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Corbyn rally in Ilsington

Disaster for May, opportunity for the left

Amy Gilligan and Colin Wilson offer an initial analysis of the June 2017 election results.

‘We save people not banks’: FBU pensions fight continues

Amy Gilligan spoke to Cameron Matthews, FBU Cambridgeshire Brigade Secretary on the picket lines at Cambridge fire station about the strike and supporting victimised FBU member Ashley Brown.

Capitalism and Crisis: Why vampires shouldn’t feed on themselves

Amy Gilligan explains how the contradictions at the heart of capitalism that mean that it is an inherently unstable system, prone to crises.

What does it mean to be a revolutionary socialist in the 21st century?

Amy Gilligan and Jonas Liston introduce and reply to a discussion on "What does it mean to be a revolutionary socialist in the 21st century?" for Manchester rs21 on 15 March 2014.

Craft, gender and politics

Why would a revolutionary socialist spend time knitting? Amy Gilligan writes on craft for production and pleasure.
More solidarity less precarity

UCU strikes: a fighting start

Eight days of strikes got off to a confident start across sixty Higher Education institutions today.

revolutionary reflections | Perspectives on the crisis

Today the world is gripped with a sense of crisis to a degree that is as a great as in living memory. In this...

Why is Donald Trump the president of the United States?

Amy Gilligan and Dominic Jones crunch the numbers to understand what happened in November's election in the United States To the surprise of most observers,...

rs21 Readers and Writers recommend 2016, part 2

In the second part of our readers and writers' reviews of art which has moved them in 2016 we present theatre, film, music and...

Understanding the US elections – some things to read

After a period of time that seems as long as a geological eon, today is finally election day in the US. While we wait...

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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.