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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.

Convoy to Calais

Mitch Mitchell reports on the convoy that he and others are taking to Calais this weekend with food, clothes and other things that have...

The battle of Grosvenor Square

Continuing our series of refections from different types of activism over the years, Mitch Mitchell discusses the battle of Grosvenor Square in 1968, which...
Labour leadership contenders

Labour leadership: continuing Blair’s poisonous legacy

The leadership election seems certain to take Labour even further to the right. Mitch Mitchell doesn't try to hide his contempt for the whole...

Break Prison: a look at incarceration

Mitch Mitchell shares his experience of prison in the 1970s, and looks at the way the system continues to be used as a method of oppression against the working class and people of colour.
Soda stream protest

Rooftop protest at Cambridgeshire Sodastream offices

Mitch Mitchell reports: At approximately 6.30 this morning (Thursday), three activists climbed onto the roof at the Sodastream office at Fen Ditton, just outside Cambridge. The...

Nein, Nyet, No: a brief history of jazz, rock & roll,...

Mitch Mitchell takes a look at the music that made racists and rulers come out in hives Jazz was the first popular music to sweep the world. The...

Latest articles

Giant banner across bridge reads "reclaim your future. Vote the Tories out"

Get the Tories Out!

After weeks of frenetic campaigning, election day is finally here. Today is a chance to shape the terrain we fight on. Everyone can help with the final push to get out the vote - turnout could be decisive. Whatever the result, relationships, skills and experiences from the campaign will be vital in the coming months.
TUC march

Workers’ and union rights in #GE2019

The Labour and Tory manifestos could hardly be more different when it comes to workers’ individual and collective rights, but there are also important implications for what happens after the election - whatever the result.

Labour’s plans on education are a step in the right direction

Vygotsky, who is a teacher in a school for pupils with special educational needs, reflects on Labour's proposed changes to the education system and on her experiences canvassing.

Winning the Revenge Election

After decades of betrayal, we need to make class arguments not only for redistribution but also for retribution.
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.

Highlights

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