Creating The Future: Red Pepper magazine goes quarterly

The magazine at the heart of the movement brings you the stories that matter. Our first quarterly edition is packed full of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge analysis from around the world.

September 17, 2018 · 3 min read

The magazine at the heart of the movement has gone quarterly. We’re excited to bring you this first edition of Red Pepper 2.0, packed full of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge analysis from around the world. Forget cooked-up scandals and smear campaigns, short-lived media cycles and the agendas of oligarch-owned newspapers: we bring you the stories that matter. This issue we’ve teamed up with The World Transformed 2018, a festival looking to transform political education in this country.

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Chantal Mouffe explores the potentials and pitfalls of populism, whilst Ali Bilgic reports on the borders of Fortress Europe. Grace Blakeley writes on the de-financialisation of the economy, and Jasmine Ahmed asks what a world beyond prisons might look like. On the verge of a possible Corbyn government, Leo Panitch wonders how we position ourselves both ‘in and against’ state power. Jane Holgate thinks that the answer might begin with mass political education, and Will Stronge of Autonomy Institute looks to the transformative potential of technology.

Elsewhere we look at criminal justice, exploring the gangs matrix and the racist logic of policing tactics. Costas Lapavitsas, Hilary Wainwright and Michael Calderbank and more unpack the latest left debates over the future of Europe. Jenny Pearce asks what lessons are to be learnt from the left as the Latin America’s ‘pink tide’ seems to have receded? 

PLUS – our writers explore the future of radical football culture, and a photo essay gives us a rare glimpse into the cinemas of occupied Palestine.

All this and much more in our latest issue. Don’t miss out – get yours now.

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The radical potential of the Corbyn project

Even worse than failing to win office would be winning it while unprepared for the realities of government. Christine Berry considers what Labour needs to do to avoid the fate of Syriza in Greece

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The crisis of Conservatism

The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.

The World Transformed 2019

The World Transformed, FYI

Red Pepper’s picks of The World Transformed festival, in Brighton from 21-24 September


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Take part in building a people’s manifesto for the movement

Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick

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This is how we build a National Education Service in the UK

Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions

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Nurses say: Patients’ rights have no borders

As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions


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Film review: Bait and switch

Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.