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Ideology drives maintenance grant cut

Amy Gilligan argues that neoliberal ideology is at the heart of the Tories' cutting of student maintenance grants A report this week from the Institute of Fiscal Studies shows that the government's plan to scrap...

Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in London

Amy Gilligan reports from yesterday's impressive anti-austerity demo. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through London from the Bank of England to Parliament Square yesterday on the "End Austerity Now" demonstration, organised by the People's Assembly....

Labour – what are they good for?

Amy Gilligan asks what it means for people to support Labour today and what is happening to this support? This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine One of...

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...

rs21 magazine Spring 2015 launches tomorrow

The Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine will be launching at our event for International Women's day 50 Shades of Struggle: Women and the New Social Movements taking place at LSE tomorrow (Wednesday 11...

Peace scarf “wraps up” MoD at anti-nuke protest

Amy Gilligan reports Thousands of people encircled the Ministry of Defence in London yesterday with a giant, pink knitted peace scarf. The "Wrap up Trident" protest was called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to...

8 things you need to know about the oil crash

Kate Deer, Amy Gilligan and Brian Parkin answer some of the key questions surrounding the recent crash in oil prices. Why has my petrol got much cheaper? Anyone who drives, or has passed a filling station...

On the march against police racism and violence: report from California

Protests against police violence and racism have continued all week in America, with the biggest marches on Saturday. rs21 member Amy Gilligan reports from California. Tens of thousands of people in cities across the US took to...

London protesters show solidarity with Ferguson, bringing traffic to a halt

Amy Gilligan reports from last night's #LondonToFerguson rally Around 2,000 protesters –  young, black and white, people of all genders, lead by women – raced through the streets of central London last night to demand justice for Michael Brown and...

Women in science and the sexist space shirt

As space probe Philae landed on comet 67P last week, a row erupted over a sexist shirt. Geophysicist Amy Gilligan looks at the under-representation of women in science – and how it...