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Lessons need to be learned from the British Gas defeat - News from the Frontline

Lessons need to be learned from the British Gas defeat - News from the Frontline

Latest News April 16, 2021

Counterfire's weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles

The Caduca - book review

The Caduca - book review

Book Reviews April 15, 2021

Richard Allday defends science fiction, and enjoys Elaine Graham-Leigh’s The Caduca, a novel for the disregarded

We will not be silenced: list of #KillTheBill protests around the country this weekend

We will not be silenced: list of #KillTheBill protests around the country this weekend

Latest News April 14, 2021

In a second national day of action, protesters are preparing to take to the streets across the country this weekend to oppose the Police and Crime bill ...

Cameron, getting caught and the new corruption

Cameron, getting caught and the new corruption

Opinion April 14, 2021

The Greensill scandal is not about one man, it shows corruption is now a method of government in Britain, argues Chris Nineham

Black Lives Matter: protests rage after police killing of Daunte Wright

Black Lives Matter: protests rage after police killing of Daunte Wright

Opinion April 13, 2021

Mere miles from the trial of George Floyd’s killer, the shooting of Daunte Wright is a tragic reminder of why the Black Lives Matter movement is still so necess...

The price we pay for the prince – weekly briefing

The price we pay for the prince – weekly briefing

Opinion April 11, 2021

Lindsey German considers the role of ruling class figureheads in maintaining the status quo

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Scottish elections: will Alba shake things up?

Scottish elections: will Alba shake things up?

Chris Bambery explains how the new Alba party has caused a stir in the upcoming election, but why the independence movement needs a grassroots campaign ...

April 16, 2021 Chris Bambery

Take it to the streets: Get ready for 26 June

Take it to the streets: Get ready for 26 June

Lucy Nichols on why we need to bring together all the strands of opposition to the Tories onto the streets at the People’s Assembly national demonstration on 26...

April 16, 2021 Lucy Nichols

British Gas: a body blow the whole movement has to learn from

British Gas: a body blow the whole movement has to learn from

British Gas workers put up a heroic fight but the battle against fire and rehire continues, the movement must learn the lessons, writes Chris Neville ...

April 15, 2021 Chris Neville

Stop the Tory attack: Kill the bill

Stop the Tory attack: Kill the bill

Counterfire editorial on Tory corruption, a useless opposition and the new normal to be won

April 14, 2021 Counterfire

Ecuador election: what went wrong for the left?

Ecuador election: what went wrong for the left?

The unexpected defeat of Arauz in Ecuador’s election shows the challenges faced by the left in Latin America and what needs to be done to rebuild, writes Jonath...

April 13, 2021 Jonathan Maunders

Democratic rights and the class struggle: a brief history

Democratic rights and the class struggle: a brief history

In response to the attempts to whitewash the monarchy and to criminalise protest, John Westmoreland traces the working class history of the struggle for democra...

April 12, 2021 John Westmoreland

Every issue in school is a union issue - Staffroom Voice Bulletin April 2021

Every issue in school is a union issue - Staffroom Voice Bulletin April 2021

This month's Counterfire Schools Bulletin on union organisation in schools, attacks on Early Years, fair pay for frontline workers and defending the r...

April 12, 2021 Counterfire

NEU Conference: there's power in a union

NEU Conference: there's power in a union

NEU conference took stock of a challenging and momentous year, but also addressed major current issues and plotted a way ahead, reports Tony Dowling  ...

April 11, 2021 Tony Dowling

Theory

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Alex Snowdon dissects the root of Labour's failures as a party that's meant to represent working people

October 27, 2020 Alex Snowdon

What is imperialism? - explainer

What is imperialism? - explainer

In the tenth part of a series of explainers, Dragan Plavšić examines the roots of imperialism and how to oppose it

September 8, 2020 Dragan Plavšić

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

In the ninth part of our explainer series, Katherine Connelly looks at the continuing possibility of revolution for transforming society today

August 25, 2020 Katherine Connelly

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

In the eighth part of a series of socialist explainers, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica analyses what went wrong in post-revolution Russia

August 18, 2020 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

In the seventh part of a series of socialist explainers, Elaine Graham-Leigh analyses where oppression comes from and if it can be overcome

August 11, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Books

Alliance of Adversaries: The Congress of the Toilers of the Far East - book review

Alliance of Adversaries: The Congress of the Toilers of the Far East - book review

The 1922 Comintern Congress of the workers of the Far East underlines the importance of anti-imperialism and the politics of liberation to the revolution, argue...

April 8, 2021 Chris Bambery

Berkeley: The Student Revolt - book review

Berkeley: The Student Revolt - book review

Hal Draper’s classic account of the 1960s Berkeley student free-speech movement reveals enduring patterns that remain important for all activists, argues Joshua...

April 1, 2021 Josh Newman

Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music - book review

Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music - book review

Gerald Horne’s Jazz and Justice is an illuminating history of the material conditions of African-American Jazz musicians in its classic decades, finds Martin Ha...

March 25, 2021 Martin Hall