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The Secret Left-wing Diary of Owen Smith, aged 46 and a half

The Secret Left-wing Diary of Owen Smith, aged 46 and a half

Opinion July 23, 2016

Counterfire has gained exclusive access to the diary of Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith

Caught in the crossfire: why Western intervention in Syria must end

Caught in the crossfire: why Western intervention in Syria must end

Analysis July 23, 2016

Terrorism is a product above all of Western interventions, argues Lindsey German. Only when they end will there be a chance for peace

Wall Street’s Think Tank

Wall Street’s Think Tank

Book Reviews July 21, 2016

Wall Street’s Think Tank shows that the Council on Foreign Relations is a pivotal institution for the US ruling class, finds Dominic Alexander ...

No time for faint hearts

No time for faint hearts

Opinion July 21, 2016

We have got this far by being radical, argues Chris Nineham, and now is not the time to moderate the message

Chilcot, parliament and Tony Blair’s lies

Chilcot, parliament and Tony Blair’s lies

Opinion July 15, 2016

The state is still using pro-war rhetoric to cloud the truth behind the War on Terror, argues Lindsey German 

Only a Corbyn victory can open a path out of the crisis

Only a Corbyn victory can open a path out of the crisis

Analysis July 3, 2016

The post-referendum crisis can only be resolved by the left, argues John Rees

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Jeremy Corbyn's new politics is a threat to the establishment

Jeremy Corbyn's new politics is a threat to the establishment

This moment offers an opportunity for radical change, but the path to victory lies in political confrontation, argues Kevin Ovenden

July 23, 2016 Kevin Ovenden

Brazil coup: will the left respond?

Brazil coup: will the left respond?

Héctor Rios takes a look at the context of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff

July 22, 2016 Héctor Rios

Turkey: Erbakan, Erdogan and after

Turkey: Erbakan, Erdogan and after

Alastair Stephens finds lessons for the movement in his analysis of the recent coup attempt in Turkey

July 22, 2016 Alastair Stephens

Trident: it's about power not peace

Trident: it's about power not peace

MPs voted through a military programme that has no rationale, argues Alex Bennett. The campaign to against renewal must go on

July 22, 2016 Alex Bennett

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

Time is tight: the challenges to Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign

Time is tight: the challenges to Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign

The political challenges to a Jeremy Corbyn leadership of the Labour Party will come thick and fast…and long before a 2020 election, argues John Rees ...

August 31, 2015 John Rees

An assault on the whole movement

An assault on the whole movement

The furore over alleged antisemitism in Labour is a smear on the party’s left and an attempt to delegitimise criticism of Israel, argues Reuben Bard-Ro...

June 4, 2016 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

Immigration, racism and class

Immigration, racism and class

While mainstream ideology repackages its old myths and lies, Kevin Ovenden argues for a radical re-assertion of class-based anti-racism 

June 14, 2016 Kevin Ovenden

Books

China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance

China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance

China on Strike gives in insights into Chinese workers’ struggles and the nature of capitalism in China, writes Orlando Hill

July 14, 2016 Orlando Hill

The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate-Changed World

The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate-Changed World

Climate change is driven by the demand for profits, but the ruling class is recasting it as a security issue, finds William Alderson

July 7, 2016 William Alderson

Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East

Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East

Repeated, arrogant western interventions from 2003 to today lie behind the rise of IS, as two recent books agree, argues Sean Ledwith

June 30, 2016 Sean Ledwith

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