What’s to be done now? A review of Paul Le Blanc’s Unfinished Leninism

Jonas Liston reviews an essential collection of essays on Lenin and Leninism today (photo of Paul Le Blanc by Alex Bainbridge) The difficult experiences of the revolutionary left recently have led many to question core aspects of...

Historical Materialism 2014: Getting somewhere better?

The winners of the 2013 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize, Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, gave their award lecture on 7 November, as part of the Historical Materialism conference. They had been awarded the...

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

The Syrian Revolution struggles on

Following a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, Mark Boothroyd argues the reputation of socialist organisations has been seriously damaged by their failure to stand alongside Syrians who have continued fighting for freedom in terrible conditions. Mark...

Review: Capitalism and Theory

A collection of the writings of Mike Kidron casts light on the heterodox Marxist economist and the revolutionary socialist organisation he once belonged to, writes Brian Parkin.

Ten Years on From Make Poverty History

Pete Cannell reflects on being involved in the large protests around the Make Poverty History campaign and the G8 Alternatives that took place in Scotland 10 years ago. This is part of a new...

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...

Moving the centre: The Marxist squatters and the populist mayor

Joe Hayns interviews the organisers of a 'House of the People' who are facing similar questions in Naples.

Scaffolding struggle: what is a revolutionary media?

Why do we write? And what for? Amy Gilligan thinks through why we use publications, and what a 'revolutionary' media could mean. Where there are people calling themselves revolutionaries, you can be reasonably sure that...

A statement on the centenary of the October Revolution

rs21 celebrates the Revolution as a high-water mark in human history.