We make radical media, you make adverts

PR firm tries to stop activists using the phrase 'radical media'

May 10, 2011 · 1 min read

On 8 and 9 October, Red Pepper will be part of a collective of radical media organisations hosting a conference featuring speakers including Michael Albert and John Pilger. We were going to call it the ‘Radical Media Conference’, but then we got a ‘cease and desist’ letter from the lawyers of a US advertising agency…

More information about the PR firm, and the conference itself (now renamed the ‘Rebellious Media: Media, Activism and Social Change’) can be found on the conference website.

The conference was initiated by Peace News. Video made by visionOntv, one of the conference partners.


The importance of queer space

From creating to ‘taking up’ space, Molly Fleming reports on the ongoing efforts to sustain radical queer traditions

Whose streets?

Public spaces became increasingly valued during lockdown – and increasingly policed. We must continue to reclaim and celebrate it for everyone, says Morag Rose

Project Big Picture? Football needs the state

Without active protection from the state, the rejected Project Big Picture is a taste of things to come for English football, argues Alex Maguire


An illustration featuring French Black Lives Matter activist Assa Traoré

Liberté, égalité, anti-racisme

Anti-racist movements in France are challenging both the state and the traditional left, writes Selma Oumari

Photo: Tyrell Willock

The racist roots and reality of school segregation

As education becomes increasingly authoritarian, the battle against racist educational enclosure policies is one the left cannot afford to lose, argues Jessica Perera

Greenwash

Alethea Warrington describes how the fossil fuels industry hopes to change its image but not its practice

Only fearless, independent journalism
can hold power to account

Your support keeps Red Pepper alive