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Exposing the far-right conspiracy theorists

Pat Stack on the rise of the far right conspiracy theorist The Light newspaper

Boris Liar Johnson

An account of Boris's ungainly exit from British politics.
A picture of Keir Starmer at the World Economic Forum.

Will Starmer’s Labour be better than the Tories?

Pat Stack discusses Starmer's attacks on Corbyn and his legacy, and the question of what attitude socialists should take to the Labour Party's rightward lurch and a potential Starmer government.
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Jeremy Corbyn and the IRA smears

Claims that Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter or even a member of the IRA were a prominent part of how he was demonised. But there was little discussion of the context for the IRA campaign or the left’s attitude.

Review: Struggle or Starve

Pat Stack reviews Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast's 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots by Seán Mitchell, arguing that this look into Northern Ireland's forgotten past has...

#GE2017: How can Corbyn win?

Pat Stack untangles a tumultuous time for Labour, arguing there is only one way for Corbyn to win.

Obituary: Martin McGuinness

Pat Stack looks at the struggles which shaped Martin McGuinness and calls out the double-standards of the British Establishment's response to his death. The death of Martin...

Video: Old jumpers – New politics?

What does Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party mean for the wider movement?

Corbyn: big opportunities for the left as anti-austerity hits the mainstream

The importance of Jeremy Corbyn's success can't be overestimated, writes Pat Stack. It means we can argue for socialist politics in a way that's not been...

The revolting establishment

Pat Stack reviews two recent books trying to get to grips with changing the world: Russell Brand's Revolution, and Owen Jones' The Establishment

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Extraction of raw materials could rise 60% by 2060 – and making mining ‘greener’...

Gareth Dale debunks the notion that mass extraction of minerals is necessary for an ecologically sustainable society.

What it means to say Trump will govern like a fascist

Many Democrats argue that Trump is a fascist and demand that the Left subordinate everything to the call to resist him, but we have to organise against the rise of authoritarianism.

The Post Office scandal is typical of today’s Britain

"The light in this darkness is that people are standing up and demanding justice."

The Tory meltdown continues

Rachel Iboraii celebrates the Tories’ latest by-election losses and looks at what this tells us about the prospects for the upcomin general election.

Toward decolonisation: the struggle for Palestine today – interview with Tareq Baconi

Spectre Journal interviewed Tareq Baconi, author of Hamas Contained, about 7 October, Israel’s genocide, and the state of the Palestinian resistance and its implication for the region and world.

Stand with Gaza: Palestine solidarity reports round-up

rs21 members round up some Palestine solidarity events that happened over the last week.

Highlights

rs21 – the first ten years

For the tenth anniversary of the launch of rs21, Jonny Jones reflects on a decade of activity, our ups and downs, challenges and achievements, and considers our hopes for the future.

Palestine 101: A century of Palestinian resistance

Shireen Akram-Boshar discusses the history of Palestinian resistance to colonialism.

Into the abyss: On the Argentinian elections.

As Argentina lurches to the right, Adam Fabry analyses the rise of Javier Milei

What’s going on in Unite? | Part 1

Unite activist Raymond Morell assesses Sharon Graham's leadership of the union. Part 1.

Hope amid the horror: Palestinian resistance after Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and its repercussions for resistance to occupation and imperialism.
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‘Troublemakers at Work’: Why trade unions need a militant rank-and-file

'Troublemakers' brought trade unionists and activists together to discuss the importance of a militant rank-and-file.