Kill The Bill
rs21 members took part in a social media campaign as part of the #KillTheBill day of action against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Saturday 21 August 2021,
Kate Bradley summarises the scrutiny report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, considering how this might impact this new repressive legislation.
The Police Bill will further criminalise GRT people. Charlotte Powell interviews Luke Smith from GRTSocialists.
Work, unions and strikes
In the latest instalment of our What a Way to Make a Living series, rs21 member discusses their experience of working in care and how wider changes to the care sector have affected the pay, conditions and experience of care workers over time.
Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves. It argues for a fundamental rethink of union organising, structure and strategy in order to build power and change lives.
rs21 members in Unite respond to Sharon Graham's victory in the Unite General Secretary election. She recognises the need to focus on rebuilding workplace power to reverse union decline.
Palestinian liberation is intimately tied to the liberation struggles of the entire region. Shireen Akram-Boshar argues that Palestine’s dynamic interdependence with the revolutionary struggle against Assad in Syria has important lessons.
The mass movement has forced the withdrawal of President Iván Duque's tax reform proposal and has shed light on a much broader situation of discontent.
In Venezuela, US sanctions are worsening a parlous economic situation and exacerbating a social crisis. What's the way forward?
Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale write about the Taliban's defeat of the United States, challenge Islamophobic myths about Afghanistan and urge solidarity with refugees.
We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.
At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”
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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.
1920s Frankfurt, in the wake of the 1918 German Revolution, established integrated housing, healthcare and education that is still impressive today.
Melissa Moreano Venegas looks at the forthcoming presidential election in Ecuador through the lens of Thea Riofrancos' recent analysis of extractivism and its opponents.
Danny Schultz reviews Red Metropolis, the latest work by acclaimed political thinker and architectural critic Owen Hatherley. Schultz argues it provides an insightful history...
Andy N reviews Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age, a new collection discussing political upheavals since 1989. He finds a wide ranging and insightful...
Merilyn Moos reviews a recent work on German-speaking refugees and their role in British wartime propaganda.
Videos and audio
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.
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.
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.
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.