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2020 in photos: reviewing a year of turbulence

Photo gallery: 2020 was a year of political tumult, despite the constraints placed by the pandemic on popular protest.

2019 – A year in protest pictures

We look back at the year 2019 with protest pictures by Steve Eason.

Photo report: XR October rebellion begins

Extinction Rebellion have begun an international fortnight of rebellion. Steve Eason reports on London #Day1.

Photo report: Trans+ Pride 2019

On 14 September, London saw its first ever Trans+ Pride. Photos by Steve Eason.

2018 in protest photos

Photographer Steve Eason looks back over the movements on the streets in 2018, from the anniversary of the Grenfell fire to the Extinction Rebellion bridge occupation

Far right humiliated in Cambridge

A far right demonstration in support of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (alias Tommy Robinson) in Cambridge only drew 17 people, while several hundred anti-fascists gathered to...

#MarchForOurLives solidarity draws thousands at US embassy

Thousands gather at the US Embassy in London to show solidarity with US teenagers demanding gun control

A last look back at 2017

This selection of photos sums up a year when austerity continued but thousands of people kept on fighting.

Images of Russia from liberation to oppression

Steve Eason reviews Red Star Over Russia and Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, both at Tate Modern.

A silent march for Grenfell, in pictures

A silent march to commemorate the Grenfell disaster. Photos by Steve Eason   Repeat marches are scheduled to take place on the 14th of each month.

Latest articles

Sketch of a raised fist.

Alba is a dead end

None of the main pro-independence parliamentary parties are capable of delivering an independent Scotland that puts the needs of working-class people first.
Nicolás Maduro at the funeral of Hugo Chávez in 2013.

Interview | Sanctions and ‘shock doctrine’ in Venezuela

In Venezuela, US sanctions are worsening a parlous economic situation and exacerbating a social crisis. What's the way forward?

Review | Sinews of War and Trade

Mykola Macke reviews an important book which bring together the history of development in the region with the parallel evolution of world shipping routes as the life-blood of world capitalism.
Mums & Nanas bloc at Kill the Bill protest in Bristol

‘We are peaceful, what are you?’: Bristol still marching against police powers

Bristol has been one of the major flashpoints in the protest movement against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, with demonstrations being violently suppressed by local police. Rosa Lee, an rs21 member in Bristol, reports on the latest demonstrations in the city.

Kill the Bill!

Tens of thousands took to the streets around the country over the Easter weekend to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. rs21 members who attended the protests report in pictures.
Siedlung Riedhof West

Revolutionary Reflections | New Frankfurt and the Housing Question

1920s Frankfurt, in the wake of the 1918 German Revolution, established integrated housing, healthcare and education that is still impressive today.

Highlights

An engraving depicting the 1871 revolt against French rule in the Kabylia region of Algeria

1871: the Commune and the Kabylia

Rosa Moussaoui recalls the uprising that swept colonised Algeria at the same moment that a Universal Republic was proclaimed in Paris

Remembering the Paris Commune

On the 150th anniversary of the instigation of the Paris Commune, rs21's Art Group presents a video project to commemorate the world's first working-class revolutionary government.
A painting of Parisian National Guard gathered in the open air during the winter of 1870

The Paris Commune: Order Reigns in Paris

A new translation of an article from Le Cri du peuple, the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune
Photo from an action against Elbit Systems showing two protesters sitting in a doorway in front of the weapons factory's graffitied door, which reads 'Shut Elbit Down'. Fake blood is poured across the steps in front of them, as well as a sign that reads 'Ouch'.

‘That’s the power of direct action’: an interview with Palestine Action

On Feb 1 2021, Palestine Action and XR North shut down the Elbit Systems factory in Oldham. rs21 spoke with Huda and Richard from Palestine Action about Elbit, Palestine and direct action tactics.
A pro-independence rally in Glasgow, January 2020.

Scotland, the left and independence

If the British state breaks up, will Scottish independence be a serious progressive change, or just a neoliberal reshuffle?

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.