Tag: elections

Greece: decline of Syriza sparks fresh elections

The poor performance of Syriza in the recent European elections may well sound the death-knell for Alexis Tsipras's discredited government

Poland: the right holds fast

The European elections in Poland showed the Law and Justice Party staying firmly in the driving seat of Polish politics

France: nothing new under the Sun?

Despite the insurgent left potential of the Yellow Vests movement, the far-right were the winners in France's European elections

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.

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.

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.

Local elections fail to mobilise enough voters hungry for change

The local election results have not been a disaster for Labour. Despite the collapse of the UKIP vote, the Tories lost seats.

After the elections, what next for Catalonia?

Andy Durgan outlines the political landscape following Catalonia's recent elections.

What do we need to do to defend the NHS?

Pete Gillard assesses the limitations of Labour's manifesto promises on health and argues that enthusiasm for the NHS can be used to build unions among health workers.

The DUP – Last Refuge for Desperate Tories

Connor Kelly exposes the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party. The DUP are the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland. Led by the thoroughly corrupt and devious Arlene...

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‘We’re living in an unfair society’

The youth strikers for climate take to the streets again today (Friday 19 July), at the end of a week of action by Extinction Rebellion. rs21 members report from around the UK.

Panthéon occupation: Fear has changed sides

On 12 July, hundreds of Gilets Noires (black vests) occupied the Panthéon building in Paris to demand an end to the persecution, deportations and exploitation of migrants.

‘Soldier F’: the far right’s new rallying cry

As Jeremy Hunt pledges to block prosecution of British soldiers, Max L explores the role of the far right in a growing street campaign for immunity for soldiers who committed war crimes in the North of Ireland.

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

SOAS in crisis: a year of struggles

Seth Uzman looks back over the struggles on campus at SOAS in the past academic year, and draws lessons for the higher education sector as a whole.
Tories in crisis: what comes next? Neil Davidson

Video: Tories in crisis – what comes next?

Watch Marxist historian and author Neil Davidson discuss the establishment's triple crisis of strategy, party and state - and its potential outcomes.

Years and Years: An Inquiry into the Human Prospect

Russell T Davies' new BBC drama Years and Years picks up on important themes, but struggles to fully develop them, writes Escee.

Revolt in Hong Kong

Charlie Hore provides some background on the magnificent protest movement in Hong Kong, and discusses the strategic dilemmas ahead.

Motion: Solidarity with the revolution in Sudan

Take this motion to your local union branch to build solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Sudan. This motion was initiated by members of The Sudanese Workers' Alliance for the Restoration of Trades Unions.

Video: How to strike for climate in your workplace

Youth strikers who will be out again on Friday 21 June have asked adults to join them in a global general strike for the climate on 27 September. What can you do to take part?

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

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'.

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.