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Trans rights, women’s rights and open debate – weekly briefing

Trans rights, women’s rights and open debate – weekly briefing

Opinion June 13, 2021

Lindsey German on how the left should confront oppression   

Emergency! Exhausted ambulance workers ready to strike - News from the Frontline

Emergency! Exhausted ambulance workers ready to strike - News from the Frontline

Latest News June 11, 2021

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

Empty G7 promises are not going to solve the climate crisis

Empty G7 promises are not going to solve the climate crisis

Opinion June 11, 2021

What we are seeing from summits like the G7 is a governmental equivalent of producing ever more elaborate revision timetables, without ever getting down to doin...

Taking the knee and taking on the racists - CounterBlast

Taking the knee and taking on the racists - CounterBlast

Opinion June 11, 2021

England footballers displaying solidarity with the Black Lives Matter campaign deserve the unequivocal support of the anti-racist movement, writes Sean Ledwith ...

32 Counties: The Failure of Partition and the Case for a United Ireland - book review

32 Counties: The Failure of Partition and the Case for a United Ireland - book review

Book Reviews June 10, 2021

In 32 Counties, Kieran Allen shows that Irish unity is back on the agenda, if an anti-sectarian socialist politics can transform south and north, finds Chris Ba...

Israeli apartheid and the rebirth of Palestinian mass resistance

Israeli apartheid and the rebirth of Palestinian mass resistance

Analysis June 5, 2021

The current wave of Palestinian revolt is especially threatening to Israel because it is characterised by a high level of mobilisation, including a general stri...

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Grenfell four years on: the fight for justice continues

Grenfell four years on: the fight for justice continues

Grenfell tower remains a haunting symbol of how little working class lives matter to this corrupt Tory government, writes Mona Kamal

June 14, 2021 Mona Kamal

Unison NEC elections: an advance for the left

Unison NEC elections: an advance for the left

The victory of left candidates in Unison's NEC election could tip the balance in favour of a more combative, member-led union, writes Nathan Street ...

June 13, 2021 Nathan Street

Resist G7: justice for Palestine

Resist G7: justice for Palestine

Thousands of protesters descended on Whitehall to confront Britain’s complicity in Israeli apartheid, reports Cici Washburn

June 13, 2021 Cici Washburn

Ontario murders: another part of the pattern of Islamophobic hatred in Canada

Ontario murders: another part of the pattern of Islamophobic hatred in Canada

The horrific murders of Muslims in Ontario are only the latest atrocity in an Islamophobic climate cultivated by the Canadian establishment, writes John Clarke ...

June 12, 2021 John Clarke

Don't split the left: an open letter from Unite members

Don't split the left: an open letter from Unite members

Unite members call for a single left candidate to defeat the right in the General Secretary election. 

June 12, 2021 Unite members

To Biden and the G7 leaders: Palestine is still the issue

To Biden and the G7 leaders: Palestine is still the issue

Without Western support, Israel wouldn't be able to oppress the Palestinians with impunity, that's why our protests during the G7 summit are important, argues S...

June 11, 2021 Shabbir Lakha

The left breakthrough in Peru: socialist teacher Castillo on the verge of victory

The left breakthrough in Peru: socialist teacher Castillo on the verge of victory

Trade unionist Pedro Castillo’s narrow lead in Peru’s Presidential elections opens up the prospect for radical change, but the right won’t back down quietly, ar...

June 10, 2021 Jonathan Maunders

A world in crisis and G7 leaders aren't going to do anything to solve it

A world in crisis and G7 leaders aren't going to do anything to solve it

All the talk of solving the world's problems at the G7 summit is just that - all talk, says Lindsey German

June 10, 2021 Lindsey German

Theory

Tony Cliff: Roots of Israel’s violence

Tony Cliff: Roots of Israel’s violence

We repost Tony Cliff's 1982 article on Zionism and the foundations of the state of Israel, introduced by Alex Snowdon

June 6, 2021 Tony Cliff, Introduction by Alex Snowdon

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

Books

The Railway: An Adventure in Construction - book review

The Railway: An Adventure in Construction - book review

The post-war experiences of the young E.P. Thompson working on a railway in Tito’s Yugoslavia cannot be taken at face value, finds Dragan Plavšić

June 3, 2021 Dragan Plavšić

Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations - book review

Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations - book review

Prashad’s Washington Bullets details the global economic and military interventions of the US, showing why anti-imperialist movements are vital, argues Jamal El...

May 27, 2021 Jamal Elaheebocus

People's Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons - book review

People's Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons - book review

Dawson’s People’s Power argues for localised renewable infrastructure, but central, collective and democratic planning is what is needed, argues Elaine Graham-L...

May 20, 2021 Elaine Graham-Leigh