September 2018


Wealth inequality is skyrocketing and the housing market is out of control. It’s time to tax the land.

27 September 2018 Luke Murphy writes that wealth inequality, a poorly functioning housing market, an economy focused on unproductive investment and macroeconomic instability are all negative consequences of our current treatment of land within the UK economy

Educate, agitate, organise

26 September 2018 Jane Holgate and John Page on a new approach to political education - and its radical potential.

Prison is not the answer

25 September 2018 A humane society shouldn't be caging up vulnerable people. Jasmine Ahmed of CAPE (Community Action on Prison Expansion) argues for radical alternatives.

Selling sex is a working class job. It’s time for Labour to stand with sex workers.

24 September 2018 When policymakers say the nature of commercial sex itself is the problem, they sidestep the less attention-grabbing concerns of working class people; concerns like keeping electric on, or managing childcare costs that are rising faster than wages. By Juno Mac

Market meltdown

24 September 2018 Grace Blakeley dissects the failure of finance capital and calls for radical measures to take it back under democratic control

No passports please

23 September 2018 Standing together with migrants should form a key part of the resistance to neoliberalism, writes Ali Bilgic

‘For A Left Populism’: An interview with Chantal Mouffe

22 September 2018 Michael Calderbank spoke to Chantal Mouffe about why she thinks the time is right for a left populism

Cybersocialism

21 September 2018 Before the internet, Chilean socialists devised the Cybernet. Will Stronge reports on an early attempt at high-tech economic organisation.

The battle of Hambacher Forest

20 September 2018 Activists have occupied Hambacher Forest for six years to prevent the area being destroyed and mined for coal. State violence, police brutality and coorporate power are combining to try and oust them for good, writes Andrea Brock

Politics goes far beyond the Westminster bubble. We need to build power from the bottom up.

19 September 2018 Ruairidh Paton introduces The World Transformed festival. "For us, politics is so much more than meetings, votes and the Westminster bubble. Politics is everywhere – in our workplaces, classrooms and communities."

Ten years after the crash, the tail is still wagging the dog

19 September 2018 Will Snell from the The Tax Justice Network writes about a decade of campaigning against the global economic system which caused the crash

Can alternative models of ownership help solve the housing crisis?

18 September 2018 Conrad Bower reports on the radical housing initiatives challenging high rents and homelessness

Creating The Future: Red Pepper magazine goes quarterly

17 September 2018 The magazine at the heart of the movement brings you the stories that matter. Our first quarterly edition is packed full of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge analysis from around the world.

Westminster’s democracy is crumbling. Trade unionists must lead the charge to fix it

17 September 2018 Nancy Platts writes that the workers' movement needs to challenge unaccountable power.

Activists from across the world gather for The World Transformed 2018

14 September 2018 Hope Worsdale writes about the fringe festival turning UK politics on its head.

We need to decriminalise abortion now

12 September 2018 It's time to scrap outdated laws and start trusting women and healthcare professionals. By Kerry Abel

Building a revolution in Jerusalem?

11 September 2018 Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret talk to Sahar Vardi from Imbala collective, who have set up a grassroots organising space in the heart of West Jerusalem.

A new dawn for the Danish radical left?

10 September 2018 As the Social Democrats shift rightwards, a coalition of new and emboldened leftist parties have banded together to fight for a real alternative, writes Lukas Slothuus.

Young Londoners take over the tube highlight the school to prison pipeline

6 September 2018 The school-to-prison pipeline can lock vulnerable students into permanent poverty, reports Kennedy Walker

Ten years after the crash, the financial sector is still out of control

6 September 2018 Fran Boait argues that we need to make banking and finance serve the people - rather than the other way around.

Precarious workers and popular forces

5 September 2018 The essential question for a socialist government is: are you willing to defend yourself? By Callum Cant

A new popular leftist movement is gearing up in Germany – but does aufstehen stand a chance?

4 September 2018 A prominent face from Germany's hard-left party wants to take on the right. But her stance on migration is proving divisive. Ella Joyner reports.

Citizenship in a capitalist state

4 September 2018 Lea Ypi writes on the death of citizenship as a democratic ideal, and the collapse of civic politics into ethnopolitics.