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Moving the centre: The Marxist squatters and the populist mayor

Joe Hayns interviews the organisers of a 'House of the People' who are facing similar questions in Naples.

VIDEOS: A new Arab spring?

East London rs21 held a meeting on the uprisings in Algeria, Sudan and Morocco, addressing the movements demanding change, the counter-revolutionary forces lining up against them, and the role of international solidarity.

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.

The ‘Corbyn council’ and the Latin Village

What are the successes and the limitations of the 'Corbyn council' in Haringey, and how has the new council interacted with the grassroots Labour members and supporters who put it in power?

Pétain, Franco and chemical warfare in the Rif

French President Emanuel Macron has recently courted controversy through his valorisation of Marshal Pétain - leader of Nazi collaborationist Vichy France - as a...

How Rifian are the Rifian Protests?

Joe Hayns reports from Rabat on the protests that started in the Rif and are now spreading across Morocco. This piece was originally published...

Interview: The Fight for Fair Pay in Universities

'Fractionals' are hourly paid part-time teaching staff in universities who are paid a 'fraction' of a full-time salary. An increasing proportion of academics are...

Breaking with the bureaucrats: how to reclaim Unite

Joe Hayns writes about the need to end the bureaucratic stasis at the top of Unite and support dynamic grassroots struggles led by rank-and-file members. On Monday...

May and Trump: Bringing us back to the streets

Joe Hayns discusses the spate of demonstrations in the UK instigated by Donald Trump taking office and the prospects they open up. Is a proto-protest...

The high stakes of the Deliveroo Strike

12 August saw Deliveroo couriers, on day two of their strike, protesting outside management's offices. Joe Hayns asks what's at stake. Thronging a street in central...

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Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.
Vernon Dalhart

Music of the people: Country & Western

Mitch Mitchell (‘the Fenland Kid’) is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of Country and Western.

Report: Youth Strike For Climate, 14 February 2020

Our members report on the Youth Strike for Climate on 14 February 2020.

North Sea oil: devastating new report

The UK’s North Sea oil tax regime spearheaded a wave of privatisation across Britain and the rest of the world, argues Juan Carlos Boué in a new report published today.
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Video: Insurgency around the world

At a recent rs21 meeting, speakers gave eye-witness accounts of insurgent movements in Bolivia, Hong Kong and Algeria, as well as highlighting the importance of international solidarity.
NEU members taking part in the 6th form colleges strike on 20th November 2019

Tough lessons to learn

The struggle against worsening conditions and cuts in education continues. Andrew Stone, 6th form college teacher and District Secretary of Wandsworth NEU, writes in a personal capacity about an upcoming strike and a ballot in Tower Hamlets.

Solidarity with al-Mounadil-a newspaper

We reproduce a statement in solidarity with the Moroccan socialist newspaper and website al-Mounadil-a, currently under threat of closure from the authorities.

revolutionary reflections | Which side are you on? Work, class and the 99%

Confusion is rife about what we mean by working class or middle class. Bob Carter argues that a focus on exploitative workplace relationships is far more illuminating than arbitrary hierarchies of inequality.

Review: Twenty-First Century Socialism

How should socialists organise in the 'climate decade'? Gus Woody reviews Jeremy Gilbert's book, Twenty-First Century Socialism.

Brexit day: what now for the left?

Today the UK leaves the European Union. The question of EU membership has divided and often paralysed the British left. Ian Allinson asks if we can reunite on more productive ground for the struggles ahead.

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Reject the Ten Pledges

Sai Englert argues that the ten pledges represent a continuation of an attack on the left and the Palestine solidarity movement, rather than a serious attempt to tackle antisemitism in Britain.
Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
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revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.
Kick Boris Out

The long Conservative decline

Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.