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.
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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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Refuse workers on strike picket their depot in Brighton with GMB flags - the Brighton refuse workers strike 2021

Brighton bin workers out on strike

rs21 member Luigi Hay reports on the ongoing Brighton refuse workers strike.
Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
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Review | China in One Village

Charlie Hore reviews China in One Village by Liang Hong, finding an informative and personal account of the contradictions of rapid urbanisation and societal...
Protestors in support of Paul Holmes. Banner reads 'We stand with Paul'

An injury to Paul is an injury to us all

UNISON President Paul Holmes, a prominent left-winger, was been suspended by his employer during a strike two years ago on secret charges. UNISON has suspended Holmes and his branch. Sam O'Brien reports from a solidarity protest.
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Extracts from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

On the possibility of socialist revolution and the tragedy of the Egyptian revolution.
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Jet Zero: a one way ticket to climate hell

The British Government's package of plans to make the aviation industry 'green', is a charade driven by considerations of profit, economic growth and aviation's corporate consumers. Gareth Dale and Josh Moos explain the problems, and offer some alternatives.

Highlights

Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
Image of Sharon Graham with text 'let's get back to the workplace'

Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

rs21 members in Unite respond to Sharon Graham's victory in the Unite General Secretary election. She recognises the need to focus on rebuilding workplace power to reverse union decline.

Kill The Bill: the day of action

rs21 members took part in a social media campaign as part of the #KillTheBill day of action against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Saturday 21 August 2021,

Afghanistan: the end of the occupation

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale write about the Taliban's defeat of the United States, challenge Islamophobic myths about Afghanistan and urge solidarity with refugees.

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.”