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Over 1000 protest in London to show solidarity with migrants and refugees

Duncan Thomas reports On 23 June, Britain voted to leave the EU. The next day, we took the first steps in meeting the challenges ahead....

From farce to tragedy: thoughts on Jo Cox, the referendum and the rise of...

Duncan Thomas on Jo Cox's murder, the rise of racism in mainstream political discourse, and the need to build a strong anti-racist movement after the...

London elections: good riddance to Goldsmith, but Khan not the answer

Duncan Thomas reflects on the election of Labour's Sadiq Khan as mayor of London. "How do you feel about the election results?", people asked me...

All in this together: IDS drops the Tories in the shit

The resignation of Iain Duncan Smith exposes the deep divisions within the Tories. Now, writes Duncan Thomas, we need to bring them down.  It's past midnight...

‘Shut down Yarlswood’: momentum grows at large demo

On Saturday 12 March, Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary organised a demonstration calling for the closure of Yarlswood detention centre. Duncan Thomas reports. Yarlswood detention centre has long...

rs21 podcast, episode 1: refugees and the rise of the far right

Episode 1 of the rs21 podcast is finally here! Duncan Thomas introduces the show. Image credit: Kate Evans Comrades: the day has been a constant battle against technology....

‘No more Jungle, no more borders’ – a report from Calais refugee protest

On Saturday 23 January, residents of the Calais refugee camp protested the destruction of the their shelters and the French government's attempts to forcibly...
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St Pancras ‘die-in’ video report

On Saturday 16 January, activists staged a 'die-in' at London's St Pancras station, in solidarity with the refugees in Calais. Video report by Duncan Thomas. Title...
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Save our NHS! Junior doctors speak

On Tuesday 12 January, junior doctors went on strike to protest the government's new contract proposal. rs21 members, along with other supporters, joined them...

rs21 Readers and Writers Recommend, Part 1…

  With 2015 near done and dusted, rs21 readers and writers share their favourite books, films and theatre performances. From old classics with renewed relevance...

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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.
UK lecturers strike

“We have to fight this”: interview with a striking lecturer

The strike action beginning next Thursday will be one of the largest ever in UK Higher Education.
LGBT Russians, 1921

Queer emancipation in early Soviet Russia

A long letter from a gay man highlights the emancipation which touched LGBT people across Russia after October 1917.
Bus depot

Manchester bus strike win support at depot protest

Activists and trade unionists staged a solidarity demonstration outside a Cheetham bus depot this morning.

A Farewell to Omelas: remembering Ursula Le Guin

Writer Ursula Le Guin, who died on 22 January aged 88, overturned notions of what Science Fiction should be about.
March against the HDV

Seven reasons to march in Haringey

Join the demo on Wednesday 7 February - we can stop this shocking privatisation.

On the picket line at Picturehouse

Workers at cinema chain Picturehouse went on strike this weekend as part of their campaign for the London Living Wage.

Marx and historical materialism

Rob Hoveman gives an overview of some of the key philosophical concepts in Marx’s thought.

After the elections, what next for Catalonia?

Andy Durgan outlines the political landscape following Catalonia's recent elections.

Carillion: a chronicle of a blacklisting crook foretold

Carillion wasn’t an exception, but all too typical of the spiv business model the dominates UK construction.

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

Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions about her new book on social reproduction theory.

Living with depression under capitalism

Kate Bradley writes about depression, austerity and the ambivalent role of state services.
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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

Video: Redskins – A flame that can’t be dimmed

This ten minute film pays tribute to the revolutionary rock and soul band Redskins. 

Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (1): The Classic Forms of Uneven and Combined Development

In this first of five pieces, Neil Davidson explores Trotsky's history of combined and uneven development and how it helps us understand capitalist modernity.