

From #FreeTommy to the Hostile Environment

25 August 2018 To understand the far right's escalating appeal we need to look at the reciprocal relationship between the far right and the political mainstream. By May Robson

The economics that came in from the cold

24 August 2018 Tory-supporting media have been portraying Jeremy Corbyn as a Soviet fellow-traveller, while unnoticed the shadow chancellor sets out a vision that breaks with the old bureaucratic state model. By Hilary Wainwright.

To tackle rough sleeping, we need to combat the root causes

23 August 2018 The government's homelessness strategies are punitive and do nothing to help people in need, writes Joe Barson

Why I’m striking for sick pay, pensions and a fair wage for cleaners like me

22 August 2018 Suzete Tinto Avez Gomes was severely injured whilst working at Kensington and Chelsea council, but her employer refuses to grant her adequate support or sick pay.

I am on hunger strike to save my imprisoned father in Bahrain

21 August 2018 Ali Mushaima's father is a political prisoner and opposition leader imprisoned by Bahraini authorities.

A new drug policy for the 21st Century

18 August 2018 The War on Drugs has caused immeasurable harm. We need to tackle drug abuse like a public health issue, writes Natalie Sharples.

Stormzy’s scholarships aren’t racist. They’re about tackling racism.

17 August 2018 Stormzy is offering university scholarships to Black young people - and some people are kicking up a fuss. By Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Overpopulation isn’t causing climate change. Blame capitalism.

17 August 2018 There aren't too many people. There are too many profiteers. By Eleanor Penny

Stop dehumanising Muslim women for political gain

16 August 2018 Boris Johnson isn't alone: politicians and pundits across the spectrum treat Burqa-wearing women as a symbol of a Europe 'in decline'. By Malcolm James, Naaz Rashid and Nabila Munawar

We cannot fight modern slavery when victims hide in fear of deportation

15 August 2018 Heeding a little-publicised call to action in this year’s Global Slavery Index could transform the way we treat victims, writes Maya Esslemont.

Samir Amin: a vital challenge to dispossession

13 August 2018 Nick Dearden looks at the theories of one of Africa's greatest radical thinkers

Boris Johnson isn’t an outlier. Islamophobia runs through the heart of government

12 August 2018 Johnson's comments and the subsequent reaction show just how widespread anti-muslim racism is throughout our society. By Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Tackling racism, on and off the pitch

11 August 2018 As the Premier League kicks off across England this weekend, Red Pepper columnist Siobhán McGuirk spoke to scholar, author and Everton fan Emy Onuora about racism in football, right-wing 'fan' groups, and the legacies of Russia 2018

Catalonia: A new king with old rules

9 August 2018 It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

From muggers to gangs: It’s the same (police) story

9 August 2018 Patrick Williams argues that blaming 'gangs' for social problems further divides communities and fails to tackle the root causes of violence.

Building the Future

8 August 2018 Innovative municipal projects are tackling local housing problems worldwide.

Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking

2 August 2018 Laws which target sex workers are supposedly set up to protect women. But really, they put vulnerable women in more danger. By Stella Winter and Liliana Gashi from English Collective of Prostitutes

Today we’ve consumed more resources than the planet can renew in a year

1 August 2018 Our economies are operating a giant planetary Ponzi scheme: borrowing far more from the Earth’s ecosystems than they can sustain. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton