Tag: anti-war

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Obituary: Jean Dorothy Parkin, 1921-2018

Brian Parkin looks back at the life of his mother, Jean Dorothy Parkin, who passed away on 14th November.

The Old Lie

The First World War ended 100 years ago today, on 11 November 1918. Four years ago, Matthew Cookson looked at how poetry of the period reflected growing resistance to ruling class justifications for war....

The counterrevolution crushes Aleppo

The Syrian regime and its Russian ally are in the last barbaric stages of an onslaught against Aleppo. Below we republish Ashley Smith's analysis from the  SocialistWorker.org website in the US. THE COMBINED forces of Bashar...

Building an anti-war movement

Pete Cannell reflects on the debates surrounding Syria and suggests how we move forward. What should we say and do about Syria?  There's a debate on the left.  But in my view it's a debate that's...
Cover of rs21 "Unite against Trident" pamphlet, shows Trident launch

Unite Against Trident

Brian Parkin and Raymond M have written a new rs21 pamphlet taking on the arguments about Trident, the arms industry and diversification into socially useful production. The issue of Trident has proved to be massively...

Syria: Peace talks collapse, Aleppo encircled, disaster looms for rebels

Mark Boothroyd puts the Syrian regime's offensives in Aleppo into context and discusses what anti-war activists in Britain and internationally can do. The past week has seen major developments on the ground in Syria which imperil the...

“Important Speech on why we should go to war, just released”

Michael Rosen  reports  on an  "Important Speech on why we should go to war, just released". "We can drop bombs through the eye of a needle. We can't always find the needle. But we drop the bombs anyway. And...

Don’t Bomb Syria

Cameron intends to take Britain to war - again - with the support of Labour MPs who would rather back him than Jeremy Corbyn. A recent rs21 leaflet argued against war, racism and repression following...