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Tariq Ali: a defining moment for Palestinian resistance

Tariq Ali: a defining moment for Palestinian resistance

Video July 30, 2014

In this lecture, Tariq Ali argues that Israel faces a new wave of resistance from Palestinians

Protesting against Israel's attack on Gaza: anti-Semitism?

Protesting against Israel's attack on Gaza: anti-Semitism?

Opinion July 29, 2014

Israeli MPs and European supporters of Israel claim that pro-Palestinian marches are rife with anti-Semitism. But is it true?

The Holocaust and Israel

The Holocaust and Israel

History July 29, 2014

It is one of the most tragic cases in history that an oppressed nation like the Jews, have imposed oppression and barbarism on another nation – the Palestini...

1934: American workers in revolt

1934: American workers in revolt

History July 28, 2014

In 1934 three mighty strikes brought the bosses and bankers to their knees and ushered in a new era of labour-capital relations in the United States writes S...

Austerity Bites: A journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Austerity Bites: A journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Book Reviews July 25, 2014

Mary O’Hara’s Austerity Bites brings us first-hand accounts of the damage done by austerity measures to people across Britain. It is an invaluable resource f...

Palestine: the only solution is now the one-state solution

Palestine: the only solution is now the one-state solution

Analysis July 23, 2014

John Rees on how the latest Israeli war on Gaza demonstrates where the solution to the conflict lies

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Counterfire's hot summer appeal - keeping the heat on

Counterfire's hot summer appeal - keeping the heat on

The last few weeks have turned into a hot summer of resistance - help us to keep the heat on

July 29, 2014 Counterfire

Scottish independence can radically transform English politics

Scottish independence can radically transform English politics

James Meadway looks at a new book that argues that the Scottish independence referendum has the potential to transform politics, both North and South of the ...

July 29, 2014 James Meadway

Video: John Rees - speech to #GazaJ26 protest in London's Parliament Square

Video: John Rees - speech to #GazaJ26 protest in London's Parliament Square

John Rees argues that the key to ending Israel's war against the Palestinians lies in forcing their backers in Washington and London to stop funding, arming ...

July 27, 2014 Clare Solomon

The eviction the people stopped

The eviction the people stopped

Stewart Halforty reports from Nottingham, where a picket stopped a bailiff sent by a state-owned zombie bank to repossess a family home

July 25, 2014 Stewart Halforty

Liveblog: stop the massacre in Gaza

Liveblog: stop the massacre in Gaza

Images, video and tweets from the ongoing protests against Israel's Gaza onslaught

July 25, 2014 Ady Cousins

It’s not rocket science

It’s not rocket science

The solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is simple argues Charles B. Anthony

July 23, 2014 Charles B. Anthony

Newcastle: hundreds protest outside BBC over biased Gaza coverage

Newcastle: hundreds protest outside BBC over biased Gaza coverage

Protestors gathered outside the offices of the BBC in Newcastle on Tuesday night in response to their biased coverage of Israel's attack on Gaza reports Mark...

July 23, 2014 Mark Tyers

Student Loans not for sale after Cable's U-turn

Student Loans not for sale after Cable's U-turn

Student campaigners are celebrating victory after Vince Cable announced that the Lib Dems have pulled the plug on the planned privatisation of Student Loans ...

July 22, 2014 Tom Costerton

MH17 and the threat of a world war

MH17 and the threat of a world war

The downing of Flight MH17 has fuelled the dangerous dynamic of global conflict that is leading the world towards the violent chaos we witnessed one hundred ...

July 22, 2014 Matt Carr

Demonstrate: Stop the massacre in Gaza - Saturday 26 July

Demonstrate: Stop the massacre in Gaza - Saturday 26 July

Assemble 12 noon at the Israeli embassy for march to parliament

July 21, 2014 Ady Cousins

Serbia: workers resist neoliberal attack on their rights

Serbia: workers resist neoliberal attack on their rights

Workers in Serbia have taken to the streets to defend their rights in the largest protest movement since the beginning of the global financial crisis writes ...

July 21, 2014 Pavle Ilic

Gaza: a letter to Obama from a doctor in Shifa

Gaza: a letter to Obama from a doctor in Shifa

Mads Gilbert, a surgeon working in Shifa hospital in Gaza, wrote the following letter after the bloodiest day so far in Israel's onlsaught

July 21, 2014 Ady Cousins

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

To see the extent of David Cameron's hypocrisy, contrast his call for action on the plane shot down in Ukraine to his government's complicity in Israel's bru...

July 21, 2014 Lindsey German

999 call for the NHS People's March: a 21st century Jarrow Crusade

999 call for the NHS People's March: a 21st century Jarrow Crusade

700 mothers will join forces on the 16th August and march from Jarrow to London in protest at the destruction of the NHS. Ellen Graubart reports

July 18, 2014 Ellen Graubart

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

The politicians and the media may look the other way as Israel commits its atrocities, but there is now a huge global movement against Israeli aggression say...

