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Against the Grain: A Deep History o the Earliest States - book review

Against the Grain: A Deep History o the Earliest States - book review

Book Reviews July 19, 2018

Against the Grain explodes traditional views of the origin of civilisation, but lacks an analysis of the formation of class, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

The new forces behind the fascist right

The new forces behind the fascist right

Analysis July 16, 2018

A changed threat has emerged in Tommy Robinson's street movement, supported by the international populist right. John Rees looks at how we meet it ...

Only a united movement can defeat the far right

Only a united movement can defeat the far right

Opinion July 12, 2018

Saturday's far right demonstration in support of Tommy Robinson must be opposed directly on the streets

After the final days of May

After the final days of May

Opinion July 9, 2018

This is the start of a new phase of the crisis, not the end of it, writes John Rees

May Day, May Day: this ship is sinking – weekly briefing

May Day, May Day: this ship is sinking – weekly briefing

Opinion July 9, 2018

This latest Tory crisis is an opportunity the left must seize and the week’s protests are all the means to do so, argues Lindsey German   ...

Marxism and Human Nature

Marxism and Human Nature

Opinion June 23, 2018

Mainstream conceptions of human nature are rooted in the historical development of capitalism.  Elaine Graham-Leigh argues that we can only ...

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Israel enshrines apartheid into law

Israel enshrines apartheid into law

While the Labour right try to conflate criticism of Israel with antisemitism, Israel just enshrined apartheid into law argues Mark Porciani

July 19, 2018 Mark Porciani

Brexit and the left, two years on

Brexit and the left, two years on

The left should not avoid political struggle, it should actively work to shape the outcomes of political crisis argues David Bush

July 19, 2018 David Bush

Trump Out, Tories Out, General Election Now! - Counterfire Freesheet July 2018

Trump Out, Tories Out, General Election Now! - Counterfire Freesheet July 2018

Trump's visit and his trade delusions, crisis for the Tories, Grenfell, is the EU really a friend to migrants and more - Counterfire freesheet edition 027, July...

July 18, 2018 Counterfire

Trump's trade delusion

Trump's trade delusion

Both free trade and protectionist strategies will ultimately impoverish workers, writes Susan Newman

July 18, 2018 Susan Newman

Theory

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

May 18, 2018 Dominic Alexander

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

In the fourth part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at the problems with Keynesian critiques of Marx's labour theory of value 

May 11, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory - book review

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory - book review

David Graeber’s new book raises many questions about the function and worth of work, but doesn’t entirely explain why useless work persists, find...

July 12, 2018 Clare Solomon

Europe's Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right - book review

Europe's Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right - book review

In Europe’s Fault Lines, Liz Fekete exposes the links between neoliberal centrism, EU economic policy, and the rise of the far and fascist right, finds...

July 5, 2018 Martin Hall

The James Connolly Reader - book review

The James Connolly Reader - book review

A collection of the writings of James Connolly, the Irish socialist revolutionary, contains still relevant insights about imperialism and national liberation...

June 28, 2018 Kevin Crane

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