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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.

  • A collage of images featuring Peter Kennard and two of his artworks - one showing a CND logo cutting through a bomb, the other a shadow of a person against the flag of Ukraine

    Peter Kennard: pictures for peace

    Peter Kennard reflects on a career focused on creating anti-war art, from documenting protests to dissecting nuclear weapons

  • A man in a suit points at the camera, smiling, from a crowded stage

    Challenges ahead for Colombia’s new government

    Leading a leftist government in a right-wing country, Gustavo Petro’s plans for economic reform face opposition – including from within his own political alliance. Daniela Díaz Rangel reports

  • What the death of Queen Elizabeth II means for the United Kingdom

    Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Dominic Davies analyses what the death of Britain’s longest reigning monarch means for the country

  • Book cover image of Uncommon Wealth shows a lion roaring

    Uncommon Wealth – review

    Kojo Koram’s book cuts through tabloid headlines to examine the material legacy of colonialism: extreme wealth for an elite few; poverty for the rest. By Leah Cowan

  • A cityscape photograph of a sunrise over Taipei, Taiwan

    Listen to local voices, not the US or China, on Taiwan

    Brian Hioe looks at the tensions and misunderstandings surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s visit and how Western leftists routinely ignore local demands from Taiwan

  • Arming the occupation

    Arms sales by and to Israel sustains the oppression of Palestinian people. Sam Perlo-Freeman reports on the scale of the trade – and UK involvement in it

  • A grand white building with columns – the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre

    A real ‘culture war’ rages in Ukraine

    Russia targeting Ukrainian museums follows a long history of imperial powers looting and despoiling cultural wealth, argues Siobhan McGuirk