Miriyam Aouragh

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Long read: What do Syrian and Lebanese activists think?

Miriyam Aouragh introduces interviews with activists Syrian and Lebanese that aim to cut through the confusion that has clouded much of the British left in recent months. The activists'...

LET – THEM – IN!

Miriyam Aouragh salutes solidarity initiatives from below that counter the racist border policies of our rulers. "I'm happy to look after children, take them to...

I wish there was a secret army of fish

by Miriyam Aouragh I wish there was a secret army of fish with magical powers near Lampedusa that saved our brothers and sisters when drowning. I...

Bassem Chit, 1979–2014

Miriyam Aouragh pays tribute to a Lebanese socialist whose principles, knowledge and humour touched the lives of many. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wi-n6ji0PA Bassem Chit is no more, and with that...

Moroccan activists renegotiate power: a new stage in a forgotten uprising

Miriyam Aouragh reports from Morocco, where she is currently on fieldwork. She researches the role of new media in the (counter) revolutionary movements in Syria and Morocco.

Patrice Lumumba’s legacy

Last Friday marked the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. Miriyam Aouragh looks at his legacy and western complicity in his murder. In...

Latest articles

Cartoon shows Boris Johnson as emperor Nero playing the lyre while the world burns

From Nero to Net Zero

Boris Johnson's classical references are a window onto how he will deal with climate breakdown, writes Gareth Dale.
Placards. Chalk on wall reads: staff deserve fair pay & pensions

Strikes coming in Higher Education?

Grant Buttars discusses the UCU ballot results and prospects for action.
Banner reads: Workers of the world, unite! #System Change Not Climate Change

Climate protesters hit the streets across Britain

Reports from climate protests around Britain as part of the global day of action around COP26
Cover image: We only want the earth: Anti-capitalism against the climate crisis

We only want the earth: a new pamphlet from rs21

rs21 has published a new pamphlet by Gus Woody 'We only want the earth: Anti-capitalism against the climate crisis'
Tweet by Kathleen Stock @Docstockk reads 'My former union branch @sussexucu has just effectively ended my career at Sussex University. This just sent to all members. 'Statement in support of Trans and Nonbinary communities at Sussex'. Screengrab of tweet overlaid with trans pride flag colours.

When is it right for a union to support dismissal?

Kathleen Stock has blamed UCU for her decision to resign from her position.

The power to change the system

With COP26 just around the corner, a wave of industrial action in Scotland is demonstrating the huge opportunity of linking workers' struggle with climate organising.

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. 
Cover image of Revolutionary Rehearsals

Extracts from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

On the possibility of socialist revolution and the tragedy of the Egyptian revolution.
Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence by Jane Holgate is available from Pluto Press from 20 August 2021.

How can unions rebuild power?

Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves.
Image of Sharon Graham with text 'let's get back to the workplace'

Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

Graham 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,
Ethiopian dried river bed

Lessons from the IPCC report for socialists

Gus Woody looks at the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and discusses just how thoroughly it vindicates the basic principles revolutionary socialists have been arguing for years.