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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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Get The State Out Of My Bedroom

Are civil partnerships a new freedom, or do they simply show us how far there still is to go for real liberation?

Labour is letting down sex workers

The narrow space left in UK law for sex workers to operate in is under threat of being further restricted, writes Taisie Tsikas. On 4...

Oppose state racism and the far right

We need to fight racism from the state and on the street, as well as the ruling class tactics and policies that stoke it....

Experimenting on our kids: academisation and its discontents

Staff are taking strike action against the academisation of their school in Greenwich. Their next strike days are on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12...

Life at the frontier: Samos in 2018

A report from the Greek island of Samos, home to many refugees seeking to enter Europe.

Corbyn, McDonnell and the lion that struggles to roar

The 'Financing Investment' report sets out elements of Labour's new economic thinking. But how radical is it?

Race, Gender and Social Reproduction in British Capitalism 1945-78

How can we understand the ways that capitalism comes to be gendered and racialised?

Review: A Party with Socialists in It

Simon Hannah’s book about the history of the Labour left can help us think through what strategies the left should adopt

A Marxist theory of music: it’s all in the groove

Kate Bradley interview Mark Abel, author of Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time

After 9 June: on labelling fascists

Defeating racism will take more than an anti-fascist strategy, but we should clearly identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement,...

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A Marxist theory of music: it’s all in the groove

Kate Bradley interview Mark Abel, author of Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time
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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
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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

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 looks at her experience of depression, the interplay of austerity and mental health problems, and the ambivalent role of state services