The final collapse of Theresa May’s government has unleashed chaos in the Conservative Party. For the second time in three years, Tories will select a new Prime Minister from among themselves, and every candidate represents a faltering neoliberal project which no longer has a lock on public support. Whoever wins the leadership contest, we may soon be thrust into a new General Election. Marxist historian and author Neil Davidson spoke at an rs21 discussion in central London about the establishment’s triple crisis of strategy, party and state – and its potential outcomes.
In Toronto, community organisers are battling Covid in the shadow of colonial racial capitalism. Mutual aid, rent strikes and community organising have emerged as crucial initiatives for survival and solidarity.
Facing a fraying of its ideological hegemony, the government increasingly relies on state repression. But this intensified violence could yet backfire.
Siarhei Biareishyk speaks to rs21 about the uprising in Belarus following the falsified re-election of Aliaksandr Lukashenka on 9 August 2020.