Jim Murphy’s election: a death sentence for Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. That he was even a candidate for the job, writes Pete Cannell, shows...

Historical Materialism 2014: Migration, the Labour Market and Social Reproduction

The second of three articles by UNITE union activist Ian Allinson, reporting from four very useful sessions on learning the North American Labour movement...

Parliament votes to recognise Palestine: what is going on?

Neil Rogall takes a closer look at this week's symbolic decision by MPs. On Monday night, 13 October, a remarkable vote took place in the British...
Clapton pier

Why Labour should be worried about Clacton

Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses UKIP's success in Thursday's two by-elections. One of the peculiarities of mainstream political chatter is its tendency to seize on the unexpected and...

The People’s Assembly: Why you should march on Saturday

Dan Swain, of rs21 and active in Norfolk People's Assembly, argues why you should support Saturday's demonstration against austerity, and build the People's Assembly where you can.

Euro elections: consolidation on left and right

Anindya Bhattacharyya follows up his predictions for the Euro elections with analysis of the results. He argues that the problem isn't necessarily UKIP, but...

rs21 guide to the European elections: predictions and recommended votes

Anindya Bhattacharyya crunches the figures and predicts polarisation, with a right wing consolidation around UKIP and a left wing tussle between Labour and the...

Busting immigration myths

Immigration has dominated the discussion in the run up to the European elections on Thursday. Politicians and the media are happy to spread anti-migrant...

Tony Benn (1925–2014)

Ian Birchall looks back at the life of a genuine socialist who fought to the end: Tony Benn, who died today.

Unite halves affiliation to Labour

The move is a sign of the discontent within the unions caused by Labour's failure to stand up for workers and a reaction to the attacks on the union links by the Labour leadership.

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Refugee Lifeboat: Statement of intent

We work to provide direct practical and material solidarity with migrants, but also to wage a political struggle against the state, racism and imperialism.

Student bans and securitisation at KCL

Politically active students at KCL have been barred from entering campus without any justification. Read KCL Justice for Cleaners' statement here!

The diary of a Scottish Muslim woman after the Christchurch massacre

Tarrant’s racist ideas are sanctioned and practised by the very top of Western state structures, by far-right organisations and by sections of the media; he just put them into practice.

Global youth strikers: declare a climate emergency

From Mauritius to Manchester, young people around the world walked out of their schools and colleges on Friday 15 March, demanding action on climate change.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part III)

Part III of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines debates between advocates of ‘green Keynesian’ approaches and supporters of de-growth.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part II)

Part II of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines the relationship between capitalism and fossil fuels.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.
Bloody Sunday cover-up

Bloody Sunday prosecution: no justice, no peace

Not just one soldier, but the entire British state must be held to justice for its murderous record in the North of Ireland

Some deadlines can’t be extended…

Theresa May's deal has been rejected again and the Brexit deadlock continues. Meanwhile, the entire ruling class is running down the clock on an even more important issue.

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

Highlights

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.