Tag: feminism

Manchester rs21 sex work discussion

The last rs21 National Meeting agreed to open up a conversation in the organisation about sex work - for example, about sex work as work, whether it's like other kinds of labour, where sex workers' rights advocacy fits in anti-capitalist struggles, why sex work is so contested on the left and in the feminist movement, and what political movements and policies around sex work we should be supporting as socialists. In this discussion, we ask: what conflicts and contradictions exist in the conversation about sex work? what questions does sex work inspire in you, and how might we begin to answer them?

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

We will strike and we will win!

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Bank of England for the Women's Strike on International Women's Day 2019.

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).

Não passarão – the fight against Bolsonaro

Listen to anti-Bolsonaro activists discuss the far-right turn in Brazilian politics and what we can do to organise in solidarity.

Favourites of 2018: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend the music, films, books, exhibitions and TV they discovered in 2018.

Report: No to Tommy Robinson – No to Fortress Britain

On 9 December, thousands of people gathered to confront the far right's 'Brexit Betrayal' demo in London. 

Social reproduction, the Global Women’s Strike and the future of revolutionary...

The final plenary at the Revenge of Everyday Life conference saw Tithi Bhattacharya and Siggie Vertommen lead a discussion on social reproduction, the Global Women's Strike and the future of revolutionary theory.

Weathering the storm

Reflections on the election of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil by Max Leak, who spent Election Day with anti-fascists and feminists outside the Brazilian Embassy.

Trump’s transphobic attack is deeper than definitions

The Trump administration is escalating its attacks on transgender people — and the left has a duty to not only resist, but put forward...

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

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'.