Tag: oppression

Socialist views mental illness

The politics of mental health

Hazel Croft argues that, while reducing stigma is a good start, we also need a more radical approach to mental health
Rif protests July 20th

A ‘total’ movement: what next for Morocco’s Hirak after 20 July?

Morocco, and in particular the serially repressed and neglected Rif region, has been rocked since late last year by a series of enormous, and almost entirely non-violent, protests. rs21 offers its unqualified support to...
Dyke march accused of antisemitism

Solidarity with Chicago Dyke March: it’s not antisemitic to oppose Israel

In the last few weeks, controversy has erupted about events on the Chicago Dyke March, held on 24 June. Colin Wilson argues that we should stand in solidarity with the march's organisers. The Dyke March...

We burned the cop cars one by one: a review of ‘When We Rise’...

Colin Wilson reviews an inspiring memoir of decades of LGBT activism Cleve Jones tells us that there were two times when the movement – the gay liberation movement, the LGBT movement –...

revolutionary reflections | From the War on Drugs to Black Lives Matter: exposing the...

 The war on drugs has played a significant part in the creation of the prison-industrial complex that has condemned the lives of millions of Black Americans. In this article for Black History Month Laura...

Notes on women, men, trans and intersex: “the gender binary does not fit the...

Colin Wilson discusses why the gender binary's imposition is something to be opposed. One of the most widely accepted "common sense" ideas about society is that human beings – apart from a tiny...
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 been updated with some details about funeral arrangements at the...

HM 2015: Social reproduction and intersectionality

The Historical Materialism conference that took place in London earlier this month continued important debates around social reproduction and intersectionality. Here, Colin Wilson introduces the concept of social reproduction and summarises the discussions that took place...

Black Dissidents interview: “Real power comes from collective fights for liberation”

Black Dissidents were formed earlier this year and since then have been involved in fights against oppression from migration struggles to resisting evictions. Tomorrow they'll be taking part in the  UFFC Annual Remembrance Procession,...
Cutting jobs; dice

Discrimination in selection?

Professional statistician Nancy Carpenter and Unite activist Ian Allinson explain how to check for discrimination in situations like redundancy selection. It's common for employers to select employees for various purposes, including recruitment, redundancy, appraisals, pay...