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The Capitalist University: The Transformation of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

The Capitalist University: The Transformation of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

Book Reviews February 16, 2017

Henry Heller’s The Capitalist University shows how higher education has served capitalism for over a hundred years, finds Orlando Hill ...

We can't move forward if we don't understand our past

We can't move forward if we don't understand our past

Opinion February 11, 2017

We need to talk about the Russian Revolution now more than ever, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Power to the ideals!

Power to the ideals!

Opinion February 10, 2017

What kind of centenary celebration, Mark Perryman asks, does 1917 deserve?

Russia's road to revolution

Russia's road to revolution

History January 25, 2017

The revolutionary events of 1905 profoundly affected the revolutionary parties themselves, argues Sean Ledwith

The Women's Marches are just the beginning

The Women's Marches are just the beginning

Opinion January 21, 2017

This can be the start of a new wave of dissent, argues Lindsey German

Trump's new Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Trump's new Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Analysis January 19, 2017

As President-elect becomes President, Sean Ledwith takes a look at the Trump administration

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Peru: the left’s failure

Peru: the left’s failure

By becoming entrenched in parliamentary politics, the left coalition under Vero Mendoza has undermined its support base

February 20, 2017 Jonathan Maunders

Five days to revolution

Five days to revolution

This Saturday some of the world's greatest experts on the Russian Revolution are coming to London to discuss its significance today

February 19, 2017 Counterfire

Lenin's State and Revolution

Lenin's State and Revolution

The Revolution 1917 event is this Saturday 25th Feb at Rich Mix London. Lenin's State and Revolution offers crucial insights to those campaigning to change the ...

February 19, 2017 Paul Vernell

Join the movement against Trump

Join the movement against Trump

The rising resistance against the US president represents a huge opportunity for those on the left to make the case for a different kind of world

February 19, 2017 Tom Griffiths

Russian Revolution

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Neither Cromwell, nor Robespierre, nor Lenin, could become an icon or avatar for the reactionary regimes they helped to overthrow, but Stalin was different argu...

January 16, 2017 Bill Bowring

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was led by a working class who, in 1905, had already tasted their own power and experienced bitter defeat

January 14, 2017 Judy Cox

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

The causes of the First World War and Russian Revolution can be located in the imperialist tensions of world capitalism argues Dominic Alexander

January 7, 2017 Dominic Alexander

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

On 25 February, Counterfire is hosting an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, taking a closer look at the key questions of the pe...

January 5, 2017 Counterfire

Theory

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust  ...

May 3, 2016 David Moyles

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document

April 8, 2016 Paul Vernell

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg argued that the majority of people would be won to socialism through struggle, writes Paul Vernell in this introduction to The Mass Strike ...

April 3, 2016 Paul Vernell

Editors picks

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

Amidst the festive season Chris Bambery asks what 2017 holds in terms of what affects us most directly: jobs, housing, income - in other words the economy ...

December 20, 2016 Chris Bambery

What is really going on at Trump Tower and why it isn't fascism

What is really going on at Trump Tower and why it isn't fascism

Inappropriate use of the F-word misleads and disorientates at a time when clarity is key, warns Chris Nineham

November 18, 2016 Chris Nineham

5 novels every revolutionary should read

5 novels every revolutionary should read

Some of the best pieces of fiction ever written about revolutionary experience are outlined by writer and historian John Rees

November 30, 2016 John Rees

Books

Monbiot and the media

Monbiot and the media

George Monbiot’s essays are a valuable and stimulating exception in the mainstream media where dissenting voices are rarely heard, argues Ian Middlebro...

February 9, 2017 Ian Middlebrook

To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921

To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921

The sharp and dramatic debates during the Third Congress of the Comintern contain lessons on strategy and tactics of crucial relevance today, argues Chris Ba...

February 2, 2017 Chris Bambery

Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War

Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War

Raymond Bonner’s account of US intervention in El Salvador shows that today’s catastrophic imperialist interventions have a long history, argues ...

January 26, 2017 Dominic Alexander

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