Assata Shakur: the world’s most dangerous woman?

Estelle Cooch reports on a lively launch of Assata Shakur's autobiography at the recently opened Black Cultural Archives in Brixton It may be forty years since Assata Shakur, still the FBI's most wanted woman, went...

David Widgery: “Why do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts”

For Valentine's Day we are reposting an article about love and sex under capitalism, by the activist and journalist David Widgery (1947-1992). Written in 1972, this piece was first published by Oxford Left Review in the October...

Rennard and the culture of sexism

Estelle Cooch writes on the Rennard scandal and its lessons The Liberal Democrat party inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Christopher Rennard – and how it ended – have been headline news for...

“Shoot As Well As Cook”: the Black Panther Party, sexism and the struggle today

We need to remember the contributions of black women to past struggles if we're to take forward the fight for justice today, writes Shanice McBean. Black women are at the forefront of the struggle that has emerged...

Review: Lean Out

Kate Bradley reviews Dawn Foster's Lean Out (Repeater Books, 2016), a book that challenges the liberal feminism promoted by Sheryl Sandberg's business advice book, Lean In.  Lean Out was a book that needed to be written....

rs21 IWD meeting: No More Blurred Lines

Watch the video from rs21's event 'No More Blurred Lines: sexism and exploitation in the neoliberal era' organised for International Women's Day 2014.

Protest against Spain’s anti-abortion bill: 7pm, Friday 27 June, London SW1X 8SB

Abortion rights are under attack in the Spanish state. The right wing government wants to make abortion illegal in all but very restricted circumstances. This is the most fundamental attack on women's rights in a European...

Review: The Imperial Radch trilogy

Amy Gilligan reviews Ann Leckie's series of SciFi novels, set in a post-gender galaxy. Recently I found myself racing through Anne Leckie's excellent Imperial Radch trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Mercy and Ancillary Sword. It's a great...

AUDIO: My body, my choice

In a discussion held at rs21's September 2018 National Meeting, Kate Bradley introduces pro-choice activist Maev McDaid (3:40) and transfeminist Joni Cohen (17:50) on reproductive rights and freedoms for cis and trans women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6znZ1vOnY The recent referendum...

Leslie Feinberg: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist”

The 15th November 2014 saw the death of Leslie Feinberg. Hir partner wrote in hir obituary that zie was an 'anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist'. Lois JC tracks hir life,...