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A Scrooge Christmas on the cards - weekly briefing

A Scrooge Christmas on the cards - weekly briefing

Opinion November 20, 2017

Now is the time to turn the tables on the Victorian values embedded in our society, argues Lindsey German  

Not fit to govern

Not fit to govern

Opinion November 17, 2017

We can't just wait for the government to implode. An insurgent Labour leadership at the head of the labour movement can bring real change now

A Moment of Disbelief: Poems on War, Terrorism, and Refugees - book review

A Moment of Disbelief: Poems on War, Terrorism, and Refugees - book review

Book Reviews November 16, 2017

William Alderson’s poems in A Moment of Disbelief and May Days unite politics and feeling in a brilliant reclaiming of a fine poetic tradition, finds Dominic Al...

How and why I write

How and why I write

Opinion November 14, 2017

The Trumpet of Sedition blog has been running a series of articles by historians on 'How I Write'. John Rees contributes

Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia

Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia

Opinion October 27, 2017

On Friday 27th October the Catalonian parliament declared independence from the Spanish state, following the referendum on October 1st. Our response ...

Universal Credit: gross incompetence or calculated cruelty?

Universal Credit: gross incompetence or calculated cruelty?

Opinion October 19, 2017

After the defeat for the government over its welfare reforms, we have to do everything we can to sweep it away

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Catalonia, Scotland and the National Question

Catalonia, Scotland and the National Question

Chris Bambery looks at the questions of sovereignty and self-determination

November 23, 2017 Chris Bambery

Why socialists should support Catalonia

Why socialists should support Catalonia

The national question has returned to mainland Europe and we have to choose a side, argues Dragan Plavšić   

November 23, 2017 Dragan Plavšić

Reactions to Budget 2017: resisting Foodbank Britain

Reactions to Budget 2017: resisting Foodbank Britain

Despite heavy opposition and protests, Philip Hammond's budget continues with austerity. A short round up from Counterfire of some of the reactions. ...

November 22, 2017 Counterfire

Autumn Budget: the misery continues

Autumn Budget: the misery continues

Another budget, more austerity, argues Steph Pike. This time dressed up with a Christmas bow to keep the Tory dissenters quiet. This is what we expect ...

November 22, 2017 Steph Pike

Theory

Istvan Meszaros and Marx's theory of alienation

Istvan Meszaros and Marx's theory of alienation

The late Hungarian philosopher explained how alienation can only be overcome by collective action which challenges capitalist relations of production ...

November 19, 2017 Judy Cox

The 24 hour day: women, work and class

The 24 hour day: women, work and class

Lindsey German argues for the development of a theory that can respond to changes in work organisation and the feminisation of the workforce

September 26, 2017 Lindsey German

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

Books

The Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America - book review

The Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America - book review

The Pink Tide represents Latin American efforts to reform and democratise the media. While real advances have been made, the limits to reform are made clear...

November 9, 2017 Des Freedman

Reform, Revolution and Direct Action amongst British Miners - book review

Reform, Revolution and Direct Action amongst British Miners - book review

The Russian Revolution and World War I led to a surge in workers’ struggles in Britain, as an important new history of the miners’ strikes of 191...

November 2, 2017 Lindsey German

We carried the Revolution on our shoulders - book extract

We carried the Revolution on our shoulders - book extract

In this second book extract of The Women's Revolution: Russia 1905-1917, Judy Cox describes the involvement and militancy of women during the October Revolution...

October 31, 2017 Judy Cox

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