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After Hancock, Tory corruption is here to stay

Beyond the headline-grabbing kiss of the Tories' latest scandal is a series of personal relationships which the former Health Secretary turned into lucrative professional appointments and government partnerships. Gus Woody writes that this type of corruption is isn't going anywhere while the Tory party remains in power. 
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Review | Hope Against Hope: Cyborg thinking in disaster zones

Hope Against Hope contains some of the finest work of thinkers at the intersection of abolitionism, cyborg natures, and ecological revolutionary socialism
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Let them starve – food and class in Tory Britain

The Tories and their cronies will let working-class children starve. We don't just need food for all – we need to take over the food system.
Ende Geleande march in November 2019.

Revolutionary Reflections | Moving towards an ecological Leninism

The urgency of the climate crisis has led some on the left to turn towards ‘ecological Leninism’ - but we need greater clarity on what this means.

It didn’t have to be this way

This second lockdown was avoidable. It is critical that we understand the choices made by those in power that led to this, and organise to take management of this crisis out of their hands.
RCMP officers patrol the Unist'ot'en camp with dogs after a raid. In the background, red dresses hang, symbolising Indigenous women missing and murdered under colonial occupation.

How Facebook tried to censor Indigenous struggle

The social media platform banned over 200 accounts immediately before a day of online action.

Returning to the ‘new normal’ after COVID-19

In the face of the unsavoury ‘recoveries’ currently on offer, we need an alternative to confront climate catastrophe and the economic system that has made the consequences of this pandemic so devastating.

Review: Twenty-First Century Socialism

How should socialists organise in the 'climate decade'? Gus Woody reviews Jeremy Gilbert's book, Twenty-First Century Socialism.

Support the climate strikes!

Tomorrow striking university workers will be joining the next youth strike for climate. What can the movements learn from each other?

Join us at ENDGAMES

On 26 October, rs21 is hosting Endgames? Capitalism and the Climate Emergency. Harry Holmes introduces the event, and explains why you should come.

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Germany’s Namibia Genocide Apology: the limits of decolonising the past

Heike Becker writes about the recent agreement between the German and Namibian governments to benefit the Ovaherero and Nama communities affected by colonial genocide.
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Labour: socialists and witch-hunters

Ian Allinson and Rachel Eborall take up the issue of Starmer’s purges in the Labour Party and respond to Conti and Woody’s claim that the party represents the progressive petty bourgeoisie.

Flooding in Germany is a man-made disaster

Trade unionist and climate organiser Mark Bergfeld discusses the economics and politics of the floods in Germany since mid-July which have killed over 180 people.

Starmer’s purges and the problem with Labour

Finlay Conti and Gus Woody look at the Labour Party's history to understand the meaning of Starmer's purge, what it tells us about Labour's inability to represent the working class, and how Marxists go forward from here.

Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Gender and nationalism: Breivik’s ‘Western values’

Breivik's political motivations for committing the massacre have been consistently side-lined. But when examined, his far-right politics demonstrate clear affinities with much more mainstream right-wing ideology.

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Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Marx, the Paris Commune & socialism’s two souls: What liberation are we fighting for?

At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”

The Nakba never ended. Victory to the Intifada

For 73 years Palestinians have not only mourned the Nakba but refused to accept its continuation.
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Ongoing Manchester bus strike defeats fire and rehire

The longest bus strike in British history is poised to win after a campaign involving an indefinite strike, community solidarity and a leverage strategy.
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What’s behind the riots in the North of Ireland?

The riots in the North of Ireland must be understood in the context of continued sectarian division and state repression.
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#KillTheBill – where it came from, where it’s going

Th Police Bill is an assault on us all and an attack on us all must be met by resistance from us all. Unity and solidarity must be the clarion call of this movement.