Local elections: What really happened in Haringey
The media has put the spotlight on London's Haringey council again – but what is the reality for local Labour activists? Alex Nunns interviews Seema Chandwani

Don’t let Corbyn’s opponents sneak onto the Labour NEC
Labour’s powerful governing body is being targeted by forces that still want to strangle Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, writes Alex Nunns

Why Corbyn’s ‘unpopularity’ is exaggerated: Polls show he’s more popular than most other parties’ leaders – and on the up
Headlines about Jeremy Corbyn’s poor approval ratings in polls don’t tell the whole story, writes Alex Nunns

The one thing that won’t stop terror is more war
Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns – we need a different approach

Smelling salts for the left: Russell Brand’s Revolution
What if you actually read Russell Brand's book, instead of dismissing it as the mainstream media has? Alex Nunns writes

9 farcical bits of policing at #occupydemocracy
Parliament Square has been the venue for some ridiculous policing since the Occupy movement arrived on 17 October. Alex Nunns gives the highlights

Behind the words of an Israeli government spokesman
Alex Nunns removes PR waffle to reveal the painful truth of recent Israeli attacks on Gaza's hospitals and children

Tony Blair wrote an essay. I have marked it
Alex Nunns runs his red pen over Tony Blair's essay on Iraq, Syria and the Middle East

Days of hope: The Spirit of ’45 review
Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 is not just an exercise in nostalgia but a compelling intervention into the politics of the present, writes Alex Nunns

Thatcher didn’t save the economy, she wrecked it – and we’re still paying the price
Alex Nunns argues that the right's celebrations of Margaret Thatcher’s economic record are an attempt to rewrite history

Dispelling the Thatcher myths
Alex Nunns offers an antidote to the media fawning over Thatcher – and argues her biggest victory was getting her opponents to buy into her mythology

Elective surgery: a new party for the NHS
Alex Nunns interviews Clive Peedell, co-leader of the new National Health Action Party, which will fight the next election on the issue of the government’s destruction of the NHS

The health hurricane: a year of destruction in the NHS
Alex Nunns looks at the gale of privatisation, sell-offs and cuts in services blowing through the health service

Going private? Here’s an offer you can’t refuse!
Red Pepper writer and NHS campaigner Alex Nunns replies to a rather curious job offer from a private healthcare company

Reclaiming our NHS
This weekend healthcare campaigners will gather for a conference on how to fight the Coalition’s newly passed Health Act. Alex Nunns assesses their options

Deal or no deal? A leading Syriza activist’s thoughts on coalition and the left
What happened when Alex Nunns met Nasos Iliopoulos—one of the rising stars of Greece’s new second party, radical left coalition Syriza

Greece: More than a demonstration, less than a revolt
Alex Nunns reports from Athens on the human consequences of the austerity measures, and how they are being resisted

NHS: what now?
Alex Nunns gives some suggestions of where the campaign against the destruction of the NHS should go from here

A4e: a scandal so big it could be seen from 2008
Emma Harrison’s double resignation has finally focused media attention on the privatisation of job placement, argues Alex Nunns.

Tonight on TV: ‘Tweets from Tahrir’
Don't miss this on TV tonight - a film of the book co-edited by Red Pepper's Alex Nunns.

From Dictatorship to Democracy: a manual for revolution?
From Dictatorship to Democracy: a conceptual framework for liberation, by Gene Sharp, reviewed by Alex Nunns

Soundtrack of dissent
Alex Nunns reviews 33 Revolutions Per Minute: a history of protest songs by Dorian Lynskey

Tweets from Tahrir
How the Egyptian revolution unfolded on Twitter

Being led by Ed
Alex Nunns asks what it would take for Ed Miliband’s win to mark a real progressive turn

Signposting new electoral paths
The first-past-the-post voting system has under-represented but not suppressed huge shifts in voting behaviour, writes Alex Nunns. Smaller alternatives to the major parties are attracting increasing support

Rats flee a sinking rat
The Chilcot inquiry into the government's conduct around the Iraq war is speaking volumes about our inability to hold state authority to account, argues Alex Nunns

Conservatives 2.0
With the Tories still setting the political agenda in the run up to the election, Alex Nunns examines what a Cameron government might actually have in store for us

Essay response: A new vehicle
The old, failed internal combustion engine of politics is not the way forward, argues Alex Nunns

2014: A Tory dystopia
David Cameron's apple-pie promises and feel-good rhetoric might sweep him to power in 2010, but there's a yawning gap between the vagueness of his words and the likely consequences of his policies. Alex Nunns takes us on a trip into the future to see how Britain might look after four years of Tory rule

Making music matter
The organisers claimed it as a huge success. But the BNP continued its advance in local elections and won a seat on the London Assembly a few days later anyway. So what did the Love Music Hate Racism carnival in east London in April achieve, and what is the importance of such events for the left in the future? Lena De Casparis and Alex Nunns report