Racism, austerity and revolution: rs21 north London meeting

Watch the rs21 meeting in Tottenham featuring Estelle (rs21), Bianca (Left Unity), Jennifer (Justice for Mark Duggan) and Bat (rs21), including discussions and summary.

The upturn/downturn debate: an introduction

Ian A summarises a debate on the development of capitalism since 1968, and how this has impacted the working class and its struggles, in a attempt to address the question of what revolutionaries should do.

Ukraine: four points in response to Chris Nineham

Acknowledging Russia's imperialism has consequences for our understanding of national liberation movements.

Profit: A numbers game, but shit don’t add up somehow

By learning about surplus value, or profit, we see how capitalism exploits and appropriates, allowing the rich to get richer and the poor to become immiserated.

What does it mean to be a revolutionary socialist in the 21st century?

Amy Gilligan and Jonas Liston introduce and reply to a discussion on "What does it mean to be a revolutionary socialist in the 21st century?" for Manchester rs21 on 15 March 2014.

Shit Does Not Just Happen: an introduction to historical materialism

The materialist conception of history can be used to understand recent events and shows us how ordinary people, the exploited and the oppressed, can make history.

Joel Geier on Zinoviev v Lenin

Joel Geier from Chicago, in a piece originally written for the ISO, argues that the distortions inflicted upon the Bolsheviks by Zinoviev fatally weakened the party prior to Stalin's coup de grace.

What do we mean by… uneven and combined development?

Neil Davidson continues an rs21 series on the fundamentals of our political tradition by looking at uneven and combined development.

What might constitute a Marxist philosophical canon?

Selective readings of Marxist theory that favour "guides to action" can lead to a skewed and unhelpful understanding of Marxist ideas

What do we mean by… class?

Terry Wrigley takes a look at the Marxist concept of class, in the first of an rs21 series on the fundamentals of our political tradition.