Clare Solomon has edited a book with Tania Palmieri on the students’ and young people’s uprisings that have shaken colleges and universities from Britain to Greece, Italy, France and beyond. Andrew Burgin explains its importance.
John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York are among the leading writers on climate change in the US, and no one reading this latest collection of their essays could leave it in any doubt of the seriousness of the situation in which unchecked climate change is now placing us.
Can we solve the daunting problem of climate change within a capitalist system? This is no academic question - a wealth of scientific evidence points to the potentially catastrophic scale of climate change.
For the last 30 years governments have stated their support for the NHS whilst insisting on the need for reform. But why have previous reforms not been successful? And what hope is there in future reforms? This book provides much of the answer.
The great socialist author Robert Tressell died 100 years ago. Josh Roebuck, a sixth former who has just joined Counterfire, explains why Tressell’s classic, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, helped make him a socialist, and urges everyone to read it.
The central argument of this book is that obesity and climate change, far from being separate ills afflicting twenty-first-century society, are twin facets of modern capitalism’s dysfunctional relationship with fossil fuels.
The account of the progress of Pappe’s research into the events of 1948, and the reception of the ‘New History’ in Israel in the 1990s and 2000s is placed in the context of a wider analysis of Zionist ideology, of the history of Palestine, and of the creation and development of the Israeli state.