Tag: oppression

An empty classroom photographed from the front, in low grey light.

What a way to make a living | Teaching at the margins

A teacher in a non-mainstream secondary school gives her view on the daily life of teaching in a school which specialises in providing education for students whose needs are not met by mainstream institutions. 
Workers at a call centre in Poland.

What a way to make a living | Introduction

Meet our new article series, What a way to make a living, which will explore the lived realities of work and exploitation under modern capitalism

revolutionary reflections | Invisible threads: on value and valorization

Will Searby goes back to the theory of value and exploitation in Marx's Capital to explore how exploitation relates to different forms of oppression.
#MeToo workers rights

Some reflections on #MeToo

While #MeToo has seen countless people speak out about sexual violence and harassment, it has also revealed difficulties in building the means of confronting them.

Refugees – remember them?

Mitch Mitchell writes on Refugee Lifeboat, a new organisation that aims to marry humanitarian aid for refugees with an uncompromising political stand against state racism
Ahed Tamimi trial concealment

Don’t let Israel hide Ahed’s trial

Israel's apartheid regime is trying to hide its mistreatment of Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian political prisoner.

Capitalism’s life source: the domestic and social basis for exploitation

US-based socialist Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions from rs21 on her new book about social reproduction theory.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and why does it matter?

Charlie Powell and Taisie Tsikas write on the significance of Transgender Day of Remembrance in the ongoing struggle against the oppression of transgender people.

Reflections on ‘The Fall’

Colin Revolting gives his thoughts on The Fall, an extraordinary play about a protest movement in South African in 2015-16 which has had an enormous impact in the West.

Reflections of a reluctant transsexual

Evren Filgate gives their perspective on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act and the struggle that trans people face in their daily lives. We...

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Video: Black Lives Matter

Black activists in Britain talk about the response to the murder of George Floyd, underlying racism and economic factors, links with the pandemic and how we build anti-racist solidarity.

Ten Days That Shook the World

In the ten days since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, an anti-racist uprising has spread across the United States. Across the world, people are taking action in solidarity and mobilising against state racism.

Paris: A historic day against police violence and state racism

50,000 people took to the streets in Paris on Tuesday 2 June, only two days after 10,000 undocumented migrants had protested against the immigration system.

‘Justice for Belly! Justice for George!’

Mass protests have returned to British streets, calling for justice for George Floyd and Belly Mujinga, and an end to systemic racism and police violence.

50 years after the Equal Pay Act

Money can’t buy you love – but it does pay the bills. Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, women are still fighting for equal pay. What lessons we can now learn from the Covid-19 pandemic?

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.

Government shuts door on child refugees

Amid the coronavirus chaos, the UK government is quietly shutting the door on child refugees.

Beijing gambles on Hong Kong’s future

Beijing’s attempt to impose the ‘National Security Law’ on Hong Kong is being met with fierce resistance. Unity with workers on the mainland and international solidarity will be key.

The pandemic lays bare a government out of its depth

How did Boris Johnson's government so quickly lose its grip?
Viktor Orban at the European Parliament.

Trans rights and ‘gender ideology’ in Hungary

The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that will eradicate any recognition of transgender people. Hanna Gál situates the new developments in the context of the far-right ruling parties’ hostility to ‘gender ideology’ and argues for a trans-inclusive feminist fightback.

Highlights

Rent strike in the Covid conjuncture?

As the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for many workers to pay rent while meeting their own basic needs, Allan Struthers examines the prospects for large-scale rent strikes in Britain
Large 3D word "debt" with chain and shackle

Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?

Obituary: Neil Davidson, 1957–2020

Neil Davidson, who died on 3 May 2020, was a socialist militant and the foremost Scottish intellectual of his generation. Obituary by Raymond Morrell.

Obituary: Pete Gillard, 1949–2020

Pete Gillard, who died on 21 April 2020, was a life-long revolutionary socialist, campaigner and trade union activist. Obituary by Charlie Hore.

revolutionary reflections | Marxism and childhood

Estelle Cooch traces the contradictory history of childhood under capitalism. How do we defend childhood and fight for a world where play and creativity are not limited to children?