Luigi Hay

Luigi Hay
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Abortion Rights protest, London 17th June 2023

Review | Bodies Under Siege

Even traditional mainstream conservative parties are linked to proponents of reactionary 'Great Replacement' theories.
Refuse workers on strike picket their depot in Brighton with GMB flags - the Brighton refuse workers strike 2021

Brighton bin workers out on strike

Drivers are angry because changing rounds arbitrarily means more stress and a worse service to local residents. 
Keywords: Pfizer BioNTech vaccine Big Pharma

Big Pharma: saints or sinners?

Free-market ideologues claim that 'Big Pharma' has saved the day with its Covid vaccines. But pharma companies don't drive innovation – they simply hoard its benefits.
Covid vaccine bottles. Photo: Daniel Schludi / Unsplash

Behind the spin: how effective are the vaccines?

Looking at the science behind the Covid vaccines provides real grounds for optimism – but we can't pin all our hopes on a single silver bullet.
Mussolini inspecting troops, 1945 Keywords: fascism Trump US USA far right far-right antifa

Review | Fascism: History and Theory

Luigi Hay reviews a timely analysis of the origins of fascist organisation, which looks critically at different strategies adopted by the left to fight fascism.
placard read:s Covid: lab-made science

Vaccines, pharma and anti-vaxx

Luigi Hay explains the science, anti-science and the politics of vaccines.

Latest articles

Why cutting welfare hurts non-claimants

The Tories are proposing yet more attacks on welfare benefits, and on sick and disabled people - and Labour’s obsession with ‘hard working families’ plays up to their divisive rhetoric. Ian Allininson argues that cuts to welfare are intended to lower wages.
A man walks past the occupation wall in Palestine, two birds are in a cage in the foreground.

Debate – a response on settler colonialism

If we are to overthrow capitalism, we need to engage with what stabilises it. 

Dover’s dodgy defector

Keir Starmer's acceptance of hard-right Natalie Elphicke into the Labour party has shocked and dismayed many. East Kent resident Danny Bee explains why he's not happy at having her as his Labour MP.

Report from the Newcastle University encampment

As the number of Palestine solidarity encampments at campuses continues to grow rs21 spoke to Brian Underhill from the encampment at Newcastle University.

Kick out the Tories, prepare to fight Starmer

Colin Wilson analyses the 2 May council and mayoral elections in England.

Highlights

Cass Review: dangerous and transphobic

Lisa Leak and Colin Wilson explain why we should reject Cass and renew the fight for trans liberation.

The Courtaulds strike of 1965 – Black workers fighting back

Sue Sparks of the IS History Project uncovers the history of one of the first Black workers' strikes against racism in the 1960s. 

rs21 – the first ten years

For the tenth anniversary of the launch of rs21, Jonny Jones reflects on a decade of activity, our ups and downs, challenges and achievements, and considers our hopes for the future.

Palestine 101: A century of Palestinian resistance

Shireen Akram-Boshar discusses the history of Palestinian resistance to colonialism.

Into the abyss: On the Argentinian elections.

As Argentina lurches to the right, Adam Fabry analyses the rise of Javier Milei

What’s going on in Unite? | Part 1

Unite activist Raymond Morell assesses Sharon Graham's leadership of the union. Part 1.