Tag: class struggle

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

What a way to make a living | The Royal Mail...

In the latest instalment of our What a way to make a living series, Daniel Freeborn tells us about the daily grind at a Royal Mail sorting office.

Building movements and solidarity at Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

On 26 October, rs21 hosted a day of discussions in London about capitalism and the climate emergency. This session heard from various activists in climate justice groups.
Thousands of people gathered on a street at night, waving Lebanese flags and shining phone torches.

Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’ must go on!

Lebanon has a golden opportunity for the formation of an alternative, we should not let the ruling class reproduce itself again. In this piece originally published on Open Democracy, Rima Majed reflects on the recent uprising.
A handpainted banner reading 'The oceans are rising and so are we'

Motion: Support the YouthStrike4Climate on 29 November

On 29 November 2019, pupils and students are going on strike for the climate again. We encourage all workers to stand in solidarity with them. The following motion outlines some practical ways to support the youth strikes in workplaces and trade union branches.
Royal Mail workers hold up signs saying 'yes' in preparation for industrial action

Royal Mail workers get ready for ‘the fight of their lives’

Ikenna Azụbụike Ọnwụnabọnze reports on the struggle of Royal Mail workers and the Communication Workers Union to protect the four pillars agreement.

Social justice and climate action: where is the power to win?

We urgently need to win – to stop climate catastrophe, defeat the far right, get rid of the tories, and to end wars, poverty and oppression. How do we get the power to do so? Marx pointed to the working class as having interests and potential power to end capitalism. But what is the working class today? How have occupational changes affected power? What role can workplace and non-workplace struggles play? Even when working class people have potential power, how can we get the organisation and ideas to use it? Come and join the discussion led by Ian Allinson (socialist and former Unite General Secretary candidate).

Where is the power to win today?

How do we get the power to stop climate catastrophe, defeat the far right, get rid of the Tories, and to end wars, poverty and oppression? Marx pointed to the working class, but what is it today? How have occupational changes affected power? How do workplace and non-workplace struggles, social reproduction, ideas and organisation fit in? Discussion led by Ian Allinson (former Unite General Secretary candidate).

Where is the power to win today?

We urgently need to win - to stop climate catastrophe, defeat the far right, get rid of the Tories, and to end wars, poverty and oppression. How do we get the power to do so?

16 August 1819

Rich Belbin reviews Mike Leigh's film Peterloo. The film tells the story of a moment of British history that is too often forgotten.

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Trans rights are human rights

Trans Day of Remembrance 2019

20 November is Trans Day of Remembrance. Patricia Lockhart, an activist with Sisters Uncut, reports on developments in Scotland and argues that socialists need to stand against transphobia now more than ever.
A graffiti reading 'liberty or death' on a white wall, with a person sitting on the floor on the left hand side.

Hong Kong: the occupation of Poly U

Colin Sparks reports on the ongoing occupation of the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

Review: The Twittering Machine

Mark Murphy reviews Richard Seymour's latest book, which uses a psychoanalytical framework to understand the phenomenon of social media.
A waiter carrying a large tray of beverages

What a way to make a living | An agency worker in the hospitality...

A former agency worker recounts their experiences in the hospitality industry.
An aerial shot of the stage at the labour party conference in 2019

Labour manifesto – what the grassroots membership demands

Hanna Gál reports on the campaigns of the grassroots Labour Party membership for a progressive election manifesto.

Defend workers’ rights – against McCluskey

Unite activist Ian Allinson responds to Len McCluskey's attempt to undermine the free movement policy agreed at Labour conference.

Education struggles in Greece

A struggle against neoliberal reforms to Higher Education in Greece has come to a head this week.

Bolivia #ThisIsACoup

The Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been forced from office in a coup following two weeks of civil unrest and a disputed presidential election. 

Battles rage across Hong Kong

The confrontation in Hong Kong has entered a new phase with pitched battles across the city running through the week.

Report: Jeremy Corbyn in the O2 Apollo, Manchester

Kate Bradley reports on Jeremy Corbyn's Manchester rally.

Highlights

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

Fight for a Labour government

We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government

What a way to make a living | The Royal Mail sorting office

In the latest instalment of our What a way to make a living series, Daniel Freeborn tells us about the daily grind at a Royal Mail sorting office.

revolutionary reflections | Endgames of US petro-imperialism?

Brian Parkin explains some of the contradictions of the energy markets and the process of US imperial decline in an era of climate catastrophe