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Jubilee: pantomime for a failed state - weekly briefing

Jubilee: pantomime for a failed state - weekly briefing

Analysis May 22, 2022

Lindsey German on royal theatrics and undercover policing

Gatwick: militant workers know how to land a good deal - News from the Frontline

Gatwick: militant workers know how to land a good deal - News from the Frontline

Latest News May 20, 2022

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

Extraordinary Threat: The U.S. Empire, the Media, and the Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela - book review

Extraordinary Threat: The U.S. Empire, the Media, and the Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela - book review

Book Reviews May 19, 2022

The relentless American war on Venezuelan sovereignty receives thorough and welcome coverage in Extraordinary Threat, finds Orlando Hill

The politics of helping out: why the left needs to do more than care for the community

The politics of helping out: why the left needs to do more than care for the community

Analysis May 19, 2022

Poverty and inequality are political so the left must focus on building an effective political fight back, argues John Westmoreland

The Tory horsemen of the inflation apocalypse

The Tory horsemen of the inflation apocalypse

Opinion May 18, 2022

Work harder and longer, get a better job or learn to cook. This is the empty advice of the people in charge of the policies driving people into poverty, writes ...

The start of a war and the end of an era: How the invasion of Ukraine is changing the world

The start of a war and the end of an era: How the invasion of Ukraine is changing the world

Analysis May 17, 2022

Chris Nineham analyses the causes and consequences of the war in Ukraine and tectonic shifts in global power politics

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'If they have £1bn for the Jubilee, they can afford to pay workers': why tube workers are striking - video

'If they have £1bn for the Jubilee, they can afford to pay workers': why tube workers are striking - video

Glen Hart, RMT Southern Region organiser, spoke to Counterfire's Yonas Makoni about why tube workers are striking to resist the Tories and TfL's attempt to put ...

May 24, 2022 Yonas Makoni

Lenin on the state - video

Lenin on the state - video

Holly Rigby discusses Lenin's theory on the capitalist state and the need for revolutionary struggle against it

May 23, 2022 Holly Rigby

No US nukes in the UK: anti-war activists protest outside RAF Lakenheath

No US nukes in the UK: anti-war activists protest outside RAF Lakenheath

The US returning nuclear weapons to British soil will not make anyone safer, writes John McGrath, reporting from the protest outside RAF Lakenheath

May 23, 2022 John McGrath

Arise, sir war criminal!

Arise, sir war criminal!

There is only one court that Blair should be attending, and it’s not the royal one, writes Terina Hine

May 21, 2022 Terina Hine

Global predators: Canada’s brutal mining companies

Global predators: Canada’s brutal mining companies

The destructive greed and predatory role of Canada’s mining companies has led to horrific events in the Perkoa Mine, writes John Clarke.

May 21, 2022 John Clarke

Tariq Ali: why my account of Churchill angered the right - video

Tariq Ali: why my account of Churchill angered the right - video

Tariq Ali's latest book documenting the time and crimes of Winston Churchill has provoked anger from the right wing media. Counterfire's Yonas Makoni spoke to T...

May 20, 2022 Yonas Makoni

Universities dispute in danger: are local settlements the thin end of the wedge?

Universities dispute in danger: are local settlements the thin end of the wedge?

There is an appetite for a fight, but the union must urgently change tack, argue Counterfire UCU members

May 19, 2022 Counterfire UCU members

Wee little children: The DUP and Boris Johnson’s tantrums in Northern Ireland

Wee little children: The DUP and Boris Johnson’s tantrums in Northern Ireland

Following Sinn Féin becoming the largest party in Northern Ireland, the DUP and the Tories are undermining the Good Friday Agreement with cynical games, wri...

May 18, 2022 Chris Bambery

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

White Malice. The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa - book review

White Malice. The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa - book review

In White Malice, Susan Williams’s careful research reveals the history of the CIA’s damaging interventions in newly independent African nations, finds Elaine Gr...

May 12, 2022 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - book review

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - book review

Lindsey German welcomes Tariq Ali’s dismantling of the myth of the imperialist warmonger Churchill in Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes ...

May 5, 2022 Lindsey German

Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence - book review

Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence - book review

Jane Holgate’s Arise raises important questions about trade-union organising strategy, but rank-and-file activity and political context are key, argues Graham K...

April 28, 2022 Graham Kirkwood