23 August

We will fuck on the beaches! ... We demand the Politics of Ecstasy! ... Abandon the Creeping Meatball! _ Yippie statements at the Democratic Party Convention, Chicago 1968

August 23, 2009 · 1 min read

Pigasus the Immortal, the Yippie candidate for the US Presidency was arrested on this day in 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Coinciding with the Yippie Festival of Life, a six day festival, blending of pot and politics into a political grass leaves movement – a cross-fertilisation of the hippie and New Left philosophies. Did I mention Pegasus was a pig?


Shukri Abdi and the urgent need for anti-racist education

The Shukri Abdi case is a painful reminder that UK schools are not safe for everyone. We need an explicitly anti-racist curriculum, argues Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Locked out during lockdown

Already dealing with the effects of the hostile environment in education, Sanaz Raji explains the new challenges facing international students during the pandemic

Should the left care about blockchain technology?

Despite its utopian promises of digital democracy, Thomas Redshaw argues socialists should be wary of embracing blockchain technology


Review – Regicide or Revolution? What petitioners wanted, September 1648 – February 1649 by Nora Carlin

Norah Carlin's analysis of the Levellers' petitions reaffirms the radical nature of the English revolution, argues John Rees.

50 years of gay liberation

Sam Stroud looks back at the UK’s first ever LGBTQ+ demonstration and explains its significance for liberation struggles today

Red Pepper interviews Momentum’s NCG

Join us on Friday 27 November from 5pm as we talk to Momentum NCG members Sonali Bhattacharyya and Deborah Hermanns about what's next for the left