Lois JC

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What happened at Clapham Common

An eyewitness account of a powerful event marred by shocking and gratuitous acts of violence by the Metropolitan Police.

The end of immigration detention?

Could we be seeing the end of immigration detention? As other countries close their detention centres, Lois JC asks if we can make the UK do the same - and for good.

Kefaya – sounds of a new world

Lois C reviews a musical project that captures the energy and excitement of the latest wave of global resistance. For most readers of this review the...
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Fighting the Prevent agenda

The Prevent agenda is an Islamophobic policy framework that pushes forces racist policing into teachers' classrooms.

Report: They Don’t Represent Us

Lois JC reports from rs21's participatory day event last Saturday. Videos from various sessions will appear on the site soon. Many woke up on the Friday...

“Police killed Henry Hicks” – Islington community marches for justice

More than a thousand people protested in London today, against the killing of a young Arsenal fan, Henry Hicks.
A photo of trans activist Leslie Feinberg addressing a crowd.

Leslie Feinberg: ‘Remember me as a revolutionary communist’

Remembering Leslie Feinberg – an 'anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist'.

Historical Materialism 2014: Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism

Lois JC reports on the session entitled "Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism" that took place at the London Historical Materialism 2014 conference earlier this month,...
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Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

Last week the men's rugby club at LSE was closed down for a year after producing a sexist and homophobic leaflet. Lois JC considers...
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New terror laws – nothing but racist propaganda

Civil liberties are eroded and Muslims scapegoated – and all without evidence writes Lois JC On Friday the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre or...

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An image of scrap metal on a wasteland, an ex-industrial area in Sered, Slovakia

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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#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.
The High Court in London

Justice over profit – organising in the legal sector

The law is often seen as a privileged arena, but the industry has staggering wage inequality. Two founding members of Legal Sector Workers United explain their strategy.
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Alba is a dead end

None of the main pro-independence parliamentary parties are capable of delivering an independent Scotland that puts the needs of working-class people first.
Nicolás Maduro at the funeral of Hugo Chávez in 2013.

Interview | Sanctions and ‘shock doctrine’ in Venezuela

In Venezuela, US sanctions are worsening a parlous economic situation and exacerbating a social crisis. What's the way forward?

Review | Sinews of War and Trade

Mykola Macke reviews an important book which bring together the history of development in the region with the parallel evolution of world shipping routes as the life-blood of world capitalism.

Highlights

An engraving depicting the 1871 revolt against French rule in the Kabylia region of Algeria

1871: the Commune and the Kabylia

Rosa Moussaoui recalls the uprising that swept colonised Algeria at the same moment that a Universal Republic was proclaimed in Paris

Remembering the Paris Commune

On the 150th anniversary of the instigation of the Paris Commune, rs21's Art Group presents a video project to commemorate the world's first working-class revolutionary government.
A painting of Parisian National Guard gathered in the open air during the winter of 1870

The Paris Commune: Order Reigns in Paris

A new translation of an article from Le Cri du peuple, the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune
Photo from an action against Elbit Systems showing two protesters sitting in a doorway in front of the weapons factory's graffitied door, which reads 'Shut Elbit Down'. Fake blood is poured across the steps in front of them, as well as a sign that reads 'Ouch'.

‘That’s the power of direct action’: an interview with Palestine Action

On Feb 1 2021, Palestine Action and XR North shut down the Elbit Systems factory in Oldham. rs21 spoke with Huda and Richard from Palestine Action about Elbit, Palestine and direct action tactics.
A pro-independence rally in Glasgow, January 2020.

Scotland, the left and independence

If the British state breaks up, will Scottish independence be a serious progressive change, or just a neoliberal reshuffle?

Poland’s feminist uprising

Women in Poland are making their own cause for hope by taking the streets. rs21 spoke with several feminist activists in Polish union Inicjatywa Pracownicza about the recent wave of feminist strikes and protests.