Siobhán McGuirk says the question we are too afraid to ask is simple - what kind of society leads to Donald Trump as President?
Ten things you can do to combat racism and xenophobia
#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.
Right to be angry – but be angry with the right
Siobhán McGuirk writes about scapegoating and anti-immigrant sentiment in the EU referendum debate
Video report: Shut down Yarl’s Wood!
A video report from the demonstration against the immigration detention centre, by Siobhan McGuirk
Pride in the fight
Siobhan McGuirk celebrates the solidarity – and humour – of a film about when lesbians and gay people backed the miners
Ferguson: The view from the US
US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk compiles a round up of coverage and commentary on the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and subsequent reactions.
Ferguson: What next?
US-based Red Pepper commissioning editor Siobhan McGuirk collates commentary following the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson and explores the necessity of an enduring movement to fight for racial equality.
Anabel Hernández: Breaking the silence
Siobhan McGuirk spoke to Anabel Hernández, the investigative journalist whose book Narcoland brought international attention to Mexican politicians’ collusion with drug cartels – and led to a wave of threats against her
Out of the furnace, into the fire?
Prossy Kakooza and Siobhán McGuirk report on the recent Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda, and the UK’s own draconian approach to LGBT asylum seekers.
Married strife: going beyond marriage equality
The same-sex marriage campaign has been successful, but LGBTQ equality is still a distant dream. It’s time to reassess our priorities, argues Siobhan McGuirk
Oil City: campaigning theatre
Siobhan McGuirk experiences Oil City, an immersive, site-specific play produced by campaign group Platform
Thatcher: You’ve got to fight! For the left! To party!
Commentators on both sides of the political spectrum say Thatcher ‘death parties’ are the thoughtless, tasteless products of a bandwagon-jumping youth. They should have more imagination, writes Siobhán McGuirk. This is an iconoclastic moment
Epitaph to a generation: John Akomfrah interview
Siobhan McGuirk speaks to John Akomfrah about his new film – and the 2011 riots
Occupy: A turning point in US politics?
Siobhan McGuirk visits the Occupy camp in Washington DC
Siobhan McGuirk on the way inspiring new documentary Just Do It was made
Film review: Unwrapping the drugs debate
Siobhan McGuirk reviews ‘Cocaine Unwrapped’, a documentary that asks good questions but avoids too many answers
From kitchen sink to fish tank
Siobhan McGuirk traces the history of social realism in British cinema as the genre starts to make a comeback
Youth rises against bloodshed in Mexico, armed with poetry and art
Maria Felix and Siobhan McGuirk report on the growing protest backlash against the war on drugs in Mexico.
Mexico: The casualties of war
Behind the bloody headlines of Mexico’s war on drugs, creeping militarism and corruption is silencing public dissent. Government policy failures are leading to social breakdown, writes Siobhan McGuirk with Maria Felix
Siobhan McGuirk talks to the Adbusters Media Foundation
From Barking to Venice
Siobhan McGuirk meets collaborative art and architecture practice muf
All together now
The feminist fightback against cuts needs to come from the grassroots, says Siobhan McGuirk
Putting the protest back in Pride
Siobhan McGuirk reports on the fight to reclaim Pride in Manchester and beyond
Slash and burn at the Beeb
The BBC has barely been out of the headlines in recent months, not least since the publication of its major strategy review. Siobhan McGuirk asked trade unionists and industry figures what they think needs to change at the corporation
Beating Burma’s blackout
The film Burma VJ brings Burma's struggle for freedom into close proximity to its audience and is generating new solidarity efforts as a result. Siobhan McGuirk investigates
Essay response: Many paths
A revitalised left needs to consider what exactly it wants before it can determine how to achieve it, says Siobhan McGuirk
Occupations against the Occupation
Siobahn McGuirk reports from the student occupation at the University of Manchester, the longest in the wave of student militancy over Gaza
Wake up and smell the roses
Campaigners are exposing the conditions that predominantly women workers suffer in Kenya to bring cheap cut flowers to western Europe, writes Siobhan McGuirk
Letting people speak
Siobhan McGuirk talks to Kim Longinotto about the growing interest in documentaries, their potential power to move and stir people and explores what kind of documentaries give people a sense of agency