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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

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

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

Book Reviews August 10, 2017

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

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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Suez Sita’s brand of eco-capitalism is a trap

Suez Sita’s brand of eco-capitalism is a trap

Hippy styled waste management in Doncaster has got workers’ resistance to look forward to, reports Mick Wattam  

August 16, 2017 Mick Wattam

Don’t be blindsided: the threat of nuclear war is real

Don’t be blindsided: the threat of nuclear war is real

Recent rhetorical grandstanding should not obscure a clear and present danger, writes Lindsey German    

August 15, 2017 Lindsey German

Can we stop Trump tweeting his way to war? - weekly briefing

Can we stop Trump tweeting his way to war? - weekly briefing

Trump tweets his way to nuclear confrontation with North Korea and military action in Venezuela while fascists wreak carnage in Charlottesville ...

August 14, 2017 Lindsey German

'The resistance is coming from all sections of society': Hindu nationalism and its opponents

'The resistance is coming from all sections of society': Hindu nationalism and its opponents

Writer and activist Amrit Wilson talks to Counterfire’s Shabbir Lakha about the BJP’s violence and the growing protest movement against the Hindu...

August 14, 2017 Shabbir Lakha

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

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

For Whose Benefit? The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

For Whose Benefit? The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

For Whose Benefit? shows how the hard-won rights to social security have become stigmatised through a series of in-depth interviews, finds Jacqueline Mulhall...

July 20, 2017 Jacqueline Mulhallen

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