Tag: music

Take no heroes – only inspiration: the Redskins and me

Colin Revolting recalls how he became a revolutionary and the role in the process played by the music of the Redskins, a band who...

Video: Redskins – A flame that can’t be dimmed

This ten minute film pays tribute to the revolutionary rock and soul band Redskins. 

The Political Power of Music: in conversation with Dave Randall

Colin Revolting speaks to musician and activist Dave Randall about his experience of 'mixing pop and politics' and the journey which led him to write Sound System...

Chuck Berry

Mitch Mitchell remembers Chuck Berry, one of the originators of Rock'n'roll. The death of rock 'n' roll's finest poet has been announced. Charles Edward "Chuck" Berry...

It’s up to us to change this Town called Malice: the...

John Wheeler looks back at The Jam, who became arguably the most popular and political band to emerge from the punk explosion of 1977. "We'll...

Stressed out: Twenty One Pilots and teenage lives today

Teenager Tazmin Aldis looks at the important issues behind Twenty One Pilots' songs which have been watched a billion of times on Youtube.  Twenty One Pilots are the...

Sonic boom: Kefaya’s Radio International

Neil Rogall finds Kefaya's debut album 'Radio International a fantastic listen When fusion albums work they can be astonishing. The intersections, the borderlands, the clashes,...

Opening up a debate on black America – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Monique Alicia Bell considers her favourite album of 2016 - Lemonade from Beyoncé I have been a Beyoncé fan since the days of Destiny's Child, expressing...

Anarchy in the UK? The politics and people that produced punk...

For the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk, Colin Revolting considers its origins and influences. The student butterfly that flapped its wings in Paris,...

Long Live Satie!

Alexander Billet assesses the life and impact of composer Erik Satie, 150 years after his birth. There are a great many fun and entertaining ways...

Latest articles

On the dissolution of the ISO

The US-based International Socialist Organization (ISO) has recently voted to dissolve itself. The rs21 Steering Group has collectively compiled the following piece in response.

We have to overthrow the system that is eating the planet

Mark Winter was present at the climate change protests in London on 19 April and reports on the sentiments and strategies of Extinction Rebellion (XR) as the group seeks to keep concerns about climate change at the forefront of public discourse.

NEU battles ahead – report from NEU conference

The first NEU conference set an ambitious course for boycotts and strikes over primary school testing, funding and pay, report rs21 delegates.

revolutionary reflections | Popular struggle in Indonesia: the spirit of Bandung

Following the recent Indonesian elections, in which the incumbent Jokowi defeated a descendent of the dictator Suharto, Frans Ari Prasetyo discusses the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local capitalists.

Sudan’s revolutionary crisis

The revolution in Sudan gathers pace. Magdi el Gizouli analyses the contradictions at heart of the revolutionary crisis and what institutions and the social forces that will be necessary to resolve them.

The climate rebellion continues

Extinction Rebellion activists have held Waterloo Bridge in Central London for a second day (on Tuesday 16 April), as part of an international wave of protests calling for action on climate change. 

Hope and tragedy in April 1919

The Limerick Soviet (13 - 27 April 1919) was one manifestation of a wave of revolutionary crises that confronted British imperialism in the aftermath of WWI.

Review: Green Growth

Stephen Graham reviews Green growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

To the climate strikers: thank you for teaching us a lesson

A message of thanks to the youth strikers taking to the streets to demand action on climate change around the world again today.

Join the climate strikes tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday 12 April), there will be another wave of youth strikes for climate across the UK and the world.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

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.

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).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change