It’s time the UK had real democracy
5 September 2019
Under the UK’s constitutional monarchy, we are subjects not citizens. Rewriting the constitution should be an urgent priority for a Labour government, argues Hilary Wainwright
In and against the state
1 October 2018
Labour needs to develop a socialist strategy that goes beyond a single election manifesto. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin look at the challenge of state transformation
Where I’m calling from
5 February 2018
Ian Martin, a member of the Yorkshire-based Same Skies Collective rethinks devolution and regional democracy through through the frames of hegemony and intersectionality, asking if geography has been sufficiently understood as a driver of privilege and exclusion.
Stop romanticising the royal family
29 November 2017
Frustrated at the idea of another royal wedding? You're not alone. Joana Ramiro argues we should stop idealising a fundamentally undemocratic institution.
Don’t blame it on the bots
28 November 2017
Liberal elites are using Russian interference to minimise their own political failures, writes Matt Turner
Power for the People
10 June 2017
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Bernie Grant's election to parliament, Ayo Wallace explores the life and legacy of his radical representation of Tottenham's black communities.
A Progressive Alliance is a win for the left
29 April 2017
Laying out the case for Labour's leadership of a Progressive Alliance, Jeremy Gilbert argues that far from posing a threat to the Left, the Progressive Alliance offers a golden opportunity to end Tory rule and build a 21st century government committed to social justice
West Yorkshire calls for devolution of politics
19 April 2017
When communities feel that power is exercised by a remote elite, anger and alienation will grow. But genuine regional democracy offers a positive alternative, argue the Same Skies Collective
Let the people in
27 February 2016
Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society looks at the democratic deficit in devolution
Localism without politics
25 February 2016
Jonathan Davies asks whether devolution can be reclaimed from the neoliberal elites and ‘austerian realists’
Powerhouse or power failure?
23 February 2016
Although they are being promoted as a route towards more even regional development, the government’s devolution plans risk dividing the UK even further. Rachel Laurence and Adrian Bua of the New Economics Foundation introduce this special issue of Red Pepper
Solidarity with Rojava: 3K in 31 Days
3 December 2015
Plan C are fundraising £3000 to help rebuild Kobane after ISIS attacks and to support the political revolution in Rojava, writes Paul Higgins
‘Don’t mourn, organise’ – OK, but how?
9 May 2015
The left must re-think its strategy and methods of organisation after the election, writes Michael Calderbank – not just throw ourselves back into the same schemes that aren't working
A new Magna Carta
21 April 2015
Scotland’s radical independence movement should be a wake-up call for the British left, argues Anthony Barnett. The time is ripe for a return to the call for constitutional reform
When Greens govern
21 April 2015
What are the chances of the Greens disappointing their supporters if they get into government? High, if the experience of their sister parties elsewhere in Europe is anything to go by, suggests Joseph Healy
How red are the Greens?
21 April 2015
What lies behind the Green surge – and to what extent can they be considered a new vehicle for the left? Andrew Dolan reports
The long shadow of the 1970s
5 November 2014
The 1970s marked a turning point in left fortunes worldwide and the origins of today’s neoliberal ascendancy. A Red Pepper roundtable with Hilary Wainwright, Andy Beckett, John Medhurst and Suresh Grover looks back
Independence without borders
16 August 2014
Introducing Adam Ramsay's new book, '42 reasons to support Scottish Independence', Hilary Wainwright outlines the radical case for independence.
Summer event: the Spark
15 May 2014
A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about voting
19 December 2013
'The thing that surprises me is not that Westminster politics are found to be boring, but rather that so many journalists find them so interesting'