Why I’m not celebrating the fall of Keith Vaz

Colin Wilson argues that the manner of Keith Vaz's fall from grace is nothing for the left to rejoice in. I never thought I would feel the slightest sympathy for Keith Vaz. The parliamentary watchdog...

Yes to marriage equality in Ireland – an inspiration for battles to come

Irish socialist Jen O'Leary analyses the politics of the No and Yes campaigns, and argues that the Yes victory must be a step in the ongoing struggle for wider LGBTQ liberation.  We received Jen's article after the polls...

Eleanor Marx – Unrestrained by convention, unafraid to live her contradictions

The recent biography of Eleanor Marx shows she didn't just interpret the world but acted to change it, says Charlie Burton. 'Tussy is me', Karl Marx once said of his youngest daughter, Eleanor. For not...

50 years on from 1967 Abortion Act

Throughout the fifty years that the Act has been on the statute book pro-choice activists have had to repel repeated attempts to curtail its provisions.

Maternity Care in Crisis

What led to the unfolding scandal around maternity care in Shropshire?

The Future of Trans Politics

In some ways, the struggle for trans liberation is finally beginning to get the respect and recognition it deserves. Yet, as Kae Smith argues, none of this has been achieved without a fight, and a...

HM 2015: Social reproduction and intersectionality

The Historical Materialism conference that took place in London earlier this month continued important debates around social reproduction and intersectionality. Here, Colin Wilson introduces the concept of social reproduction and summarises the discussions that took place...

“Anyone could be a target”

Areej Ali-Al-ashhab is a full-time field coordinator at the Gender Initiative Program at the United Nations Relief Works Agency and a part-time English teacher at AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services) in Gaza City. In...
Female anti-fascist protesters

VIDEO: Ele Não! Brazilians protest Jair Bolsonaro

rs21 spoke to Brazilians protesting against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro as the country went to the polls for the first round of voting
Rabina Khan and supporters

Five reasons why tomorrow’s Tower Hamlets election matters

Rabina Khan would be a mayor for women and a mayor against austerity, writes Andrew Ward Tomorrow morning brings the mayoral election in Tower Hamlets. The two frontrunners are Labour's John Biggs and independent candidate Rabina...