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Socialist views mental illness

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. Mental health has become...

Video: The centre hasn’t held – the global rise of the far right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a34mUs9UjH4 The Centre Hasn't Held: the Global Rise of the Far Right. Political discussion hosted by rs21 with David Renton & Jairus Banaji. London 25th...

The passing of George A. Romero: king of political horror

Nick B looks back at the profoundly political zombie cinema of George A. Romero. "I'm like my zombies. I won't stay dead." On July 16, 2017,...

It’s 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act – but what changed things for...

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partly decriminalised sex between men. The Act has been portrayed as...

We’re all off to Glasgow in the Green: in defence of the Green Brigade

Jamie Lewis comments on the two-match ban imposed on Celtic supporters the Green Brigade. I don’t think I have seen anything like the Celtic fans...

No caricatures: the new far right party in Brazil

Miguel Borba de Sá looks at the prospects for far right politics in Brazil. Miguel is an International Relations lecturer and radical socialist militant from...

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“My son was killed in the hands of police”

The death of Rashan Charles in police custody has led to the largest anti-police protest in Hackney for some years, and the first large...
Rif protests July 20th

A ‘total’ movement: what next for Morocco’s Hirak after 20 July?

Morocco, and in particular the serially repressed and neglected Rif region, has been rocked since late last year by a series of enormous, and...
Rainbow smoke

Pride not profit

The London Pride march takes place this coming weekend, on Saturday 8 July. Barclays, Tesco and Virgin Atlantic are all sponsors of an increasingly...

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The passing of George A. Romero: king of political horror

Nick B looks back at the profoundly political zombie cinema of George A. Romero. "I'm like my zombies. I won't stay dead." On July 16, 2017,...

We’re all off to Glasgow in the Green: in defence of the Green Brigade

Jamie Lewis comments on the two-match ban imposed on Celtic supporters the Green Brigade. I don’t think I have seen anything like the Celtic fans...

No caricatures: the new far right party in Brazil

Miguel Borba de Sá looks at the prospects for far right politics in Brazil. Miguel is an International Relations lecturer and radical socialist militant from...

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

Tony Aldis and Colin Revolting pay tribute to the revolutionary rock and soul band Redskins in this ten minute film.  Inspired by The Clash and militant Soul...

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Socialist views mental illness

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. Mental health has become...

Video: The centre hasn’t held – the global rise of the far right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a34mUs9UjH4 The Centre Hasn't Held: the Global Rise of the Far Right. Political discussion hosted by rs21 with David Renton & Jairus Banaji. London 25th...

It’s 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act – but what changed things for...

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partly decriminalised sex between men. The Act has been portrayed as...

Convergence on the right

Sometimes distinctions between conservatives, right-wing populists and fascists are easy to make. But increasingly often, argues Dave Renton, there is some overlap – and...