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Duggan family launches fresh appeal for witnesses on anniversary of Mark’s...

The Justice for Mark Duggan family campaign is launching a fresh appeal for witnesses to Mark's death at the hands of police three years...

Antifascists arrested at Oxford demonstration against the National Front

Police arrested four anti-fascists at a demonstration against the National Front in Oxford on Saturday. The National Front had called a national mobilisation against...

EDL Outnumbered in Colchester

Last week, while the rest of the country was going to the polls, the EDL decided to demonstrate in Colchester town centre. Once again,...

Panic on the streets of Birmingham?

Andrew N, Birmingham NUT executive member (personal capacity), argues that the left needs to stand against Islamophobes and reject media scapegoating Photo: Paul Clarke If you...

rs21 Political Weekend: Racism, old and new

Mitch Mitchell writes: Anindya Bhattacharyya's meeting began with a series of photographs, the first, of a UKBA van in Bermondsey, was taken outside a "Lovely...

Surge in support for fascists in French elections

Iris Cohen analyses the background to the the recent gains made by the far right in France in advance of today's second round of voting.

Policing the system: racism, violence and the crimes of the cops

Studies carried out in the aftermath of the riots confirmed that large numbers of rioters took to the streets for revenge - against a political system that marginalised them.

Fighting oppression is at the heart of socialism

The fight against oppression needs to be fully integrated into the fight against capitalism and for socialism.

Racism: old, new and neoliberal

Anindya Bhattacharyya reflects on the changing nature of racism under neoliberal austerity, and its lessons for activists today, UN anti-racism day, 22 March 2014.

Subdued anger as hundreds gather at Mark Duggan vigil

Around 1,000 gathered today outside Tottenham police station in north London at 2pm for a vigil to remember Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police on 4 August 2011. 

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Homelessness: Rachmanism returns

As homelessness figures have risen yet again, Mitch Mitchell looks at the history of housing in the UK the post-war period.

‘We’re living in an unfair society’

The youth strikers for climate take to the streets again today (Friday 19 July), at the end of a week of action by Extinction Rebellion. rs21 members report from around the UK.

Panthéon occupation: Fear has changed sides

On 12 July, hundreds of Gilets Noires (black vests) occupied the Panthéon building in Paris to demand an end to the persecution, deportations and exploitation of migrants.

‘Soldier F’: the far right’s new rallying cry

As Jeremy Hunt pledges to block prosecution of British soldiers, Max L explores the role of the far right in a growing street campaign for immunity for soldiers who committed war crimes in the North of Ireland.

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

SOAS in crisis: a year of struggles

Seth Uzman looks back over the struggles on campus at SOAS in the past academic year, and draws lessons for the higher education sector as a whole.
Tories in crisis: what comes next? Neil Davidson

Video: Tories in crisis – what comes next?

Watch Marxist historian and author Neil Davidson discuss the establishment's triple crisis of strategy, party and state - and its potential outcomes.

Years and Years: An Inquiry into the Human Prospect

Russell T Davies' new BBC drama Years and Years picks up on important themes, but struggles to fully develop them, writes Escee.

Revolt in Hong Kong

Charlie Hore provides some background on the magnificent protest movement in Hong Kong, and discusses the strategic dilemmas ahead.

Motion: Solidarity with the revolution in Sudan

Take this motion to your local union branch to build solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Sudan. This motion was initiated by members of The Sudanese Workers' Alliance for the Restoration of Trades Unions.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.