2018


A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines

19 March 2018 Dorothy Guerrero from Global Justice Now discusses the brutal history of extra-judicial killings under Duterte's watch.

Fighting the mega-mine

18 March 2018 Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson of Shoal Collective talk to Ken Peters-Dodd, a First Nations activist fighting against the construction of a mega-mine project threatening to devastate the environment.

Flipping the script on our economic stories

15 March 2018 What is the story of the economy in Britain? Who gets to shape public opinion about what it’s for, how it’s broken and how it can be fixed? Christine Berry explains the findings of the new report 'Framing the Economy'.

“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

13 March 2018 Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

Britain’s Modern Slavery

13 March 2018 The Home Office estimates that there are currently around 13,000 slaves in the UK, though other sources suggest this is a a gross underestimate. And yet most of us remain oblivious to this reality of contemporary Britain, writes Abda Khan.

When ‘Good Living’ goes wrong

12 March 2018 Ecuador blazed a trail in sustainability by giving constitutional recognition to the rights of nature in 2008, but the revolutionary concept of Sumak Kawsay, or Good Living, that drove this initiative proved more fragile than hoped when left in the hands of national government, write Joan Pedro-Caranana and Jose Maria Tortosa.

We can’t afford not to pay everyone a basic income

9 March 2018 Settit Beyene argues that a Universal Basic Income is the only solution to oncoming crises of poverty and structural unemployment.

This International Women’s Day, we need to support the struggles of migrant women

8 March 2018 Migrant women are often left out of the conversation on women's rights. London Latinxs are taking direct action to set the record straight.

Men should support the women’s strike – by taking over the domestic work

7 March 2018 Enda O'Riordan explains why it's vital for men to provide practical support for the women on strike - to support their activism, and to build future communities of care where the work is shared equally.

The housing crisis is one of political ideology. A radical response is the only ‘common sense’ solution.

7 March 2018 Decades of deregulation and market mismanagment is responsible for the UK's housing crisis. Darren Baxter argues that it's time for some radical solutions.

Why I will be refusing food on International Women’s Day

7 March 2018 On International Women's Day, on 8 March, hundreds of friends and supporters of people incarcerated at Yarl´s Wood Immigration Detention Centre will go without  food to draw attention to the struggle of the people detained there, many of whom have been on hunger strike. One of the freedom fasters explains why.

News From Nowhere: Fighting for alternative housing in Haringey

6 March 2018 After the defeat of the Haringey Development Vehicle, local people are putting together their own plans for alternative housing that puts people before profit. By Noah Tucker

Economic Science Fictions

6 March 2018 Will Davies argues for utopian thinking to unseat the dangerous myths of our current economic system.

Kurdish women call for a global women’s movement

5 March 2018 Kurdish women call on women around the world to come together to build a radical movement for women's liberation

Turn unused office space into housing support for the homeless

3 March 2018 Unused office space is taking over our cities, whilst the homeless population is skyrocketing. Jim McGregor writes that it's time to put those properties to better use.

‘We have a history of turning tragedy into triumph.’

2 March 2018 Anu Shukla speaks to the Kensington residents  fighting back against gentrification and housing crisis, months after the fire at Grenfell.

After Zuma: Corruption and Capital in ‘BRICS’ South Africa

1 March 2018 Jacob Zuma's legacy of corruption and economic mismanagement will not be cured by a simple transfer of leadership. Patrick Bond examines the impact of steering South Africa towards BRICS membership.

Prison abolition isn’t impossible. It’s necessary.

28 February 2018 It's time to take prison abolitionism seriously, argues David Scott.

If we want a progressive future, we need to bust some myths about the causes of Brexit

27 February 2018 Graham Taylor writes that if we want a progressive post-Brexit future, we need to cut through the confusion surrounding this messy, complex political moment.

Stormzy, Grenfell and what it means to be a ‘threat’

24 February 2018 The artist is giving a vital platform to a new generation of voices pointing out the deep hypocrisy in which crimes get punished and which get rewarded. By Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Laura Connelly

Learning the lessons of Carillion

23 February 2018 The collapse of Carillion is only one small part of a larger story of decades of economic mismanagement, writes Jane Lethbridge

Education is a fight, not a privilege

22 February 2018 Laura McDonald writes that universities should not just be finishing schools for the wealthy or disciplinary institutions churning out docile workers.

The rise of post-Blairism

22 February 2018 A floundering alliance of Blairites is trying to reinvent itself for a Corbynite age. By Tom Costello.

A very modern apartheid

20 February 2018 Marienna Pope-Weidemann explains why decades of occupation and oppression have led some people to call Israel an apartheid state.

