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Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present

Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present

Book Reviews August 17, 2017

Edmund Berger’s Uncertain Futures provides an important defence of Marxist economic theory, and an analysis of crisis, argues Sean Ledwith ...

Fighting back in the 21st century: the NUT and social movement trade unionism

Fighting back in the 21st century: the NUT and social movement trade unionism

Interview August 16, 2017

Alex Kenny from the National Union of Teachers talks to Counterfire’s Chris Nineham

'Intolerants, you are not welcome here!' Remembering the Battle of Lewisham

'Intolerants, you are not welcome here!' Remembering the Battle of Lewisham

Latest News August 13, 2017

Forty years after the confrontation between fascists and anti-racists in South London, protestors remembered the momentous event and pledged to continue the ...

Empire and partition: the violent end of the British Raj

Empire and partition: the violent end of the British Raj

Opinion August 13, 2017

Contrary to the rose-tinted view of decolonisation, the end of British rule in India was marked by blunder and duplicity, writes Sean Ledwith

The politics of immigration

The politics of immigration

Opinion August 8, 2017

Immigration is too important an issue to be debated on the terms set by Fortress Europe or the Tories, argues Lindsey German 

The secrets of success: how SOAS cleaners fought and won

The secrets of success: how SOAS cleaners fought and won

Opinion August 7, 2017

The historic victory of SOAS workers after a bold and militant campaign should serve as inspiration for struggles across the public sector, argues Feyzi Isma...

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Trump and Afghanistan: extended carnage

Trump and Afghanistan: extended carnage

It's time to break the special relationship and its barbaric foreign policy, argues Lindsey German

August 22, 2017 Lindsey German

Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust: Joe Strummer remembered

Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust: Joe Strummer remembered

The punk pioneer and agitprop legend would have been 65 this week, this is what John Rees wrote when he died in 2002

August 22, 2017 John Rees

Chaos in the White House - weekly briefing

Chaos in the White House - weekly briefing

Steve Bannon has been dismissed as the fallout from Charlottesville continues, Sarah Champion has resigned and recent strike success has shown what's ...

August 21, 2017 Alex Snowdon

Birmingham bin strike: the dust settles… for now

Birmingham bin strike: the dust settles… for now

Striking workers offer further evidence of a shifting industrial terrain, reports the Angry Trucker AKA Richard Allday

August 21, 2017 Richard Allday

Theory

Lenin, state and revolution: an introduction

Lenin, state and revolution: an introduction

Lenin’s classic pamphlet on the role of the state in capitalist society has lost none of its relevance, writes Dragan Plavšić

August 3, 2017 Dragan Plavšić

Georg Lukacs and the actuality of revolution

Georg Lukacs and the actuality of revolution

Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs is under attack. We repost a talk given by Chris Nineham at the recent conference in Budapest to defend him   ...

May 6, 2017 Chris Nineham

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

Books

Voices from the 'Jungle': Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp - review

Voices from the 'Jungle': Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp - review

The stories of the Calais refugees reveal their struggles and solidarity, as well as their experiences of racism and oppression, finds Tom Griffiths ...

August 10, 2017 Tom Griffiths

Grunwick: The Workers' Story - review

Grunwick: The Workers' Story - review

The Grunwick strike, 1976-8, was a pivotal event for the labour movement, and this classic account contains key lessons for activists, argues Richard Allday ...

August 3, 2017 Richard Allday

Studio: Remembering Chris Marker

Studio: Remembering Chris Marker

Chris Marker, the innovative, left-wing filmmaker, is given a moving and insightful tribute in Studio: Remembering Chris Marker, finds Tom Griffiths ...

July 27, 2017 Tom Griffiths

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