Capitalism


In and against, and outside, the party

15 September 2020 Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

Keir Hardie Trafalgar Square

What’s wrong with the Labour Party?

3 September 2020 The role Labour plays in maintaining the capitalist state makes it a crucial site for socialists to organise within, argues Luke Evans

No solutions, no justice: Covid-19 and BAME communities

2 July 2020 Apsana Begum MP asks why no action has been taken to protect BAME communities from Covid-19, despite the Government report revealing disproportionate impact

Brazilian oligarchs sacrifice people for profit

23 June 2020 Business leaders are using social media and political influence to spread coronavirus disinformation – and endangering thousands of lives. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports

'The Murder of Count Helfenstein' during the German Peasants' Revolt (Credit: WikiCommons)

It’s after the end of the world: inequality and doomsday

9 June 2020 As apocalypse rhetoric spreads during Covid-19, James Hendrix Elsey explores what 'the end of the world' really means under racialised capitalism – and what comes next

Hidden labours: how capitalism shapes gaming culture

29 April 2020 Paolo Ruffino looks beyond the myths of the video game industry to its contemporary neoliberal realities

All to play for: video games are for everyone

26 April 2020 Don't believe the stereotypes, says Sher Jamal Stone. Video games are for everyone

Do we really ‘all care now’? Time to expand our caring imagination

23 April 2020 In the midst of the pandemic, we are reconsidering what ‘care work’ entails. It’s time to demand a radically more caring world – towards both people and planet, say Andreas Chatzidakis and Lynne Segal

The politics of Covid-19: time to requisition empty homes

30 March 2020 The government’s actions to try and house rough sleepers are inadequate. The acquisition of empty homes for the homeless is a viable short and long-term solution, argues Adam Peggs

Black Friday demonstration against Deliveroo in Berlin in 2018. Photo by Leonhard Lenz

The politics of Covid-19: gig work in the coronavirus crisis

26 March 2020 How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation

Democracy in focus: follow the dark money…

10 January 2020 The UK’s unwritten constitution protects the world’s financial crooks and tax dodgers. Test your ability to expose them with our quiz, compiled by Adam Ramsay

Beyond Brexit: Bristol’s housing crisis

23 December 2019 Everyone's a loser - except the landlord. The manifesto promises of our new Conservative government suggest that won't change, says Hannah Vickers

Election 2019: Tackling tech giant tax avoidance

10 December 2019 Conrad Bower reports on the main parties’ manifesto promises to address ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance by multinationals like the ‘Silicon Valley Six’

Another World is Possible

Election 2019: The end of neoliberalism in sight?

5 December 2019 If elected, the next Labour government can finally depart from the neoliberal consensus and deliver a major shift in wealth and power, argues Adam Peggs

Election 2019: Transatlantic socialism rising

30 November 2019 As Sanders and Corbyn head to the polls, Peter Gowan describes a new spirit of international collaboration on the left

Free the Soil Banner

Taking on industrial agriculture

11 October 2019 As the XR International Rebellion continues, Katie Sandwell reports on the recent Free the Soil Action Camp which strengthened ties between food sovereignty and climate justice movements

Global Justice Rebellion activists

It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

10 October 2019 Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan

Acid Corbynism is a gateway drug

10 November 2017 Acid Corbynism allows people to imagine a future beyond the paltry offerings of capitalism, writes Keir Milburn

Who owns our land?

28 January 2017 Guy Shrubsole gives some tips for finding out

Trump, Mair and the gods that failed

10 November 2016 It’s no use apportioning blame, we need meaningful critical reflection. The old formulae are no longer sufficient, writes Paul O'Connell

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’.

From the archives: Naomi Klein – why it’s time to show our face

18 November 2014 Naomi Klein tells Mat Little how she put into words what so many were feeling – and why it’s time the new movement showed a public face and built coalitions with others on the left (published in issue 79, January 2001)

Anatomy of an insurrection

26 August 2014 The insurrection that followed the murder of Michael Brown wes a rational response to systemic subjugation. We must recognise the sophisticated political agitation that often precipitates 'spontaneous' uprisings, argues Robert Stephens II

Gates unmasks the real face of Davos

25 January 2014 The global elites meeting at the World Economic Forum must not get away with pretending they have the interests of the world's majority at heart says Nick Dearden

To challenge global capitalism we must first understand it: an interview with Leo Panitch

23 January 2014 Leo Panitch speaks to Peter Newell and Sam Knafo about his book The Making of Global Capitalism – and what it means for strategy and action aimed at ‘un-making’ capitalism

The Poverty of Capitalism: roundtable

9 December 2013 Red Pepper reports back from a lively event held in London to launch John Hilary’s new book The Poverty of Capitalism. Joining him for a roundtable discussion were Doreen Massey and Francisco Dominguez

Time for a Basic Income

7 November 2013 One year ago Red Pepper published a piece on the Basic Income, is it time to consider this idea a little more seriously? writes Andrew Dolan

David Harvey interview: The importance of postcapitalist imagination

21 August 2013 From housing to wages, David Harvey says examining capitalism's contradictions can point the way towards an alternative world

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about competition

31 October 2012 'Did sibling rivalry make you happy? Would you like to be treated by a more competitive doctor?'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about greed

20 August 2012 'In a market-driven society, it is a tribute to human decency that anyone behaves with any morals at all'

Occupy and the church

9 January 2012 Mark Barrett and Ginger Haag explore how the Occupy movement has re-opened a debate within the church on the gap between markets and morals.

Crack capitalism or reclaim the state?

15 April 2011 John Holloway and Hilary Wainwright debate strategy and tactics for social change

Degrow or die?

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster opens a debate on ‘degrowth’, climate crisis and capitalism

Response: A constructive dialogue for change

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster's critique of capitalism's ecologically destructive nature is sound, writes Ted Benton, but we need to think less vaguely about bringing together a coalition for change

We are the crisis of capital

16 June 2010 John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power, argues that our response to the global economic crisis should be to create spaces outside of capitalism, not demand that it exploits us better

Credit crunch (book extract)

24 November 2008 In this extract from his book, The Credit Crunch: Housing Bubbles, Globalisation and the Worldwide Economic Crisis, economist Graham Turner argues that in the current financial turmoil, the omens are not encouraging for remedying the inherent flaws that will tip us in to debt deflation



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