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Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of...
NUS Malia Bouattia

Defend Malia Bouattia

Max S argues that socialists should back Malia Bouattia in her bid for re-election as President of the National Union of Students. This week's conference...
NUS Malia Bouattia

What we’re seeing is a return of struggle

The election of  Malia Bouattia as President of the National Union of Students was a stunning victory for the left. Matt Collins interviews Sai Englert a...

PREVENT: protecting the vulnerable?

Emily Cousens looks at what's behind the language of 'vulnerability' in the government's PREVENT strategy. Spying and suspicion are now legally required as public sector...

Challenging the neoliberal university: Inside the Warwick occupation

A building at the University of Warwick has been occupied since last week, after Police violence broke up a peaceful protest. Martin Platais reports...

Students march in London for free education

Dan Swain reports from today's student demonstration in London. Over 7000 students joined today's demonstration for free education in London, making it the largest student...

NUS executive votes to back BDS boycott campaign against Israel

(picture of #nus4bds campaigners by Aaron Kiely, NUS executive member, via Facebook) The NUS national executive committee today voted 23-18 with 1 abstention to adopt...

Left lifted by surprise win for Free Education motion at NUS conference

Amy Gilligan from Cambridge University rs21 reports from NUS conference LEFT ACTIVISTS were happy after a surprise win after a tense NUS conference vote this morning....

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Popular Uprisings in Lebanon and Belarus

VIDEO | Popular Uprisings from Belarus to Lebanon

Mass movements around the world are continuing to upset the status quo. We were joined by activists from Belarus and Lebanon to learn more about the struggles unfolding in both states.
Two Black protesters on a motorbike, one of them raises a fist, in front of a burning car in a dark city street.

revolutionary reflections | Capitalism, racialisation and resistance

Arjun Mahadevan argues that to build effective anti-racist struggles we need to acknowledge that racism was central to the development of capitalism.

Getting away with murder

The Overseas Operations Bill, which effectively 'decriminalises torture', is an insult to all those who seek accountability for the crimes of British imperialism.
NHS workers demonstrating over pay

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.
Pro-Palestine protesters in London.

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.
Tate protesters opposing redundancies

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.
Four protesters stand on top of Elbit's building with a banner reading "Shut down Elbit" and Palestine flags.

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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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.
Beirut port destroyed

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.