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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

Photo shows protestors rallying round a speaker outside NHS england and Elephant and Castle underground station at the demonstration on 4 December 2021, called by transgender action block.

A huge step forward for trans protest in Britain

rs21's Charlotte Powell reports on a demonstration outside NHS England and explains why it is a hugely important moment in the struggle for trans liberation in Britain.
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.

COVID Omicron: The case for vaccine justice

The new Omicron variant is the result of the racist and profiteering vaccine policy of the Tory government, writes rs21 member Graham Checkley.
A picture of seaglass washed up on the beach.

Patient Humans and other poems

Leila Platt writes on experiences of mental health treatment, Covid and power in 'Patient Humans' and other poems.
Cartoon shows Boris Johnson as emperor Nero playing the lyre while the world burns

From Nero to Net Zero

Boris Johnson's classical references are a window onto how he will deal with climate breakdown, writes Gareth Dale.
Placards. Chalk on wall reads: staff deserve fair pay & pensions

Strikes coming in Higher Education?

Grant Buttars discusses the UCU ballot results and prospects for action.

Highlights

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,
Ethiopian dried river bed

Lessons from the IPCC report for socialists

Gus Woody looks at the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and discusses just how thoroughly it vindicates the basic principles revolutionary socialists have been arguing for years.