The Italian coup and the growing crisis in the EU
The unelected Italian President has carried out a soft coup which is highly undemocratic and which has thrown the country and the EU into mounting chaos, argues Chris Bambery
The first twelve months of Project Macron: a provisional audit
One year on from Macron taking office, Susan Ram analyses what he stands for and what he's achieved
France Insoumise: What is it and where is it going?
As a massive wave of strikes continues in France, what forces might propose a mass political alternative to Macron? John Mullen discusses the party being led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Corbynism was to a large extent a response to Pasokification
In his speech at 'The Corbyn Moment', Alex Nunns argues that it's participation which will be critical in avoiding the perils of Pasokification
Between the Scylla of ‘Pasokification’ and the Charybdis of 'Syrizification’ – and how to avoid both
A successful left wing movement has to break completely with the organs of capitalist class power and forge an emancipatory politics from the bottom up, argues Stathis Kouvelakis
The rise of fascism in Italy?
The gains made by the far-right in Italy are worrying, but there is time to turn the tide, argues Chris Bambery
The SPD, grand coalitions, and European social democracy
In Germany, the left is at a crossroads, and what path it takes depends on the strength of the movements, argues Evan Sedgwick-Jell
Germany: why did the SPD membership vote for the coalition?
The decision to join the government throws up big questions for the left and for the movements
Berlusconi's back: Things are not looking good in Italy
The hatred the elite in Italy have inspired, is, for the moment, flowing rightwards, finds Chris Bambery
Catalan independence forces win majority
Pro-independence parties in Catalonia have won the majority of seats in yesterday's election. Jack Hazeldine explains what this means and what the movement should now be doing.
“Building a Republic from the bottom up”: A view from the Catalan left - interview with Quim Arrufat
Covering the independence struggle in Catalonia from the ground, Jack Hazeldine interviewed a leading figure of what looks to be the fifth party at Thursday’s elections, the anticapitalist CUP
Where is Germany heading?
The political crisis in Germany presents both dangers and opportunities for the European anti-capitalist left argues Evan Sedgwick-Jell
A life sentence of low wages and public sector cuts - weekly briefing
Despite dire forecasts for the economy and living standards, the Tories are continuing with more austerity. It can't go on argues Lindsey German
Crisis in Catalonia - live updates
Live updates of the fast-moving situation in Catalonia
Catalonia: a reading list
As the Catalan crisis grows, Chris Bambery provides a comprehensive reading list to understand more about it's history
We are the Republic: Catalans back on the streets for freedom
As the Catalan government stand immobilised and imprisoned, the base of the movement has taken the lead with a “week of struggle” and general strike ahead, reports Jack Hazeldine
Catalan independence: made in the streets
The victory for the Catalan people in declaring themselves an independent republic has come from working class organisation in the streets argues Jack Hazeldine
Catalonia: no independence without disobedience
As the Madrid government threatens direct rule in Catalonia, Jack Hazeldine reports on the situation in Barcelona.
Storming the heavens: The Russian Revolution 100 years on - event
On the 100
anniversary of the October Revolution Counterfire is hosting an event to celebrate the defining political moment of the twentieth century
Crisis in France: the view from the left
As her organisation mobilised a huge anti-government demonstration, deputy Danièle Obono spoke to Chris Nineham about Macron's meltdown, the far right's problems, and the movement
What is wrong with Spain?
The response of the Spanish state to the independence referendum in Catalonia is the most recent expression of a history of brutality
France at the crossroads: how to take down Le Pen
Stathis Kouvelakis, a member of the Greek Popular Unity party and a supporter of La France Insoumise, speaks to Feyzi Ismail on Macron’s victory, the crisis in French society and the possibilities for the left
The left surge in France: a breakthrough in the making?
On the eve of the presidential election in France, Feyzi Ismail talks to Danièle Obono, a leading figure in the campaign of left-wing hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Excitement in the French elections: the meaning of Jean-Luc Mélenchon
The leftwinger's inspiring campaign raises crucial questions about the potential and limits of state action in favour of the working class, writes John Mullen
French elections: enter Jean-Luc Mélenchon
The spin of the two-horse race conceals the anti-capitalist hopeful, notes Susan Ram
The Dutch dog that didn't bark
The election in the Netherlands didn‘t bear out the media‘s prediction of a right-wing surge, writes Alastair Stephens
The populism phenomenon: fact or flawed analysis?
In an increasingly polarising Europe, Lindsey German argues that the left need to recognise the possibilities arising from the collapsing centre and get organising
'Brexit: what should the left be fighting for?' with Lindsey German - video
What does Brexit mean? What should we be demanding? Lindsey German takes on these questions in the second talk of our new series, tackling the big issues of the day
A dagger pointed at the heart of the Euro
Italy is set to vote in a constitutional referendum, but this is about much more than Renzi's reforms, argues Alastair Stephens
Burkini ban: we must oppose this blatant Islamophobia
As France imposes this draconian ban, Lindsey German states why we must say no - clearly and unequivocally
Podemos alliance on the verge of power?
Europe is about to be shaken by another political earthquake as Podemos is predicted to become Spain's second party writes Alastair Stephens
7 reasons anti-imperialists should vote for Lexit
Anti-imperialists must vote leave, argues Sean Ledwith
EU referendum: a growing sense of panic
A vote to leave the EU seems a distinct possibility, and anti-capitalists need to ready for what lies ahead, writes Chris Bambery
Should we stay or should we go?
Alex Gordon, convenor of Lexit – The Left Leave Campaign and former president of the RMT trade union, talks to Counterfire about the upcoming EU referendum
The pain goes on: Greece and the European Union
As the UK's referendum on the European Union approaches, Greek workers are facing more pain from Greece’s European creditors
Things fall apart
The EU referendum is just one of many problems facing our rulers
To stop the far right we must oppose the EU
Kevin Ovenden argues for an internationalist approach to the European crisis in the second half of a two-part series on the European question
Brexit: In or Out? Podcast
Lindsey German and Marina Prentoulis join James Butler and Aaron Bastani to discuss Britain's forthcoming referendum on EU membership
Portugal: election victory for the media-austerity candidate
Whilst the left has been strengthened, social mobilisations will have to be intensified in Portugal, writes João
Podemos blows a wind of change through the Spanish parliament
The first day of the new parliament was one of high drama and low deals, writes Alastair Stephens
Shock defeat for the right in Portugal brings new hope
The unexpected ousting of the right-wing government in Portugal after just eleven days in office could have repurcussions across the Europe, writes Alastair Stephens
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