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Scotland After Britain: The Two Souls of Scottish Independence - book review

Scotland After Britain: The Two Souls of Scottish Independence - book review

Book Reviews September 29, 2022

Chris Bambery welcomes Scotland After Britain, which argues for a radical version of an independent Scottish nation, rejecting the neoliberalism of the SNP ...

The government that just crashed the economy

The government that just crashed the economy

Analysis September 28, 2022

As sterling falls, the IMF intervenes and the stock market falls, Dominic Alexander looks at the impact of the Tory budget for the rich

Tory crisis: Britannia unhinged - CounterBlast

Tory crisis: Britannia unhinged - CounterBlast

Opinion September 28, 2022

Liz Truss’s premiership is off to the worst possible start, with the budget sparking meltdown in the economy and the Tory Party, argues Terina Hine

This fight will take everything we’ve got – weekly briefing

This fight will take everything we’ve got – weekly briefing

Opinion September 25, 2022

Lindsey German on squaring up to the double-down Tories  

The Great Denial: Why they don’t want us to talk about class

The Great Denial: Why they don’t want us to talk about class

Theory September 24, 2022

The first of a series of articles on class by Chris Nineham

Arriva London North: All-out strike! - News from the Frontline

Arriva London North: All-out strike! - News from the Frontline

Latest News September 23, 2022

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

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Strike days: let's go onto the offensive

Strike days: let's go onto the offensive

We need wider and deeper co-ordination and escalation to win the strikes, argues Unjum Mirza

September 29, 2022 Unjum Mirza

Starmer is rewarming Blairism. Why are some on the left applauding?

Starmer is rewarming Blairism. Why are some on the left applauding?

Starmer at the Labour Conference broadcasted his commitment to free markets and fiscal austerity, argues Chris Nineham

September 29, 2022 Chris Nineham

The fortunes of war: can the Ukrainian counter-offensive succeed?

The fortunes of war: can the Ukrainian counter-offensive succeed?

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica analyses the current direction of the Ukraine war.

September 28, 2022 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

The Creator Has a Master Plan: Pharoah Sanders obituary

The Creator Has a Master Plan: Pharoah Sanders obituary

Martin Hall appreciates the musical legacy of the great experimental jazz musician, Pharoah Sanders

September 27, 2022 Martin Hall

Italy: The resistible rise of Giorgia Meloni

Italy: The resistible rise of Giorgia Meloni

European elites and Italy’s centre-left will not oppose Meloni’s fascism, so we need a revival in anti-fascism to mobilise resistance, argues Chris Bambery ...

September 26, 2022 Chris Bambery

Labour conference: Reset to Blairite orthodoxy

Labour conference: Reset to Blairite orthodoxy

Starmer’s return to Blairism at the Party conference offered nothing but feeble responses to Tory class war, argues Michael Lavalette

September 26, 2022 Michael Lavalette

 Liverpool, Shankly, Socialism

Liverpool, Shankly, Socialism

As the Labour conference in Liverpool continues, Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman revisits Shankly's Clause Four

September 26, 2022 Mark Perryman

Further Education fights back

Further Education fights back

As the union fightback rises nationally, ten days of strike action in Further Education marks a significant return to industrial action in the sector, argues To...

September 25, 2022 Tom Whittaker

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

Green capitalism does not work - book review

Green capitalism does not work - book review

Capitalist measures to fix the climate have not worked, as two recent books show, so the key is to link working-class and ecological movements, argues Elaine Gr...

September 22, 2022 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries - book review

Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries - book review

Uncontrollable Women brilliantly tells the history of women who fought for rights and against repression during the radical years in Britain of 1789-1832, finds...

September 15, 2022 Ellen Graubart

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm than Good - book review

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm than Good - book review

Lucette Davies reviews an already classic argument by James Davies on the damage that capitalism and profit seeking has done to the practice of psychiatry ...

September 8, 2022 Lucette Davies