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This is an attack on our class: we must escalate to win – weekly briefing

This is an attack on our class: we must escalate to win – weekly briefing

Opinion November 27, 2022

Lindsey German on strikes and strategy

Royal Mail: best and final offer met with no confidence in CEO - News from the Frontline

Royal Mail: best and final offer met with no confidence in CEO - News from the Frontline

Latest News November 25, 2022

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

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

Book Reviews November 24, 2022

Michael Eaude’s A People’s History of Catalonia brilliantly tells the story of an oppressed people’s struggle through the centuries, finds Chris Bambery ...

The end of the 'Neverendum' is coming

The end of the 'Neverendum' is coming

Opinion November 23, 2022

The SNP leadership’s phony independence campaign is entering its final stages after the Supreme Court decision. We need rigorous honesty about what went wrong a...

Migration: cold comfort for those in peril on the sea

Migration: cold comfort for those in peril on the sea

Opinion November 23, 2022

The political centre of the EU is legitimating far-right racism in its migrant and refugee policies, argues Kevin Ovenden

‘Even regulators admit NHS is failing’: A health worker speaks out

‘Even regulators admit NHS is failing’: A health worker speaks out

Opinion November 22, 2022

A health professional describes the chaos in the NHS and reports that regulators accept staff won’t be able to do their jobs this winter

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Sunak’s ill wind

Sunak’s ill wind

A Tory split over onshore wind threatens to blow Sunak off course, says John Westmoreland

November 30, 2022 John Westmoreland

Civil War in France: Marx and the Commune - video

Civil War in France: Marx and the Commune - video

Katherine Connelly gives a brief history of the Paris Commune, its impact on Karl Marx and the lessons we can take from Marx's pamphlet Civil War in France at C...

November 29, 2022 Katherine Connelly

Do Jews count?

Do Jews count?

David Baddiel’s Channel 4 film focusing on antisemitism and the progressive left promotes a hierarchy of racism that only benefits the right argues Leah Levane ...

November 27, 2022 Leah Levane

Austerity, abandonment and assisted dying in Canada

Austerity, abandonment and assisted dying in Canada

The right to ‘die with dignity’ is warped by austerity and social exclusion, argues John Clarke

November 25, 2022 John Clarke

University strike: the rising has begun

University strike: the rising has begun

Up and down the country, higher education has seen the first day of major industrial action by staff. Counterfire takes the pulse of the dispute

November 24, 2022 Counterfire

London buses: green light for strike days 

London buses: green light for strike days 

Peter Bird reports from the picket line as bus drivers employed by Abellio in south and west of the capital embark on a series of strikes to increase their pay ...

November 23, 2022 Peter Bird

Fifa has no balls over Qatar

Fifa has no balls over Qatar

From Fifa to the national teams, football has failed to stand up against injustice on human rights, argues Terina Hine

November 22, 2022 Terina Hine

Cop27: From a fragile win to a wasted year

Cop27: From a fragile win to a wasted year

Elaine Graham-Leigh looks at the results of the Cop27 conference in Egypt, and argues that lack of action on climate change is not accidental, but a result of f...

November 21, 2022 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Theory

Marxism and Class part six: the working class and revolution

Marxism and Class part six: the working class and revolution

In the final part of his series, Chris Nineham applies some of the lessons of the twentieth century to our current predicament

October 30, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part five: Southern storms – class in the developing world

Marxism and Class part five: Southern storms – class in the developing world

In the fifth part of the series on class, Chris Nineham demonstrates the centrality of working-class struggle in the Global South

October 22, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part four: Capitalism and class consciousness

Marxism and Class part four: Capitalism and class consciousness

In the fourth part of the series on class, Chris Nineham explains how a revolutionary class consciousness can be developed

October 15, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part three: Class analysis or identity politics?

Marxism and Class part three: Class analysis or identity politics?

In the third part of the series on class, Chris Nineham explains why a class analysis is needed to understand and fight oppression

October 7, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part two: Whatever happened to the western working class?

Marxism and Class part two: Whatever happened to the western working class?

In the second in the series on class, Chris Nineham shows that the working class is as central as ever to capitalism here and across the world

September 30, 2022 Chris Nineham

Books

Radek: A Novel - book review

Radek: A Novel - book review

Stefan Heym’s classic novel tells a fascinating story of the Russian revolution through the Bolshevik Karl Radek, finds John Westmoreland

November 17, 2022 John Westmoreland

Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change - book review

Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change - book review

Future on Fire offers a compelling argument that only mass movements can bring about a solution to the climate crisis, finds John Clarke

November 10, 2022 John Clarke

Whatever Happened to Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the ‘Collective Jew’ - book review

Whatever Happened to Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the ‘Collective Jew’ - book review

Mizanur Rahman welcomes Antony Lerman’s new book on the ‘new antisemitism’ and the use of the concept against supporters of Palestine

November 3, 2022 Mizanur Rahman