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Leicester teachers strike against bullying

(Report and picture from Mike Thompson) More than 50 teachers at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester, took strike action on Tuesday 14 January as part...

“I was unable to eat” : food banks in Tory Britain

From the Kent International Socialists The sight of Tory MPs laughing at stories of hungry families during a debate on the use of food banks...

“Mark Duggan was executed. We still believe that.”

A wave of shock and fury swept across the country today as news broke that Mark Duggan’s inquest jury had delivered a verdict of “lawful killing”.

Egyptian socialists sentenced to two years in jail

Two leading activists with the Revolutionary Socialists in Alexandria, Egypt have been sentenced for defying anti-protest laws.

Open statement: Resignation from the SWP

The signatories to this statement can no longer remain members of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) following events at its annual conference on 13-15 December 2013.

Halloween strike: the mood on the picket lines

Here’s a round-up of mini-reports on today’s higher education strike, taken by comrades on phones and uploaded to social media.

“The politics of the SWP crisis” – a response

A response to the ISJ article by Charlie Kimber and Alex Callinicos is now up on the journal’s website. It is signed 18 journal board members.

Updates on International Socialism Journal 140

The latest edition of the International Socialism journal has been published and is available online.

To those arrested: my heart

Last Saturday’ anti-EDL demonstration in Tower Hamlets successfully kept the fascists out of the borough – but at a heavy cost. The police used powers under the Public Order Act to mass arrest anti-fascist protesters, journalists and even legal observers.

ISJ: Alex Callinicos on the left in Britain

Callinicos traces the crisis currently facing the Conservative party and argues that this is likely to lead to the Tories losing the next election.

Latest articles

Photo of protestors in the London demonstration as part of the Kill the bill day of action on 15 January 2022. Banners include Stop the War, the Revolutionary Communist Group, Extinction Rebellion, migrants welcome, and homemade placards.

Today’s #KilltheBill protests show that the fight against increased police powers will continue

Protests on the eve of the final House of Lords vote on the Police Crime and Sentencing bill are not a last-ditch effort but a warmup for the fight to come, writes Charlotte Powell.
Photo shows burning hobs on a gas stove, as gas prices are set to rise dramatically in 2022.

The cost-of-living crisis

With high inflation and a sharp rise in energy prices on the way, Ian Allinson argues that the cost-of-living crisis will shape British politics over the coming months.

Capitalism, debt and feminism

Kate Bradley reviews A Feminist Reading of Debt, finding an insightful account of the relationship between debt, gender, and capitalism, as well as examples of how to fight back against debt.
Photo shows placard reading 'shame on kellogs for using scabs' with a stencil of a rat

The Kellogg’s deal: not so grrrreat!

Joe Allen assesses the recent settlement of the eleven-week Kellogg's strike in the US.
Lenin reading a book

Revolutionary Reads – What books got us through 2021?

We asked rs21 members what they've been reading in 2021, whether new works of revolutionary theory, fiction, or old classics. These were some of...

The Downing Street parties

rs21's Graham Checkley argues that the fallout from the parties scandal is an opportunity for the left to turn up the pressure outside parliamentary politics. 

Highlights

Photo of protestors in the London demonstration as part of the Kill the bill day of action on 15 January 2022. Banners include Stop the War, the Revolutionary Communist Group, Extinction Rebellion, migrants welcome, and homemade placards.

Today’s #KilltheBill protests show that the fight against increased police powers will continue

Protests on the eve of the final House of Lords vote on the Police Crime and Sentencing bill are not a last-ditch effort but a warmup for the fight to come, writes Charlotte Powell.
Metabolic rift - photo shows monoculture timber forest in background with freshly cut tree trunks in foreground.

What do we mean by metabolic rift?

rs21 member Greg Peakin explains the concept of metabolic rift, and why it is an important tool for climate organising today. 
Cover image of Revolutionary Rehearsals

Extracts from Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age

On the possibility of socialist revolution and the tragedy of the Egyptian revolution.
Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence by Jane Holgate is available from Pluto Press from 20 August 2021.

How can unions rebuild power?

Ian Allinson reviews Jane Holgate’s new book, Arise! Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence, an exploration of why unions have failed to revitalise themselves.
Image of Sharon Graham with text 'let's get back to the workplace'

Sharon Graham wins stunning Unite victory

Graham recognises the need to focus on rebuilding workplace power to reverse union decline.

Kill The Bill: the day of action

rs21 members took part in a social media campaign as part of the #KillTheBill day of action against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Saturday 21 August 2021,