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 Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation and Capitalism's Final Crisis

Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation and Capitalism's Final Crisis

Book Reviews August 25, 2016

John Smith’s Imperialism shows how neoliberalism has deepened inequality and exploitation worldwide, while the working class has expanded, finds Alex S...

Corbyn: momentum meets vertigo

Corbyn: momentum meets vertigo

Analysis August 25, 2016

The ideas of the great Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukács offer insights into Labour‘s recent quandaries, finds David Moyles

Burkini ban: we must oppose this blatant Islamophobia

Burkini ban: we must oppose this blatant Islamophobia

Opinion August 24, 2016

As France imposes this draconian ban, Lindsey German states why we must say no - clearly and unequivocally

The Fourth Estate and the Fifteen Years’ War

The Fourth Estate and the Fifteen Years’ War

Opinion August 23, 2016

Lindsey German despairs at the dishonest accounting that passes for the media’s scrutiny of the War on Terror 

Railways: a rebellious mood

Railways: a rebellious mood

Interview August 11, 2016

Counterfire talks to Alex Gordon from the RMT about the recent wave of industrial disputes in the railway industry

 Tom and the Trotsky twist

Tom and the Trotsky twist

Opinion August 10, 2016

Tom Watson is scaremongering about Trotskyists, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew, says John Rees

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Burkini ban: the Islamophobia that lies beneath the beach secularism

Burkini ban: the Islamophobia that lies beneath the beach secularism

Is France's left doing enough to challenge the new wave of state Islamophobia, asks John Mullen 

August 27, 2016 John Mullen

Burkini ban: taking the anger back to the French state

Burkini ban: taking the anger back to the French state

Friday night’s central London emergency protest shows how Islamophobia must be countered, reports Katherine Connelly 

August 27, 2016 Katherine Connelly

Corbyn speaks for millions: Counterfire freesheet August 2016

Corbyn speaks for millions: Counterfire freesheet August 2016

Counterfire's new freesheet edition 011, August 2016

August 24, 2016 Counterfire

How the Labour right disenfranchises young people

How the Labour right disenfranchises young people

Tom Watson recently accused 'Trotskyist entryists' of 'twisting the arms' of young members of the Labour Party. A young left-wing activist responds ...

August 24, 2016 Milo Mirzai

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

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

Corbyn’s reckoning and the role of the left

Corbyn’s reckoning and the role of the left

Jeremy Corbyn can now really win – but our side needs to act decisively and boldly, contends Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

July 6, 2016 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Books

A critical companion to microeconomics and macroeconomics

A critical companion to microeconomics and macroeconomics

Fine and Dimakou’s books, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics provide a thorough critique of orthodox economics, while explaining alternatives, finds Phi...

August 18, 2016 Phil Armstrong

Things you need to know about the British economy

Things you need to know about the British economy

Tony Norfield’s The City explains British finance capital and its global role, and also has important political implications, argues Chris Nineham...

August 11, 2016 Chris Nineham

A Hidden History Of The Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerillas' Victory

A Hidden History Of The Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerillas' Victory

When is a revolution socialist? Recent books on Cuba show the importance of revolutionary organisation for the working class, argues Dominic Alexander ...

August 4, 2016 Dominic Alexander

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