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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

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

Thinking about rebellion: Keegan O’Brien reflects on the threads that connect the Stonewall Riots to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

Artivists at Work 2

More from Artivists at Work: resisting NHS cuts, unsafe school reopenings and the gendered impacts of Covid-19.

‘White Terror’ in Hong Kong

The postponement of elections in Hong Kong has more to do with Beijing’s fear of the democracy movement than public health concerns.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eileen Cook highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

Hearts and stomachs

Last week's vote on the Trade Bill showed how the callous disregard for human life and food safety that Upton Sinclair exposed in his classic novel The Jungle is as relevant as ever.
Protesters hold two banners reading 'Disband the Met, Shut detention centres, Black lives matter' and 'No justice, no peace, abolish the police'

Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition

Jiaqi Kang reports on East London rs21's meeting on police abolition.
Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Returning to campus after ‘lockdown’

As UK universities draw up plans for mass redundancies and reopening of campuses, the marketisation of Higher Education is now putting lives and livelihoods at risk.
Barbed wire above a metal fence

Resist Tory immigration plans

Zareen Taj and Mitch Mitchell look at the effects of the Tories' proposed new immigration system following Brexit.

Highlights

Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

Not one more of us will be sacrificed

rs21 members argue that deaths and job losses are not inevitable and that as we can’t rely on government or employers, we will have to rely on each other to fight for our lives and our livelihoods.

Video: Capitalism is the virus

Video: Brendan Montague looks at how capitalism, colonialism, ecological devastation co-evolved and at what we can do to cure our societies and our planet.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.