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It’s time the UK had real democracy

5 September 2019 Under the UK’s constitutional monarchy, we are subjects not citizens. Rewriting the constitution should be an urgent priority for a Labour government, argues Hilary Wainwright

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No shock doctrine for Britain: Stop Boris Johnson

29 August 2019 Director of Global Justice Now, Nick Dearden, calls for swift action to stop Boris Johnson shutting down Parliament

Fighting for Peace: the battles that inspired generations of anti-war campaigners

22 August 2017 Now the threat of nuclear war looms nearer again, we share the experience of eighty-year-old activist Ernest Rodker, whose work is displayed at The Imperial War Museum. With Jane Shallice and Jenny Nelson he discussed a recent history of the anti-war movement.

The myth of ‘stability’ with Theresa May

30 May 2017 Settit Beyene looks at the truth behind the prime minister's favourite soundbite

Civic strike paralyses Colombia’s principle pacific port

28 May 2017 An alliance of community organisations are fighting ’to live with dignity’ in the face of military repression. Patrick Kane and Seb Ordoñez report.

It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

16 May 2017 Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.

Osborne’s first day at work – activists to pulp Evening Standards for renewable energy

2 May 2017 This isn’t just a stunt. A new worker’s cooperative is set to employ people on a real living wage in a recycling scheme that is heavily trolling George Osborne. Jenny Nelson writes

Call for submissions to #EndToryRule poster campaign

25 April 2017 The snap general election represents a unique opportunity to defeat this terrible government. We believe that visual artists have a crucial role to play!

Axe Drax: Stop polluting power from scooping vast government subsidies

11 April 2017 Drax is the UK's biggest source of CO2 emissions – and we're paying for it, writes Almuth Ernsting

Event: Take Back Control Croydon

31 March 2017 Ken Loach, Dawn Foster & Soweto Kinch to speak in Croydon at the first event of a UK-wide series organised by The World Transformed and local activists

Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 19 April

27 March 2017 On April 19th, we’ll be holding the second of Red Pepper’s Race Section Open Editorial Meetings.

LSE cleaners’ strike: Don’t let Women’s History Month become Groundhog Day

15 March 2017 It's over 100 years ago that domestic workers began to organise to demand the same rights as other workers. Yet with LSE cleaners on strike this week, historian Laura Schwartz asks: how much has really changed?

Disrupting the City of London Corporation elections

14 March 2017 The City of London Corporation is one of the most secretive and least understood institutions in the world, writes Luke Walter

Corbyn understands the needs of our communities

7 March 2017 Ian Hodson reflects on the Copeland by-election and explains why Corbyn has the full support of The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 15 March

2 March 2017 On 15 March, we’ll be holding the first of Red Pepper’s Race Section open editorial meetings.

The Migrant Connections Festival: solidarity needs meaningful relationships

24 February 2017 On March 4 & 5 Bethnal Green will host a migrant-led festival fostering community and solidarity for people of all backgrounds, writes Sohail Jannesari

Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey

21 February 2017 Oppression increases in the run up to Turkey’s constitutional referendum, writes Mehmet Ugur from Academics for Peace

Angry about the #MuslimBan? Here are 5 things to do

1 February 2017 As well as protesting against Trump we have a lot of work to get on with here in the UK. Here's a list started by Platform

Don’t delay – ditch coal

26 January 2017 Take action this month with the Coal Action Network. By Anne Harris

University should not be a debt factory

5 December 2016 Sheldon Ridley spoke to students taking part in their first national demonstration.

A book review every day until Christmas at Red Pepper

2 December 2016 Red Pepper will be publishing a new book review each day until Christmas

Mass civil disobedience in Sudan

27 November 2016 A three-day general strike has brought Sudan to a stand still as people mobilise against the government and inequality. Jenny Nelson writes.

New Cross fights new wave of housing privatisation

18 November 2016 Lewisham residents object to a new trend in local authority housing developments

Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London

17 November 2016 Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports on disruption at the European Custody and Detention Summit

Reactions to the US election result

9 November 2016 As news of a Trump victory sinks in, we share words of solidarity and calls to action from activists across the left in the UK.

