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Act now to save your NHS

19 May 2016 A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS

19 May 2016 Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.

The battle behind the blacklisting victory

13 May 2016 John Millington writes on how blacklisted workers won – and where the campaign is going next

Reclaim the Power sets up camp in Wales

13 May 2016 Kelvin Mason reports from Reclaim the Power's camp against opencast mining in Wales, looking at its organisation and future actions

Hiding homelessness: one family’s fight against ‘gatekeeping’

12 May 2016 Izzy Koksal reports on a campaign that shows how councils are using dirty tricks to deny housing help to people in need

Oil sponsorship and the creeping privatisation of the arts

10 May 2016 Oil sponsorship is a way of running public institutions for the benefit of corporations, writes Jo Ram

Local elections in England: Reasons to be cheerful

8 May 2016 Labour's results are better than you'd know from the pre-prepared despair by the media and some internal critics, writes Michael Calderbank

What’s the future of public ownership? It’s up to you

3 May 2016 Cat Hobbs introduces an event on 7 May looking at public ownership in the 21st century

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund

26 April 2016 There are just days left to reach the £2,500 target

Portsmouth’s smeargate: dirty politics in the age of austerity

21 April 2016 Democracy takes a hit as local politicians play dirty against anti-cuts campaigners, write Sarah Cheverton and Tom Sykes

Summat 2016: event in Leeds

16 April 2016 Get connected, share skills, and join in action for change! You are invited to a day of guest speakers, workshops, children's activities and lots more in between. By Laura McFarlane-Shopes and Alex Webster

A higher minimum wage is a solution to the crisis in care, not its cause

6 April 2016 Improving quality of care requires higher wages for workers and an end to the socially irresponsible practices of large care home chains, writes Andrew Dolan

The Zika virus: government responses add to women’s burden

22 March 2016 The Zika virus is shining a light on the inadequacies of abortion and family planning laws in Latin America, writes Maisie Davies

Media training

8 March 2016 Would you like to write for Red Pepper and other publications? Whether you're an experienced writer looking for new skills, or a beginner looking for starter tips, we offer a range of workshops around the UK

Jeremy Corbyn bags for sale

5 March 2016 Orders have been coming in fast for our new bag

How tax payers could avoid contributing to military spending

25 February 2016 The tax system needs to change to accommodate conscientious objectors argues Holly Wallis

In Egypt, a second life for independent trade unions

7 February 2016 Union members in a crowded assembly hall lashed out against the Egyptian regime’s latest efforts to suppress workers, writes Giulio Regeni

2016: a year of escalation for climate action

6 February 2016 After the predictable failure of the Paris climate talks to deliver anything meaningful, 2016 must be the year we escalate grassroots activism to do more in a year than our governments have done in 21, writes Sam Blacksmith

A different Europe or bust

4 February 2016 As David Cameron’s renegotiation nears its uneventful conclusion, the big picture of what kind of Europe we want to live in is in danger of being lost, writes Luke Cooper. What can we do to change it?

Voluntary regulation for mercenaries? Yeah that should work

3 February 2016 A new report condemns the voluntary code of conduct for private military and security companies as a sham, writes Jenny Nelson

Working mothers in poverty speak out

30 January 2016 From exhaustion and frustration to hope and resistance, women experiencing in-work poverty share their stories. Jenny Nelson reports

Tweets from Tahrir, five years on

25 January 2016 Nadia Idle catches up with Tahrir Square's tweeters on the fifth anniversary of #Jan25, the start of the uprising that brought down Egyptian dictator Mubarak

The rise of militarised policing

20 January 2016 Kevin Blowe from the Network for Police Monitoring says the police are acting more like an army of occupation

Red Pepper’s festive quiz

21 December 2015 So much has happened and changed in 2015 – but how much do you remember? Try your hand at Red Pepper's Christmas quiz

New journalism project for Afghan women launches

15 December 2015 Amie Ferris-Rotman says it is time to hear the voices of women in Afghanistan

Defend, extend and deepen the commons

10 December 2015 An extract from 'Economics after capitalism: a guide to the ruins and a road to the future' by Derek Wall

