Charlie Jarsve

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What’s left of Lenin?

150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin, Leninism offers us urgent and fundamental lessons about what it means to practise politics in capitalist society.

Other people are not the problem

Whilst the government continues to condemn millions by asset stripping the healthcare service and backing landlords and bosses, we must remember that we are all united by their contempt for us.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

revolutionary reflections | Invisible threads: on value and valorization

Charlie Jarsve goes back to the theory of value and exploitation in Marx's Capital to explore how exploitation relates to different forms of oppression.
Jewish anti-Zionists

No community without politics

The mirage of a "mainstream Jewish community", often weaponised against the left, hides the fact that "community" itself is always a site of struggle and contestation

Grenfell and the instrumentalisation of suffering

The traumatised Grenfell community is being treated as a security problem

Deliveroo and the anatomy of the ‘gig’ economy

The victory of couriers in the recent Deliveroo strike tells us a lot about organising alongside new technology, both how it can be used...

On cultural appropriation, from American Spirit to Palmyra

While symbols and their deployment undoubtedly structure our experience, Charlie Jarsve argues that power relations have a materiality that an uncritical understanding of 'cultural appropriation' can...

‘My duty is to save lives’ – rs21 interviews junior doctors...

Both the recent junior doctors' strike over new contract terms and the student nurses' protest against the withdrawal of bursaries have been widely covered....

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Protests in November last year (Lebanese independence day)

‘It is time for rage’

The disastrous explosion in Beirut on 4 August has opened a new phase in Lebanon's revolutionary upheaval
Nurses protest over pay in London

Thousands march in first move of NHS pay battle

A wave of actions by NHS workers opens the door for a major struggle against austerity and poverty pay

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

Thinking about rebellion: Keegan O’Brien reflects on the threads that connect the Stonewall Riots to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

Artivists at Work 2

More from Artivists at Work: resisting NHS cuts, unsafe school reopenings and the gendered impacts of Covid-19.

‘White Terror’ in Hong Kong

The postponement of elections in Hong Kong has more to do with Beijing’s fear of the democracy movement than public health concerns.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eileen Cook highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

Hearts and stomachs

Last week's vote on the Trade Bill showed how the callous disregard for human life and food safety that Upton Sinclair exposed in his classic novel The Jungle is as relevant as ever.
Protesters hold two banners reading 'Disband the Met, Shut detention centres, Black lives matter' and 'No justice, no peace, abolish the police'

Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition

Jiaqi Kang reports on East London rs21's meeting on police abolition.
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’.

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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’.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

Not one more of us will be sacrificed

rs21 members argue that deaths and job losses are not inevitable and that as we can’t rely on government or employers, we will have to rely on each other to fight for our lives and our livelihoods.

Video: Capitalism is the virus

Video: Brendan Montague looks at how capitalism, colonialism, ecological devastation co-evolved and at what we can do to cure our societies and our planet.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.