Editorial profile

Red Pepper is a magazine of political rebellion and dissent. Influenced by socialism, feminism and green politics, it is a resource for all those who imagine and work to create another world - a world based on equality, solidarity, and democracy.

January 1, 2015 · 1 min read

Launched in May 1995, Red Pepper is independent and non-partisan: it seeks to establish a platform for debate and sharing of ideas across the progressive green left in the UK and across the world.

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Review – Ravenna: capital of empire, crucible of Europe

Judith Herrin's masterwork of scholarship provides insights into how imperialism deals with times of upheaval, writes Neal Ascherson

Fighting for Irish language rights

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin details the long campaign to overcome colonial suppression of the Irish language in Northern Ireland

Just Irish

Emigration may be at the core of Irish national memory but this has not translated to into a welcoming embrace for its immigrant population, writes Ola Majekodunmi


Vaccine nationalism

As various Covid-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out in the Global North, Remi Joseph-Salisbury explores how nationalist vaccine programmes exacerbate global inequalities

Unionists of the left

Sophie Long uncovers the progressive unionism overshadowed by Northern Ireland's right-wing mainstream

The Bastard State

A hundred years on from partition, Pádraig Ó Meiscill diagnoses the many ills of past and present Northern Ireland

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