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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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Paradise Lost in California: A community struggling to survive

Climate change is turning working class Californians into sitting ducks. Sadie Fulton writes about how people are struggling to build networks of solidarity in the face of climate disaster, ruling class neglect and the far right.

Planning a Just Transition in Scotland: 17 November

On Saturday 17 November, there will a one-day conference in Edinburgh to discuss the transition to a sustainable low carbon economy

What strategy for labour in the US? #HM2018

Ian Allinson reports from a debate at the Historical Materialism Conference about strategy for the US labour movement, with useful lessons for the UK.

The Old Lie

The First World War ended 100 years ago today, on 11 November 1918. Four years ago, Matthew Cookson looked at how poetry of the...

Six socialist takeaways from the US midterm elections 2018

Alan Maass looks at some of the main themes of the 2018 US midterms and what they tell us. This article first appeared on...

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin’s race problem

David Renton reviews the latest opportunistic attempt to make sense of the resurgence of reactionary politics in the West.

Weathering the storm

Reflections on the election of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil by Max Leak, who spent Election Day (28 October 2018) with anti-fascists...

With love and solidarity; with sadness and rage

Over 100 people gathered under the Cable Street mural for a vigil for Pittsburgh on Sunday 28 October. Contributions from Colin Wilson and Taisie...

The Left and a People’s Vote

Hundreds of thousands joined the demonstration for a People’s Vote on Brexit on Saturday 20 October, as the Tories’ negotiations continue as shambles and...

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Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

The #metoo movement and the Brett Kavanaugh case in the US have highlighted the pervasiveness of sexual violence in capitalist society. In the run-up...

Repeal: A fight against misogyny and the legacy of imperialism

Today voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish...
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Syria is not exceptional: interview with Joseph Daher | Part 1

Syrian socialist author Joseph Daher discusses the nature of the Assad regime and the social basis of the uprising against it which began in 2011
Jewish anti-Zionists

No community without politics

The mirage of a "mainstream Jewish community", often weaponised against the left, hides the fact that "community" itself is always a site of struggle and contestation