Mark Boothroyd

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To the BMA: no more concessions, escalate the action

Nurse Mark Boothroyd on why now is the time for escalation, not negotiation. Following the successful all-out strike on 26 and 27 April, the British...

Syria: #TheRevolutionContinues

  On the fifth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Mark Boothroyd discusses the how people have recently returned to the streets, once again voicing their...

Syria: Peace talks collapse, Aleppo encircled, disaster looms for rebels

Mark Boothroyd puts the Syrian regime's offensives in Aleppo into context and discusses what anti-war activists in Britain and internationally can do. The past week has seen...

Understanding Syria: resource page

Mark Boothroyd has gathered together news sites, analysis, cultural archives and links to a number of the best short films and documentaries to help in understanding...

Will the NHS survive another winter?

Mark Boothroyd, co-ordinator of the Four-to-One campaign which is calling for the introduction of nurse-to-patient ratios in the NHS, discusses the crisis in the NHS and...

A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story tells the story of a Syrian family, whose lives are torn apart by the repression and turmoil of the Syrian...

The Syrian Revolution and the crisis of the anti-war movement

Suddenly, everyone is talking about Syria. Saturday's demonstration will be in solidarity with all refugees, but a Syrian refugee is one of the key...

What’s happened since 2013 in Eastern Ghouta?

The town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta was the site of another regime massacre on Sunday 16 August 2015, when four missiles were shot...
Daily Mail article

It IS racist to worry about “foreign” nurses – a reply...

The problem isn't nurses from abroad – it's understaffing, pay reductions and bureaucracy, writes Mark Boothroyd, himself a nurse. Max Pemberton's Daily Mail...

Video: Protesting Katie Hopkins’ hate

Health activist Mark Boothroyd speaking at the Drown (Out) Katie Hopkins protest on Sunday against her hosting a 2 hour show on LBC. On...

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