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Review: Facing the Apocalypse

With the insurgent activism around climate in the face of crisis, a Marxist book on climate is timely. John Walker reviews Alan Thornett's book, Facing the Apocalypse: Arguments for Ecosocialism.

Three days that shook the UCU leadership

Rank-and-file university workers are pushing UCU's leadership in a bid for democracy, accountability and a fighting union

The death of irony at UCU congress

At the heart of the fight is the question of who controls the union: the officials or the membership?

Stop detention without trial! Stop deportations!

Anti-terror laws are being used against the #‎Stansted15‬, a group of activists who blocked a charter flight carrying deported migrants out of the country.

French and British police block Calais Convoy

John Walker reports on the Convoy to Calais on Saturday, which say French and British police block activists from travelling to France to deliver...

Revolutionary socialists and the EU referendum campaign: sorting out the real...

The EU referendum offers no clear route for socialists; instead, John Walker argues, our focus should be on organising against the attack on migrants...

Why I’m cycling to Paris

John Walker explains why he's setting off on his bike to the COP21 in Paris. Along with around 130 other people, I will be cycling to join...

Protest against expanding Campsfield Detention Centre

John Walker reports from a protest against Campsfield Detention Centre yesterday. Around 35 people attended a picket of Cherwell District Planning Committee called by Oxfordshire...

William Blake: Apprentice and Master

William Blake was a revolutionary in poetry, engraving and politics. John Walker reviews a new exhibition of his artwork in Oxford. William Blake was a...

Oxford protests cuts to homeless provision

Around 250 people joined a lobby today against a proposed 38% cut in Oxford County Council’s budget for homeless provision.

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Trans rights are human rights

Trans Day of Remembrance 2019

20 November is Trans Day of Remembrance. Patricia Lockhart, an activist with Sisters Uncut, reports on developments in Scotland and argues that socialists need to stand against transphobia now more than ever.
A graffiti reading 'liberty or death' on a white wall, with a person sitting on the floor on the left hand side.

Hong Kong: the occupation of Poly U

Colin Sparks reports on the ongoing occupation of the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

Review: The Twittering Machine

Mark Murphy reviews Richard Seymour's latest book, which uses a psychoanalytical framework to understand the phenomenon of social media.
A waiter carrying a large tray of beverages

What a way to make a living | An agency worker in the hospitality...

A former agency worker recounts their experiences in the hospitality industry.
An aerial shot of the stage at the labour party conference in 2019

Labour manifesto – what the grassroots membership demands

Hanna Gál reports on the campaigns of the grassroots Labour Party membership for a progressive election manifesto.

Defend workers’ rights – against McCluskey

Unite activist Ian Allinson responds to Len McCluskey's attempt to undermine the free movement policy agreed at Labour conference.

Education struggles in Greece

A struggle against neoliberal reforms to Higher Education in Greece has come to a head this week.

Bolivia #ThisIsACoup

The Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been forced from office in a coup following two weeks of civil unrest and a disputed presidential election. 

Battles rage across Hong Kong

The confrontation in Hong Kong has entered a new phase with pitched battles across the city running through the week.

Report: Jeremy Corbyn in the O2 Apollo, Manchester

Kate Bradley reports on Jeremy Corbyn's Manchester rally.

Highlights

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

Fight for a Labour government

We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government

What a way to make a living | The Royal Mail sorting office

In the latest instalment of our What a way to make a living series, Daniel Freeborn tells us about the daily grind at a Royal Mail sorting office.

revolutionary reflections | Endgames of US petro-imperialism?

Brian Parkin explains some of the contradictions of the energy markets and the process of US imperial decline in an era of climate catastrophe