Tag: borders

London protest demands safe passage

Protestors gathered outside the Home Office to demand safe passage for migrants making the crossing over the Channel and held a vigil for a Sudanese young person who died making the crossing.
protest signs read: No Recourse No Safety

No Recourse to Public Funds: the threat to migrant women and children

Covid-19 has exposed the cruelty of the No Recourse to Public Funds (NPRF) rule. It should be scrapped immediately.
Barbed wire above a metal fence

Resist Tory immigration plans

Zareen Taj and Mitch Mitchell look at the effects of the Tories' proposed new immigration system following Brexit.

Government shuts door on child refugees

Amid the coronavirus chaos, the UK government is quietly shutting the door on child refugees.

What a way to make a living | A personal assistant in social care

Hanna Gál interviews Meriam Mabrouk on working as a personal assistant in social care.

The end of immigration detention?

Could we be seeing the end of immigration detention? As other countries close their detention centres, Lois JC asks if we can make the UK do the same - and for good.

Break the border

Refugees are currently reaching the Greece’s border with Turkey in large numbers after the Turkish state withdrew all border enforcement. The Greek state has responded with violence.
Crowd with banners, placards and flags

Video: Stop the deportations – end the Windrush scandal

Ian Allinson reports from a rally in Manchester against deportations, the hostile environment and the mistreatment of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Borders and the climate emergency

Ida Picard analyses the function that borders play in extinction capitalism and argues that we must be uncompromising in calling for all borders to go.

Converging crises at Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

On 26 October, rs21 hosted a day of discussions in London about capitalism and the climate emergency. The first session of the day discussed how the climate crisis is related to imperialism and state control.

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Colombian police officers. Keywords: Colombia police violence

Colombia: mass movement takes up fight against police violence

Mass protests against state and paramilitary violence have shaken Colombia. The brutal right-wing government in Bogotá are responding with fierce repression and indiscriminate killings of political activists.
Popular Uprisings in Lebanon and Belarus

VIDEO | Popular Uprisings from Belarus to Lebanon

Mass movements around the world are continuing to upset the status quo. We were joined by activists from Belarus and Lebanon to learn more about the struggles unfolding in both states.
Two Black protesters on a motorbike, one of them raises a fist, in front of a burning car in a dark city street.

revolutionary reflections | Capitalism, racialisation and resistance

Arjun Mahadevan argues that to build effective anti-racist struggles we need to acknowledge that racism was central to the development of capitalism.

Getting away with murder

The Overseas Operations Bill, which effectively 'decriminalises torture', is an insult to all those who seek accountability for the crimes of British imperialism.
NHS workers demonstrating over pay

Video: Fighting back and building power during the Covid crisis

Three separate activists draw lessons from fights to defend working-class lives and livelihoods inside and outside the workplace.

The BLM Summer and the US elections

Amidst an ongoing anti-racist uprising of unprecedented size and militancy, the US presidential election is approaching.

Eviction ban ends: how can renters fight back?

The government is trying to restart evictions just as a second wave of Covid-19 is arriving. We need to escalate our organising against evictions, rent debt and homelessness.
Pro-Palestine protesters in London.

Open letter: Palestinians in Britain demand freedom of speech

The Labour Party's willingness to censor criticism of Israel gives license to a broader crackdown on anti-racist, anti-Zionist speech across society.
Tate protesters opposing redundancies

Class struggle against Covid

We are facing a second wave of Covid-19 due to the reckless drive for profit of the capitalist class. Mass action from below is the key to stopping the virus – and remaking society in the interests of the majority.
Four protesters stand on top of Elbit's building with a banner reading "Shut down Elbit" and Palestine flags.

Palestine activists shut down Elbit arms factory

Activists are taking courageous direct action to shut down a factory owned by Elbit, Israel's largest private arms firm, which is also involved in policing migrants arriving to Britain.

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Wildfires in California in 2015

Global fever

The Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of the approaching climate catastrophe. Andreas Malm's electrifying new book looks at both these crises and asks what we'll need to do to face them down.
Protests in Minsk

Interview: Organised and disorganised labour in the Belarus uprising

Siarhei Biareishyk speaks to rs21 about the uprising in Belarus following the falsified re-election of Aliaksandr Lukashenka on 9 August 2020.
Beirut port destroyed

Interview: Beirut blast exposed a global system

Rima Majed spoke to rs21 about the blast that devastated Beirut in the context of an existing political and economic crisis.

Review: Fortunes of Feminism

Leslie Cunningham reviews Fortunes of Feminism by Nancy Fraser, a critical account of changes in feminist thought in the era of neo-liberalism.
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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.