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Rupture issue 4 – RISE network in People Before Profit – Out now! June 10, 2021

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Rupture issue 4 is about to start shipping. Rupture is an ecosocialist quarterly produced by members of the RISE network in People Before Profit.

This edition our lead section is on the theme of ‘No Going Back’ with articles mapping out a socialist vision for public transport, housing, childcare, education and more post-covid (or at least post-vaccination).

As always the environment and radical environmentalism is a central focus. Issue 4 includes an interview with Andreas Malm and a review of his book ‘How to blow up a pipeline’. Alongside our regular column on the science of climate change, we carry articles on fast fashion and the already mentioned reimagining of public transport.

In our ‘What is to be done in the 21st Century’ socialist strategy section we look at the question of a left government over two articles. The first deals with the history of the “workers government” slogan in the socialist movement and the theory behind it. The second looks at the question of a left government in Ireland today. Plus there’s a piece explaining what RISE actually is, why it exists and how it functions now that we have all joined PBP.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The issue is 116 pages long and it’s still bursting at the seams – there’s more debate on a border poll and the “national question”, an in depth interview with the editors of the new book “Transgender Marxism” and more.

You can get your copy by subscribing or purchasing a single issue at rupture.ie

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B32pZpixuJg

Here’s the contents page and the introductory page to an article or two…


1. pettyburgess - June 10, 2021

Thanks for posting this, it’s appreciated.

I think this issue brings Rupture up to just under 500 pages in a year. Which is a lot.

It might seem like a weird decision to launch a print publication in the 2020s, when print is visibly in continuous decline, but it has given the magazine a higher profile than it would have had as the website of a small political organisation. The pandemic has made it impossible to sell publications face to face, which forced us to place more emphasis on a subscription model, which has worked so far (we switched from “subscribe for a year” to a rolling subscription set up, which can be cancelled at any time, after issue 1).

One of the main goals of the magazine is to cover the environment and radical environmentalism from a socialist perspective. Another is to provide a forum for constructive engagement with other ideas on the left. On that front at least I think it’s been a success – we’ve carried a lot of debate without including any ritual sect denunciations (and stimulated a few ritual sect denunciations elsewhere, but that can’t be helped). If CLR regulars want to contribute, including explaining to us why we are wrong about something, get in touch.

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2. pettyburgess - June 10, 2021

Here’s the little social media ad thing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B32pZpixuJg


3. pettyburgess - June 14, 2021

And here’s the first article from issue 4 online. It’s an in depth interview with the editors of the new book “Transgender Marxism”, which has just been published by Pluto Press. Taken together, their answers point towards a huge reading list of contemporary radical trans thought https://rupture.ie/articles/thoroughgoing-emancipation

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