Cartooning capitalism – a look back at American radicalism

2 November 2016 Michael Mark Cohen revives political art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, that remains equally relevant today

Event: the Art of Trade Unions

27 October 2016 A free arts and culture event event in Bedford, hosted by The General Federation of Trade Unions on 6 December.

Nowhere to go: Sisters Uncut demand homes free from violence

17 October 2016 South East London Sisters Uncut stormed Southwark Council’s quarterly cabinet to highlight the council’s failure to support domestic violence survivors. Emma Snaith reports

Return to Drax

16 October 2016 Frances Howe challenges the validity of 'renewable energy' subsidies for biomass and introduces a new wave of action against Drax power station

Vacancy: new section editor

26 September 2016 Join the Red Pepper team to write and commission content on racism and xenophobia.

Welcome to Liverpool – a heartland of the rebel cause

20 September 2016 Thousands of activists will arrive in Liverpool this month for the Labour Party Conference and its fringe events. Jenny Nelson recommends places to visit and introduces the local political scene

Housing and land activists to join forces

30 August 2016 In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage

The Train Gate story is a product of desperation

24 August 2016 Alex Richardson-Price observes the pressing need for a character assassination, by any means necessary, of Jeremy Corbyn.

A round-up of good news from campaigns

28 July 2016 A lot of recent news has been deeply troubling, from the post-Brexit fallout to the rise of Trump; we won't list the reasons you have to feel depressed. Instead, here are some snippets of good news from people-powered campaigns across the UK and beyond 

Brighton & Hove Labour: I saw no evidence of threats or intimidation, not even rudeness

25 July 2016 Professor Mario Novelli attended a controversial Brighton and Hove Constituency Labour Party AGM and explains why he backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader

Ten things you can do to combat racism and xenophobia

21 July 2016 #PostReferendumRacism has exposed the racist and xenophobic belly of Britain. Luckily, there is a lot that you can do. Siobhan McGuirk has gathered 10 suggestions, feel free to add your own below.

Can I vote in the Labour leadership campaign?

18 July 2016 The rules have been changing rapidly, complete this short survey to find out whether you're eligible to vote and find out how to do it

The ‘new colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar

12 July 2016 As its wealth is seized by foreign interests, Africa is facing a colonial invasion in many ways as devastating as the one it suffered in the nineteenth century. Ross Hemingway reports.

Event: Black Words Matter

11 July 2016 Join us to explore media justice with Gary Younge, Shake! and Numbi Arts, on Tuesday 19 July at Rich Mix in London

7 reasons why Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is a success story

28 June 2016 Simon Hardy gives the facts about Corbyn's victories so far that you won't read in the rest of the press

New film: Kettling of the Voices

22 June 2016 A new film by Chester Yang uncovers the suppression of student protests in the 2010 uprising against tuition fees

Rolling blockade at Burghfield nuclear weapons factory

16 June 2016 Theo Simon writes from one of the longest continuous blockades of a nuclear weapons base

We remember what Europe looked like before the EU

13 June 2016 Sirio Canós Donnay explains why countries that have suffered the most at the hands of the Troika, like Greece and Spain, are also the most pro-European

Public event: Brazil’s crisis – what does it mean for the global left?

5 June 2016 Red Pepper, the Latin American Bureau and Practical Action Publishing host an evening of discussion on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and the future of the left in Brazil

Shake out your pockets for Shake!

3 June 2016 Help reinvigorate and strengthen UK grassroots social justice movements by sending young black and brown activists to a crucial training conference in Detroit

Right to be angry – but be angry with the right

2 June 2016 Siobhán McGuirk writes about scapegoating and anti-immigrant sentiment in the EU referendum debate

Are nuclear weapons being transported through your town?

1 June 2016 Ahead of a series of public meetings, Matt Hawkins calls on local communities to join the disarmament movement

Housing is a mental health issue

30 May 2016 Emma Snaith reports on the Focus E15 demonstration highlighting the link between a lack of decent social housing and poor mental health

The complicity of the white liberal left in the rise of Donald Trump

26 May 2016 There are deep reasons for racism in American politics, but the white liberal left has done little to prevent it, writes Mariama Eversley

Colombia: millions to take to the streets for peace

26 May 2016 Millions of Colombians will take to the streets this month to demand a different kind of peace with social and environmental justice at its heart. Seb Munoz writes



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