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Reflections on the Manchester bombing vigil

Colin Wilson reflects on the vigil in Manchester after the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

A note on intersex and transgender issues

Colin Wilson provides a 101 on trans and intersex people's lives and struggles.

A response to John Molyneux on sexuality

Colin Wilson’s reply to John Molyneux’s views on sexuality and human nature has been published on the ISJ website.

#M2013: Sarah Creagh on raunch culture

Colin Wilson reports on a session at Marxism 2013 on new kinds of sexism.

The pandemic lays bare a government out of its depth

How did Boris Johnson's government so quickly lose its grip?

Waltham Forest Pride: we can’t arrest our way to liberation

Police protection for LGBT people may be a mark of social progress - but liberation does not come from getting the cops on side

Beyond taking sides on No Outsiders

To understand the controversy about LGBT lessons in schools, we need to understand the oppression of both LGBT people and the Muslim community.

Favourites of 2018: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend the music, films, books, exhibitions and TV they discovered in 2018.

With love and solidarity; with sadness and rage

Over 100 people gathered under the Cable Street mural for a vigil for Pittsburgh on Sunday 28 October. Contributions from Colin Wilson and Taisie...

Mobilise for trans equality now

A planned reform that simplifies how trans people gain recognition of their gender has sparked a wave of attacks on trans people, and not only from the right.

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Ravenscraig

Post-war to post-industrial Scotland

Successive British governments have restructured the Scottish economy in damaging ways. Now we need a radical plan for a de-carbonised and independent Scotland.

Failing system

When it comes to delivering an education system without exams the government has flunked the test.
Protests in November last year (Lebanese independence day)

‘It is time for rage’

The disastrous explosion in Beirut on 4 August has opened a new phase in Lebanon's revolutionary upheaval
Nurses protest over pay in London

Thousands march in first move of NHS pay battle

A wave of actions by NHS workers opens the door for a major struggle against austerity and poverty pay

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

Thinking about rebellion: Keegan O’Brien reflects on the threads that connect the Stonewall Riots to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

Artivists at Work 2

More from Artivists at Work: resisting NHS cuts, unsafe school reopenings and the gendered impacts of Covid-19.

‘White Terror’ in Hong Kong

The postponement of elections in Hong Kong has more to do with Beijing’s fear of the democracy movement than public health concerns.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eileen Cook highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

Hearts and stomachs

Last week's vote on the Trade Bill showed how the callous disregard for human life and food safety that Upton Sinclair exposed in his classic novel The Jungle is as relevant as ever.

Highlights

Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

Not one more of us will be sacrificed

rs21 members argue that deaths and job losses are not inevitable and that as we can’t rely on government or employers, we will have to rely on each other to fight for our lives and our livelihoods.

Video: Capitalism is the virus

Video: Brendan Montague looks at how capitalism, colonialism, ecological devastation co-evolved and at what we can do to cure our societies and our planet.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.