Context is King - exhibition review
John Rees looks at the Royal Academy’s prestige exhibition, 'Charles I: King and Collector'
Paris and London: A Tale of Two Radical Cities
Chris Bambery on the history of two great capital cities, and the architecture of power.
Iolo Morganwg and the making of nationalisms
The fakery of Celtic myths are part of a long tradition of nation-building in these islands, argues Chris Bambery
Britain is hardening its foreign policy
As the British state's new aircraft carrier, worth billions of pounds, springs a leak, Lindsey German takes a look at the war games being played
Extreme Podiatry: the situation for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk
The Jungle camp may have been demolished a year ago but refugees are still arriving in Calais and Dunkirk and suffering in intolerable conditions reports David Bailey
Rosa Luxemburg on the politics of poverty and homelessness
This winter people are dying needlessly. Rosa Luxemburg reminds us that politics is about more than negotiations between competing states.
Charges dropped against activists that shut down Israel arms factory
Having had the criminal charges for shutting down an Israeli arms factory against her dropped, Huda Ammori explains why this is a victory for BDS
Letter to Theresa May from a Palestinian refugee
A letter from an 11 year old Palestinian refugee to Theresa May asking her to rethink celebrating the Balfour Declaration centenary.
Racist Trump will never be welcome here
From the repeated attempts to pass the Muslim Ban to attacking NFL players, Trump is racist and is not welcome here argues Maz Saleem
Balfour 100 years on - nothing to celebrate
The Balfour Declaration was the prelude to violent settler colonialism in Palestine argues Alex Snowdon and explains why thousands will be protesting not celebrating.
The Balfour Declaration: Palestine, Empire and Resistance - video
Bernard Regan launches his new book "The Balfour Declaration" as the centenary of the infamous event that started the Israel-Palestine conflict approaches.
How the Establishment Lost Control - book review
Chris Nineham’s new book is both digestible for those new to radical politics and presents an engaging analysis for experienced activists, argues Martin Hall
'May Days' - poem
A poem by William Alderson on the current state of Britian
Is Britain breaking up? - video
With Scottish independence looking more likely, and murmurings in Northern Ireland too, Tom Griffiths looks at the prospects for Britain breaking up
Darcus Howe (1943 – 2017): the Mighty Lion remembered
A trailbreaking activist, writer and broadcaster is remembered by Madeline Heneghan
Class: Money and Power in Neoliberal Britain
Buy online: A short, sharp analysis of class structure and combativity after forty years of neoliberal offensive
Trotsky on 'gradualness' - key texts
Trotsky's polemic against gradualness shows Britain's history has been shaped by conflict and revolution. This 'key text' is introduced by Alex Snowdon
Jeremy Corbyn: anti-war protests have shaken British politics
Jeremy Corbyn discusses the impact of the anti-war movement on British politics with Stop the War Coalition convenor Lindsey German
'Marauding migrants': demonising the victims of western wars
The migrant crisis is not a threat to Britain but a human catastrophe for those fleeing for their lives, often as a result of Western intervention
Lenin and the Labour Party - lessons for today?
As Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for Labour leader gains seemingly unstoppable momentum, John Rees looks at some of the debates on the left at the time of the formation of the Labour Party
How Corrupt is Britain?
Lindy Syson finds that neoliberal capitalism extends corruption across society and the economy, reviewing the collection of studies,
How Corrupt is Britain
Liberté, Égalité, Vélocité
Mark Perryman makes the case for a two-wheeled revolution
The Green surge and the new politics in Britain
The surge in membership of the Green party shows that British politics is not marching to the right - James Meadway looks at the implications for the Left
Video: The Crisis of the British Regime
Chris Bambery, Lindsey German, Liz Fekete and Danny Dorling discuss the crisis of the British regime, inequality and broken politics
Britain's crisis continues
Chris Bambery argues that, despite the No vote in the referendum last month, the British state remains mired in a deep crisis with no obvious way out
Scottish Labour: living on borrowed time
Following Yes majorities in party heartlands Chris Bambery examines a Scottish Labour under threat of annihilation
The English Question: Democracy or jingoism?
Alastair Stephens: we need to democratise the state in all its aspects, but for now the battle lines are clear: we want democracy restored not jingoism revived
UK undead: 10 reasons democracy is dying
Alastair Stephens looks at how democracy in the UK is dying at the hands of the neoliberal ruling elite
Devolution, democracy and the fight to end austerity
James Doran, a socialist activist in north-east England, considers some repercussions of the Scottish referendum for the anti-austerity movement
Scotland's vote and politics after the referendum
Lindsey German's take on the changed political landscape in the wake of the Scottish referendum result
The Scottish referendum and the English Left – a contribution to debate
Counterfire’s Alex Snowdon replies to two recent articles by Mark Perryman discussing the implications of the Scottish independence referendum for socialists in England
After Scotland, turning into the English Left?
Guest contributor Mark Perryman offers a personal contribution to debates about the implications of the Scottish referendum
The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions
The British political regime faces a crisis of confidence. This report presents empirical evidence for the democratic deficit, growing protest, the state of the trade unions and the strategic implications for the left
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