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  • Black-and-white photo of a young bell hooks cupping her face in her hand

    Mourning radicalism: a tribute to bell hooks

    Khadijah Diskin explores how can we avoid the cynical commodification of bell hooks’ legacy and build upon her scholarship

  • Upside placards supporting striking university and college workers are covered with clear plastic and lean against a grey wall during a rainy protest

    Escalation for education

    At a critical juncture in ongoing UCU disputes, Lydia Hughes reports on growing demands for all-out strike action at universities

  • 'UCU rising' logo written in white text on three pink blocks

    Time to shut down the education factory

    Sol Gamsu explains why it is time for historic coordinated action across the education sector

  • UCU strike posters show a raised pink fist

    Education for an alternative

    Daniel Eales argues that UCU strikes not only highlight current problems in higher education, but also offer alternatives to them

  • A man, Raymond Williams, ins standing up and speaking into a microphone surrounded by people seated all around him in a busy lecture hall

    The lasting legacy of Raymond Williams

    On the centenary of his birth, Rhian E. Jones celebrates Raymond Williams’ legacy as Red Pepper revives his influential ‘key words’ project

  • Pimlico Academy, where students protested racist and discriminatory policies in March 2021. Credit: ClemRutter

    Banned words and racism in schools

    Continued use of ‘standard English’ in schools is a key means of upholding racial inequality. Furzeen Ahmed and Ian Cushing take a look at the history of banned words and racism in schools.

  • The halls of Trinity College Dublin (Photo: Ben Guerin)

    Gender, class and cliché in Normal People

    The BBC hit drama shows the complexities of class mobility, but can’t avoid class and gender stereotypes, says Frances Hatherley

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