Activism


We need to decolonise museums

23 May 2019 Decolonising the museum is a pathway to decolonising society. We must start by providing more honest accounts of our past, says Subhadra Das

You can’t kill the spirit

22 May 2019 A new book tells the story of the women who set up a pit camp to defend Houghton Main colliery against closure in 1992. It has been written by participants from Houghton and Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures: Caroline, Flis, Debbie and Marilyn

Copper mining in a climate emergency

21 May 2019 Sebastian Ordoñez Muñoz reports on the red metal mining at the heart of a new wave of colonial expansion in Latin America

Life behind bars at Yarl’s Wood

21 May 2019 ‘Voke’, a refugee from sexual violence in West Africa, describes her incarceration at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre

Scientists against the machine

17 May 2019 Jane Shallice examines the history of radical research at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Locking people up won’t help combat sexual violence

15 May 2019 We need look beyond individual punishment to tackle a crisis which pervades the fabric of our society, argues Ann Russo

200 years from the Peterloo Massacre, we need a new movement for real democracy

15 May 2019 Jon Narcross reflects on the legacy of the mass gathering for political representation, which was brutally shut down by the military and police.

Organising the ‘unorganisable’

14 May 2019 A cleaners’ campaign flies in the face of traditional impressions of trade unionism, writes Lydia Hughes

An open letter to Extinction Rebellion

3 May 2019 "The fight for climate justice is the fight of our lives, and we need to do it right." By grassroots collective Wretched of The Earth.

Labour must set its sights on climate justice

30 April 2019 The declaration of a climate emergency must be followed up by ambitious and concrete action, writes Jake Woodier

Women’s museums give voice to silenced histories

22 April 2019 They can be a force for change, explains Rachel Thain-Gray

A state of terror

16 April 2019 The Nicaraguan state has led a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests. Activist Sara Henríquez speaks to Red Pepper about how feminists have been at the forefront of the resistance.

Governments fixate on STEM education – so why won’t they listen to scientists on climate change?

12 April 2019 Governments could do well to learn from school students, writes 17-year-old Climate Striker Cate Davies

West Papua – the world’s forgotten injustice

8 April 2019 Alex Sobel writes on the ongoing military occupation and its gross human rights abuses.

Mind the age gap

8 April 2019 Since the financial crisis, a huge generational divide has opened up in politics, displacing class as predictor of voting behaviour. But Keir Milburn, author of Generation Left, argues that a left politics of the commons is well placed to bridge this divide.

Let’s harness the power of political education

1 April 2019 We need political education to build a confident, fighting movement writes Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins, an organiser for Bristol Transformed.

The whitewashing of austerity Britain

26 March 2019 Women of colour are radical agents for social change but are too often erased from the public profile of anti-cuts activism, write Akwugo Emejulu and Leah Bassel.

‘Balance for Better’ does little to address issues facing women

7 March 2019 This International Women's Day, we need to prioritise defending the rights of working women, writes Rosie Urbanovich from War on Want

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.

The age of environmental breakdown

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘If I don’t come back, call my lawyer’: Practical solidarity for people at risk of detention.

11 December 2018 Luke Butterly lays out some practical steps to help people facing down the hostile environment.

Here’s how we stopped a brutal, inhumane and barely legal charter flight

10 December 2018 Helen Brewer from the Stansted 15 describes the night she and fourteen other activists stopped a forced removal which threatened to place migrants in extreme danger.

The NHS is heading for crisis this Christmas

10 December 2018 Underfunded hospitals are buckling under the strain - and we can’t let the Tories off the hook, writes Kane Shaw

Freedom dreaming

5 December 2018 A surprise summer hit in the US, Sorry to Bother You has come to the UK. M. Matsemela-Ali Odom situates the film in black revolutionary cultural tradition.

Reform and Revolution

4 December 2018 ‘Towards a Socialist Strategy of Reforms’, André Gorz makes the case for a strategy of reforms that specifically attack the logic of capital accumulation.

The response to the crisis in Yemen shows the hypocrisy at the heart of Western foreign policy

29 November 2018 85 000 children have died of starvation since the Saudi-led bombardment began, reports Andrew Smith

What’s left in Latin America?

30 October 2018 Once swept by a 'pink tide', the continent is now seeing the rise of authoritarian politics. What lessons are to be learnt from the varied left experiences? By Jenny Pearce

Your nearest marginal union needs you

16 October 2018 How can we support the new union movement? Steven Parfitt reflects on the successes and pitfalls of grassroots union organising.

‘Confronting imperialism means winning back the power to imagine alternatives’. An interview with Vijay Prashad

15 October 2018 Vijay Prashad talks to Daniel Whittall about socialism, anti-imperialism and the new global research network Tricontinental.

Beyond Identity

11 October 2018 Aron Keller talks to Asad Haider about race, class and the fight for social justice in Trump's America.

Against modern football

9 October 2018 Andrew Hodges looks at fan activism and organising in the home of World Cup finalists Croatia – a powerful, politicised and unpredictable movement that sees the left locked in constant battle with the far right.

Charter flights are brutal and illegal. Support the Stansted 15.

8 October 2018 Zak Suffee from End Deportations writes on the case of 15 activists facing terrorism charges.

The power of collective joy

1 October 2018 In a world of isolation and a left which tends towards despondency, collective joy is our weapon against neoliberalism. Sam Swann reflects on The World Transformed 2018

Educate, agitate, organise

26 September 2018 Jane Holgate and John Page on a new approach to political education - and its radical potential.

Politics goes far beyond the Westminster bubble. We need to build power from the bottom up.

19 September 2018 Ruairidh Paton introduces The World Transformed festival. "For us, politics is so much more than meetings, votes and the Westminster bubble. Politics is everywhere – in our workplaces, classrooms and communities."

Ten years after the crash, the tail is still wagging the dog

19 September 2018 Will Snell from the The Tax Justice Network writes about a decade of campaigning against the global economic system which caused the crash

Creating The Future: Red Pepper magazine goes quarterly

17 September 2018 The magazine at the heart of the movement brings you the stories that matter. Our first quarterly edition is packed full of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge analysis from around the world.

Activists from across the world gather for The World Transformed 2018

14 September 2018 Hope Worsdale writes about the fringe festival turning UK politics on its head.

Young Londoners take over the tube highlight the school to prison pipeline

6 September 2018 The school-to-prison pipeline can lock vulnerable students into permanent poverty, reports Kennedy Walker

Ten years after the crash, the financial sector is still out of control

6 September 2018 Fran Boait argues that we need to make banking and finance serve the people - rather than the other way around.

A new popular leftist movement is gearing up in Germany – but does aufstehen stand a chance?

4 September 2018 A prominent face from Germany's hard-left party wants to take on the right. But her stance on migration is proving divisive. Ella Joyner reports.

The road away from fossil fuels

28 August 2018 Simon Pirani



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