revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 1

The relationship between the state and capital is a major problem in Marxist theory. In the first of a three part series Colin Barker investigates how Marxists have addressed this question.

Climate change: it’s going to take a revolution

Watch rs21's video on why the obstacles to solving the problem of climate breakdown are intrinsic to our capitalist system.

Stuart Hall on Gramsci – does it help us to understand the current period?

Mark Winter looks back at Stuart Hall's article Gramsci and Us, first published in 1988, and finds a piece that we can usefully use to understand the current period First things first: Stuart Hall is...

Occupy Poughkeepsie: “mass politics will never be limited to New York City and the...

Five years ago, in autumn 2011, Occupy camps sprung up across the US and internationally. American socialist Bill Crane took part in Occupy Poughkeepsie in New York State. rs21 spoke to Bill about is...

World War One: The main enemy was at home

Today marks 100 years since the Serbian campaign  that started World War One. Here we republish the Spartacus League's illegal anti-war leaflet from May 1915. Its author  Karl Liebknecht was the most famous anti-war figure in Germany,...

US elections: “Bernie has suddenly given all of us a national stage”

Continuing our series of interviews with socialists in the US discussing the upcoming elections, we spoke to Nivedita Majumdar, Sanders supporter and secretary of the Professional Staff Congress, the faculty and Staff union of...

Paul Le Blanc replies to Ian Birchall on Lenin and Leninism

Paul Le Blanc, author of Unfinished Leninism, has replied to Ian Birchall's discussion article on Leninism over at SocialistWorker.org. In an article titled Leninism, No? Paul sets out "a sense of what I mean...

‘Quite an experience’, Blade Runner, Marxism and Postmodernity

With the theatre release of Blade Runner 2049, Red Wedge Magazine have given rs21 permission to republish an interview with Matthew Flisfeder author of Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner (2017). The original interview was...
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The Brexit election – from revenge to resistance

Both sides of the establishment want to bury the legacies of struggle in the communities that abandoned Labour in the 2019 General Election. The left cannot afford to do the same.

revolutionary reflections | From the War on Drugs to Black Lives Matter: exposing the...

 The war on drugs has played a significant part in the creation of the prison-industrial complex that has condemned the lives of millions of Black Americans. In this article for Black History Month Laura...