Fearless Cities: the new urban movements
A wave of new municipalist movements has been experimenting with how to take – and transform – power in cities large and small. Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes report on the growing success of radical urban politics around the world

Spain’s democratic spring: how the movements stood for mayor – and won
Oscar Reyes looks at how citizens' movements with roots in the indignados movement went from protest to power in town halls in Barcelona, Madrid and other major cities in Spain

A lack of ambition on climate
Oscar Reyes explains why the EU is off target with its new 2030 climate plan

Climate change plc
From offshore drilling to gas fracking, it’s boom time for fossil fuels and the City is at the heart of it. Oscar Reyes says we need to challenge finance to win climate justice

Rooted in the neighbourhood: what happened to Spain’s assemblies?
Oscar Reyes reports on the successes and setbacks of neighbourhood assemblies in Spain

Rio+20: The Great Moving Nowhere Show
Oscar Reyes reflects on the Rio+20 Summit, and whether the plans outlined for sustainability really do represent ‘the future we want’

The Spanish bank bailout: digging a deeper hole
A Spanish bank bailout of up to €100 billion will worsen the country’s debt dependency and prolong austerity, writes Oscar Reyes

Spanish general strike: Notes from the margins
Oscar Reyes reports from Barcelona on the general strike against austerity and attacks on workers' rights that gripped Spain today

After Durban: All talked out?
The UN climate talks in Durban followed a familiar script of inaction. Oscar Reyes asks if activists should still be focusing attention on them

A road made by walking
Oscar Reyes reports from Spain on an ‘indignant’ movement that continues to spread and diversify

Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war
Oscar Reyes argues in relation to Libya, that there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

Nuclear power? It’s still no thanks
Nuclear is no green alternative, writes Oscar Reyes

From Hopenhagen to Flopenhagen
Broken bones and bruises aside, what actually came out of Copenhagen? Oscar Reyes suggests much of the process was flawed from the beginning

Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither
With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, writes Oscar Reyes

Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal
As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations

Climate technologies: a leap into the unknown
A new 'technology mechanism' could reward untested techniques that damage the climate, warns Oscar Reyes

Copenhagen Plan B: ‘protect the rich’
A leaked text of the political declaration that could conclude the Copenhagen conference reveals backroom dealings that offer little to the Majority World, writes Oscar Reyes

What’s at stake in Copenhagen
Tamra Gilbertson and Oscar Reyes set out the crucial debates at Copenhagen

Cop this
The UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December is a major event in the battle to strike a deal on cutting carbon emissions. Oscar Reyes picks his way through the plethora of campaigns and networks that are making demands and calling protests and actions

Avoiding a green bad deal
Investing our hopes in green growth or new technological fixes will not avert the climate crisis. So what will? To inaugurate our new series on transitions to a world after fossil fuels, Oscar Reyes looks at the democratic deficit in the power sector

Climate crunch
The economic crisis is leading to falling carbon emissions - so why is it not good for the climate? By Oscar Reyes

We’re having a climate camp in the City
Oscar Reyes interviews Matt Megarry about the upcoming Climate Camp in the City - what it's all about and what you can do

Poznan climate talks: fiddling while the earth burns
The UN Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland failed to achieve any breakthrough towards a global climate deal - a sign not merely of bad timing, but of a fundamentally flawed system that takes no account of climate justice, argues Oscar Reyes

Agrofuels: are we winning?
With mounting evidence of environmental damage and grave social consequences, making fuel from plants no longer seems such a good idea. But is the widespread criticism of agrofuels forcing policy changes? Oscar Reyes investigates

Manu Chao, the neighbourhood singer
Manu Chao could be the most famous singer that many English speakers have never heard of. Yet he is to the alter-globalisation movement what Bob Dylan was to peace and civil rights in the 1960s. Oscar Reyes caught up with him by a campfire at Glastonbury, where he created a little 'neighbourhood of hope'

The green goldrush
It is a long time since activists spray painted ‘We are winning’ on a wall at the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organisation in December 1999. Movements for global justice have had little to celebrate since then. Will things be any different for the ‘carbon movement’ that is emerging around the Climate Camp – […]

Dog whistles and guard dogs
Oscar Reyes on the best course of action for London voters in the mayoral elections

Growing money on trees
Deforestation is responsible for one-fifth of annual carbon emissions - more than the entire transport sector. Yet a new global scheme to 'reduce deforestation' could end up rewarding the companies and governments that cause it, writes Oscar Reyes

Agro-fooling ourselves
EU and US targets and subsidies are fuelling a growing demand for 'agrofuels'. Far from being a sustainable energy source, the increased cultivation of crops for fuel threatens the world's poor with starvation, damages biodiversity and even contributes to global warming, argues Oscar Reyes

Another magazine is possible
My first copy of Red Pepper was sold to me at a political meeting about the Afghan war in December 2001, writes Oscar Reyes