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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.

  • 'The sixth commandment: Don't kill'. Photo: Aftozak LIVE

    Russian feminist anti-war resistance

    Activist Asya Maruket highlights the variety of ways in which Russian women are resisting Russia’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine

  • A large rally of marchers holding Russian and Ukrainian flags and messages of peace

    We must unite for peace and human rights across the old divides

    Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dmitri Makarov and Mary Kaldor call for solidarity and dialogue between anti-war movements and across Cold War divides

  • In a snowy scene, a person in a holly hats holds up signs in Chinese writing

    Fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in China

    Qiuyan Chen sued the Chinese ministry of education over homophobic textbooks. She writes about her battle for LGBTQ+ rights in China and the UK

  • A map on which the countries marked in red have enforced compulsory voting. By SPQRobin (licensed under Creative Commons)

    Compulsory voting: the debate

    Judith Brett outlines Australia’s experience with – and makes the case for – compulsory voting, whilst Daniel Chavez shows how, for the left in Uruguay, compulsory voting is an essential foundation on which more direct forms of democracy have been built

  • A woman holding a photo of a camp used by China to detain Uyghur prisoners

    The war on the Uyghurs

    Moazzam Begg joins the dots between his own experience of the ‘war on terror’ and the repression of the Uyghur people at the hands of the Chinese state

  • A mural of Nelson Mandela painted on the West Bank border wall alongside a quote of his

    Israeli apartheid: an international consensus

    Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ben Jamal explains the impact of Amnesty International naming Israel’s apartheid crimes

  • Soldiers of China's Peoples' Liberation Army marching in Beijing bearing red flags

    Rejecting the new cold war

    Western leftists must avoid short-sighted or ignorant support for the Chinese Communist Party, which is a far cry from a socialist regime, writes Brian Hioe