Anindya Bhattacharyya


Troubles mount for beleaguered Tories

Anindya Bhattacharyya looks at the weaknesses on the right of British parliamentary politics. This article first appeared in Issue 3 of rs21 magazine. The big...
An anti-racist demo

Trevor Phillips and the ideological battle over racism

Anindya Bhattacharyya discusses anti-racist responses to Trevor Phillips. "Trevor Phillips needs to shut up right about now," read the Facebook update of a friend of...

“I’m going to kill a cow.”

by Anindya Bhattacharyya "I'm going to kill a cow," he declared, scrutinising my face. I stared back blankly. There was a short awkward silence. "So are you offended...
Clapton pier

Why Labour should be worried about Clacton

Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses UKIP's success in Thursday's two by-elections. One of the peculiarities of mainstream political chatter is its tendency to seize on the unexpected and...

Who killed Blair Peach? Call for new inquest into antifascist protester’s...

Defend the Right to Protest and the NUT teachers’ union have teamed up to launch a pamphlet about Blair Peach, the antifascist protester killed...
Vote Yes graffitti

Trouble in Toryland as the referendum gets rocky

The possibility of Scottish independence has got our rulers in a tizzy, writes Anindya Bhattacharyya. What a weird week it's been. Monday night saw YouGov's announcement that...

The end of Nazi Nick Griffin

Anindya Bhattacharyya looks back at the years of campaigning that led to Griffin's downfall. So it's good riddance to Nazi Nick. He was declared bankrupt in January and kicked out...

A sunny success for the People’s Assembly

Anindya Bhattacharyya writes: Saturday's march through central London was a test for the People's Assembly Against Austerity's – the first time it had organised...

Euro elections: consolidation on left and right

Anindya Bhattacharyya follows up his predictions for the Euro elections with analysis of the results. He argues that the problem isn't necessarily UKIP, but...

rs21 guide to the European elections: predictions and recommended votes

Anindya Bhattacharyya crunches the figures and predicts polarisation, with a right wing consolidation around UKIP and a left wing tussle between Labour and the...

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Motion: COP26 and workplace environmentalism

Use this model motion to mobilise for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November and organise for action on climate in every workplace!

South London marches against racist policing

The demonstration was a visible display of the type of solidarity we need when the Tories' hostile environment targets some of the most precarious workers in our communities.

Review | The world turned upside down

In Leo Zeilig's recent novel, the global elite are targeted for murder amid a growing social upheaval that sweeps the central character around the world. Andrew Stone reviews this focused and 'righteously angry' book.
Empty seats on a British train carriage

The Great British fob off 

The recent announcement of a new public sector body called 'Great British Railways' to co-ordinate all rail services has been hailed by many as a victory, but these plans in fact set the stage for further increases in fares and job cuts for rail workers. 
Crowd of strikers with End Fire & Rehire banner

Back the sacked Goodlord strikers

The dispute in the referencing department of East London property services company Goodlord has entered a new phase after the firm sacked strikers in their 13th week of industrial action.
View over Leith and the Firth of Forth.

The problem of independence

While a range of neoliberal and reactionary politics threatens to dominate the Scottish independence movement, Marcus Docherty argues that the influence of right wing leaders is not the only problem for socialists.


The Nakba never ended. Victory to the Intifada

For 73 years Palestinians have not only mourned the Nakba but refused to accept its continuation.
March with banners reading 'end fire & rehire' and 'Unite Queen's Road branch'

Ongoing Manchester bus strike defeats fire and rehire

The longest bus strike in British history is poised to win after a campaign involving an indefinite strike, community solidarity and a leverage strategy.
View from the city walls as Loyalists prepare a bonfire in the Fountain estate in Derry

What’s behind the riots in the North of Ireland?

The riots in the North of Ireland must be understood in the context of continued sectarian division and state repression.
Image of Kill the Bill protesters in Parliament Square

#KillTheBill – where it came from, where it’s going

Th Police Bill is an assault on us all and an attack on us all must be met by resistance from us all. Unity and solidarity must be the clarion call of this movement.
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.