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Political parties and ideologies

A founding aim of Red Pepper was to offer a platform for inter-left discussion, focusing on inclusive and accessible debate, not dogma, and covering a range of political parties and ideologies.

Today, we’re continuing this tradition, providing primers on political history and contemporary ‘keywords’, analysing the left’s relationship with the Labour Party, and keeping an eye on the evolving far-right.

A founding aim of Red Pepper was to offer a platform for inter-left discussion, focusing on inclusive and accessible debate, not dogma, and covering a range of political parties and ideologies.

Today, we’re continuing this tradition, providing primers on political history and contemporary ‘keywords’, analysing the left’s relationship with the Labour Party, and keeping an eye on the evolving far-right.

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    Keir Starmer’s bad history

    With his insights as a historian of the modern UK, David Edgerton looks at Labour’s new affinity with the Tories

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    The economic crisis facing Labour

    Labour’s spending plans are inadequate to rebuild public services. We need to new movements for more radical change, argue John McDonnell MP and Andrew Fisher

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    Portugal’s forgotten revolution

    The ‘carnation revolution’ saw soldiers, workers and communities join forces to overthrow fascism and challenge capitalist power. Peter Robinson traces events from April 1974

  • Zlakha Ahmed headshot

    Our right to justice: an interview with Zlakha Ahmed

    The founder of Apna Haq reflects on nearly 30 years of activism and advocacy for women facing domestic violence in Rotherham

  • Sun rises over a road block filled with people, rocks and pro-democracy banners

    After months of protests, will democracy prevail in Guatemala?

    While establishment figures tried to block the election of progressive president Bernardo Arévalo, Tim Brinkhof spoke to the grassroots activists defending democracy

  • A black and white photo of a sculpture depicting a family of four holding hands, with both parents at either side

    Family Abolition – review

    O’Brien offers a radical and exciting argument for a liberative approach to care, writes Matt Seidel

  • A large group of people stand outside a glass fronted bulilding, the ESMA Memory Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Art and survival in Argentina’s Memory Museum

    As Argentina marks 40 years of democracy, Cecilia Sosa introduces the reflections of Alejandra Naftal, former director of ESMA, dictatorship survivor and lifetime witness

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