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Daunted and doomed

Boris Johnson’s election signals a desperate new stage in the long death of British conservatism, writes Duncan Thomas.

Over 1000 protest in London to show solidarity with migrants and...

Duncan Thomas reports On 23 June, Britain voted to leave the EU. The next day, we took the first steps in meeting the challenges ahead....

From farce to tragedy: thoughts on Jo Cox, the referendum and...

Duncan Thomas on Jo Cox's murder, the rise of racism in mainstream political discourse, and the need to build a strong anti-racist movement after the...

London elections: good riddance to Goldsmith, but Khan not the answer

Duncan Thomas reflects on the election of Labour's Sadiq Khan as mayor of London. "How do you feel about the election results?", people asked me...

All in this together: IDS drops the Tories in the shit

The resignation of Iain Duncan Smith exposes the deep divisions within the Tories. Now, writes Duncan Thomas, we need to bring them down. 

‘Shut down Yarlswood’: momentum grows at large demo

On Saturday 12 March, Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary organised a demonstration calling for the closure of Yarlswood detention centre. Duncan Thomas reports. Yarlswood detention centre has long...

rs21 podcast, episode 1: refugees and the rise of the far...

Episode 1 of the rs21 podcast is finally here! Duncan Thomas introduces the show. Image credit: Kate Evans Comrades: the day has been a constant battle against technology....

‘No more Jungle, no more borders’ – a report from Calais...

On Saturday 23 January, residents of the Calais refugee camp protested the destruction of the their shelters and the French government's attempts to forcibly...
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St Pancras ‘die-in’ video report

On Saturday 16 January, activists staged a 'die-in' at London's St Pancras station, in solidarity with the refugees in Calais. Video report by Duncan Thomas. Title...
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Save our NHS! Junior doctors speak

On Tuesday 12 January, junior doctors went on strike to protest the government's new contract proposal. rs21 members, along with other supporters, joined them...

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

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'.