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Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography - book review

Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography - book review

Book Reviews December 3, 2020

The story of the American trade-union militant turned socialist leader, Eugene Debs, remains important and is stirringly told in a new graphic biography, finds ...

Johnson hopes vaccines will get him off the hook - CounterBlast

Johnson hopes vaccines will get him off the hook - CounterBlast

Opinion December 2, 2020

Frederick Engels, born 200 years, ago identified the type of disastrous policy pursued by the Johnson government during the pandemic, argues Sean Ledwith ...

Workers are not going to pay for the crisis - News from the Frontline

Workers are not going to pay for the crisis - News from the Frontline

Latest News December 2, 2020

Counterfire's fortnightly digest rounding up the stories of working people getting organised and fighting back

Is there life outside Labour?

Is there life outside Labour?

Opinion December 1, 2020

In our continuing series on left strategy, Chris Nineham from Counterfire responds to Laura Smith and John McInally ...

Windrush continued: the government's mass deportations must be stopped

Windrush continued: the government's mass deportations must be stopped

Opinion November 30, 2020

Government plans to deport another 50 black people on 2 December in a continuation of the racist hostile environment must be opposed urgently

Tiers of a clown – weekly briefing

Tiers of a clown – weekly briefing

Opinion November 29, 2020

Lindsey German on the idiocy of Tory pandemic policy and Starmer’s witch-hunt on the march

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#NoMoreNancy: Manchester students march against University management

#NoMoreNancy: Manchester students march against University management

Students in Manchester marched in their hundreds to send a clear message to the university management: they're not backing down

December 4, 2020 Lucy Nichols

Looters on High #EndSars

Looters on High #EndSars

A poem by Tayo Aluko on the End Sars movement

December 4, 2020 Tayo Aluko

Britain's shame: deportation flight goes ahead despite widespread opposition

Britain's shame: deportation flight goes ahead despite widespread opposition

The Tories pushed on with its racist deportation flight to Jamaica even after successful legal challenges, reports Jamal Elaheebocus

December 3, 2020 Jamal Elaheebocus

'Worse than prison': shocking treatment of refugees at Napier Barracks exposed

'Worse than prison': shocking treatment of refugees at Napier Barracks exposed

Asylum seekers who have survived horrific journeys are now being held in such inhumane conditions they're committing self harm and attempting suicide ...

December 2, 2020 Shadia Edwards-Dashti

Labour's absent opposition, the CRG and scotch eggs - CounterBlast

Labour's absent opposition, the CRG and scotch eggs - CounterBlast

Instead of opposing Johnson's shambolic tiers, Starmer's abstention is letting the anti-lockdown Tory rebels and scotch eggs dominate the debate, writes Terina ...

December 1, 2020 Terina Hine

Heathrow: strike takes off at Europe's largest workplace

Heathrow: strike takes off at Europe's largest workplace

Thousands of frontline workers at Heathrow Airport have begun strike action against the company's fire and rehire tactics, reports Yonas Makoni

December 1, 2020 Yonas Makoni

'Leeds - United!': the deeds and words of women on strike - review

'Leeds - United!': the deeds and words of women on strike - review

The 1974 Play For Today ‘Leeds - United!’ depicts the real power of action and the passion of words produced when workers are involved in class strugg...

December 1, 2020 Tony Dowling

Will Biden make a difference to the Israeli occupation of Palestine?

Will Biden make a difference to the Israeli occupation of Palestine?

As Trump’s presidency comes to an end, Sybil Cock assesses what Palestinians can expect from the incoming Biden administration

November 30, 2020 Sybil Cock

Engels 200

Engels: giant of the socialist movement - video

Engels: giant of the socialist movement - video

On the bicentenary of Engels' birth, Lindsey German looks at his life as a socialist revolutionary, activist and theoretician

November 27, 2020 Lindsey German

Engels: a working class hero

Engels: a working class hero

The life long comrade of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels made a huge contribution to socialist ideas and to revolutionary activity. Lindsey German looks a...

November 25, 2020 Lindsey German

Engels' contribution to Marxism

Engels' contribution to Marxism

As part of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost Tony Cliff's 1996 speech on Engels

June 28, 2020 Tony Cliff

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

Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley - book review

Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley - book review

Rob Larson’s witty and informative Bit Tyrants provides a welcome analysis of corporate tech giants, and a mass strategy for confronting them, finds Elaine Grah...

November 26, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe - book review

Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe - book review

Diana Darke’s magnificent study of the eastern origins of western Europe’s architectural heritage reveals a history suppressed by imperialist prejudice, finds D...

November 19, 2020 Dominic Alexander

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - book review

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War - book review

The story of the International Brigades’ fight against fascism in Spain is newly told in Tremlett’s valuable account, finds Chris Bambery

November 12, 2020 Chris Bambery