Houston – a very capitalist disaster

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster". The misery of millions of people is down to capitalism in general and Trump in particular.

Ende Gelände – direct action against climate change

"We cannot seriously tackle climate change or provide global social justice without overcoming capitalism, its obsession with growth and its mechanisms of exploitation."

Petrocide: Hydrocarbons, Conflict and Climate Chaos

What lies at the deadly intersection of further imperialist carbon wars and the inexorable threat of catastrophic climate change?
Placard reads "There is no planet B"

revolutionary reflections | Climate Change and Migration in the age of...

How can we trace the interconnections between war, famine, pestilence and conquest that are being unleashed in a new form as the climate crisis unfolds?

Grangemouth: chronicle of a defeat foretold

The union machine has once more been reduced to crying foul and continues to pursue a fatally discredited partnership model of industrial peace and 'responsible' trade unionism.

Robber baron Ineos takes over Forties fields

Brian Parkin comments on the extension of chemical giant Ineos' control over the Scottish energy economy and calls for radical, democratic and green working class resistance.

‘End investment in fossil fuels’ occupation at King’s College London

Students at Kings College are occupying part of the Strand Campus in order to pressure management to divest from fossil fuels

‘Solidarity Saturdays’ see hundreds continue to fight against fracking

Ewa Barker reports on the continuing fight against fracking in Lancashire.
DJT, by Michael Vadon

What does Trump’s presidency mean for global climate change?

Bettina Trabant argues that Trump's disregard of climate change is yet another reason to oppose his presidency.

The easiest rig to stop is the first one

The protectors in Kirby Misperton know they are on the frontline. They are determined to stop the frackers, using direct action if necessary.

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Citizenship deprivation at the nexus of race, gender and geopolitics

Counter-terrorism policing functions to help further advance, harden and normalise the security state in the name of national security.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

A brief history of the Teddy Boys

The post war youth subculture that became the subject of a moral panic.

Labour split: meet the gang of seven

At long last, the new centrist party is here. Meet the seven Blairite relics promising to #ChangePolitics.

‘We are not going to let our world be ruined’

Laura Di Chiara and her school-friends joined the climate strike today and it was much bigger than they expected.

The story of the LA teachers’ strike

Jesse Hagopian talks to LA teacher Gillian Russom about how the teachers in Los Angeles organised, what they won, and what it means for wider education struggles in the USA.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Rape culture and the neoliberal university

Warwick University's response to sexism, racism and rape culture on campus has been appalling but sadly predictable, writes Warwick graduate Rachel Jones.

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

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revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

Alan Sears, a socialist activist based in Toronto, spoke to Hazel Croft about sexuality, sexual coercion and consent, and the possibilities for sexual liberation today.