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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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#MeToo workers rights

Some reflections on #MeToo

While #MeToo has seen countless people speak out about sexual violence and harassment, it has also revealed difficulties in building the means of confronting them

Windrush and the politics of unconditional solidarity

Outrage over the treatment of the Windrush generation is welcome - but we must also reject the narrative of "good" and "bad" migrants
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

Western bombs won’t ease Syrian suffering

The latest Western bombings of Syria will do nothing to improve the lot of civilians struggling for survival
France student protests

“They can never stop the spring”: France in 2018

Fifty years after the 1968 uprisings, social struggles are flaring up in France once again following attacks on workers and universities

Paul Foot: a rediscovered interview

Paul Foot was a prominent journalist, writer and revolutionary socialist. Here we present an interview with him conducted in 1996.

Refugees – remember them?

Mitch Mitchell writes on Refugee Lifeboat, a new organisation that aims to marry humanitarian aid for refugees with an uncompromising political stand against state racism

#MarchForOurLives solidarity draws thousands at US embassy

Thousands gather at the US Embassy in London to show solidarity with US teenagers demanding gun control

Stop detention without trial! Stop deportations!

Anti-terror laws are being used against the #‎Stansted15‬, a group of activists who blocked a charter flight carrying deported migrants out of the country.

“Marielle’s death was not just more of the same”

The assassination of Marielle Franco marks a new phase in Brazil's political repression of the left.

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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

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.
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

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.