Jenny Nelson


Jenny Nelson
Jenny Nelson is a Red Pepper web editor.


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.

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

Social Workers Without Borders

1 March 2017 Jenny Nelson speaks to Lauren Wroe about a group combining activism and social work with refugees

How can we make the left sexy?

5 February 2017 Jenny Nelson reports on a session at The World Transformed

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

8 December 2016 Ida-Sofie Picard introduces Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants – as told to Jenny Nelson

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.

Book Review: Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers

10 November 2016 Jenny Nelson reviews Luyendiks analysis of the City – the ‘time bomb at the heart of our society’.

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.

Essay: Labouring through birth and death

29 October 2016 Jenny Nelson says that if we get the beginning and ending of life right, we might have a better chance of getting the bit in the middle right too

Donate to build socialist media

8 October 2016 Right now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there is a real possibility of a resurgence of the left in Britain. With mainstream media showing clear bias against Corbyn, this new left movement urgently needs its own strong voices.

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Swimming with Sharks

26 April 2016 Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund

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

Jeremy Corbyn bags for sale

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

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

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg

1 February 2016 Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg, by Ben Stewart, reviewed by 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

The Corbyn colouring book and other gift ideas

2 December 2015 For your politically minded friends and family

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

Digital labour: Wages for crowdwork

9 October 2015 Byron Peters is an artist and writer who has produced collaborative art pieces to tell the story of resistance movements centred on digital labour. He spoke to Jenny Nelson about online activism and the hidden labour behind digital life

Free documentary: Reykjavik Rising – Iceland’s untold uprising

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

The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

24 July 2015 Notes on the unique Dorset festival experience, by Jenny Nelson

Migrant Lives Matter: ideas for action

5 June 2015 Notes on practical solidarity from a discussion with the Black Liberation Collective at Reclaim the Power camp. By Jenny Nelson

‘F**k off back to Eton’ for number one?

5 May 2015 Jenny Nelson spoke to the musician who heckled David Cameron on the campaign trail and now aims for number one in the charts

Win citizen journalism training

15 February 2015 Enter our free prize draw to win a place on Stir To Action's workshop - worth £75

Win tickets to see Maxine Peake at the Royal Court Theatre

9 February 2015 Enter our free prize draw to win a pair of tickets to see How to Hold Your Breath

Red Pepper Blog Awards 2014

26 December 2014 The Red Pepper team chose their top 10 bloggers of the year, listed in no particular order

Job vacancy: Political Organiser (maternity)

16 December 2014 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Red Pepper magazine - it's an exciting time to get involved!

Video: the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow

26 November 2014 On Saturday 22 November over 3,000 people gathered to discuss what next for the campaign that makes the socialist case for Scottish independence.

The true carbon footprint of Manchester

10 October 2014 Activists call for a radical rethink of carbon footprint measurements in Manchester. Stefano Fumagalli and Jenny Nelson report

The Yes train – a short report from Glasgow

16 September 2014 Jenny Nelson reports back from a trip to Scotland to learn more about the grassroots Yes campaign and show solidarity with the radical activists.

Win a pair of tickets to see Albion!

15 September 2014 Albion is an explosive new play about the rise of the far right in modern Britain, set in an East End boozer, the unofficial home of the 'English Protection Army'.

Train to Scotland in support of the radical case for independence

1 August 2014 We're heading North to meet the radical Yes campaigners and to learn what we can from a vibrant atmosphere of fresh political ideas.

Preston event: The radical case for Scottish independence

31 July 2014 Red Pepper magazine and The Hannah Mitchell Foundation invite you to hear the radical case for independence and to discuss what this could mean for the North of England

Reclaim the media!

29 July 2014 We urgently need to protect press freedom and media diversity across Europe.

Palestine: 6 simple acts of international solidarity

18 July 2014 Jenny Nelson looks at what you can do to help the people of Palestine

Video: TTIP day of action call out

5 July 2014 Behind closed doors, the EU and US are drawing up a new trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade deal (TTIP) that must be stopped.

Event: The radical case for Scottish independence

23 June 2014 Join us at the House of Commons, Thursday 26 June

Summer anti­war events and exhibitions

9 June 2014 The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops

Take action

13 May 2014 Here are just some of the Europe-wide coordinated actions you can support before the European elections come to an end.

Ideal homes: the story of eco co-op Lilac

31 March 2014 A recently completed project in Leeds could be a model for co-operative housing in the future. Jenny Nelson reports

Cops Off Campus mobilisation video

11 December 2013 Today students protest around the country against police intimidation and violence



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