One of her aims with Red Pepper is to strike out in green directions, to fuse left thinking with environmental issues - an opportunity which has not been taken up by the more traditional New Statesman.
The launch has been backed by pounds 135,000 from 170 shareholders, including Harold Pinter and Ruth Rendell (donations range from pounds 10,000 to pounds 50). The magazine is looking for 6,500 initial subscribers, rising to 15,000 in its third year. Details from 3 Gunthorpe Street, London E1 7RP (071-247 1702).
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