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Evidence of the Government's neglect is mounting - CounterBlast 7 April

Evidence of the Government's neglect is mounting - CounterBlast 7 April

Opinion April 7, 2020

The death toll soars in Britain through neglect and incompetence as the US spitefully blocks aid to countries all over the world, reports Shabbir Lakha ...

If the Coronavirus crisis leads to a global economic depression, what will it to do world (geo)politics?

If the Coronavirus crisis leads to a global economic depression, what will it to do world (geo)politics?

Analysis April 6, 2020

In four points, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica considers how a global economic depression could affect global politics.

Right turn for Labour – weekly briefing

Right turn for Labour – weekly briefing

Blogs April 6, 2020

Lindsey German on the election of Sir Keir Starmer and the continuing Covid-19 crisis

Counterfire statement on Labour's election result

Counterfire statement on Labour's election result

Opinion April 5, 2020

The next steps for the left by Counterfire

Covid-19, the crisis and the European ideal

Covid-19, the crisis and the European ideal

Analysis April 3, 2020

As Europe reels from being the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak, the EU is creaking at the seams and may not recover, argues Martin Hall

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx - book review

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx - book review

Book Reviews April 2, 2020

Sven-Eric Liedman’s study contains some important defence of Marx’s work, but gives way to hesitation, detracting from the coherence of Marx’s method, argues Ch...

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Starmer's Labour takes a sharp right

Starmer's Labour takes a sharp right

The Corbyn project is well and truly over as Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet announcements herald a deeply troubling rightward turn, argues Tom Lock Griffiths ...

April 7, 2020 Tom Griffiths

Coronavirus is exposing the gaping class divide in Britain

Coronavirus is exposing the gaping class divide in Britain

Working class people are the worst affected by the health crisis and the government's response is geared toward protecting the rich, writes Richard Allday ...

April 7, 2020 Richard Allday

Victoria Park is the People’s Park: reopen it now

Victoria Park is the People’s Park: reopen it now

Closing parks is a counterproductive act of petty authoritarianism, argue Alistair Cartwright and Chris Nineham

April 7, 2020 Alistair Cartwright and Chris Nineham

NHS staff being denied proper PPE and testing is criminal - video

NHS staff being denied proper PPE and testing is criminal - video

The government is failing NHS frontline workers and costing lives, says Alia Butt

April 7, 2020 Alia Butt

It’ll Be Over By Easter: How Trump Became the Covidiot-in-Chief

It’ll Be Over By Easter: How Trump Became the Covidiot-in-Chief

Tragically, the events leading up to the Coronavirus outbreak and the manner in which he has bungled the federal response confirms that the Trump Presidency is ...

April 7, 2020 Sean Ledwith

Invasion of the Body Starmers

Invasion of the Body Starmers

Starmer's Labour Party is a bit like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, let's learn the right lessons, argues Ben Tunstall

April 6, 2020 Ben Tunstall

The Sanders campaign and the corona crisis: stay in the race and retool for the long game

The Sanders campaign and the corona crisis: stay in the race and retool for the long game

The pressure on Sanders to withdraw is intense. He must stay, and fight the long game, argues Kate O'Neil

April 6, 2020 Kate O'Neil

New horizons during Covid-19: beyond the limits of capitalist realism

New horizons during Covid-19: beyond the limits of capitalist realism

Through the Covid-19 crisis we glimpse the need for change and the possibility of change, argues Mike Wayne

April 6, 2020 Mike Wayne

Engels 200

Engels on nature and humanity

Engels on nature and humanity

In the third of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost this excerpt from an upcoming short book on E...

April 4, 2020 Michael Roberts

Engels' Marxism

Engels' Marxism

In the second of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by John Rees which firs...

March 20, 2020 John Rees

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

In the first of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by Lindsey German which ...

February 21, 2020 Lindsey German

Theory

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Smashing the link between militarism and the system is a fixed task for our side, argues Dominic Alexander

February 5, 2020 Dominic Alexander

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff was a Palestinian Jew and leading revolutionary socialist in Britain. On Holocaust Memorial Day, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of A...

January 26, 2020 Tony Cliff

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris is one of the greatest environmentalists of the socialist tradition and his work becomes more relevant by the day, writes Gabriel Polley ...

September 25, 2019 Gabriel Polley

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Marxism made easy

Marxism made easy

Despite the nonsense that gets talked about it, Marxism is a clear, powerful, and relevant philosophy, argues Morgan Daniels

May 18, 2019 Morgan Daniels

Books

A People Betrayed - book review

A People Betrayed - book review

Paul Preston’s A People Betrayed is a searing and thorough account of how the Spanish state developed with corruption endemic to its functioning, finds Chr...

March 26, 2020 Chris Bambery

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Wilcox’s Shamrocks and Oil Slicks recounts the inspiring resistance in county Mayo against their government and Shell Oil’s collusion to force oil development, ...

March 19, 2020 Ellen Graubart

A People’s History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review

A People’s History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review

William Pelz’s People’s History of the German Revolution is a vivid and accessible introduction to socialism’s greatest lost revolution, finds Tom Whittaker ...

March 12, 2020 Tom Whittaker