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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...
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‘It is always the tyrant that should be brought to trial’:...

Charlie Hore considers the onslaught of attacks on democracy in Hong Kong, and reflects on what the Kill the Bill movement can learn from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy resistance.
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...

Latest articles

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.

Capitalism, debt and feminism

Kate Bradley reviews A Feminist Reading of Debt, finding an insightful account of the relationship between debt, gender, and capitalism, as well as examples of how to fight back against debt.
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The Kellogg’s deal: not so grrrreat!

Joe Allen assesses the recent settlement of the eleven-week Kellogg's strike in the US.
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Revolutionary Reads – What books got us through 2021?

We asked rs21 members what they've been reading in 2021, whether new works of revolutionary theory, fiction, or old classics. These were some of...

The Downing Street parties

rs21's Graham Checkley argues that the fallout from the parties scandal is an opportunity for the left to turn up the pressure outside parliamentary politics. 

Omicron – circuit breaker now!

Johnson and Javid must stop prevaricating and introduce an urgent set of measures to dramatically reduce contacts. Every day of delay in introducing a circuit breaker to cut transmission is magnifying the crisis ahead of us.

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. 
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Extracts from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

On the possibility of socialist revolution and the tragedy of the Egyptian revolution.
Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence by Jane Holgate is available from Pluto Press from 20 August 2021.

How can unions rebuild power?

Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves.
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Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

Graham 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,
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Lessons from the IPCC report for socialists

Gus Woody looks at the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and discusses just how thoroughly it vindicates the basic principles revolutionary socialists have been arguing for years.