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.

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Vernon Dalhart

Music of the people: Country & Western

Mitch Mitchell (‘the Fenland Kid’) is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of Country and Western.

Report: Youth Strike For Climate, 14 February 2020

Our members report on the Youth Strike for Climate on 14 February 2020.

North Sea oil: devastating new report

The UK’s North Sea oil tax regime spearheaded a wave of privatisation across Britain and the rest of the world, argues Juan Carlos Boué in a new report published today.
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Video: Insurgency around the world

At a recent rs21 meeting, speakers gave eye-witness accounts of insurgent movements in Bolivia, Hong Kong and Algeria, as well as highlighting the importance of international solidarity.
NEU members taking part in the 6th form colleges strike on 20th November 2019

Tough lessons to learn

The struggle against worsening conditions and cuts in education continues. Andrew Stone, 6th form college teacher and District Secretary of Wandsworth NEU, writes in a personal capacity about an upcoming strike and a ballot in Tower Hamlets.

Solidarity with al-Mounadil-a newspaper

We reproduce a statement in solidarity with the Moroccan socialist newspaper and website al-Mounadil-a, currently under threat of closure from the authorities.

revolutionary reflections | Which side are you on? Work, class and the 99%

Confusion is rife about what we mean by working class or middle class. Bob Carter argues that a focus on exploitative workplace relationships is far more illuminating than arbitrary hierarchies of inequality.

Review: Twenty-First Century Socialism

How should socialists organise in the 'climate decade'? Gus Woody reviews Jeremy Gilbert's book, Twenty-First Century Socialism.

Brexit day: what now for the left?

Today the UK leaves the European Union. The question of EU membership has divided and often paralysed the British left. Ian Allinson asks if we can reunite on more productive ground for the struggles ahead.

Launch statement: Cambridge Feminist Anti-Fascists

Cambridge Feminist Anti-Fascists is a new group intending to organise against the far right and the broader social issues that fuel it.

Highlights

Reject the Ten Pledges

Sai Englert argues that the ten pledges represent a continuation of an attack on the left and the Palestine solidarity movement, rather than a serious attempt to tackle antisemitism in Britain.
Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.
Kick Boris Out

The long Conservative decline

Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.