July 18, 2014 Chris Nineham

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The struggle to free Palestine - Timeline with John Rees

The struggle to free Palestine - Timeline with John Rees

Stop the War officer John Rees provides a short history of imperial intervention in the middle east and the ongoing struggle of the Palestinians to regain their...

May 31, 2010 John Rees

The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

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 th...

November 27, 2011 Adrian Cousins

Empire and revolution - Syria and the critics of the anti-war movement

Empire and revolution - Syria and the critics of the anti-war movement

John Rees responds to recent discussions on Syria, imperialism and the Arab revolutions ...

August 1, 2012 John Rees

Defend John Westmoreland: History teacher and UCU activist

Defend John Westmoreland: History teacher and UCU activist

A campaign has developed at York College against management attacks on John Westmoreland, a popular History teacher and leading trade union activist ...

June 29, 2014 Counterfire

Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukács

Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukács

Free to read or download online, Chris Nineham's short book looks at the ideas of Georg Lukács the Hungarian revolutionary whose work explored the hold of capit...

August 24, 2010 Chris Nineham

The Middle East at the Crossroads: Tony Cliff on Israel

The Middle East at the Crossroads: Tony Cliff on Israel

Shortly after leaving Palestine in 1945, Tony Cliff wrote this seminal article about the foundations of Israel and Western imperial intervention in the Middl...

January 19, 2011 Tony Cliff

The Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

The Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

‘The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics’, declared suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst

November 18, 2010 Katherine Connelly

Women's liberation: a class perspective

Women's liberation: a class perspective

Lindsey German wrote this review for Historical Materialism over a decade ago but it wasn't published. We are posting it now as part of a series of contribution...

February 2, 2013 Lindsey German

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Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

For trade unions to fight back and win we need to tap into the massive political anger and idealism that is running right across society argues John Westmore...

July 15, 2014 John Westmoreland

The agony of Gaza

The agony of Gaza

The brutality visited on Gaza flows from a simple fact; that Israel, the Arab dictators, and Western imperialism would all prefer that the Palestinians did n...

July 12, 2014 Neil Faulkner

Britain's economy: one shock away from another crash

Britain's economy: one shock away from another crash

James Meadway writes on the growing danger of a new crash facing the debt laden British economy

July 12, 2014 James Meadway

#J10: the people strike back

#J10: the people strike back

As millions strike and march together, we need to develop the alliance between unions and the majority who are under attack argues Chris Nineham

July 9, 2014 Chris Nineham

Cameron's 'Growth Deal' - a begging bowl for the regions

Cameron's 'Growth Deal' - a begging bowl for the regions

Breaking the London bias of the UK economy requires a decisive break with the trickle-down economics that has accompanied London-centred growth writes James ...

July 9, 2014 James Meadway

New carriers, new wars

New carriers, new wars

The new aircraft carriers are designed for large scale war - with Britain acting as the junior partner of the US argues Alastair Stephens

July 8, 2014 Alastair Stephens

Iraq: three kinds of blowback and the threat of war stoked by western meddling

Iraq: three kinds of blowback and the threat of war stoked by western meddling

Western intervention has been the curse of the Middle East for over 100 years. The cure for the crisis in Iraq is not more intervention, says John Rees, but ...

June 15, 2014 John Rees

The unions and the people v austerity

The unions and the people v austerity

The unions are central to a major series of demonstrations, strikes and protests writes Sam Fairbairn

June 9, 2014 Sam Fairbairn

Inequality and the working class today

Inequality and the working class today

Today I spoke at the Dangerous Times festival in London alongside Selina Todd, author of ‘The People: the rise and fall of the working class’. This article is b...

June 2, 2014 Alex Snowdon

The other side of the Euro elections

The other side of the Euro elections

Talking up the defeat of mainstream parties, the mainstream media justifies the move rightwardsBut there is another side, writes Alastair Stephens

May 29, 2014 Alastair Stephens

Opinion

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Scottish independence can radically transform English politics

Scottish independence can radically transform English politics

James Meadway looks at a new book that argues that the Scottish independence referendum has the potential to transform politics, both North and South of the ...

July 29, 2014 James Meadway

It’s not rocket science

It’s not rocket science

The solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is simple argues Charles B. Anthony

July 23, 2014 Charles B. Anthony

MH17 and the threat of a world war

MH17 and the threat of a world war

The downing of Flight MH17 has fuelled the dangerous dynamic of global conflict that is leading the world towards the violent chaos we witnessed one hundred ...

