Policy


#TWT21: Red Pepper at The World Transformed

23 September 2021 The World Transformed festival gets underway this weekend - here's where and when you can catch some of Red Pepper's editors and friends.

Beyond the Elections Bill: The battle against voter suppression

9 September 2021 As the Elections Bill 2021 passes through Parliament, Mayowa Ayodele sees voter suppression as a Conservative goal while Lara Parizotto argues for radical pro-democracy reform

SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

12 July 2021 If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett

Review – Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too

18 June 2021 In this timely book, Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones explore new forms of democratic collectivism across the UK, writes Hilary Wainwright.

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The Future Generations Act: lessons from Wales

20 May 2021 Well-intentioned policies for local empowerment need practical support and constitutional reform, writes Rhian E Jones

A protest banner reading Defend the right to Protest

‘Global Britain’, aggressive imperialism and draconian policing

2 April 2021 Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law. Protest is the only response, writes Rohan Rice

Manchester skyline

Why planning is political

23 February 2021 Andrea Sandor explores how community-led developments are putting democracy at the heart of the planning process

Ethical accreditation schemes: good or ill?

15 December 2020 As unethical companies continue to generate hefty profits, Josie Wexler examines various schemes for upholding ethical standards, and how much faith we should put in them

The World Transformed is back – and it’s never been needed more

10 August 2020 #TWT20 is officially open for registration. Hope Worsdale writes about why it's returning as a digital-first, month-long festival this September

The Labour manifesto launch in 2019

Seven ways Momentum can help Labour become resistant to sabotage

16 April 2020 The leaked Labour report tells us a lot about how the party needs to change. Momentum can lead the way, argues Johnbosco Nwogbo

XR: the case for deliberative democracy

24 January 2020 Climate Assembly UK begins this weekend. It's a good start, says Alex Bradbury, but does not meet XR's third demand for a Government-commissioned Citizens’ Assembly

Jeremy Corbyn and front bench holding copies of the 2019 manifesto

Election 2019: An ambitious, agenda-setting and credible manifesto

29 November 2019 The 2017 Labour election manifesto was good but the 2019 version is the document we’ve really been waiting for, argues Mike Phipps

This land is our land

4 October 2019 The issue of land is so entangled in our economics, environment and culture that it should be at the heart of policy-making, argue Kate Swade and Mark Walton



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