Capitalism and Crisis: Why vampires shouldn’t feed on themselves

Amy Gilligan explains how the contradictions at the heart of capitalism that mean that it is an inherently unstable system, prone to crises.

Memoirs of a revolution: Portugal 1974

On the 25th April 1974, against every expectation, a revolution broke out in Portugal. On the 40th Anniversary, Brian Parkin recalls what it was like for a young British engineering worker, arriving in the...

Neil Davidson on the evolution of the Scottish independence question

Historian and socialist activist Neil Davidson's recent Radical Philosophy article "Yes: a non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence" has prompted questions about how his (and the SWP's) position on this question developed. He responded on...

Taking control of the future of the city

What are cities? How do they work? Ruth Lorimer asks basic questions that outline a fresh Marxist approach to grasping what neoliberal capitalism is doing to our urban spaces. Strands running through urban space Cities are inspiring and exciting...

Who was Blair Peach?

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the killing of Blair Peach by the police. David Renton looks back at Blair Peach's life as a poet, trade unionist and committed antifascist. Blair Peach was a 33...

‘The act of refusal’ – Some thoughts on revolution

Advertising has tried to appropriate the idea of 'revolution', yet it can't help but ring hollow whenever it does. Luke E looks at what revolution actually means, and how we build for it on a day-to-day basis. It...

rs21 political weekend: Revolutionary organisation and the working class

Charlie Hore writes: Just over 80 people made it to the final session of the rs21 political weekend, a session that was as much about demonstrating the breadth of the weekend as an attempt to...

rs21 Political Weekend: Social Movements and United Fronts Today

Rebecca Short writes: Colin Barker and Sølvi Goard's workshop on Social Movements and United Fronts Today tackled arguments that are key for anyone organising on the left. As the room started to fill, a video...

rs21 Political Weekend: How do we organise to change the world?

At the rs21 political weekend, one session followed the format of the BBC's Question Time. Panellists addressed the role of the revolutionary organisation and international politics.

rs21 Political Weekend: What is revolutionary leadership?

Caliban's Revenge discusses a session at the rs21 political weekend on the question of the role of 'leadership'.