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Antifa: the anti-fascist handbook - book review

Antifa: the anti-fascist handbook - book review

Book Reviews August 22, 2019

The long history of anti-fascist mobilisation, outlined in Bray’s Antifa, underlines the importance of broad alliances for mass mobilisations, argues Thomas Gib...

A new global recession is coming

A new global recession is coming

Opinion August 22, 2019

Capitalism expands in booms and slumps and we're due a slump, writes Michael Roberts

Are the liberal middle class on the verge of a nervous breakdown?

Are the liberal middle class on the verge of a nervous breakdown?

Opinion August 21, 2019

Following on from his previous article, Mike Wayne analyses the collective breakdown of the liberal middle class as we inch towards Brexit ...

Border chaos: why Priti Patel's plans can be stopped

Border chaos: why Priti Patel's plans can be stopped

Opinion August 21, 2019

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel want to create a new hostile environment, but they can be stopped, argues Eleftheria Kousta

Vote with your feet – weekly briefing

Vote with your feet – weekly briefing

Opinion August 19, 2019

Recent events have demonstrated the inextricable link between democratic demands and the fight for socialism, argues Lindsey German     ...

Swinson’s choice: better a no deal Brexit than Corbyn

Swinson’s choice: better a no deal Brexit than Corbyn

Analysis August 15, 2019

For the Liberal Democrats, a no deal Brexit seems preferable to a left wing Labour government under Corbyn, argues Alex Snowdon

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Amazon fire: our lungs are on fire

Amazon fire: our lungs are on fire

Chrissy Brand joined the demonstrators outside the Brazilian Embassy in London on August 23rd. She is one of millions who realise that climate change can only b...

August 25, 2019 Chrissy Brand

Can Labour win a general election?

Can Labour win a general election?

Labour is at an electoral crossroads and must come out as a radical alternative to the establishment, argues Alex Snowdon

August 24, 2019 Alex Snowdon

The caring capitalists of corporate America

The caring capitalists of corporate America

When American capitalists pretend to care we know they are afraid, argues John Clarke

August 23, 2019 John Clarke

The Tories' vision: work until you die

The Tories' vision: work until you die

The latest Tory proposal to raise the pension age to 75 is insidious, argues Jacqueline Mulhallen

August 21, 2019 Jacqueline Mulhallen

Where is the love?

Where is the love?

An anti-arms trade campaigner explains what the DSEI arms fair is and why it is so important to join the protests against it when it comes to London in Septembe...

August 19, 2019 Amor

DWP deaths make me sick: shrouds on tour 2019

DWP deaths make me sick: shrouds on tour 2019

Vince Laws contacted us about his upcoming exhibitions and we are happy to share his press release on Counterfire

August 19, 2019 Vince Laws

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

Can the Working Class Change the World? - book review

Can the Working Class Change the World? - book review

If the working class is to change the world, it needs serious strategies to find unity and overcome divisions, not woolly moralism, argues Richard Allday ...

August 15, 2019 Richard Allday

How far will he go? Trump and the limits of populism - book review

How far will he go? Trump and the limits of populism - book review

Chris Nineham assesses the varied interpretations of Trump in this year’s Socialist Register, pointing out the opportunities for the left

August 8, 2019 Chris Nineham

The Coming of the American Behemoth - book review

The Coming of the American Behemoth - book review

Roberto’s The Coming of the American Behemoth argues that fascist-like processes arose from the essential workings of monopoly capitalism in 1930s Ame...

August 1, 2019 Martin Hall