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Corbyn rally in Ilsington

Disaster for May, opportunity for the left

Amy Gilligan and Colin Wilson offer an initial analysis of the June 2017 election results.

Why is Donald Trump the president of the United States?

Amy Gilligan and Dominic Jones crunch the numbers to understand what happened in November's election in the United States To the surprise of most observers,...

Understanding the US elections – some things to read

After a period of time that seems as long as a geological eon, today is finally election day in the US. While we wait...

Review: The Ministry of Nostalgia

Amy Gilligan reviews Owen Hatherley's book The Ministry of Nostalgia: Consuming Austerity (Verso, 2015) The Ministry of Nostalgia is an exploration of the way a...

US elections: “This is going to go down as a pivotal...

With only days to go before the penultimate primary elections in the US, Amy Gilligan spoke to California based journalist, writer and activist Adam...

Review: The Imperial Radch trilogy

Amy Gilligan reviews Ann Leckie's series of SciFi novels, set in a post-gender galaxy. Recently I found myself racing through Anne Leckie's excellent Imperial Radch trilogy:...

Seventy years after Hiroshima

On 6 August 1945 the first nuclear weapon destroyed Hiroshima. Amy Gilligan recalls travelling to Japan ten years ago to mark sixty years since the horror of...

Ideology drives maintenance grant cut

Amy Gilligan argues that neoliberal ideology is at the heart of the Tories' cutting of student maintenance grants A report this week from the Institute...

Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in London

Amy Gilligan reports from yesterday's impressive anti-austerity demo. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through London from the Bank of England to Parliament Square yesterday on...

Why do earthquakes kill?

Amy G, a seismologist, argues that poverty and inequality must be tackled to reduce the suffering caused by earthquakes. Almost 3800 people are reported dead...

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A squad of riot police march past the National Gallery in London.

What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.
An empty classroom. Keywords: school schools reopening Covid NEU safety safe

To beat Covid, we have to fight for safe schools

While politicians squabble over degrees of lockdown, Covid is spreading in educational settings. Education workers must force the politicians to make their schools safe.
Evo Morales in 2008. Keywords: Bolivia elections election coup coup d'etat US right wing

Bolivia after Evo

Mike Gonzalez analyses the presidency of Evo Morales, who became President of Bolivia in 2005 at the head of a powerful mass movement, and was ultimately ousted in a right-wing coup last year.

Neoliberal ‘Omnibus Law’ sparks rebellion in Indonesia

Indonesia's neoliberal regime is using the pandemic to attack workers' rights and environmental protections. Workers and students have other ideas.

Break the border

Socialists are fighting against borders around the world. East London rs21 recently held a meeting to discuss strategy for this struggle in the here and now. Watch recordings of the opening speeches here. 

‘I can’t fathom how bad it’s going to get’

The Covid-19 pandemic is combining with further government attacks on the health service to push the NHS, and its workforce, into unprecedented crisis.

Highlights

Fortress Europe after Moria

After Moria burned to the ground, a new camp was quickly built to replace it. We interviewed Chloe Haralambous and Michalis Poulimas about events on the ground and what they mean for the EU border regime.
Wildfires in California in 2015

Global fever

The Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of the approaching climate catastrophe. Andreas Malm's electrifying new book looks at both these crises and asks what we'll need to do to face them down.
Protests in Minsk

Interview: Organised and disorganised labour in the Belarus uprising

Siarhei Biareishyk speaks to rs21 about the uprising in Belarus following the falsified re-election of Aliaksandr Lukashenka on 9 August 2020.
Beirut port destroyed

Interview: Beirut blast exposed a global system

Rima Majed spoke to rs21 about the blast that devastated Beirut in the context of an existing political and economic crisis.

Review: Fortunes of Feminism

Leslie Cunningham reviews Fortunes of Feminism by Nancy Fraser, a critical account of changes in feminist thought in the era of neo-liberalism.
Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.