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Caring enough to strike: US teachers’ strikes in perspective

Last week, 33,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike. Tithi Bhattacharya analyses the past year's teachers strikes from a social reproduction framework.

What we mean when we talk about benefits cuts

The Secret Housing Barrister describes the consequences of the UK government's continued enforcement of an illegal benefits cap.

Deliveroo couriers strike back in Bristol

Deliveroo couriers in Bristol went on strike on Friday demanding better pay.

‘Courageous conversations’: students occupy SOAS library

This week students at SOAS occupied the library in opposition to cuts. Seth Uzman points to the wider education struggles they are part of.

Repression in Russia: demonstrate on Saturday 19 January

Support anti-fascists and leftists facing repression in Russia this Saturday.

What exactly does a university Vice Chancellor do?

As HE workers prepare for action over pay, Mike Haynes asks: what do VCs actually do?

‘I was, I am, I will be’ – 100 years after the death of...

The deaths of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht have haunted the imagination of the left for a century.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Protest in London calls for a general election

On Saturday, the People's Assembly called a demonstration calling for a general election and anti-fascist activists rallied outside the Brazilian Embassy.

Building the Left in the face of Brexit

Charlie Hore responds to Neil Davidson's discussion of the Brexit crisis and offers an alternative analysis of the Leave vote.

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I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

The #metoo movement and the Brett Kavanaugh case in the US have highlighted the pervasiveness of sexual violence in capitalist society. In the run-up...

A Marxist theory of music: it’s all in the groove

Kate Bradley interview Mark Abel, author of Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time