2018


Love, power and the politics of survival in Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’

12 October 2018 Ewa Jasiewicz explores the complex interplay of class and gender in Pawlikowski's stunning new film.

Beyond Identity

11 October 2018 Aron Keller talks to Asad Haider about race, class and the fight for social justice in Trump's America.

The Irish government needs to stop protecting property developers and start looking out for its people

10 October 2018 Rents are soaring and the government is hand-in-glove with property moguls. Oliver Eagleton reports on the activists fighting for a fairer housing system.

Why you should oppose the far right march on October 13th

9 October 2018 The far right is on the march. Luther Blisset writes that it's time to stand up to the likes of the DFLA, and oppose their violence and racism head on.

Without an overhaul of Westminster, Corbyn’s vision for the economy won’t last

9 October 2018 Britain's institutions aren't designed for real democracy. Nancy Platts argues that we can't build socialism in a rigged system.

Against modern football

9 October 2018 Andrew Hodges looks at fan activism and organising in the home of World Cup finalists Croatia – a powerful, politicised and unpredictable movement that sees the left locked in constant battle with the far right.

Charter flights are brutal and illegal. Support the Stansted 15.

8 October 2018 Zak Suffee from End Deportations writes on the case of 15 activists facing terrorism charges.

Labour and reselection: the panic last time

5 October 2018 As anti-Corbyn Labour MPs kick up a fuss in the press about possible reselections, Hilary Wainwright looks back at the strikingly similar alarm in the parliamentary establishment in the 1970s and 1980s

‘Could do better’: Racism in schools

3 October 2018 Remi Joseph-Salisbury writes that institutional racism is not just about individual teachers, but a lack of clear school-wide or nationwide policy.

Playing the game

2 October 2018 The new Women’s Super League season kicked off in September with renewed media attention. Alex Culvin analyses the growth of women’s football

The power of collective joy

1 October 2018 In a world of isolation and a left which tends towards despondency, collective joy is our weapon against neoliberalism. Sam Swann reflects on The World Transformed 2018

What happened at Labour Conference?

1 October 2018 Michael Calderbank brings you a bite-sized guide to what went on at conference, and what that means for the future of the party. 

In and against the state

1 October 2018 Labour needs to develop a socialist strategy that goes beyond a single election manifesto. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin look at the challenge of state transformation

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.

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



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