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Staff and workers still remain exposed - CounterBriefing 30 March

Staff and workers still remain exposed - CounterBriefing 30 March

Opinion March 31, 2020

The attempt to look competent by providing regular updates the government is just trying to hide its inadequacies, says David McAllister

Assange, coronavirus and the death sentence in our prisons

Assange, coronavirus and the death sentence in our prisons

Analysis March 30, 2020

Prisoners should not face a death sentence as the virus runs through the jails, argues John Rees

Can Johnson gain politically from this crisis? – weekly briefing

Can Johnson gain politically from this crisis? – weekly briefing

Opinion March 30, 2020

Lindsey German assesses the balance of forces

Test, test, test: the politics of coronavirus in microcosm

Test, test, test: the politics of coronavirus in microcosm

Opinion March 29, 2020

A crisis is always an opportunity for the right; our side has to start setting the terms of its own agenda, writes Kevin Potter 

A People Betrayed - book review

A People Betrayed - book review

Book Reviews March 26, 2020

Paul Preston’s A People Betrayed is a searing and thorough account of how the Spanish state developed with corruption endemic to its functioning, finds Chr...

Supply chains: a neoliberal crisis

Supply chains: a neoliberal crisis

Opinion March 26, 2020

Alastair Cartwright explains how the current economic system is prone to failure and what needs to be done to change it

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Working people shouldn't be penalised for staying at home

Working people shouldn't be penalised for staying at home

From sick pay you can't live on to bad credit scores, the government is pushing working people further into financial difficulty, writes Laura Smith ...

March 31, 2020 Laura Smith

Gaza finds itself embroiled in another kind of seige

Gaza finds itself embroiled in another kind of seige

Gaza still needs our help, let us not give up on it in these testing times, argues Maddelena Dunscombe

March 31, 2020 Maddelena Dunscombe

Crisis management Tory style - CounterBriefing 29 March

Crisis management Tory style - CounterBriefing 29 March

Another day and another suit delivering the same excuses as the fear and anxiety mounts for the rest of us, writes Chrissy Brand

March 29, 2020 Chrissy Brand

Straight talking honest politics - As It Happened book extract

Straight talking honest politics - As It Happened book extract

Counterfire Books have published an anthology of Lindsey German’s acclaimed briefing reports. Here we present an extract from the book’s introduc...

March 29, 2020 Lindsey German

EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class: books that made me a socialist

EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class: books that made me a socialist

A classic work of social history chosen by Dominic Alexander

March 29, 2020 Dominic Alexander

Where's Keir Starmer?

Where's Keir Starmer?

Keir Starmer's failure to stand up for working class people during this crisis is a glimpse of what we can expect if he becomes Labour leader, writes Alyssa Cas...

March 28, 2020 Alyssa Cassata

The government is prioritising protecting profits - CounterBriefing 28 March

The government is prioritising protecting profits - CounterBriefing 28 March

The government should be reorienting production to the urgent needs during this crisis, but instead they’re interested in saving profits, argues Penny ...

March 28, 2020 Penny Hicks

The elephant locked in the room - CounterBriefing 27 March

The elephant locked in the room - CounterBriefing 27 March

From the inevitable effects of austerity to the prime minister falling ill, the Tories are going through a rough patch of exposing their own failings, writes...

March 27, 2020 Lucy Nichols

Engels 200

Engels' Marxism

Engels' Marxism

In the second of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by John Rees which firs...

March 20, 2020 John Rees

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

In the first of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by Lindsey German which ...

February 21, 2020 Lindsey German

Theory

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Smashing the link between militarism and the system is a fixed task for our side, argues Dominic Alexander

February 5, 2020 Dominic Alexander

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff was a Palestinian Jew and leading revolutionary socialist in Britain. On Holocaust Memorial Day, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of A...

January 26, 2020 Tony Cliff

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris is one of the greatest environmentalists of the socialist tradition and his work becomes more relevant by the day, writes Gabriel Polley ...

September 25, 2019 Gabriel Polley

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

Marxism made easy

Marxism made easy

Despite the nonsense that gets talked about it, Marxism is a clear, powerful, and relevant philosophy, argues Morgan Daniels

May 18, 2019 Morgan Daniels

Books

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Wilcox’s Shamrocks and Oil Slicks recounts the inspiring resistance in county Mayo against their government and Shell Oil’s collusion to force oil development, ...

March 19, 2020 Ellen Graubart

A People’s History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review

A People’s History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review

William Pelz’s People’s History of the German Revolution is a vivid and accessible introduction to socialism’s greatest lost revolution, finds Tom Whittaker ...

March 12, 2020 Tom Whittaker

No Limits. The Disabled People's Movement: A Radical History - book review

No Limits. The Disabled People's Movement: A Radical History - book review

A history of the disabled people’s movement highlights its historical successes, as well as showing how and why a new fightback is needed, finds Elaine Graham-L...

March 5, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh