Tag: political weekend

rs21 political weekend: Revolutionary organisation and the working class

Charlie Hore writes: Just over 80 people made it to the final session of the rs21 political weekend, a session that was as much about...

rs21 Political Weekend: Anti-politics: responses to austerity from Russell Brand to Occupy

Where does the 'anti-politics' mood come from? And how can revolutionaries relate to it?

rs21 Political Weekend: Social reproduction

Estelle Cooch's meeting on social reproduction kicked off a debate about the precarious and contradictory positions that neoliberalism tries to straddle when it comes...

rs21 Political Weekend: Racism, old and new

Mitch Mitchell reports on a discussion at rs21's political weekend on contemporary racism and the dynamics of Islamophobia and anti-migrant politics.

rs21 Political Weekend: Social Movements and United Fronts Today

Rebecca Short writes: Colin Barker and Sølvi Goard's workshop on Social Movements and United Fronts Today tackled arguments that are key for anyone organising on...

rs21 Political Weekend: How do we organise to change the world?

At the rs21 political weekend, one session followed the format of the BBC's Question Time. Panellists addressed the role of the revolutionary organisation and international politics.

rs21 Political Weekend: What is revolutionary leadership?

Caliban's Revenge discusses a session at the rs21 political weekend on the question of the role of 'leadership'.

Mark Steel joins rs21 political weekend

The rs21 political weekend will debate the situation facing revolutionary socialists in the 21st century.

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Nurses protest over pay in London

Thousands march in first move of NHS pay battle

A wave of actions by NHS workers opens the door for a major struggle against austerity and poverty pay

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

Thinking about rebellion: Keegan O’Brien reflects on the threads that connect the Stonewall Riots to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

Artivists at Work 2

More from Artivists at Work: resisting NHS cuts, unsafe school reopenings and the gendered impacts of Covid-19.

‘White Terror’ in Hong Kong

The postponement of elections in Hong Kong has more to do with Beijing’s fear of the democracy movement than public health concerns.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eileen Cook highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

Hearts and stomachs

Last week's vote on the Trade Bill showed how the callous disregard for human life and food safety that Upton Sinclair exposed in his classic novel The Jungle is as relevant as ever.
Protesters hold two banners reading 'Disband the Met, Shut detention centres, Black lives matter' and 'No justice, no peace, abolish the police'

Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition

Jiaqi Kang reports on East London rs21's meeting on police abolition.
Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Returning to campus after ‘lockdown’

As UK universities draw up plans for mass redundancies and reopening of campuses, the marketisation of Higher Education is now putting lives and livelihoods at risk.

Highlights

Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

Not one more of us will be sacrificed

rs21 members argue that deaths and job losses are not inevitable and that as we can’t rely on government or employers, we will have to rely on each other to fight for our lives and our livelihoods.

Video: Capitalism is the virus

Video: Brendan Montague looks at how capitalism, colonialism, ecological devastation co-evolved and at what we can do to cure our societies and our planet.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.