January 2019


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