February 2019


Work less, play more

21 February 2019 David Frayne writes that the shorter working week promises more freedom and

Climate strikers: ‘Save the world by changing the rules’

20 February 2019 Tamar Singer and Hannah Ffytche explain how they walked out of school to demand action on climate change.

Hunger striking for peace in Turkey

19 February 2019 Dougie Gerrard reports on the people taking extreme measures to protest Erdogan’s continued assault on Kurds.

The global networks of neofascism

15 February 2019 Phil Hearse explores the worldwide allegiances which bind rising fascist movements across the world into a coordinated force.

‘We are confronted by the threat of civil war’

14 February 2019 Edgardo Lander talks to Red Pepper about the mounting tensions in Venezuela

Gilets Jaunes and the security state

13 February 2019 Olly Haynes reports on the violent crackdown on protesters on the streets of France

Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

12 February 2019 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte explain why the political trials this week only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

The age of environmental breakdown

12 February 2019 There is only a small window of opportunity to prevent further catastrophic change, writes Lesley Rankin.

Zero-tariff Brexit: Another step towards Singapore-on-Thames?

11 February 2019 Liam Fox's Brexit plans are a continuation of Thatcher's plans to decimate industry and agriculture, writes Nick Dearden

Russia normalises torture in case against anti-fascists 

9 February 2019 Gabriel Levy reports on the fallout from the notorious "Network" case

Who is worthy of grief? Emiliano Sala and the normality of Black death

7 February 2019 The media coverage of Emiliano Sala's tragic death shows how little our society cares about the death of Black and Brown people. By Tanzil Chowdhury and Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Stansted 15 activist: ‘We have been found guilty of upholding our democratic right to protest’

7 February 2019 Having a terror conviction will seriously impact our lives, but the real disgrace here is the treatment of people who face deportation, writes Laura Clayson from the Stansted 15.

The Stansted 15 are free – but the fight for migrant justice is far from over

6 February 2019 We cannot claim victory until the hostile environment has ended, writes Annahita Moradi.

Criminalising social movements helped Bolsonaro win power

5 February 2019 Left-wing resistance was crushed before long before Bolsonaro's infamous election, writes Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

“History is repeating itself”: A Duterte resistor speaks

4 February 2019 Tom Sykes speaks to Gene Alcantara about Duterte's dictatorship, and what it means for Filipino citizens in the diaspora.

Remembering Jeremy Hardy

1 February 2019 A collection of highlights from Jeremy Hardy's columns for Red Pepper, and memories from his time in the movement

A four-day working week is within our grasp

1 February 2019 A new report from Autonomy proposes a radical set of policies to boost the economy and improve quality of life by shortening the working week, writes Eleanor Penny