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Music as a force for change: an interview with Redskins’ Martin Hewes

An interview with Martin Hewes of the Redskins, to some the true inheritors of the Clash's crown as the radical rockers

Rocking Against Racism and other irrational ideologies

The first Rock Against Racism carnival took place forty years ago, on April 30 1978.
#MeToo workers rights

Some reflections on #MeToo

While #MeToo has seen countless people speak out about sexual violence and harassment, it has also revealed difficulties in building the means of confronting them.

A Farewell to Omelas: remembering Ursula Le Guin

Writer Ursula Le Guin, who died on 22 January aged 88, overturned notions of what Science Fiction should be about.

The total Marx and the total theory of literature

A lost gem of Marxist aesthetic theory, out of print for over forty years.

Music helps us struggle for a better world

Amy Downham is inspired by a recent book about music and politics. I met Dave Randall a few years ago on an antiracism march. I had recently joined rs21 in search of reassurance that I wasn’t alone in...

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.

Through the looking glass darkly: a review of Blade Runner 2049

Science Fiction has a way of questioning our position in the world: by imagining the future we imagine the present. In this piece Jozef Doyle assesses the refraction of late capitalist society through Blade Runner 2019...

There is no revolution without love

The film Reds tells the story of John Reed and Louise Bryant's experiences of the Russian Revolution.

Reviewing BBC Radio 4’s coverage of the Russian revolution

Martin Crook analyses the presentation of the Russian revolution by the BBC, questioning the accuracy of a review that blames the revolution for the sins of Stalinism.