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Springtime: The New Student Rebellions

Springtime imageClare Solomon has edited a book with Tania Palmieri on the students’ and young people’s uprisings that have shaken colleges and universities from Britain to Greece, Italy, France and beyond. Andrew Burgin explains its importance.

  • Written by Andrew Burgin
  • Category: Book Reviews

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York are among the leading writers on climate change in the US, and no one reading this latest collection of their essays could leave it in any doubt of the seriousness of the situation in which unchecked climate change is now placing us.

  • Written by Elaine Graham-Leigh
  • Category: Book Reviews

Capitalism, climate change and the Left

Ecology and Socialism & the Rise of the Green Left coversCan we solve the daunting problem of climate change within a capitalist system? This is no academic question - a wealth of scientific evidence points to the potentially catastrophic scale of climate change.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Book Reviews

Customs in Common

Conscious organisation at a political level had been crucial in the victories over the past two centuries, richly illustrated in E.P. Thompson's reprinted classic, argues Dominic Alexander.

Painting a better society

The great socialist author Robert Tressell died 100 years ago. Josh Roebuck, a sixth former who has just joined Counterfire, explains why Tressell’s classic, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, helped make him a socialist, and urges everyone to read it.

Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

The account of the progress of Pappe’s research into the events of 1948, and the reception of the ‘New History’ in Israel in the 1990s and 2000s is placed in the context of a wider analysis of Zionist ideology, of the history of Palestine, and of the creation and development of the Israeli state.

  • Written by Fran Legg
  • Category: Book Reviews

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