Tag: history

The Paris Commune: Rent Strike!

rs21 members present three new translations from Le Cri du peuple (The Cry of the People), the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune.

Revolutionary Reflections | Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

A new book by Brendan McGeever casts new light on the role of antisemitism in the 1917 Russian Revolution and illuminates the struggle against the rise of antisemitism today.

The Good Lord Bird: John Brown’s militant abolitionism

Bill Crane looks at the life of militant US abolitionist John Brown and his portrayal in a recent TV adaptation of James McBride’s novel The Good Lord Bird.

Remembering the Paris Commune

On the 150th anniversary of the instigation of the Paris Commune, rs21's Art Group presents a video project to commemorate the world's first working-class revolutionary government.
A painting of Parisian National Guard gathered in the open air during the winter of 1870

The Paris Commune: Order Reigns in Paris

A new translation of an article from Le Cri du peuple, the leading newspaper of the Paris Commune
A ceramic portrait of Jules Vallès

The Paris Commune: the Cry of the People

Over the coming three months rs21 will use articles from the Commune's leading newspaper, Le Cri du Peuple to draw out the history of the Paris Commune.
An image of Ian Birchall, by Colin Fancy. Keywords: Ian Birchall Algeria France Marxism socialism IS International Socialists

Unearthing hidden histories: an interview with Ian Birchall

An interview with socialist historian Ian Birchall. Ian's work has has involved researching and reevaluating lesser-known revolutionaries and activists from the Global South.
Three police officers in riot gear stand infront of a burning building on 31st of March 1990

Revolutionary reflections | The Anti-Poll Tax Federation: ‘Mob rules’

Debates about the use of confrontational collective action in the Anti-Poll Tax Movement remain relevant for struggles today.
Police on horses facing poll tax protesters, March 1990.

Revolutionary reflections | The moral economy of the anti-poll tax movement

The anti-poll tax movement took on and defeated a Tory government at the height of its powers. Andrew Stone explores the ways that protestors developed political justifications for resistance. 

Audio: Neil Davidson on 1968

Join comrades and friends in an online event to remember Neil Davidson (1957-2020). Here we remember him with a talk he gave on the revolutionary upheavals of 1968.