Mark Bergfeld

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Interview: The #czarnyprotest and Monday’s women strike might be a turning...

Large protests have taken place in Poland against a proposed ban on abortion in all cases. On Monday (3 October) Polish women are taking...

Refugee crisis: Merkel’s double game

The media has shown refugees being welcomed to Germany, and Cameron's response has been so inadequate he's made even Angela Merkel look good. But, as...

The Premier League’s crackdown on social media is about policing access...

The corporate interests that run football are trying to stamp out social media and illegal livestreaming. But this will come with a higher price...

A view from Rio: “The World Cup now pervades every serious...

The World Cup kicks off in Brazil next week. Last year's Confederations Cup saw huge protests and confrontations with the Police, directed at the...

25 de Abril, Sempre! Portugal 40 years after the Revolution

Mark Bergfeld speaks on the legacy of Portugal's revolution of 1974, and its relevance to today's struggles against austerity.

“Our necks have the rope around them but we remain firm”

Mark Bergfeld reports on unofficial strike action hitting healthcare call centres in Portugal.

2013 in YouTube videos

Mark Bergfeld collects videos showing episodes of resistance from across the world in 2013.

Review of Luis Suarez-Villa’s Technocapitalism

Mark Bergfeld examines the arguments put forward by Luis Suarez-Villa’s book Technocapitalism.

Some thoughts on social media and organisation

Revolutionary socialists need to deepen their understanding of social media and how these technologies relate to problems of organisation, argues Mark Bergfeld.

The Sussex university Pop-Up Union: a myth buster

The Pop-Up Union is not a “red union”, does not divide workers, and is not a short cut born of frustration.

Latest articles

Review: A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal

Pete Cannell reviews an important contribution to the discussions around the Green New Deal.

Review: A Jewish Communist in Weimar Germany

Merilyn Moos reviews a new biography of Werner Scholem, an uncompromising revolutionary to the end.

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.

We rise again! Antiracism and industrial action at Royal Mail

Ikenna Azụbụike Ọnwụnabọnze reports on the antiracist action of Royal Mail workers in the Bootle and Seaforth Delivery Office and reflects on the necessity of collective action as the CWU announced the result of its ballot for a strike action yesterday. 

Review: A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution

Mike Downham reviews Ken Ferguson's new pamphlet, A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution.

Raising the rate of resistance

Educators in the sixth form sector prepare for 3 days of strike action over funding and pay beginning Thursday 17 October.
An empty classroom photographed from the front, in low grey light.

What a way to make a living | Teaching at the margins

A teacher in a non-mainstream secondary school gives her view on the daily life of teaching in a school which specialises in providing education for students whose needs are not met by mainstream institutions. 

Joker and the Mask of Poverty

Caliban’s Revenge asks who is behind the Joker's mask and who should be scared.
A group of people raise flags and show peace signs on a demonstration in Rojava, north-east Syria.

Solidarity against the Turkish invasion

Turkey’s invasion of north-eastern Syria (Rojava) must be opposed with practical international solidarity, not with calls for the US to continue its War on Terror.

Ecuador: Indigenous peoples fight back

Statement by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) on the revolt triggered by austerity measures demanded by the IMF.

Highlights

When is it illegal to strike?

In the UK, never. But it’s often unlawful. The climate strikes have highlighted the draconian British anti-union legislation and exposed confusion about the law and the consequences of striking unofficially.
An empty bar with brown wooden furniture

What a way to make a living | Aye, there’s the pub

In the first piece in the series What a way to make a living, Jozef Doyle gives an insight on the day to day experience of working in a pub.

‘System change not climate change’ – Global Climate Strike

Friday 20 September saw the biggest climate protests in world history. Reports from the UK and around the world.
Prorogue the Tories!

Fight the anti-democratic Tories and their bosses’ Brexit

In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees