Climate

Cartoon shows Boris Johnson as emperor Nero playing the lyre while the world burns

From Nero to Net Zero

Boris Johnson's classical references are a window onto how he will deal with climate breakdown, writes Gareth Dale.
Banner reads: Workers of the world, unite! #System Change Not Climate Change

Climate protesters hit the streets across Britain

Reports from climate protests around Britain as part of the global day of action around COP26
Cover image: We only want the earth: Anti-capitalism against the climate crisis

We only want the earth: a new pamphlet from rs21

rs21 has published a new pamphlet by Gus Woody 'We only want the earth: Anti-capitalism against the climate crisis'

Work, unions and strikes

Placards. Chalk on wall reads: staff deserve fair pay & pensions

Strikes coming in Higher Education?

Grant Buttars discusses the UCU ballot results and prospects for action.
Tweet by Kathleen Stock @Docstockk reads 'My former union branch @sussexucu has just effectively ended my career at Sussex University. This just sent to all members. 'Statement in support of Trans and Nonbinary communities at Sussex'. Screengrab of tweet overlaid with trans pride flag colours.

When is it right for a union to support dismissal?

Kathleen Stock has blamed UCU for her decision to resign from her position.

The power to change the system

With COP26 just around the corner, a wave of industrial action in Scotland is demonstrating the huge opportunity of linking workers' struggle with climate organising.

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International

Protestors demonstrate in solidarity with the uprisings in Sudan against the military coup, October 2021

Stand with the people of Sudan!

'We ask the working class worldwide to stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan.'

Afghanistan: the end of the occupation

The fall of Kabul marks a decisive defeat for American power around the world.
Crowd on protest applauding

Germany’s Namibia Genocide Apology: the limits of decolonising the past

What are possible international ramifications of the Namibian-German agreement?

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Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
Cover image of Revolutionary Rehearsals

Extracts from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

On the possibility of socialist revolution and the tragedy of the Egyptian revolution.
Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence by Jane Holgate is available from Pluto Press from 20 August 2021.

How can unions rebuild power?

Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves.

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Revolutionary Reflections

Revolutionary Reflections | Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

A new book by Brendan McGeever casts new light on the role of antisemitism in the 1917 Russian Revolution and illuminates the struggle against the rise of antisemitism today.
Siedlung Riedhof West

Revolutionary Reflections | New Frankfurt and the Housing Question

1920s Frankfurt, in the wake of the 1918 German Revolution, established integrated housing, healthcare and education that is still impressive today.
A crowd of protesters standing near to a flame during the mass protest movement in Ecuador in late 2019.

Revolutionary Reflections | Anti-extractivism and radical politics in Ecuador

Melissa Moreano Venegas looks at the forthcoming presidential election in Ecuador through the lens of Thea Riofrancos' recent analysis of extractivism and its opponents.

Reviews

Review | Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment

We need a feminism integrated with struggles for economic justice and against racism, homophobia and transphobia.

Review | Let the record show

'Let The Record Show' is a pathbreaking history of ACT UP founded to fight the AIDS/HIV crisis in New York in the late 1980s.
Image from Liang Village, a woman pulls a trolley next to brick.

Review | China in One Village

Charlie Hore reviews China in One Village by Liang Hong, finding an informative and personal account of the contradictions of rapid urbanisation and societal...

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Videos and audio

Crowd with flags and 'end fire and rehire' banner

Video | Interviews with Go North West bus strikers

The day after ending their successful 12-week strike against #FireAndRehire, Manchester bus strikers spoke to Ian Allinson about the dispute and what comes next.
Large crowd at Black Trans Lives Matter demonstration in London

Video: building the fightback against transphobia in Britain

Charlotte Powell and Jules Joanne Gleeson speak about what is needed to win trans liberation and defeat transphobia in Britain. These talks were recorded during the rs21 event Transphobia in Britain: Building the fightback. Both include captions.
A crowd of people marching through central london at a Black Trans Lives Matter demonstration

Video: The state of transphobia in Britain

In December, rs21 organised a meeting 'Transphobia in Britain: Building the Fightback'. Here we present two of the speeches from that meeting, which give an overview of transphobia in Britain, its impact, and prospects for its defeat.

Remembering the Paris Commune

On the 150th anniversary of the instigation of the Paris Commune, rs21's Art Group presents a video project to commemorate the world's first working-class revolutionary government.