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Refugees – remember them?

Mitch Mitchell writes on Refugee Lifeboat, a new organisation that aims to marry humanitarian aid for refugees with an uncompromising political stand against state racism

A photo report on the Football Lads Alliance

Mitch Mitchell writes on Saturday's march of the self-described "anti-extremism" group the Football Lads Alliance. Photos by Steve Eason.

#mcstrike: Lively pickets and London rally mark first UK McDonald’s strike

Mitch Mitchell reports from the Cambridge picket lines and London rally of McDonald's workers taking strike action for the first time This morning (4 September)...

Chuck Berry

Mitch Mitchell remembers Chuck Berry, one of the originators of Rock'n'roll. The death of rock 'n' roll's finest poet has been announced. Charles Edward "Chuck" Berry...

15 October could be a dark day for refugees in Calais

Mitch Mitchell reports on the French authorities' plans to demolish the refugee camp in Calais  It has been strongly rumored that the threatened closure and...

“Squeezing a quart into a pint pot”: the current situation in...

Mitch Mitchell reports on the current situation in Calais  There is an old saying, "You can't squeeze a quart into a pint pot." That is...

Rumble in the “Jungle”

Mitch Mitchell reports on the French state's destruction in the Calais refugee camp on February 29. Two weeks ago, the Prefecture in Calais announced that they intended...

Resist the forcible eviction of Calais refugees

While conditions in 'the Jungle' refugee camp in Calais have long been harsh, many residents are resisting the French government's attempts to move them...

Calais and the refugee crisis: building solidarity and thinking through the...

Mitch Mitchell from London2Calais looks back at six months of activism to deliver aid to refugees trapped in northern France. The refugee crisis in Europe has...

Fascist success in the French elections: what will it mean for...

There has been a growing hostility to the refugees in the Calais camps, particularly since the Paris killings. Mitch Mitchell who has witnessed this, reflects on what...

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Trixie Smith

Music of the people: The Blues

Mitch Mitchell is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of The Blues

Report: Cambridge protests Erdoğan’s visit

Zareen Taj reports on the protest in Cambridge against Erdoğan's visit.
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.
Picket line conversation

Picket line conversations

A Unison member reflects on conversations on the picket-lines that offered a different vision about how universities could and should be run.
French firefighters on strike

The biggest strike for a decade in France

Kleanthis Antoniou explains today's strike in France.

Erdoğan is not welcome in Cambridge

President Erdoğan of Turkey is planning to visit Cambridge to open a new mosque. Cambridge Muslims and other residents are planning to make it clear he is not welcome.
No to NATO

Abolish Nato now

As Trump and Erdoğan join other NATO heads of state for its seventieth birthday summit, Pete Cannell argues we should take a hard look at the role of the British state within the alliance.
Train

Soggy trains

Workers have begun a month of strike action to #KeepTheGuardOnTheTrain on South Western Railway. Mike Haynes explains the absurdities of our privatised rail network.
Billy Bragg

Our universities! Our planet!

The end of the first week of UCU strike action coincided with the latest climate strike on Friday 29 November. rs21 members report on pickets from around the country.
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.

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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.

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

Fight for a Labour government

We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government