We marched for peace – not to ‘bully’ Stella Creasy

3 December 2015 Sue Wheat gives the truth behind media reports of an 'intimidating' anti-war protest in MP Stella Creasy's Walthamstow constituency

Solidarity with Rojava: 3K in 31 Days

3 December 2015 Plan C are fundraising £3000 to help rebuild Kobane after ISIS attacks and to support the political revolution in Rojava, writes Paul Higgins

The Corbyn colouring book and other gift ideas

2 December 2015 For your politically minded friends and family

Help doctors win

30 November 2015 Jane Stratton has been organising with the junior doctors and explains why their struggle is everyone’s fight

Emma and Bobby face eviction despite doing nothing wrong

23 November 2015 Emma* tells us about her experience renting in London, the impact on her child and how she plans to fight back

10 ways to support Red Pepper

19 November 2015 Whether you've been subscribed to Red Pepper for the last 20 years or have just found us, here are some simple ways you can help boost our impact.

Caring, survival and justice, versus the tyranny of the market

11 November 2015 This weekend The International Women's Conference takes place in London

Why I gatecrashed the British Museum’s Day of the Dead party

31 October 2015 BP is using its sponsorship of the British Museum to cosy up to the Mexican government, writes Jess Worth – so we went there to expose the abuses of both

#TTIPalarm: how satire inspired the Dutch movement to stop TTIP

20 October 2015 Hilde van der Pas looks at how the movement against TTIP took off thanks to a TV comedian

Resist Tory attacks on local councils

13 October 2015 Campaigns Against Arms Trade highlight how new Tory policy could prohibit local Councils from implementing democratically voted upon motions in support of the BDS movement

Ankara: call out for UK unions to show support for Kurdish and Turkish brothers and sisters

13 October 2015 After the Ankara boming, UK trade union support is needed more than ever, writes Peace in Kurdistan Trade Union Liasion Officer Stephen Smellie

Save Shaker Aamer – his freedom announced but still not home

12 October 2015 Shaker Aamer, held in Guantanamo for 14 years, needs support at this extremely tense time as he awaits release, writes Becky Lawrence

Ireland: Water protesters face jail as political policing ramps up

5 October 2015 Ireland's movement against water charges is being criminalised by a nervous state, writes Oliver Eagleton

Building a Different Story – Leeds TIDAL event

28 September 2015 Leeds TIDAL invite you to join them on 30-31 October to help to build a different story for global justice

The global trade union movement: Stepping up to the plate?

24 September 2015 An International Summer School brought union activists and leaders together to discuss the big questions facing the trade union movement. Celia Mather reports

#NukeFilmFest

23 September 2015 With a decision on replacing Trident due in 2016, WMD Awareness want to put on the UK's first film festival dedicated to exploring the impact of nuclear weapons

London event: Festival of Choice 2015

21 September 2015 A week of events looking at threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world

How the next generation is challenging big oil

20 September 2015 Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP

Event: After Corbyn’s victory: what next for social movements?

15 September 2015 Join us, Global Justice Now, Fuel Poverty Action and Compass in Brighton on the 27 September

Free documentary: Reykjavik Rising – Iceland’s untold uprising

11 September 2015 This documentary is now available to download or watch online

Time to Act! conference 2015

10 September 2015 Ken Montague, Secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, explains what's on at a major national conference in Sheffield on 19 September

Kill the Tory Trade Union Bill!

10 September 2015 Michael Calderbank calls on Red Pepper readers to attend the 14 September protest to #killthebill

Labour selling rights to the city?

21 August 2015 Donations from private developers to Labour London mayoral candidates further implicate politicians in the capital’s housing crisis and highlight the chasm between Corbyn and many of his party colleagues, writes Andrew Dolan

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

19 August 2015 Last weekend fifteen hundred people from across the world shut down one of the most destructive coal mines on the planet. Morten Thaysen was there.



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