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Red Pepper #243 Spring 2024

The latest Red Pepper is an unambiguous, anti-imperialist and internationalist response to the ongoing genocide in Gaza, featuring Toufic Haddad, Helga Tawil-Souri, Maura Finkelstein and more.

Elsewhere, David Edgerton and John McDonnell MP survey challenges ahead under a likely Labour government, plus Portugal’s 1974 ‘carnation revolution’, book reviews, regulars and an exclusive, previously unpublished text written by Stuart Hall.

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Palestine

On a black background, there are three poppies. Each poppy has a centre of Arabic writing.

  • For Palestine, bring the Hague home!

    The genocide in Gaza demands we fight for Palestine, by targeting circuits of power elsewhere. Toufic Haddad writes from Jerusalem

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  • Palestine in poetry and prose

    Palestinian literature has long provided space for resistance, healing, and growth, write Margarita Isabel Asensio Pastor and Eman Mhanna

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  • Islamophobia and spectacles of Muslim death

    Bad-faith policing of anti-semitism has led to rampant Islamophobia. In the global north, we have become conditioned to watching Muslims die, argues Maura Finkelstein

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Essay

An illustration showing a red carnation on the left, with the text '25 De Abril' above it. On the left is a tank with people holding guns on and around it
  • Portugal’s forgotten revolution

    The ‘carnation revolution’ saw soldiers, workers and communities join forces to overthrow fascism and challenge capitalist power. Peter Robinson traces…

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Labour

An illustration of Kier Starmer watering a plant that resembles the tree from the Conservative Party logo. A pot with a rose is knocked over and some people hold an RMT banner.

  • Keir Starmer’s bad history

    With his insights as a historian of the modern UK, David Edgerton looks at Labour’s new affinity with the Tories

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  • The economic crisis facing Labour

    Labour’s spending plans are inadequate to rebuild public services. We need to new movements for more radical change, argue John McDonnell MP and Andrew Fisher

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Culture

An illustration of Stuart Halls face and head on a pale yellow background.

  • Listening with Stuart Hall

    The academic and activist died ten years ago. Dialogue and engagement were among his many lasting gifts, write Yasmin Gunaratnam and Mike Dibb

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  • Stuart Hall reviews ‘Shadows’

    In this previously unpublished text, written in 1961, Stuart Hall surveys rhythmic interplays of race, culture, love and power in the film Shadows

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