Queen Mary University of London – stop evicting students now!

The following is a statement from the QMUL Rent Strike Campaign from early April 2021. QMUL Rent Strike Campaign is mobilising against the eviction...

Kill The Bill

Mums & Nanas bloc at Kill the Bill protest in Bristol

‘We are peaceful, what are you?’: Bristol against police powers

Bristol has been one of the major flashpoints in the protest movement against the bill, with demonstrations being violently suppressed by local police.

Kill the Bill!

Tens of thousands took to the streets around the country over the Easter weekend to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. rs21 members who attended the protests report in pictures.
Image shows a woman holding up a placard reading Power to the People Not the Police with a backdrop of other women in the crowd.

We Will Not Be Divided – Statement from Sisters Uncut

rs21 has signed Sisters Uncut's statement against police and state violence and the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. This was originally published...

Work, unions and strikes

The High Court in London

Justice over profit – organising in the legal sector

The law is often seen as a privileged arena, but the industry has staggering wage inequality. Two founding members of Legal Sector Workers United explain their strategy.
Queen's Road bus garage with pickets and flags

Indefinite bus strike in Manchester against #FireAndRehire

Around 400 Unite members at a bus garage in north Manchester have been on indefinite strike since 28 February against fire and rehire. Ian Allinson explains what is going on and the strike's wider significance.
Image shows a blue placard that reads "USS pension strike. We Earned It. We deserve it. We demand it."

The Tories are robbing our pensions by stealth

The Tories have sneaked through an obscure change to the Retail Price Index (RPI) that means big reductions in many pensions and downward pressure on pay. Unite activist Ian Allinson explains.

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International

Indian farmers protesting on 11 December 2020

India: mass movement of farmers fights corporate power-grab

Two million farmers are camped outside New Delhi, facing down the far-right government's bid to grab further land for big agribusiness.
Image shows graffiti in Hong Kong reading "We Shall Never Surrender", both in English and simplified Chinese characters.

Hong Kong’s mass arrests are an assault on grassroots advocacy

In Hong Kong, a further crackdown targets labour organisers and migrant rights activists alongside the traditional pro-democracy camp.
A picture of jailed Russian antifascist Ilya Shakursky

‘Solidarity is a stream of sparks’: interview with an antifascist political...

'We are not alone, we are together, and we will win': An interview with Russian antifascist political prisoner Ilya Shakursky.

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An engraving depicting the 1871 revolt against French rule in the Kabylia region of Algeria

1871: the Commune and the Kabylia

Rosa Moussaoui recalls the uprising that swept colonised Algeria at the same moment that a Universal Republic was proclaimed in Paris

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.
A painting of Parisian National Guard gathered in the open air during the winter of 1870

The Paris Commune: Order Reigns in Paris

A new translation of an article from Le Cri du peuple, the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune

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Revolutionary Reflections

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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.
Ende Geleande march in November 2019.

Revolutionary Reflections | Moving towards an ecological Leninism

The urgency of the climate crisis has led some on the left to turn towards ‘ecological Leninism’ - but we need greater clarity on what this means.

Reviews

Review | Sinews of War and Trade

Mykola Macke reviews an important book which bring together the history of development in the region with the parallel evolution of world shipping routes as the life-blood of world capitalism.
Sylivia Pankhurst addressing a crowd outside the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes, Old Ford Road, Bow

Review | Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel

Sylvia Pankhurst's life was full of tireless activism in the cause of women's rights, anti-imperialism and the emancipation of the working class
An image of a pile of women's magazines

Review | Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Kate Bradley reviews a highly readable intervention into recent debates amongst feminists

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Videos and audio

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.
RMT members and supporters pose with banners at a picket in Longsite depot, Manchester.

Video: Rail workers strike over pay freeze

Rail maintenance workers went on strike against a pay freeze. rs21 interviewed RMT members and officials Conor Price, Clayton Clive, Michelle Rodgers and Daren Ireland at the Manchester Longsight picket line.
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Video: Confronting the British state

Three activists speak on the Scottish independence movement, the Tory Party's right-wing populist strategy, and the political role of migrant solidarity.