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Them against us: which side are you on?

Them against us: which side are you on?

Latest News July 1, 2022

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

The road to more war: Nato Summit gears up for escalation

The road to more war: Nato Summit gears up for escalation

Analysis June 30, 2022

Nato is responding to the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine in the most confrontational and provocative way possible, writes Chris Nineham

The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society - book review

The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society - book review

Book Reviews June 30, 2022

An analysis of commodification in The Critique of Commodification provides useful insights, but the exploitation of labour remains key to the system, argues Dom...

Breaking the impasse: Interview with Kim Moody - video

Breaking the impasse: Interview with Kim Moody - video

Video June 30, 2022

Unjum Mirza speaks to author Kim Moody about his new book Breaking the Impasse and the political landscape in the US

The worst of both worlds: stagflation explained

The worst of both worlds: stagflation explained

Analysis June 28, 2022

Dominic Alexander explains the unfolding economic turmoil and how socialists should respond

Starmer and Lammy know which side they are on – so should we - weekly briefing

Starmer and Lammy know which side they are on – so should we - weekly briefing

Analysis June 27, 2022

Lindsey German on the rail strikes, Labour's attack on the unions and a woman's right to choose

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Tram workers serve an ace at Wimbledon

Tram workers serve an ace at Wimbledon

Unjum Mirza reports on a solid strike by Croydon Tramlink workers in response to a real-terms pay cut

July 1, 2022 Unjum Mirza

Fighting for justice for all: why barristers are striking

Fighting for justice for all: why barristers are striking

Counterfire's Yonas Makoni speaks to Attiq Malik, a solicitor advocate with Liberty Law Solicitors about why criminal barristers are striking and why we should ...

July 1, 2022 Yonas Makoni

Neo-fascism, Nato and Russian imperialism: An overview of left perspectives on Ukraine - part 2

Neo-fascism, Nato and Russian imperialism: An overview of left perspectives on Ukraine - part 2

The second part of Glyn Secker's historical and political analysis of the drivers of the war in Ukraine, Russian imperialism and neo-fascism in Europe ...

June 30, 2022 Glyn Secker

Nato Summit: peace is not the priority

Nato Summit: peace is not the priority

The warmongers gathered in Madrid are ramping up militarism and gearinng up for more war, writes Lindsey German

June 29, 2022 Lindsey German

'The fight never stops': GMB's arrested trade unionists remain defiant

'The fight never stops': GMB's arrested trade unionists remain defiant

The three GMB trade unionists arrested on a Wealdon picket line in May were met with solidarity outside Hastings Magistrates Court, reports Leah Levane ...

June 29, 2022 Leah Levane

A strategy for struggle: Trade unions and the rank and file - video

A strategy for struggle: Trade unions and the rank and file - video

Following last week's rail strikes, Glen Hart, Yaseen Aslam and Unjum Mirza discuss the opportunities and challenges for the labour movement at Counterfire's Re...

June 29, 2022 Counterfire

Neo-fascism, Nato and Russian imperialism: An overview of left perspectives on Ukraine - part 1

Neo-fascism, Nato and Russian imperialism: An overview of left perspectives on Ukraine - part 1

Glyn Secker provides a detailed historical and political analysis of the drivers of the war in Ukraine, Russian imperialism and neo-fascism in Europe ...

June 29, 2022 Glyn Secker

Will there really be an independence referendum in Scotland in October 2023?

Will there really be an independence referendum in Scotland in October 2023?

Probably not, if we leave it in the hands of Sturgeon and the UK Supreme Court, argues Vladimir Unkvoski-Korica

June 28, 2022 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Theory

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: a short introduction

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: a short introduction

Ahead of Counterfire's discussion on Lenin on Imperialism, we repost Morgan Daniels' introduction to Lenin's 1917 pamphlet, Imperialism: The Highest S...

May 12, 2022 Morgan Daniels

Duncan Hallas: Socialism and war

Duncan Hallas: Socialism and war

This article originally written by the revolutionary Marxist Duncan Hallas to explain the position on war at the time of the Falklands/Malvinas war in 1982. It ...

March 17, 2022 Duncan Hallas

Alexandra Kollontai on International Women's Day

Alexandra Kollontai on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we republish Russian revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai's writing on the history and importance of the day

March 7, 2022 Alexandra Kollontai

Will racism always be with us? - explainer

Will racism always be with us? - explainer

Yonas Makoni explains the socialist perspective on where racism comes from and how we can eradicate it

January 28, 2022 Yonas Makoni

Why is the labour theory of value so important? - explainer

Why is the labour theory of value so important? - explainer

Dominic Alexander explains the Marxist theory of where value comes from and why it's central to understanding how capitalism functions

January 17, 2022 Dominic Alexander

Books

Mao Zedong Thought - book review

Mao Zedong Thought - book review

A Chinese Trotskyist during the country’s revolution, Wang Fanxi’s Mao Zedong Thought shines valuable light on the nature of the Chinese state, finds Sean Ledwi...

June 23, 2022 Sean Ledwith

Stuck Nation - book review

Stuck Nation - book review

Robert Hennelly’s Stuck Nation is a vigorous and well-researched analysis of the exploitative and racist nature of US capitalism, but falls short of a convincin...

June 16, 2022 John Clarke

Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty - book review

Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty - book review

Chris Bambery welcomes Brigadistes, a wonderful collection of portraits of international volunteers for the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War ...

June 9, 2022 Chris Bambery