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  • Protesting against pollution: don’t incinerate our climate

    Protesters rally against incinerator | Photo: Orlando da Rocha Hill

    Activists take to the streets against the extension of a toxic incinerator in Edmonton, reports Orlando Hill

  • Scottish independence: the street movement is regaining momentum

    Rally for Scottish independence | Photo: Sophie Johnson

    Activists taking to the streets of Edinburgh show an enduring williness to take action for independence, reports Sophie Johnson

  • Merchants of death are not welcome in Liverpool: protesters rally against the arms fair

    Rally in Liverpool against the arms fair | Photo: Lindsey German

    Protesters confront the militarism of the Liverpool arms fair with a clear message of peace, reports Tayo Aluko

  • Palestine is still the issue: take the fight to the Tories in Manchester

    Palestine bloc on People's Assembly national demonstration | Photo: David McAllister

    Alex Snowdon explains how the People's Assembly demonstration outside the Tory conference in October presents another opportunity to build solidarity with Palestine

  • Kill the Bill: movements continue to converge on the streets of London – report

    Kill the Bill rally in Parliament Square | Photo: Jamal Elaheebocus

    Activists from different causes remain on the streets to defend the right to protest, reports Jamal Elaheebocus

  • This is profit before people: campaigning to save Brick Lane

    Locals protest in Brick Lane | Photo: Carole Vincent

    Brick Lane residents are campaigning hard to save their community from profiteering developers, reports Carole Vincent

  • Anti-capitalism reborn – why Genoa still matters

    ‘Genova 2001: No G8’ | Photo: han Soete - Flickr | cropped from original | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 | license linked at bottom of article

    Twenty years ago hundreds of thousands confronted the world's elites in the Italian city of Genoa. Chris Nineham looks at the significance of the events and their legacy

  • The Tories won’t divide us - anti-racists take to the streets

    Protesters take the knee in London | Photo: Yonas Makoni

    Protesters take to the streets around the country to stand strong against racism and to call out Tory hypocrisy

  • The Tories are not fit to govern! – People’s Assembly National Demonstration report

    Rally in Parliament Square | Photo: Shabbir Lakha

    A vibrant coalition of trade unions and social movements took to the streets of London on Saturday for the People’s Assembly National Demonstration, reports Cici Washburn

  • Resist G7: justice for Palestine

    Palestine demonstrators in London | Photo: Shabbir Lakha

    Thousands of protesters descended on Whitehall to confront Britain’s complicity in Israeli apartheid, reports Cici Washburn

  • John Berger: the nature of mass demonstrations

    People's Assembly march in Manchester during Tory Party conference, September 2019 | Photo: David McAllister

    As we build for the People's Assembly national demonstration on 26 June, we republish John Berger's May 1968 article on the role of mass demonstrations in social change

  • Palestine solidarity reborn: thousands demonstrate nationwide

    Photo: Shabbir Lakha

    Nakba Day saw the biggest wave of protests for Palestine in years, as thousands turned out against the attacks on Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza

  • Time to take a stand: the crucial case of Julian Assange

    Onstage at demonstration against the extradition of Julian Assange, February 2020. Photo: Sweta Tapan Choudhury

    The British State's sinister maneouvres around the extradition of Julian Assange are a flagrant injustice and are being rightly challenged, reports Alistair Cartwright 

  • Trump's back for the election - all out on December 3rd


    Mass mobilisation against the Trump alliance will give the left a big election boost, argues Chris Nineham

  • Fight for the soul of Hong Kong

    Anti-extradition bill protests, Hong Kong, 2019. Photo: Studio Incendo

    As the battleground shifts to universities, pro-democracy demonstrators continue to be met with violence in Hong Kong, reports Alex Doe

  • At last a large-scale fightback against Islamophobia in France?

    We won't be divided by hate. Islamophobia kills. Paris, November 10th, 2019. Photo: John Mullen

    John Mullen reports from Paris on a major breakthrough for Muslims fighting oppression in France

  • Shut down the Tories!

    People's Assembly Against Austerity demo, Chepstow St, Manchester, September 29th, 2019. Photo: Chrissy Brand

    As the rain poured down, the left took to the streets, its enthusiasm not dampened. Chrissy Brand reports from the demo 

  • Brazil: documenting the movement against Bolsonaro

    May 15th demo, Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Mavanio Matheus

    After the first mass, national anti-Bolsonaro demonstration and ahead of the second on 30 May, Lilian Hill speaks to Mavanio Matheus about photodocumenting and taking part in the social movement

  • Global school strike for climate kicks off

    Young girls with placards

    Thousands of school students across the world have already taken to the streets in today's coordinated stand against climate change, reports John Westmoreland

  • Movement gears up for fightback against austerity

    We are the minus 99%, Britain is Broken demo, Jan 12, 2019. Photo: Jim Aindow

    The Britain is Broken campaign is striking hard at the heart of austerity, writes Kevin Vickers

  • Why you should be on the protest that could bring down the government

    Theresa May. Photo: wikimedia commons

    John Rees on why the coming demonstration on the night of the Brexit vote could be the beginning of the end for the Tory government

  • Stop Tommy Robinson, All out for 17 November - Counterfire Freesheet November 2018

