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 Raoul Peck's new film. Raoul Peck, the director, studied Marx for...

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 history, but for me it’s absolutely the beginning. It’s point...

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 many more. Sachin Croker recommends Get Out (Blumhouse Productions) Black photographer Chris...

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 be fun, at least if playwrights Richard Bean and Clive...

Music helps us struggle for a better world

Amy Downham is inspired by a recent book about music and politics. I met Dave Randall a few years ago on an antiracism march. I had recently joined rs21 in search of reassurance that I wasn’t alone in...