Climate activism in the UK: Broadening, deepening, radicalising

As we prepare for an important conference on climate jobs and an international wave of climate demonstrations this weekend, Tabitha Spence takes a look at developments in the climate movement here in the UK. The...

Something’s going on in Scotland

Pat Smith, from the International Socialists Scotland and the Radical Independence Campaign in Edinburgh, makes a case for why socialists should support Scottish Independence (Originally published in the autumn 2014 issue of the rs21 magazine) Something...

Trafficking and sex work in Latin America: are women really being rescued?

Jessica Gutiérrez is a therapist working with survivors of sexual violence based in Buenos Aires. She describes how her experience of a brothel raid in Mexico radically altered her views on trafficking for sexual exploitation. (photo:...
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Trouble in Toryland as the referendum gets rocky

The possibility of Scottish independence has got our rulers in a tizzy, writes Anindya Bhattacharyya. What a weird week it's been. Monday night saw YouGov's announcement that its latest Scottish referendum poll had the Yes camp on...

The birth of Palestinian Resistance and the 1936 uprising

In the latest installment of Neil Rogall's series on the history of Palestine he looks at a long history of Palestinian resistance to occupation that culminated in the Arab revolt of 1936 1936 witnessed the beginning...

Groundhog day for the eurozone?

Estelle Cooch looks at whether the economic optimism pushed by politicians lives up to the headlines. First published in the autumn 2014 edition of the rs21 magazine. On the 14th August amidst much cheering from...

NUT executive passes up opportunity to join 14 October public sector strike

Andy N, an executive member of Birmingham NUT, writes in a personal capacity on a poor decision by the teaching union's national committee The National Union of Teachers (NUT) executive committee decided last Friday against...

On being comrades

On a night out drinking and suffering from the resulting inebriated disposition, Karl Marx and his friends Edgar Bauer and Wilhelm Liebkneckt started smashing up a number of street lanterns using a pile of...

The origins of the Iron Wall: Zionist settlers during the mandate

 In the third part of his series on Palestine Neil Rogall looks at the influx of the Zionist settlers and the politics that they developed In 1922 the British received a 'mandate' to govern Palestine from...
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New terror laws – nothing but racist propaganda

Civil liberties are eroded and Muslims scapegoated – and all without evidence writes Lois JC On Friday the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre or JTAC upped the UK's terror threat level to 'severe'. This...