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Red Pepper’s coverage of global politics provides in-depth analysis of worldwide events, campaigns and movements.

We prioritise writers on the ground, exploring political developments from Latin America to Palestine, from the US alt-right to radical voices rising in Asia, and investigating the critical trends shaping left-wing politics and the world.

Red Pepper’s coverage of global politics provides in-depth analysis of worldwide events, campaigns and movements.

We prioritise writers on the ground, exploring political developments from Latin America to Palestine, from the US alt-right to radical voices rising in Asia, and investigating the critical trends shaping left-wing politics and the world.

  • On a black baground the ilustrated outline of a tank in pink. Figures are climbing on it with flowers, CND symbols and a flag of Palestine. The text reads: Games Transformed 2024: No war but class war

    Games Transformed: play, jams and gamers against militarism

    Games are not neutral, says Sara Khan. Its time for gamers to raise the alarm – and creatively resist the military-entertainment complex

  • Two Black women hold up signs protesting anti-lgbtq laws, one reading "I am a proud lesbian, get over it!"

    The global battle against Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

    As states across Africa threaten LGBTQ+ communities, Chiamaka Muoneke reports on the colonial roots of homophobic laws – and the digital activism fuelling resistance

  • Handala, a character originally drawn by Naji Al-Ali, painted onto the West Bank barrier

    A Child in Palestine – review

    A Child in Palestine is a powerful tribute to the enduring legacy of Naji al-Ali, writes Jeanine Hourani

  • An image of the Odesa Puppet Theatre building and an actor in a hat holding a puppet fox

    Puppetry thrives amid war in Ukraine

    The Odesa Puppet Theatre plays a vital role for Ukrainians facing the violence and trauma of war, explain Nataliia Borodina and Matt Smith

  • Games Gyān Caupar, Reise um die Erde, The Noble Game of Elephant and Castle, Settlers of Catan

    Game on! It’s time to decolonise play

    Mary Flanagan examines the sordid history of how colonialism has shaped the games we play – and how we can build play spaces free of it

  • Sigma Lithium’s open-pit mining in Araçuai leaves a barren landscape

    Hard truths in Brazil’s Lithium Valley

    Inhabitants of regions like Brazil’s Jequitinhonha valley are confronting the global forces turning their lands into sacrifice zones for the ‘green transition’. By Alex Shankland, Anabel Marín, Bruna Viana De Freitas and Fabiana Soares Leme

  • A young girl in a red skirt and top walks along a sandy road lined by shacks, in a refugee camp

    The ongoing battle for Rohingya rights

    The majority of the Rohingya people are now refugees, scattered across neighbouring countries and trapped in overcrowded camps. Miriam Bradley reports on a painful, ongoing crisis fading from western consciousness