Tag: revolution

Revolution or climate catastrophe?

Every day brings new climate calamities. Beyond these looms the risk of cascading 'tipping points’ and runaway warming. The ecological catastrophe is inseparable from the capitalist system; from its border regimes, from imperialist wars, from the relentless drive for profit. The problem facing us is political, not simply technological. The change we need is revolutionary. But what sort of revolution? Could there be a revolution in Britain? Wouldn't it need to be global? Is human nature a barrier? Would it mean violence? Is there time?

Film review: For Sama

A documentary film charts the siege of Aleppo and represents a new addition to the depressingly growing genre of 'genocide documentaries'.

What do we mean by system change? The politics of the...

Join the discussion, led by Pete Cannell

Revolution or climate catastrophe

Every day brings new climate calamities. Beyond these looms the risk of cascading 'tipping points’ and runaway warming. The ecological catastrophe is inseparable from the capitalist system; from its border regimes, from imperialist wars, from the relentless drive for profit. The problem facing us is political, not simply technological. The change we need is revolutionary. But what sort of revolution? Could there be a revolution in Britain? Wouldn't it need to be global? Is human nature a barrier? Would it mean violence? Is there time?

What do we mean by system change? The politics of climate...

Join the discussion, introduced by Pete Cannell.

The Making of a Revolution: Art from Sudan

Allan Struthers reflects on a recent exhibition co-hosted by rs21 and the Sudan Doctors' Union.

Uprising in Sudan

The uprising has withstood brutal repression. The UK and EU are complicit - funding Sudanese armed groups to stop refugees reaching Europe. Now leaders have agreed a power-sharing transition deal with the military, but a national day of civil disobedience has been called for 14 July. Join this discussion, led by a Sudanese activist. What does the power-sharing deal mean? What are the latest developments? How can we help?

The state of the Sudanese & Algerian uprisings: livestream

The uprisings in Sudan and Algeria won victories unseen since 2011. What sparked them? What has made them so successful thus far? What is the balance of forces today? What has changed since 2011? What has been the role of women, anti-racism, unions and anti-capitalism? What international solidarity is needed? Two Algerian and two Sudanese activists will be on this Facebook livestream to answer these questions and more.

Sudan’s revolutionary crisis

The revolution in Sudan gathers pace. Magdi el Gizouli analyses the contradictions at heart of the revolutionary crisis and what institutions and the social forces that will be necessary to resolve them.

Revolutionary organising in non-revolutionary periods #HM2018

Two sessions at Historical Materialism conference 2018 addressed questions of strategy for the left, each taking very different approaches.

Latest articles

Review: A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal

Pete Cannell reviews an important contribution to the discussions around the Green New Deal.

Review: A Jewish Communist in Weimar Germany

Merilyn Moos reviews a new biography of Werner Scholem, an uncompromising revolutionary to the end.

Join us at ENDGAMES

On 26 October, rs21 is hosting Endgames? Capitalism and the Climate Emergency. Harry Holmes introduces the event, and explains why you should come.

We rise again! Antiracism and industrial action at Royal Mail

Ikenna Azụbụike Ọnwụnabọnze reports on the antiracist action of Royal Mail workers in the Bootle and Seaforth Delivery Office and reflects on the necessity of collective action as the CWU announced the result of its ballot for a strike action yesterday. 

Review: A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution

Mike Downham reviews Ken Ferguson's new pamphlet, A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution.

Raising the rate of resistance

Educators in the sixth form sector prepare for 3 days of strike action over funding and pay beginning Thursday 17 October.
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. 

Joker and the Mask of Poverty

Caliban’s Revenge asks who is behind the Joker's mask and who should be scared.
A group of people raise flags and show peace signs on a demonstration in Rojava, north-east Syria.

Solidarity against the Turkish invasion

Turkey’s invasion of north-eastern Syria (Rojava) must be opposed with practical international solidarity, not with calls for the US to continue its War on Terror.

Ecuador: Indigenous peoples fight back

Statement by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) on the revolt triggered by austerity measures demanded by the IMF.

Highlights

When is it illegal to strike?

In the UK, never. But it’s often unlawful. The climate strikes have highlighted the draconian British anti-union legislation and exposed confusion about the law and the consequences of striking unofficially.
An empty bar with brown wooden furniture

What a way to make a living | Aye, there’s the pub

In the first piece in the series What a way to make a living, Jozef Doyle gives an insight on the day to day experience of working in a pub.

‘System change not climate change’ – Global Climate Strike

Friday 20 September saw the biggest climate protests in world history. Reports from the UK and around the world.
Prorogue the Tories!

Fight the anti-democratic Tories and their bosses’ Brexit

In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees