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Protest in London on 6 March 2022. Placard reads 'Putin is murder, liar, gangster.' Ukraine flag in background. Photo by Steve Eason.

How the West made Putin

Anindya Bhattacharyya charts a recent history of links between Putin and key figures in the Western ruling class.

Palestine: never give up the struggle

What is happening to the Palestinians right now is not new, not some anomaly, not some break with the past.

It was Corbyn who brought down May

Anindya Bhattacharya reminds us where it all started to go wrong for Theresa May...

#GE2017: “The future is back”

There are plenty of reasons to feel optimistic going into election day

Racism renewed

Anindya Bhattacharyya traces the roots of the current anti-migrant racism back to the contradiction at the heart of New Labour's immigration policy. Here he argues that...

A grudging vote for Labour in the London mayor elections

Anindya Bhattacharyya explains why to humiliate Zac Goldsmith in tomorrow's London mayoral election, a grudging vote for Sadiq Khan is needed. There are elections across Britain...
Protesters march against deportations

How will EU debate impact migrant solidarity?

A talk given by Anindya Bhattacharyya at the recent London2Calais summit about how the migrant solidarity movement can respond to the debates around migrants...

Nazis smash and draw swastika in blood on anti-fascist coaches on...

Report via Anindya Bhattacharyya Around 200 anti-fascists from London, who were en-route to protest against fascists in Dover, are currently held at Maidstone service station...

Boris wants to team up with Assad and Putin to rain...

Ministers in the UK, France and Spain are now calling for the West to work with Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Anindya Bhattacharyya takes on...

Radicalising the rank and file

The following comments are extracted from a very lengthy and detailed discussion which rs21 members Anindya Bhattacharyya and Ray M recently conducted with the...

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Photo from UCU strike four fights rally in Manchester, banner in front reads 'End casualisation', behind that is a Manchester Metrolopitan UCU branch banner. Photo by Ian Allinson.

Lowering expectations: misrepresentations of McAlevey

Many trade union activists have been inspired and guided by McAlevey's books on strategy. But sections of the union bureaucracy are now co-opting her terminology to justify inaction and anti-democratic methods.

Review | Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire

Caroline Elkins' compelling new book makes the barbarity of the British empire in the twentieth century absolutely clear.

Striking union organizers raided by Russian security forces

Russian security forces raided the apartments of independent trade unionists in Moscow on Monday night in a direct attack on the organising of gig economy workers, writes an anonymous rs21 member.
Picket line rally of CHEP strikers - banners for Greater Manchester Area Trade Union Council, Bolton and District Trades Union Council, and a CHEP banner reading 'CHEP UK your offer is un'pallet'able - deliver fair pay now!'

Growing strike solidarity networks in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has been home to an unusual number of major strikes in the last couple of years. Local activists and rs21 members Ian Allinson and Derek Fraser discuss what we can learn from these and the development of solidarity networks around them.
A photo of the occupation of the British Museum by BP or not BP

Activists occupy the British Museum

This weekend, climate and anti-colonial activists occupied the British Museum in opposition to its oil sponsorships and refusal to return stolen artifacts. Several rs21 members who took part in the day’s action report.
Rally of striking NEU members with the Girls Day School Trust (GDST) in Parliament square in February 2022.

Standing up for education – NEU Conference 2022 report

An unpredictable conference of the National Education Union showed an instinctive aversion to oppression and a desire to take action, but competing visions and priorities about how to deliver it. Conference delegates John Stephens and Andrew Stone report (in a personal capacity).

Highlights

Ukrainian soldiers train with javelin missile systems in Donbas. These are arms supplied to Ukraine by NATO.

On the invasion of Ukraine

A statement from the rs21 Steering Group on the inter-imperialist war currently being waged in Ukraine.
Image shows around 10-15 people at the front of a crowd raising their fists and holding up a purple cloth banner reading 'Cut Energy Bills'

Cost of living crisis – strike, mobilise, occupy!

After the first wave of protests, we must continue the fightback against the companies and institutions that have caused the crisis.

The actuality of the revolution: exploitation and oppressions

In this extract from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age, Neil Davidson suggests ways to draw struggles against oppression and exploitation together.
Image shows a red-filtered photo of a laundrette, empty except for one woman in the background.

The double shift: talking childcare and gender in the pandemic

As many nations re-enter lockdown, Kate Bradley interviews two rs21 members on their experiences with childcare, work and gender during Covid lockdowns.
Image shows the cover of ABOLITION.FEMINSM.NOW by Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie, plus background images of protestors.

Reimagining the relationship between care and power

Zad El Bacha reviews Abolition. Feminism. Now. in the context of radical politics in Britain.
Photo shows burning hobs on a gas stove, as gas prices are set to rise dramatically in 2022.

The cost-of-living crisis

With high inflation and a sharp rise in energy prices on the way, Ian Allinson argues that the cost-of-living crisis will shape British politics over the coming months.