On March 8th, women across the world are going on strike

20 February 2018 International Women's Day is set to be marked by strikes from "paid work in offices and factories, or unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms."

Lies, damn lies, and GDP

20 February 2018 Laurie Laybourn-Langton writes that measuring the economy is political - and economic measurement dominates politics.

Our prison system is broken. Is it time to abolish prisons altogether?

16 February 2018 David Scott argues that our prison system represents a human rights disaster, and reformist solutions can't tackle the root problems.

For All, By All

14 February 2018 The latest issue of Red Pepper asks - how do we invite, support and nurture greater public participation so that our cultural capabilities are empowered beyond the crushing logic of market fundamentalism? 

Cultural Democracy Now

14 February 2018 A deeper engagement with culture can strengthen our democracy, taking political projects beyond electoral impact and festival memes into a whole new world of radical, lasting change.

The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

13 February 2018 Ruth Tanner writes that revelations about Oxfam's behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising.

The government is using the Oxfam scandal to push an anti-aid agenda

13 February 2018 The actions of Oxfam officials are horrendous - but gutting foreign aid funding just puts more people at risk, writes Daniel Gibson.

Media amnesia let politicians off the hook for the economic crisis

13 February 2018 Dr Laura Basu explains that the media allowed politicians to re-write history, erasing the true causes of the economic crisis.

There’s something dirty about the way we clean

12 February 2018 Outsourced cleaners are on the front lines of the battle for workers' rights. By Emiliano Mellino

Resistance is life: Mehmet Aksoy’s last letter to his family

7 February 2018 Power to our beloved comrade and friend, Mehmet Aksoy, a hero of Kurdistan and the internationalist struggles against capitalism, colonialism and fascism. This tribute was authored by Mehmet’s family and friends.

To really take back control, we need to democratise our trade deals

6 February 2018 Trade deals effect every area of our lives - from our public services to the water we drink to the air we breathe. Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want argues that we need greater public scrutiny over potentially disastrous post-Brexit trade deals.

On our way to the moon? A snapshot of feminist marches which shook the world.

6 February 2018 Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds tell the story of two demonstrations from the women's movement.

Kick-starting the stalled revolution

6 February 2018 The women's movement is not done here. By Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds

48 signs you might be Jacob Rees-Mogg

5 February 2018 Could you be the Conservative MP for North-East Somerset?

Where I’m calling from

5 February 2018 Ian Martin, a member of the Yorkshire-based Same Skies Collective rethinks devolution and regional democracy through through the frames of hegemony and intersectionality, asking if geography has been sufficiently understood as a driver of privilege and exclusion.

‘We are hungry in three languages’: The forgotten promise of the Bosnian Spring

4 February 2018 Ruth Tanner looks back at a wave of protests which swept through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014.

Subcontracting lets big employers ignore workers’ welfare

1 February 2018 Subcontracting and privatising key services allows employers to wash their hands of responsibility for poor pay and conditions. By Luther Blisset.

Why is Turkey targeting Afrin?

31 January 2018 Pinar Dinc and Kamran Matin explain what Erdogan, Iran and Russia have to gain from a bloody war on Afrin's restive Kurdish population.

Social mobility is capitalism’s cover story

31 January 2018 We shouldn't try to ensure that a few people can escape poverty. We should be eliminating poverty for everyone. By Connor Devine.

Five rent strikes which changed the game

30 January 2018 Dominique Hua examines the history of tenants organising together to demand better housing and a brighter future.

It’s time for a cultural renewal of the left

27 January 2018 Andrew Dolan writes that we need to integrate art, music, films and poetry into our movement, creating spaces where political ideas are given further room to breathe.

Grounding the currents of Indigenous resistance

26 January 2018 Those joining the centuries-old Indigenous resistance in the Americas should discard Eurocentric narratives, epistemic violence and salvation narratives. By Alex Wilson and Praba Pilar

Matt Hancock criticised by charities for ‘anti-advocacy’ rules

25 January 2018 Tom Barns reports that the new minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been criticised by charities for restricting their ability to lobby the government on political issues.

Wages for Commuting

25 January 2018 Joni Cohen writes that workers should be paid for the time they spend travelling to work.

Carillion shows the urgent need to democratise social services

24 January 2018 How do we ensure that the collapse of Carillion proves a true watershed moment in how we organise society? By Colin Leys.



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