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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.

  • The Cybersyn Opsroom

    Cybersyn and Allende’s socialist internet

    Leigh Phillips tells the story of Cybersyn, Chile’s experiment in non-centralised economic planning which was cut short by the 1973 coup

  • A pro-abortion demonstration in Washington DC, 13th November 1989 (Credit: Duke University Archives)

    After Beyond the Fragments

    At a discussion in Manchester this summer, Alice Robson shared her experience of activism as a woman and how Beyond the Fragments is crucial reading for the new generation of feminists on the revolutionary left.

  • Thatcher death celebrations in Trafalgar Square. By Darren Johnson CC-by-2.0

    Thatcher didn’t save the economy, she wrecked it

    Alex Nunns argues that the right’s celebrations of Margaret Thatcher’s economic record are an attempt to rewrite history

  • British and allied forces at Kandahar after the 1880 Battle of Kandahar, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

    Afghanistan: a brief history

    Understanding Afghanistan today is only possible by looking at it in the context of the part played by the competing imperial powers in its past. Jane Shallice offers a guide

  • Protected: 2014: A Tory dystopia

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Abortion – 24 reasons for 24 weeks

    MP Nadine Dorries unveiled 20 ‘reasons’ for lowering the abortion limit to 20 weeks. Here Laurie Penny gives 24 reasons why it should remain at 24 weeks

  • Bob Dylan

    The Politics of Bob Dylan

    The protest songs for which Bob Dylan is most famous were written in a 20-month burst in the early 1960s. Within a year Dylan had turned his back on them – not in renunciation of politics, argues Mike Marqusee, but to pursue a deeper kind of radicalism

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