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Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Interview: Putin’s crisis of legitimacy

A referendum characterised by unprecedented falsification theoretically clears the way for Putin to stay as Russian president until 2036, but popular support for his regime is declining sharply.
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Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?

Video: The decline of America and the rise of China

Charlie Hore, author of The Road to Tiananmen Square and numerous articles about China, talks about the shifting powers in imperialism in the past decades.

Mariana Mazzucato: Dragons Den or progressive State Capitalism

Mike Haynes looks at the work of prominent left-leaning economist Mariana Mazzucato

Conference: uneven and combined development

A conference in Glasgow on uneven and combined development for the 21st century.

American Decline and the Rise of China

China is challenging the USA’s global dominance. Trump’s tariff wars have highlighted growing tensions. China’s rise is in part due to America’s decline, but after Tiananmen and Hong Kong, is it any better? Join the discussion, led by Charlie Hore, who has been writing on China for many years.

A radical Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal (GND) is a powerful fusion of calls for action on climate with demands for decent jobs and habitable communities. Is it necessarily staked on destructive economic growth? Does it rely on elites for implementation? Can GND be made into a focal point for broader demands for liberation and redistribution?

Review: Capitalism and Theory

A collection of the writings of Mike Kidron casts light on the heterodox Marxist economist and the revolutionary socialist organisation he once belonged to, writes Brian Parkin.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature: part 3

Part III of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines debates between advocates of ‘green Keynesian’ approaches and supporters of de-growth.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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What a way to make a living – A former mental health care worker

A former care worker details her experiences in residential mental healthcare.

Hong Kong: Resistance goes on

As the National Security Law starts to bite, Hong Kongers are still resisting
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Resist the crackdown on demonstrations

The lockdown has ended but the crackdown on protests goes on and on. We need to share skills and solidarity to resist police repression.

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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.
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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.