Doing politics differently: Kingsley Abrams in Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Graham Campbell interviews Kingsley Abrams, who left the Labour party at the beginning of this year, about his departure from Labour and the history of autonomous Black sections movement of which he is and...

#BBCdebate: a political earthquake is about to happen in Scotland

Neil Davidson continues analysis from last night's debate I agree with Jonas about the weaknesses in Sturgeon's presentation over defence and the "economic" argument for migration, where she went into "stateswomen" mode. Other than that...

Politics in the age of austerity: from above or below?

Neil Davidson, in an article originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine discusses the disintegration of social democracy and the impasse of the revolutionary left  In 1976, Perry Anderson, then editor...

#BBCdebate: win for the Nationalists and Greens, demolition for Miliband

Jonas Liston shares his thoughts coming out of tonight's leader's debate 1) Farage was isolated and snowed under by the dominance of the left in the debate. However, even though his central, racist focus on...

Stealing the election

Dan Swain argues we can't let the Tories steal another 5 years Who's going to win the General Election? The simple answer is nobody. Under the first past the post system, to really 'win' a party...

Dundee porters on strike against low pay

Mike A reports from the hospital porters' strike in Dundee. On the wall of the Medical Library at Ninewells hospital in Dundee, there is a poem by Michael Rosen. It's a fine tribute to all...

Labour – what are they good for?

Amy Gilligan asks what it means for people to support Labour today and what is happening to this support? This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine One of...

rs21 magazine Spring 2015 launches tomorrow

The Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine will be launching at our event for International Women's day 50 Shades of Struggle: Women and the New Social Movements taking place at LSE tomorrow (Wednesday 11...

Reject the deal – restart the strikes

Mark Boothroyd, a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, on why health workers should restart the strikes for the sake of the NHS. This was originally posted on Mark's blog. See also the Health Worker...

The Magpie: Can we get a political voice?

In a new column, The Magpie discusses working class political representation The feeling that working class people in Britain have no effective political voice was everywhere even before Syriza won. It is shared by followers of...