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Lessons from the remarkable life of Paul Robeson - part 1 

Lessons from the remarkable life of Paul Robeson - part 1 

History October 18, 2019

Paul Robeson's extraordinary life holds many lessons for the present day, writes Tayo Aluko

The devil and the deep blue sea: Labour and Johnson’s deal

The devil and the deep blue sea: Labour and Johnson’s deal

Opinion October 18, 2019

Final stage Brexit fatigue cannot be allowed to override fundamental class imperatives, argues Kevin Ovenden

At war with the powers that be

At war with the powers that be

Analysis October 17, 2019

Don’t be naive — the British state will move against a Corbyn government, writes Chris Nineham

Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism - book review

Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism - book…

Book Reviews October 17, 2019

The story of an active life during momentous times from the Cold War to the 1980s turns out to be more personal than resonating with the political, finds Jacque...

Rebellion in the air – weekly briefing

Rebellion in the air – weekly briefing

Opinion October 14, 2019

Lindsey German on XR, strikes, Brexit vacillation and Turkey’s latest assault on the Kurds

Why join Counterfire?

Why join Counterfire?

Opinion October 9, 2019

We need a bigger, stronger extra-parliamentary left.

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Labour must be anti-Establishment not pro-Remain

Labour must be anti-Establishment not pro-Remain

The buccaneer politics of Johnson’s deal has to be fought tooth-and-nail, argues Chris Nineham  

October 20, 2019 Chris Nineham

“We need to work together”: school student climate striker speaks to trade unionists about the way forward

“We need to work together”: school student climate striker speaks to trade unionists about the way forward

The speech given by the 12-year-old school student and climate striker to Unite the Union’s Suffolk Area Activists Committee

October 19, 2019 Richard Allday

Huge numbers join Catalonia's general strike for freedom

Huge numbers join Catalonia's general strike for freedom

Hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona and around the territory today in defence of democracy and their right to independence, reports Chris Bambery ...

October 18, 2019 Chris Bambery

Londoners defy the XR ban to defend the right to protest

Londoners defy the XR ban to defend the right to protest

In defiance of the police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London, thousands protested in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, reports Chris Nineham ...

October 16, 2019 Chris Nineham

Ecuador: victory for the popular protest

Ecuador: victory for the popular protest

Though the fight is far from over, Ecuador's indigenous-led anti-austerity movement has won a major concession from the government, reports Jonathan Maunders ...

October 16, 2019 Jonathan Maunders

US workers strike back: General Motors and Chicago teachers

US workers strike back: General Motors and Chicago teachers

A surge in strike action in the US shows a labour movement that’s fighting back, argues Kate O’Neil

October 16, 2019 Kate O'Neil

Theory

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Our movements need media that inspire mass participation, amplifying analysis to reach new audiences turning to the left, writes Des Freedman

September 17, 2018 Des Freedman

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

Books

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee - book review

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee - book review

An American socialist’s memoir of his life in East Germany overturns many standard assumptions about the contrasts of West and East, finds Dominic Alexander ...

October 10, 2019 Dominic Alexander

Class, Party, Revolution: A Socialist Register Reader - book review

Class, Party, Revolution: A Socialist Register Reader - book review

A collection of classic Socialist Register articles raise vital questions about Marx, Lenin, Gramsci and revolutionary organisation, argues Alex Snowdon ...

October 3, 2019 Alex Snowdon

Stalingrad - book review

Stalingrad - book review

Vasily Grossman’s novel Stalingrad offers vivid insight into the heroic fight of Russian people at the decisive turning point...

September 26, 2019 Lindsey German