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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...

Police intimidate, harass and attack refugees with rubber bullets at Calais...

Mitch Mitchell was an eyewitness to police intimidation at 'The Jungle' in Calais last week where rubber bullets were used to attack refugees.  Every vile,...

Two stories from Calais

On Saturday 19 September, members of the London2Calais group joined with others from the UK at the request of French agencies such as "L'Auberge...

Cambridge rallies to refugee cause

Mitch Mitchell reports: Yesterday in Cambridge city centre, over 150 people gathered for a short march and rally in support of refugees, many of whom...

Convoy to Calais part 2

Mitch Mitchell continues his report from the convoy to Calais, bringing food, clothes and solidarity to the migrants camped there.

Latest articles

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Waltham Forest Pride: we can’t arrest our way to liberation

Police protection for LGBT people may be a mark of social progress - but liberation does not come from getting the cops on side

The Making of a Revolution: Art from Sudan

Allan Struthers reflects on a recent exhibition co-hosted by rs21 and the Sudan Doctors' Union.

Highlights

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

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.