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Image shows april 1974 issue of rank and file paper 'the Building Worker'. Headline reads 'CRISIS THREATENS NEW LAYOFFS', second headline reads 'MAKE LABOUR FREE THE JAILED PICKETS. Tell Wilson Do not let our brothers rot in prison.'

What is the rank and file strategy?

Transcript of a talk that rs21 member Ray M gave on the rank and file strategy as part of a Notes from Below panel at The World Transformed in Brighton.

What’s at stake in the Unite election?

We have to develop a strategy that challenges the status quo in Unite, and that means taking a different road to the official left.

Anti-racism and rebuilding union strength

Liverpool dockers fought a valiant campaign in the 1990s to defend their jobs from an anti-union crackdown. Now they are rebuilding their union with fighting and internationalist traditions.

Obituary: Neil Davidson, 1957–2020

Neil Davidson, who died on 3 May 2020, was a socialist militant and the foremost Scottish intellectual of his generation. Obituary by Raymond Morrell.
An empty hospital corridor.

The Scottish government needs to defy Johnson’s Tories and act independently...

Ray M argues that the Scottish government must break with Westminster in order to tackle the Covid-19 crisis appropriately.
Redcar blast furnace

The Brexit election – from revenge to resistance

Both sides of the establishment want to bury the legacies of struggle in the communities that abandoned Labour in the 2019 General Election. The left cannot afford to do the same.

How capital is reshaping the battleground of class war

Kim Moody's new book seeks to rethink our understanding of capitalism today, and how workers can respond.
Trident Unite renewal

The wrong red line: why Unite needs a change on Trident

Ray M argues that Unite members should support Ian Allinson's anti-Trident, pro-diversification candidacy for the post of General Secretary. On Monday (27 March) Unite members start to...

revolutionary reflections | For Another Europe (Part 2) The European Social...

With Brexit the EU has never been a more controversial and critical issue for left political strategy. In the second of a two part...

revolutionary reflections | For Another Europe (Part 1)

With Brexit the EU has never been a more controversial and critical issue for left political strategy. In the first of a two part...

Latest articles

Striking back against the Tories

As a strike wave grows over pay and working conditions, we analyse workplace struggles and how they can be built further.
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Climate Camp Scotland unites climate, migrant and workers’ struggles

Climate Camp Scotland saw hundreds of climate and community activists gather to discuss the practice and theory of fighting for climate justice.

Hating capitalism more than The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto is one of the cornerstones of Marxism. Neil Rogall celebrates a compelling new account of its importance today by author and...
Image shows two people in front of Parliament holding signs that read "Code Red for Humanity: Ten More Years - Will Crops Grow?' and 'Trees Need Rights Too! Make ecocide a crime!'

Can ‘green laws’ stop climate change?

As environmental campaigners turn to the law to stop climate change, barrister David Renton argues legal challenges and ‘green laws’ alone cannot guarantee the massive change we need.
Trans+ Pride March, central London, September 2020

The right-on-right battle behind the ‘war on woke’

The 'war on woke' scapegoats trans people and migrants - but also reflects deep divisions on the right.
Stikers and suppoeters at King's Cross, London

Rail strikers win widespread support – but not from Labour

Trade unionists support rail workers' picket lines - but Labour MP Sam Tarry is sacked for attending one.

Highlights

Striking back against the Tories

As a strike wave grows over pay and working conditions, we analyse workplace struggles and how they can be built further.
Trans+ Pride March, central London, September 2020

The right-on-right battle behind the ‘war on woke’

The 'war on woke' scapegoats trans people and migrants - but also reflects deep divisions on the right.

Mad Pride campaigns for psychiatric abolition

Hundreds gathered to oppose abuse of psychiatric patients, celebrate Mad culture, and call for psychiatric abolition.
Marchers on TUC protest with "pay should match inflation" placard

Five reasons why pay rises don’t cause inflation

The real causes are global factors like Covid and the war in Ukraine – as well as corporate profiteering.
Rally at end of TUC march, plus book cover

‘If you want to organise at work, buy this book’

Organising at work can rebuild working-class power. In his forthcoming book, long-time activist Ian Allinson explains how it's done.
Health worker carries placard reading "Heroes shouldn't have to use food banks"

NHS in crisis – fightback on pay can help save it

Health campaigner Gill George analyses the crisis facing the NHS – both nationally and in Shropshire, where she lives – and the campaigns to fight back.