January 2019


Brexit or no Brexit, Labour must stand up for migrant rights.

31 January 2019 The moment the left in any way concedes that foreigners are to blame, we let the right win the argument, writes Ana Oppenheim.

Vampire finance sucks the lifeblood out of the economy

30 January 2019 We need democratic control of the financial sector. An interview with Saskia Sassen

How to finance our future

30 January 2019 We can harness the power of public finance to bankroll a better future, writes Lavinia Steinfort

Fast food fighters

29 January 2019 The bakers’ union president Ian Hodson spoke to Red Pepper about the new forms of organising that have enabled the union, founded in 1847, to begin to grow again.

Domestic workers across the world are organising to defend their rights

23 January 2019 Queer and trans domestic workers are organising against discrimination. Karina Muñiz-Pagán reports.

Dreams of a No-Deal Nation

22 January 2019 Tom Kibasi argues that those who want to avoid crashing out of the EU need to offer hope, not just cautionary tales.

The migration system isn’t ready for Brexit – and EU citizens will suffer.

21 January 2019 The future is uncertain for the three million EU nationals living in the UK, writes Jack Gevertz

What Europe wants

21 January 2019 Niccolò Milanese explains where the European Commission and its nation-states stand on Brexit's big questions.

What does Brexit mean for migrants?

21 January 2019 We could face a turbo-charged version of racist migration policy: free movement for the few and a hostile environment for the many. By Ana Oppenheim and Alena Ivanova.

Mayday for Britain

18 January 2019 The prime minister is digging in despite her inability to govern, writes Nick Dearden. Where next for the left?

The right’s looming challenge to democracy in Greece

15 January 2019 By Dionysia Pitsili-Chatzi, Aris Spourdalakis, Jodi Dean Leo Panitch, and Hilary Wainwright,

Rout and rebellion

15 January 2019 Until the bicentenary neared, generating a successful campaign for a memorial, Peterloo had little purchase on popular memory, writes Tom Hazeldine. Mike Leigh’s new film will help change that.

There is power in a union

14 January 2019 A fast-growing grassroots union is shaking up the way trade unions organise among the lowest paid and most marginalised workers. Shiri Shalmy reports

The Red Pepper guide to Brexit

14 January 2019 From trade to migration, from Labour's hopes to Theresa May's despair, we bring you the best coverage to cut through the chaos and confusion.

The rise of the student worker

10 January 2019 The student population today is unrecognisable from that of a generation or more ago, writes Matt Myers. And it is central to any socialist project for the future.

Brazil shows us how capitalism stamps out democracy

9 January 2019 With the rise of Bolsonaro and big corporations cannibalising the countryside, Brazil is living proof of Thomas Piketty’s assertion that capitalist accumulation in the 21st century is not compatible with democracy. By Sue Branford

Confronting extinction

8 January 2019 What next for the Extinction Rebellion movement? Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik writes that we need to shake up the economic and political systems driving the climate crisis.

Brazil’s road to neo-fascism

1 January 2019 Pedro Rocha de Oliveira considers the context of Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power in Brazil