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Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

Obituary: Jean Dorothy Parkin, 1921-2018

Brian Parkin looks back at the life of his mother, Jean Dorothy Parkin, who passed away on 14th November.

A Farewell to Omelas: remembering Ursula Le Guin

Writer Ursula Le Guin, who died on 22 January aged 88, overturned notions of what Science Fiction should be about.

Obituary: Martin McGuinness

Pat Stack looks at the struggles which shaped Martin McGuinness and calls out the double-standards of the British Establishment's response to his death. The death of Martin...

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...

Alan Rae (5 July 1950-12 November 2016): an obituary in the form of a...

Neil Davidson remembers Alan Rae. When a person very close to us is dying, there is (we dimly apprehend) something in the months to come...
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

Following Fidel Castro's death, Mike Gonzalez assesses his legacy He was, by any standards, a giant of a man. In his frail late years his...

Dario Fo: playwright, performer and revolutionary

Colin Revolting and friends pay tribute to  Dario Fo who died this week at the age of 90. Dario Fo was a great playwright of the...
Bartley Willcock portrait

Obituary: Bartley Willcock

Ian Allinson and Sam O'Brien describe the remarkable life of Brian Bartley Willcock who died last week at the age of 82. Note: this has...

Davey Hopper obituary

Brian Parkin remembers Davey Hopper, president of the Durham Miners, who died suddenly of a heart attack on 16 July aged 73 at his...

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Crowd with banners and 'Strike' lettering

University strikes escalate from Monday

UCU and EIS members are briefly returning to work before escalating their strike on Monday. rs21 reports from the higher education strike around Britain. Most of the striking universities plan to be out for four days next week and all of the following week. Building up the solidarity is vital to support this escalation.

Bolivia after the coup

The re-capture of power in Bolivia by traditional elites, backed by US imperialism, has legitimised racism and a wave of repression. But the MAS may be beginning a process of democratic renewal.

Solidarity needs rebuilding, urgently

The university strikes provide an opportunity to relearn traditions of collective solidarity which strengthen both the strikers and those giving solidarity.
Call centre

What a way to make a living | A former call centre worker

A former temporary employee with an educational charity reports on her time in the customer services call centre.

University strikes resume: day 1

The latest wave of strikes for pensions, pay, equality and against casualization and unsafe workloads began today (20 February 2020). We bring you some initial reports.
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Video: Stop the deportations – end the Windrush scandal

Ian Allinson reports from a rally in Manchester against deportations, the hostile environment and the mistreatment of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Support the UK’s biggest ever HE strikes

From Thursday 20 February, workers across the higher education sector will be taking strike action over pensions, pay, equality, casualisation and workloads.

Report: The China Question conference

David Brophy reports on The China Question conference in Brooklyn.
Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.
Vernon Dalhart

Music of the people: Country & Western

Mitch Mitchell (‘the Fenland Kid’) is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of Country and Western.

Highlights

Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.

Reject the Ten Pledges

Sai Englert argues that the ten pledges represent a continuation of an attack on the left and the Palestine solidarity movement, rather than a serious attempt to tackle antisemitism in Britain.
Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.