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The new grand alliance in the Middle East

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale explain the changing international alliances in Middle Eastern politics, and how this is connected to rising Islamophobia in Europe. This...

Gang abuse in Oxford

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale argue we need to prevent racists from exploiting the suffering of victims of abuse but we also need to...

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale reply to Colin Wilson’s comments on...

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale continue a discussion on their article What gender does, responding to comments from Colin Wilson To situate our response to...

ISIS, sexual violence and killing gay men

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale look at the evidence for widespread rape and homophobic attacks in Syria and Iraq. This post was originally published...

There is no Planet B: how do we stop climate change?

How do we stop climate change? Nancy Lindisfarne assesses The Burning Question. The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal and Gas....

Grandparent climate action – for our grandchildren

Nancy Lindisfarne reports: Recently in Oslo, I met with Mette Newth, and Finn Bjørnar Lund to learn about the Norwegian Grandparents' Climate Campaign. They are both...

The trouble with social reproduction theory

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale look at the shortcomings of Social Reproduction Theory and ask if there is an alternative that doesn't rely so much on the biological differences between the sexes.

Short Story: Fresh Apricots

Fresh Apricots' first appeared in Dancing in Damascus, a book of short stories that was also published in Arabic and Turkish. It's about surveillance and the political prisons in Syria under Hafiz al Assad.

Class, Gender and Neoliberalism

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale present an updated version of their article on Class, Gender and Neoliberalism.

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Socialism with a bit of greenwash can’t save the planet either

In his polemic, Mike Haynes argues that if socialists of the Global North are to address the climate crisis, they must also adjust their expectations of what a world with prosperity for all will look like.
Workers at a call centre in Poland.

Introduction: What a way to make a living

Meet our new article series, What a Way to Make a Living, which will explore the lived realities of work and exploitation under modern capitalism

Strike for the climate! 20.09.2019

The TUC has voted unanimously to support the global climate strike on 20 September. Here are some examples of what people are already planning.

Hong Kong – Protests continue after concessions

In his latest update, Colin Sparks reflects on the continuing protest movement in Hong Kong following the withdrawal of the extradition bill that initially sparked the resistance.

VIDEO: What democracy looks like

In this video report from 31 August, 2019, Tony Aldis with OpenEye Film provides a first-hand account of the anti-prorogation street movement.

Mugabe is dead: remember Chiadzwa

Robert Mugabe's rule was a disaster for Zimbabwe's poor. The massacre at Chiadzwa deserves to stand as his testament, writes Leo Zeilig.

Hong Kong: first concessions to mass pressure

Carrie Lam has made a first small concession to the Hong Kong protest movement. Colin Sparks reports that, so far, this attempt to split 'radicals' and 'moderates' has not succeeded.
An empty carriage of the Hong Kong metro, filled with a thick fog of pepper spray.

Arrests fail to slow the movement

In his latest update, Colin Sparks reports on the escalating resistance in Hong Kong in the face of unrelenting police brutality.

Double or nothing

Boris Johnson's manoeuvre to shut down parliament is a step towards establishing a right-wing populist hegemony in Britain
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.

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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

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.