July 22, 2014 Matt Carr

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

To see the extent of David Cameron's hypocrisy, contrast his call for action on the plane shot down in Ukraine to his government's complicity in Israel's bru...

July 21, 2014 Lindsey German

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

The politicians and the media may look the other way as Israel commits its atrocities, but there is now a huge global movement against Israeli aggression say...

July 18, 2014 Chris Nineham

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Gove may have gone but the covert privatisation of schools he initiated continues writes Clare Sambrook

July 16, 2014 Clare Sambrook

Gove's last lesson

Gove's last lesson

John Rees looks at the meaning of the Cabinet reshuffle

July 15, 2014 John Rees

Stand Up Against Austerity

Stand Up Against Austerity

Despite being one of the richest in the world, ours is a country where 1 in 6 children and 1 in 3 disabled people live in poverty writes Marienna Pope-Weidem...

July 12, 2014 Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Ten reasons to get active and stop TTIP

Ten reasons to get active and stop TTIP

Marienna Pope-Weidemann on how TTIP is a direct assault on every legislative victory won by progressive forces since the Second World War

July 12, 2014 Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Gaza: killing scores of innocent people is not self defence

Gaza: killing scores of innocent people is not self defence

The Palestinians are always put in the position of being to blame for someone else occupying their land, and for then having the temerity to fight back write...

July 12, 2014 Lindsey German

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The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

Africa’s subordinated position in global capitalism has made its agriculture vulnerable to imperialist land-grabbing, in which the West, not China, takes the...

July 16, 2014 Dan Poulton

Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Neil Faulkner welcomes a powerfully argued case for a yes vote in the coming Scottish independence referendum

July 10, 2014 Neil Faulkner

The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

As Western policy unravels across the Middle East, it is more important than ever to expose media complicity in interventions such as in Afghanistan, argues ...

July 4, 2014 Helen Redmond

Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal

Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal

The role of debt in both maintaining our economies and creating huge inequalities is explored to good effect, despite some problems, writes Lindy Syson ...

June 28, 2014 Lindy Syson

Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

Reclaiming Development, an important critique of neoliberal economics, has now been updated in the wake of the 2008 crash, and exposes the persistent myth of ne...

June 13, 2014 Peter Stauber

The Battle for Europe

The Battle for Europe

The alternatives are not restricted to neoliberalism in or out of the European Union. It is possible to fight for a radical left transformation of European inst...

June 6, 2014 Orlando Hill

The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror

The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror

Arun Kundnani’s The Muslims are Coming! lays bare the racist victimisation visited upon Muslims in the UK and the US as a result of state policies on terrorism...

May 31, 2014 Elaine Graham-Leigh

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

David Blacker makes a powerful case that in the present phase of capitalism, our rulers are abandoning the previous era’s principle of universal education ...

May 24, 2014 Sean Ledwith

The Leveller family chronicles

The Leveller family chronicles

New work on the Levellers and other radicals of the seventeenth century underlines the crucial role they played in the English Revolution, argues John Rees ...

May 18, 2014 John Rees

The Shadow of Recent Wars: Historians and the Origins of World War I

The Shadow of Recent Wars: Historians and the Origins of World War I

In denying imperialism as the cause of wars, works by recent mainstream academic historians effectively feed into the justifications of wars past and present ...

May 8, 2014 Dominic Alexander

Theory

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Jesus Christ: revolutionary

Jesus Christ: revolutionary

In this edited extract from his book The Jewish Revolt Neil Faulkner argues that Jesus was a revolutionary. ...

October 28, 2011 Neil Faulkner

Democratic revolution or socialist revolution?

Democratic revolution or socialist revolution?

In this chapter from his book Marxism at the Millennium, Tony Cliff, writes about the relationship between the struggle for democratic freedoms and socialism. ...

January 17, 2011 Tony Cliff

Brian Pearce: Some Past Rank-and-File Movements

Brian Pearce: Some Past Rank-and-File Movements

Alex Snowdon introduces Brian Pearce's classic article about the history of rank and file movements in the trade unions and looks at the lessons for today. ...

October 28, 2010 Brian Pearce | Introduction by Alex Snowdon

Anti-capitalism ten years after Seattle

Anti-capitalism ten years after Seattle

In 1999 thousands of activists fought with riot police to close down the WTO conference in Seattle. Ten years on Chris Nineham looks at the future of the anti...

March 16, 2010 Chris Nineham

Climate change movements: where are we going?

Climate change movements: where are we going?

Since 2009, the climate change movement has been losing momentum. But failure should not be taken as the whole story of Copenhagen and its aftermath, argues Ela...

January 24, 2012 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Socialism and war: the war against war

Socialism and war: the war against war

In the final part of 'Socialism and War' John Rees argues that the only war that can end war is the class war

March 30, 2014 John Rees

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