The easiest rig to stop is the first one

The protectors in Kirby Misperton know they are on the frontline. They are determined to stop the frackers, using direct action if necessary.

One year, one minute, four photographers

Protest photographs from 2016 actions by Steve Eason, Jim Aindow, John Geoffrey Walker and Sherrl Yanowitz https://youtu.be/5VK0cvLejgQ
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Video: Jail Tony Blair

The much anticipated, and much delayed, Chilcot Inquiry is due to be published today. Jasveer Singh on why why rebuilding Iraq must start with jailing Tony Blair.

Fortress Europe: rs21 interviews Matt Carr

rs21's Kate B interviews Matt Carr, author of Fortress Europe: Inside the War on Immigration.

Voices against Trident – video from CND demonstration in London

On Saturday tens of thousands of people protested in central London to oppose the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system.

‘These cuts will not heal’ – student nurses march for bursaries

On Saturday 9 January, thousands of student nurses and their supporters marched on Downing Street to protest the government's proposal to replace current bursaries with loans.

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.
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Rolling coverage from Manchester anti-austerity demo

At least 85,000 people took part in today's anti-austerity protest at Tory Conference in Manchester, called by the People's Assembly and the TUC. 

Video: Old jumpers – New politics?

What does Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party mean for the wider movement?

The idea of revolution in the 21st century

Video of Neil Davidson and Colin Barker speaking on The Idea of Revolution in the 21st Century.

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It was Corbyn who brought down May

Anindya Bhattacharya reminds us where it all started to go wrong for Theresa May...

‘We will bring about change!’ #YouthStrike4Climate No.4

Young people have been striking again around the world for the climate. Year 11 student Junayd Islam reports on the climate strike in Cambridge.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

May’s last dance

Theresa May has announced that she will finally be leaving on 7 June. She has epitomised the 'nasty party' she once criticised.

Letter to Edith

Parenthood is full of uncertainties; of hopes and fears. The climate crisis amplifies all of this, and brings into focus the harsh realities and stark choices we face - as individuals and as a society. A poem by Rick Lighten.

Six flavours of milkshake for the European elections

With far right candidates standing in the upcoming European elections, here are some counter-arguments to help you persuade people to vote against Tommy Robinson and the far right.

Battling for the education we need

An open letter about the state of education from concerned grandmother Kes Grant of the anti-academisation campaign John Roan Resists.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 1

The first part of Colin Barker's essay looking at how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

Goodbye and good riddance to Gavin Williamson

It's worth re-visiting some of Gavin Williamson’s most unpleasant politics, just so we can briefly celebrate his political demise.

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revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.