Football with and against Neo-Liberalism

With the World Cup hours away from kick off, Nathan Bolton reflects on how football's flashpoints can have a wider political resonance. Originally published here. I often feel I'm in a very small minority on...

Hundreds demand justice over gender and caste violence

Ruth Lorimer reports from a demonstration in London earlier this week demanding justice for women raped and murdered in India. Several hundred people, mostly Indian women from across the UK, demonstrated outside the Indian High Commission on...

Candles in the night: Vigil in Hong Kong commemorates Tiananmen Square

Sue Sparks reports on the vigil held in Hong Kong 25 years after Tiananmen Square.

A view from Rio: “The World Cup now pervades every serious political dispute taking...

The World Cup kicks off in Brazil next week. Last year's Confederations Cup saw huge protests and confrontations with the Police, directed at the corruption and vast public spending which surrounds the event. One...

What can the British left learn from Podemos?

Adria Porta Caballe asks how a change in language and approach took the fledgling Spanish party Podemos to be a surprise of the European elections In the Spanish left we had been saying for a long time...

Solidarity Call from Brazil Trade Union

rs21 has been approached by the Brazilian trade union federation CSP-Conlutas with the following message for solidarity on the eve of the World Cup, which we are happy to share. Please send solidarity messages and...

Thousands rally in Belfast and Derry to protest against rising tide of racism

(report by Matt Williamson, picture by Aisling Gallagher) Some 4,000 people gathered in Belfast city centre last Saturday to protest at escalating levels of hate crime and increasing racist rhetoric in mainstream politics. A similar...

25 de Abril, Sempre! Portugal 40 years after the Revolution

Mark Bergfeld speaks on the legacy of Portugal's revolution of 1974, and its relevance to today's struggles against austerity.

London Gezi supporters mark one year since rising against neoliberalism in Turkey

Nathan Bolton reports: I was on the way for a pint on Saturday when I stumbled across a protest at Finsbury Park, north London, organised by a group called London Gezi. They are supporters of the...

Report on solidarity picket for Ukrainian miners

Jan Ladziński reports on a solidarity picket outside the London HQ of the oligarchs who are refusing to pay Ukrainian miners a decent wage. On Friday afternoon there was a solidarity picket outside the offices...