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Czechia: opposition stays weak amid government setbacks

Despite huge protests against him, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' party, ANO, still won the largest vote share of any party in the country’s European Elections.

Fidelity to February: The People’s revolution

In days where revolution can seem more remote than ever, Dan Swain explores the height of the February revolution and reflects on its relevance...

Hillsborough verdict: the only ‘us against them’ that really matters

On a momentous day in the battle for justice for those killed at Hillsborough in 1989 Liverpool FC supporter Dan Swain, who was brought...

Socialism from below

Dan Swain discusses the contested ambitions and leaderships within our movements. This article was originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of the rs21...

Greece says Oxi! Reaction roundup

Dan Swain rounds up initial online reaction to Greece's momentous vote.

Stealing the election

Dan Swain argues we can't let the Tories steal another 5 years Who's going to win the General Election? The simple answer is nobody. Under the...

Interview: This Changes Everything

 This Saturday 28 March a mass participatory gathering on climate change and the alternatives will be addressed by Naomi Klein, Russell Brand and many...

Thanet activists prepare for protest against UKIP conference

Dan Swain spoke to members of Thanet Stand Up to UKIP about their campaign and the demonstration this weekend against UKIP's spring conference. On Saturday...

Cambridge students boycott essays in campaign for reading week

Dan Swain reports on a new campaign by students at Cambridge University. Students at Cambridge University are campaigning for the introduction of a reading week,...

Greek elections: web round up #2

All signs point to a Syriza victory today, with the very real possibility of an overall majority, depending on the vote for smaller parties....

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Huoshenshan

Covid-19: The ‘China’ narratives and Chinese workers

The workers who built China’s emergency hospitals are missing from the dominant narratives about China and the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Hsiao-Hung Pai.

Time to leave Labour

The social crises thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic make internal battles in the Labour Party increasingly irrelevant.
Keir Starmer

Now is no time to turn back the clock

Keir Starmer’s victory in the Labour leadership election cannot mean a return to ‘business as usual’ for activists inside or outside the Labour Party.
A crowd of police on Whitehall

The police won’t keep us safe – our neighbours will

In a scramble to appear to have a strong handle on the coronavirus crisis, the government introduced sweeping new police powers to enforce the lockdown. Hanna Gál writes on why these measures will not keep us safe.
A memorial plaque

The Scottish general strike of 1820

Pete Cannell recounts the first general strike in the history of capitalism.
Empty supermarket shelves in a Sainsbury's store.

Social reproduction in crisis

The coronavirus crisis brings into sharp light capital's reliance on social reproductive labour, Kate Bradley argues.

Review: Can’t Pay Won’t Pay

The 30th anniversary of the Trafalgar Square riot is a good time to reflect on Simon Hannah’s engaging account of the movement that scuppered Thatcher’s poll tax, writes Andrew Stone

Interview: Dealing with the mess

Junior Doctor Stacey Williams speaks about the prospects for organising to defend lives and the NHS through the coronavirus crisis.

Bollocks to the Poll Tax

Colin Revolting remembers the day 30 years ago when one of the biggest marches ever turned into a mass riot which sunk the Tory flagship Poll Tax policy and took Prime Minister Thatcher down with it. 
Palestinian school

Education in Palestine

Education is a key battlefield in the Palestinian struggle in the wake of Trump's 'Deal of the Century'. #ExistResistReturn

Highlights

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.
Poll Tax Riot 31 March 1990

revolutionary reflections | The Anti-Poll Tax Federation: Organisation and spontaneity

The anti-poll tax movement was arguably the most successful social movement in Great Britain since the 1970s. In advance of the 30th anniversary of the poll tax riot (31 March 1990), Andrew Stone explores how political organisations and grassroots initiative interacted.

Acting on COVID-19

With cases of the pandemic rising rapidly, we cannot rely on government or business to put health before profits. rs21 members have produced a set of actions and demands to campaign around and a summary of the safety legislation can allow workers to take action or leave work.
Crowd with banners and 'Strike' lettering

University strikes escalate from Monday

UCU and EIS members are briefly returning to work before escalating their strike on Monday. rs21 reports from the higher education strike around Britain.
Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.