10 Reclaiming the Olympics John Hilary looks at the corporate commercial bonanza of London 2012 sponsorship
11 Lords of the rings Murray Worthy reveals some of the dirty secrets of the 2012 sponsors
13 The end of the NHS as we know it Colin Leys outlines what the passing of the health bill means. Plus, Lancet editor Richard Horton, Dr Jacky Davis and GP Jon Tomlinson call for the fight against it to go on. Cover photograph by Rob Pinney
48 Breaking up is good to do
John McAllion makes the socialist case for an independent Scotland
50 A voice for the north Paul Salveson pushes for devolution in the north of England
24 It’s all at the co-op Jim Keogan reports on how co-ops are combining economic resilience with egalitarianism
30 A bank worth backing hristopher Hird looks at how the Co-op Bank has fared in the financial crisis
33 co-operatise the state ?
Can the co-op movement be one source of alternatives to marketisation? Hilary Wainwright explores
26 Essay A different way of doing things obin Murray explores the potential of co-ops to form the basis of an alternative economy
17 Grece: More than a demonstration, less than a revolt Alex Nunns reports from Athens on the human consequences of austerity, and how it is being resisted
20 Argentina: Que se vayan todos!
Francesca Fiorentini looks back at the movements that emerged from Argentina’s debt crisis
38 false spring? Sami Ramadani argues that counter‑revolution has gained the upper hand in the Arab world
41 Whose strets? Our strets! Josh Healey reports on the strength and challenges of Occupy Oakland
44 Which way for the first Gren-led council?
Red Pepper brings together Green councillors and Green Left activists to debate the Brighton budget red pepper apr | may 2012