Tag: borders

Repression of migrants in Greece

Greek police have violently repressed hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the border into North Macedonia.

Refugee Lifeboat: Statement of intent

We work to provide direct practical and material solidarity with migrants, but also to wage a political struggle against the state, racism and imperialism.

Citizenship deprivation at the nexus of race, gender and geopolitics

Counter-terrorism policing functions to help further advance, harden and normalise the security state in the name of national security.

Statement on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

The government's Immigration Bill needs to be opposed without reservation. Labour should stop equivocating.

Safe passage now – the border is the crisis

As around a hundred migrants have crossed the Channel in recent weeks, the Government and the Border Force are trying to prevent a new route into the UK at all costs.

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

‘Out of control’ Home Office should have been in the dock, not us: Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict.

What migrants in the caravan want the world to hear

Migrants from Central America fleeing violence and poverty — for which the U.S. government bears overwhelming responsibility — have been journeying north in several caravans for weeks, with many hoping to apply for asylum to live in the U.S.

Life at the frontier: Samos in 2018

A report from the Greek island of Samos, home to many refugees seeking to enter Europe.

#GE2017: Immigration, Labour and the left

Any concession to restricting immigration necessarily involves the notion that immigrants are a problem, and contributes to hostility and racism against all immigrants.

#GE2017: More police and prison officers won’t make us safer

Socialism requires a belief that building a world without punishment and incarceration is possible.

Latest articles

‘We will bring about change!’ #YouthStrike4Climate No.4

Young people have been striking again around the world for the climate. Year 11 student Junayd Islam reports on the climate strike in Cambridge. With additional videos and photos from the climate strike in Manchester.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

May’s last dance

Theresa May has announced that she will finally be leaving on 7 June. She has epitomised the 'nasty party' she once criticised.

Letter to Edith

Parenthood is full of uncertainties; of hopes and fears. The climate crisis amplifies all of this, and brings into focus the harsh realities and stark choices we face - as individuals and as a society. A poem by Rick Lighten.

Six flavours of milkshake for the European elections

With far right candidates standing in the upcoming European elections, here are some counter-arguments to help you persuade people to vote against Tommy Robinson and the far right.

Battling for the education we need

An open letter about the state of education from concerned grandmother Kes Grant of the anti-academisation campaign John Roan Resists.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 1

The first part of Colin Barker's essay looking at how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

Goodbye and good riddance to Gavin Williamson

It's worth re-visiting some of Gavin Williamson’s most unpleasant politics, just so we can briefly celebrate his political demise.

Interview: Ukraine’s crisis of representation

Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the landslide victory of the comedian Vladimir Zelensky over the incumbent Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential election.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.