Caliban's Revenge

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The Reunion

Artwork by Caliban's Revenge.

The Politics of Monsters

Caliban's Revolt celebrates the capacity of the monster to terrorise the powers that be.

Joker and the Mask of Poverty

Caliban’s Revenge asks who is behind the Joker's mask and who should be scared.

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

After 9 June: on labelling fascists

Defeating racism will take more than an anti-fascist strategy, but we should clearly identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement,...
Black Panthers exhibition

Review: Soul of a Nation

Caliban's Revenge finds the current exhibition at Tate Modern a great place for searching for answers in a time of crisis and opportunity. In 1968,...

#GE2017: Don’t Flinch

An original work by Caliban's Revenge inspired by Jeremy Corbyn and the June 2017 general election.

So long Mr Normal

An original artwork by Caliban's Revenge on Owen Smith. 

Motivation: a poem by Caliban’s Revenge

Caliban's Revenge reflects on the state of teaching today MOTIVATION They told me to be "CUSTOMER CENTERED" ...

Review: Red Rosa

Caliban's Revenge reviews Red Rosa, a graphic biography of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans. The uses and abuses of Rosa Luxemburg as a...

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Eileen Cook, 1950-2021, pictured here at Athens Social Forum.

Obituary: Eileen Cook, 1950-2021

Eileen Cook, who died on 6 October 2021, was a life-long trade unionist, feminist campaigner, and revolutionary socialist. She is much missed by many, including her comrades in Edinburgh rs21, who remember her in this obituary.

Review | Let the record show

Let The Record Show is a pathbreaking history of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) founded to fight the AIDS/HIV crisis in New York in the late 1980s. A major contribution to the history of LGBT+ struggles, it is reviewed here by Sherry Wolf.
COP26 climate protests. Join a union/worker bloc. Sat 6 Nov: everywhere. www.wemaketomorrow/action

Unite Policy Conference backs climate action

Unite the Union's Policy Conference has backed the COP26 protests, workplace action and climate strikes, but remains attached to technical fixes being promoted by employers.
Refuse workers on strike picket their depot in Brighton with GMB flags - the Brighton refuse workers strike 2021

Brighton bin workers out on strike

rs21 member Luigi Hay reports on the ongoing Brighton refuse workers strike.
Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
Image from Liang Village, a woman pulls a trolley next to brick.

Review | China in One Village

Charlie Hore reviews China in One Village by Liang Hong, finding an informative and personal account of the contradictions of rapid urbanisation and societal...

Highlights

Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
Image of Sharon Graham with text 'let's get back to the workplace'

Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

rs21 members in Unite respond to Sharon Graham's victory in the Unite General Secretary election. She recognises the need to focus on rebuilding workplace power to reverse union decline.

Kill The Bill: the day of action

rs21 members took part in a social media campaign as part of the #KillTheBill day of action against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Saturday 21 August 2021,

Afghanistan: the end of the occupation

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale write about the Taliban's defeat of the United States, challenge Islamophobic myths about Afghanistan and urge solidarity with refugees.

Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Marx, the Paris Commune & socialism’s two souls: What liberation are we fighting for?

At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”