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Selling Brazil – review of Dave Zirin’s “Brazil’s Dance with the...

Ruth Lorimer reviews Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics and the Fight for Democracy by Dave Zirin, published by Haymarket...

A journey through utopian landscapes: Last Futures – review

Ruth Lorimer reviews Douglas Murphy's new book Last Futures: Nature, Technology, and the End of Architecture Douglas Murphy's Last Futures is a fascinating journey through the...

Local campaigns join forces to protest against the government’s Housing Bill

Ruth Lorimer reports from Saturday's housing demo in central London. (pictures copyright Jim Aindow Photography – used with permission) Around 1,000 people marched to...

Housing and the right to the city

The right to the city is just as important as the right to housing, argues Ruth Lorimer This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015...

Struggles, but not yet a movement: Response to Graham Campbell

Ruth Lorimer responds to Graham Campbell's article 'The Assault on London Housing Rights,' arguing the current struggles need to be expanded and deepened to...

The struggle for housing

rs21 members and supporters will be joining the London March for Homes tomorrow. The march is assembling in Shoreditch and Elephant and Castle, and...

Hundreds demand justice over gender and caste violence

Ruth Lorimer reports from a demonstration in London earlier this week demanding justice for women raped and murdered in India. Several hundred people, mostly Indian women from...

Taking control of the future of the city

What are cities? How do they work? Ruth Lorimer asks basic questions that outline a fresh Marxist approach to grasping what neoliberal capitalism is doing to our...

#M2013: Judith Orr on the definition of class

Judith argued that capitalism is always in flux, constantly revolutionising the means of production, but that exploitation of the majority by the minority remains the core of the system.

Towards a Marxist analysis of rape

Ruth Lorimer and Shanice McBean have written an important article outlining some initial thoughts updating the Marxist view on rape.

Latest articles

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‘Solidarity is a stream of sparks’: interview with an antifascist political prisoner

'We are not alone, we are together, and we will win': An interview with Russian antifascist political prisoner Ilya Shakursky.

Can one person change the world?

Jack P writes about the value and limitations of two films, First Reformed and Woman at War, from an emerging genre of environmentalist lone warrior films.
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Cultural Marxism? A review of The Dialectics of Art

Ian Birchall reviews The Dialectics of Art, a new work by John Molyneux.
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Combatting unsafe workplaces: an interview with Janet Newsham

Every workplace is a Covid frontline, as employers try to force workers into unsafe situations. We interviewed Janet Newsham of the Hazards Campaign, which is fighting back.
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Next steps in the fight for safe schools

The government's retreat on school closures won't last forever. Education workers need to go on the offensive.
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Let them starve – food and class in Tory Britain

The Tories and their cronies will let working-class children starve. We don't just need food for all – we need to take over the food system.

Highlights

Poland’s feminist uprising

Women in Poland are making their own cause for hope by taking the streets. rs21 spoke with several feminist activists in Polish union Inicjatywa Pracownicza about the recent wave of feminist strikes and protests.
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What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.

Fortress Europe after Moria

After Moria burned to the ground, a new camp was quickly built to replace it. We interviewed Chloe Haralambous and Michalis Poulimas about events on the ground and what they mean for the EU border regime.
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Global fever

The Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of the approaching climate catastrophe. Andreas Malm's electrifying new book looks at both these crises and asks what we'll need to do to face them down.
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Interview: Organised and disorganised labour in the Belarus uprising

Siarhei Biareishyk speaks to rs21 about the uprising in Belarus following the falsified re-election of Aliaksandr Lukashenka on 9 August 2020.
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Interview: Beirut blast exposed a global system

Rima Majed spoke to rs21 about the blast that devastated Beirut in the context of an existing political and economic crisis.