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Protesters under umbrellas during heavy rain in Hong Kong.

Review: Hong Kong in revolt and The Art of Rebellion

Two new books provide valuable insight into the huge and defiant revolt in Hong Kong that erupted in 2019.

Obituary: Pete Gillard, 1949–2020

Pete Gillard, who died on 21 April 2020, was a life-long revolutionary socialist, campaigner and trade union activist. Obituary by Charlie Hore.

Video: The decline of America and the rise of China

Charlie Hore, author of The Road to Tiananmen Square and numerous articles about China, talks about the shifting powers in imperialism in the past decades.

Revolt in Hong Kong

Charlie Hore provides some background on the magnificent protest movement in Hong Kong, and discusses the strategic dilemmas ahead.

Beyond 4 June

Last week we published reflections on the 30th anniversary of China's 'May of the Masses'. Here Charlie Hore reflects on the massacre of 4 June and its aftermath.

May of the Masses: the Tiananmen Square movement 30 years on

While 4 June marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the inspirational movement that went before also deserves to be remembered, writes Charlie Hore.

Building the Left in the face of Brexit

Charlie Hore responds to Neil Davidson's discussion of the Brexit crisis and offers an alternative analysis of the Leave vote.

Winter is Coming – on the situation in China

As China's economic, political and geo-strategic role increases, Charlie Hore assesses the position of China today and outlines a number of key challenges that...

“My son was killed in the hands of police”

The death of Rashan Charles in police custody has led to the largest anti-police protest in Hackney for some years, and the first large...

#GE2017: Tories are ahead, but they’re not invulnerable

For all the attempts to make this election seem like a foregone conclusion, it is clear that Theresa May has called it out of both weakness and strength.

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Sketch of a raised fist.

Alba is a dead end

None of the main pro-independence parliamentary parties are capable of delivering an independent Scotland that puts the needs of working-class people first.
Nicolás Maduro at the funeral of Hugo Chávez in 2013.

Interview | Sanctions and ‘shock doctrine’ in Venezuela

In Venezuela, US sanctions are worsening a parlous economic situation and exacerbating a social crisis. What's the way forward?

Review | Sinews of War and Trade

Mykola Macke reviews an important book which bring together the history of development in the region with the parallel evolution of world shipping routes as the life-blood of world capitalism.
Mums & Nanas bloc at Kill the Bill protest in Bristol

‘We are peaceful, what are you?’: Bristol still marching against police powers

Bristol has been one of the major flashpoints in the protest movement against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, with demonstrations being violently suppressed by local police. Rosa Lee, an rs21 member in Bristol, reports on the latest demonstrations in the city.

Kill the Bill!

Tens of thousands took to the streets around the country over the Easter weekend to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. rs21 members who attended the protests report in pictures.
Siedlung Riedhof West

Revolutionary Reflections | New Frankfurt and the Housing Question

1920s Frankfurt, in the wake of the 1918 German Revolution, established integrated housing, healthcare and education that is still impressive today.

Highlights

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.
A painting of Parisian National Guard gathered in the open air during the winter of 1870

The Paris Commune: Order Reigns in Paris

A new translation of an article from Le Cri du peuple, the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune
Photo from an action against Elbit Systems showing two protesters sitting in a doorway in front of the weapons factory's graffitied door, which reads 'Shut Elbit Down'. Fake blood is poured across the steps in front of them, as well as a sign that reads 'Ouch'.

‘That’s the power of direct action’: an interview with Palestine Action

On Feb 1 2021, Palestine Action and XR North shut down the Elbit Systems factory in Oldham. rs21 spoke with Huda and Richard from Palestine Action about Elbit, Palestine and direct action tactics.
A pro-independence rally in Glasgow, January 2020.

Scotland, the left and independence

If the British state breaks up, will Scottish independence be a serious progressive change, or just a neoliberal reshuffle?

Poland’s feminist uprising

Women in Poland are making their own cause for hope by taking the streets. rs21 spoke with several feminist activists in Polish union Inicjatywa Pracownicza about the recent wave of feminist strikes and protests.