Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin’s race problem

David Renton reviews the latest opportunistic attempt to make sense of the resurgence of reactionary politics in the West.

Review: Ukraine and the Empire of Capital

Nick Evans finds much of interest in Yuliya Yurchenko's analysis of Ukraine's recent history.

Welcome to The Jungle

Colin Revolting and his son were moved to tears by the new play The Jungle, currently showing at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End.

Review: A Party with Socialists in It

Simon Hannah’s book about the history of the Labour left can help us think through what strategies the left should adopt

Review: The Young Karl Marx

How far is it possible for a film to bring to life the ideas, energy and humanity of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Mark Winter enjoys...

Socialism in One Factory?

Ian Birchall reviews Opening the Gates: The Lip Affair, 1968-1981
David Widgery book review

It Moves!

Barnaby Raine finds much to admire in Against Miserabilism, a new edition of writings by the late socialist author David Widgery

Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of...

Favourites of 2017: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend their favourite music, films, books and TV of 2017, including Get Out, Fighting Fascism and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, and...

Review: Young Marx

The new play Young Marx is an affectionate and funny account of Karl Marx's early life as an impoverished émigré in Victorian London, says Keith McKenna. The revolution will...

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A brief history of the Teddy Boys

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Labour split: meet the gang of seven

At long last, the new centrist party is here. Meet the seven Blairite relics promising to #ChangePolitics.

‘We are not going to let our world be ruined’

Laura Di Chiara and her school-friends joined the climate strike today and it was much bigger than they expected.

The story of the LA teachers’ strike

Jesse Hagopian talks to LA teacher Gillian Russom about how the teachers in Los Angeles organised, what they won, and what it means for wider education struggles in the USA.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

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

Rape culture and the neoliberal university

Warwick University's response to sexism, racism and rape culture on campus has been appalling but sadly predictable, writes Warwick graduate Rachel Jones.

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

Breakthrough for striking rail guards

Striking rail guards have forced a major climb-down from the Northern rail franchise, but questions remain over what will happen next.

Anti-imperialist resistance against the coup

"From our many different countries, we will join in united anti-imperialist actions to condemn this attempted coup in Venezuela."

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

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.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

Alan Sears, a socialist activist based in Toronto, spoke to Hazel Croft about sexuality, sexual coercion and consent, and the possibilities for sexual liberation today.