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England’s Discontents: Political Cultures and National Identities - book review

England’s Discontents: Political Cultures and National Identities - book review

Book Reviews November 15, 2018

Mike Wayne’s England’s Discontents provides a valuable analysis of how Britain is ruled and the ideology and culture of its elite, argues Chris Bambery ...

May's Brexit deal is a dead duck: the only option now is a general election

May's Brexit deal is a dead duck: the only option now is a general election

Opinion November 14, 2018

May and her party are completely incapable of delivering a viable deal, writes Chris Nineham

Palestine: a history of colonialism, occupation and resistance - Counterfire Media Podcast

Palestine: a history of colonialism, occupation and resistance - Counterfire Media Podcast

Podcast November 9, 2018

Shabbir Lakha on the history of Palestine and Tom Lock Griffiths on the excellent release They Came To a City' (1944) on DVD and Blu Ray in the fourth episode o...

Tommy Robinson and the far right must be driven out of mainstream politics now

Tommy Robinson and the far right must be driven out of mainstream politics now

Opinion October 27, 2018

We mustn't allow fascists the space or time to strengthen their organisation before we act: the threat is real

How to influence people: Saudi Arabia, Yemen and British bombs

How to influence people: Saudi Arabia, Yemen and British bombs

Opinion October 26, 2018

The government's intransigence on Saudi arms sales is leading to catastrophe in Yemen writes Chris Nineham

We must stop Universal Credit now: it's already wrecking lives

We must stop Universal Credit now: it's already wrecking lives

Opinion October 16, 2018

The government has pushed the full roll-out of Universal Credit further down the road, but we must stop it altogether, argues John Rees

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The Unity demo: towards a united front against fascism

The Unity demo: towards a united front against fascism

Today saw the biggest response yet to the emergent far right. Jack Hazeldine reports on a hopeful day of protest and the tasks ahead for the left ...

November 17, 2018 Jack Hazeldine

The New Project Fear

The New Project Fear

The Tories are in crisis and are not fit to govern, argues Katherine Connelly 

November 16, 2018 Katherine Connelly

Is austerity over? The picture from the North East shows it isn't

Is austerity over? The picture from the North East shows it isn't

Theresa May recently said that austerity was coming to an end. Tony Dowling from the People's Assembly North East explains why this isn't true

November 16, 2018 Tony Dowling

Paris demonstration: 'Trump means war'

Paris demonstration: 'Trump means war'

The November 11 anti-Trump mobilisation in Paris is a real advance for the anti-war movement in France, reports Susan Ram

November 12, 2018 Susan Ram

Theory

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Our movements need media that inspire mass participation, amplifying analysis to reach new audiences turning to the left, writes Des Freedman

September 17, 2018 Des Freedman

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

May 18, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism - book review

Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism - book review

Deport, Deprive, Extradite exposes the systematic racism lurking behind our supposedly liberal system of civil rights, finds Sean Ledwith

November 8, 2018 Sean Ledwith

Protest: Stories of Resistance - book review

Protest: Stories of Resistance - book review

A historically rich collection of stories on episodes of resistance across British history is evocative of experiences of protest, finds Ralph Graham-Leigh ...

November 2, 2018 Ralph Graham-Leigh

How to Read A History Book - book review

How to Read A History Book - book review

A history of History needs to understand the political origins of institutions of historical learning, not just the present malaise, argues Dominic Alexander...

October 25, 2018 Dominic Alexander