    Opposing the far right, people's vote, police racism, precarious workers, climate chaos, universal credit and more in this month's Counterfire freesheet

  • National Unity Demonstration against Racism and Fascism: unite against the right

    Stand up to Racism protest against Tommy Robinson

    With the far right gaining strength at home and across the continent, this demonstration provides the left with a crucial opportunity to fight back, writes David McAllister 

  • 'If women stop, the world stops': a view from the mass women’s strike in Spain

    Madrid on 8th March 2018 during the mass women's strike. Photo: Youtube

    After huge strikes and protests in Spain, the message on the ground is to stay in the streets

  • Why I took on Jacob Rees-Mogg and his despicable views on austerity

    People's Assembly activists demonstrated at a public meeting Jacob Rees-Mogg was speaking at. Photo: Steve Sweeney

    Shabbir Lakha explains why the People's Assembly protested Jacob Rees-Mogg and takes on some of the myths around austerity

  • People power: thousands march to tell Theresa May she has to go

    A banner from the demonstration. Photo: Bristol People's Assembly

    A hundred thousand people took to the streets on Saturday to oppose the Tories and put them on notice, Jonathan Maunders reports.

  • The movement is growing: teaching assistants on the front foot in Durham

    Teaching assistant protest in Durham on Saturday 25 March. Photo: Megan Charlton

    Durham teaching assistants brought together people from across the country in a huge show of solidarity

  • Fantastic march for our NHS

    Protestor at 'Our NHS' demonstration on 4 March. Photo: Jim Aindow

    A huge 'Our NHS' demonstration was passionately addressed by Jeremy Corbyn. He must be a part of the movement for change, argues Lindsey German

  • Refugees are welcome here: Newcastle trumps racism

    Anti-Trump protesters at Grey's Monument, Newcastle, 30 January 2017

    Trumpism’s first clash with the North East’s rich anti-racist tradition shall not be the last, reports Dawn Warcup

  • Socialists and mass protest: thoughts on the Women's Marches

    Women's march on London, 2017. Photo: Jim Aindow

    How should socialists orient to mass protests?

  • The Women's Marches are just the beginning

    Women's march on London, 2017. Photo: Jim Aindow

    This can be the start of a new wave of dissent, argues Lindsey German

  • SOAS and the fight against precarity

    United for Education demonstration, 19 November 2016, London. Photo: FFFP

    Reporting the extent of precarity across the university sector in Britain is welcome but precarious work needs to end now, argues Carrie Benjamin

  • Culture matters to us all

    Photo: flickr / Abhi Sharma

    As libraries, galleries and museums face cuts across the board, Jonathan Maunders reports from the fight-back on the streets

  • Corbyn, democracy and the movement

    Protestors at the 2003 anti-war demonstration in London. Photo: Wikipedia

    Opposing imperialism through the movement on the streets is imperative, argues Lindsey German

  • Durham Miners Gala: an inspiring day

    Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Miners' Gala in 2015. Photo: durhamminers.org

    As the coup from the Labour right is launched, the Labour movement vehemently backs Jeremy Corbyn, writes Chris Nineham

  • Now is the time to Stop Trident

    Image: CND

    The Tories' plans to renew the Trident missile system are causing a revival of the anti-nuclear movement, writes Kate Hudson

  • Don’t just watch: The logic of Corbyn’s rise revealed

    Jeremy Corbyn speaking outside parliament about the government's arms deals with Bahrain | Source: Wikimedia

    Corbyn's rise is only the most recent expression of a long term trend towards a more radical and left-wing politics, argues Chris Nineham

  • NHS staff march against plans to scrap bursary

    Student nurses march against cuts

    Callum Thomas reports on today's demonstration by student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals against the government's proposed scrapping of NHS bursaries

  • NHS action spreads: student nurses protest - podcast

    Student nurses protest. Photo: Screen grab from Unison video

    We caught up with student nurse Danielle Tiplady, one of the organisers of tomorrow's demonstration against the scrapping of student bursaries

  • After the Paris climate talks: stay in the streets

    More than 300,000 march in solidarity for Climate accountability, at the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014. Photo: Robert van Waarden

    A turning point in human history? Elaine Graham-Leigh takes a closer and more critical look at what the Paris talks really mean for our planet

  • Saturday's demonstration can be historic

    It is the anti-war demonstration on 12 December, not Hilary Benn's speech which is likely to prove historic

  • Demonstrate at Tory Conference – and build a new left

    Anti-cuts demonstration

    To defend labour rights and stop further brutal austerity the TUC national demonstration on 4 October is crucial, writes Bristol Counterfire’s Tom Vaughan

  • Why Marx's Manifesto is still a revolutionary bestseller

    Karl Marx

    The new Penguin edition of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto was an immediate bestseller. It’s even on sale in Tesco’s. Katherine Connelly explains why this book should be on your shopping list

  • This is only the beginning

    The massive End Austerity Now demonstration must be a springboard for more activity, locally and nationally

  • Live blog: End Austerity Now protest

    Rolling coverage from the build up and the day - submit your reports, images and videos using the hashtag #EndAusterityNow on Facebook and Twitter