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Apocalypse postponed: the oil price crash two years on

The world of hydrocarbons is still driven by the same speculative greed and climate crisis disregard as ever.

Sherrl Yanowitz: 1942 – 2016

Jonny Jones looks back on the life of a tireless fighter against injustice and for a better world. Sherrl's funeral will take place tomorrow, 1 July,...

Junior Doctors Strike: round-up from picket lines

Today Junior Doctors were on strike against changes to their contracts that will be bad for doctors, patients and the whole NHS. Despite the...

3 ways to build the social movement in Britain after Corbyn’s victory

Jonny Jones discusses how Jeremy and his supporters, whether they are inside or outside the Labour Party, could help to build a social movement that...

As Middle East goes nuclear, climate change goes critical. Part 2: Saudi Arabia

Here we publish the second part of Brian Parkin's article, where he looks at Saudi Arabia's own nuclear ambitions, and an emerging reconfiguration of...
Still from Mad Max: Fury Road

Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

This revival of a thirty-year old franchise is a great action movie with women at its centre, writes Jonny Jones. It's been 30 years since the...

Report: rs21 national meeting

On the weekend of 10th-11th January, rs21 held its 4th national meeting, one year after its founding in January 2014. It was attended by over...

Review: (Still) The Enemy Within

Just out on DVD, (Still) The Enemy Within is an ideal Chirstmas gift, one that offers us a glimpse at the past but also...

The elephant is political

"Anti-politics" has become a phrase widely used to describe the state of politics today. Here, Colin Barker examines what 'politics' meant for Marx and what it means for revolutionaries today.

Gaza solidarity from Salford to Sydney

Estelle Cooch reports: Many were astonished by the size and speed with which the Gaza protests emerged last week. The recent crisis has been a turning...

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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.

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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.