Football’s Race Stain
9 December 2019
Racism marred the Manchester derby this weekend. This blemish on the game is an echo of our Prime Minister’s words, says Remi Joseph-Salisbury.
Election 2019: Education and Empire
28 November 2019
Following Labour’s manifesto pledge to educate the public on the histories of empire, slavery, and migration, Kimberly McIntosh explains the dangers of colonial nostalgia in the national curriculum
Migrant voters can change the narrative
25 November 2019
Once again, politicians are framing immigration as a problem - while ignoring migrant voters. We must turn out to address our own legitimate concerns, says Zrinka Bralo of Migrants Organise
Political discourse can be deadly
4 November 2019
As long as our politicians feed, rather than challenge, racism, the most marginal in our societies will continue to be at risk, argues Remi Joseph-Salisbury
The whitewashing of austerity Britain
26 March 2019
Women of colour are radical agents for social change but are too often erased from
the public profile of anti-cuts activism, write Akwugo Emejulu and Leah Bassel.
A new civilising mission
18 March 2019
The treatment of Muslim women shows that French feminism has not shed some imperialist and racist practices, argues Malia Bouattia
‘Could do better’: Racism in schools
3 October 2018
Remi Joseph-Salisbury writes that institutional racism is not just about individual teachers, but a lack of clear school-wide or nationwide policy.
Stop dehumanising Muslim women for political gain
16 August 2018
Boris Johnson isn't alone: politicians and pundits across the spectrum treat Burqa-wearing women as a symbol of a Europe 'in decline'. By Malcolm James, Naaz Rashid and Nabila Munawar
Tackling racism, on and off the pitch
11 August 2018
As the Premier League kicks off across England this weekend, Red Pepper columnist Siobhán McGuirk spoke to scholar, author and Everton fan Emy Onuora about racism in football, right-wing 'fan' groups, and the legacies of Russia 2018
Britain’s Modern Slavery
13 March 2018
The Home Office estimates that there are currently around 13,000 slaves in the UK, though other sources suggest this is a a gross underestimate. And yet most of us remain oblivious to this reality of contemporary Britain, writes Abda Khan.
Strength in Unity: Why Pan Africanism matters today
24 November 2017
Drawing connections between events as disparate as the ‘social murder’ of Grenfell and recent mudslides in Sierra Leone, Remi Joseph-Salisbury points to the enduring relevance of Pan African thought for anti-racist struggle today.
Baldwin: Prophet of the Intersectional Oasis
7 April 2017
For the past 3 years, Barby Asante and members of London-based artists' collective, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, have been responding directly to the vision of James Baldwin. Ahead of the nationwide release of a new film about the American activist and author, they reflect on the enduring relevance of Baldwin in Britain today.
From the frontlines
9 February 2017
Red Pepper’s new race editor, Ashish Ghadiali, introduces a new space for black and minority progressive voices
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
1 December 2016
'A small manifesto for black liberation through socialist revolution' - Graham Campbell reviews Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's 'From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation'
10 August 2016
Marina Prentoulis lambasts those on the left who see success in the Brexit disaster
Antisemitism and the left
9 May 2016
Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party