log in
Join
Become a member of Counterfire
Support us
Help fund the Counterfire website and paper
The Saudi massacre in Yemen:  A very British disgrace

The Saudi massacre in Yemen: A very British disgrace

Latest News January 23, 2021

As we approach the global day of action for Yemen on Monday 25 January, Jamal Elaheebocus describes the humanitarian catastrophe inflicted by Saudi Arabia with ...

Covid19: the struggle to save lives means opposing this criminal government – CounterBlast

Covid19: the struggle to save lives means opposing this criminal government – CounterBlast

Opinion January 23, 2021

As UK deaths from Covid approach 100,000, we must never forget the political failures which led us here, argues Alex Snowdon

Safety first: defend firefighters under attack

Safety first: defend firefighters under attack

Latest News January 22, 2021

The Fire Brigades Union is facing a political attack for defending its members' health and safety, reports Luke Porter, a firefighter in south Yorkshire ...

Fighting fire with fire: British Gas strikers burn sham contracts

Fighting fire with fire: British Gas strikers burn sham contracts

Latest News January 22, 2021

British Gas strikers took a stand on picket lines around the country and showed management what they think of their new contacts, reports Margery Thorogood ...

Cuban Healthcare: The Ongoing Revolution - book review

Cuban Healthcare: The Ongoing Revolution - book review

Book Reviews January 21, 2021

Cuban Healthcare provides a stimulating overview of the possibilities of a healthcare system free of the profit motive, but lacks some critical distance, argues...

After Trump: can the left organise to defeat the right? - part two

After Trump: can the left organise to defeat the right? - part two

Interview January 20, 2021

As Biden is inaugurated, Kate O’Neil asks DSA activist and author Saman Sepehri what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the American left ...

next
prev

Latest

The sectarian roots of Orange rule

The sectarian roots of Orange rule

In the second part of his article on Ireland, partition and the Troubles, Chris Bambery spells out the economic and political reasons for the division of Britai...

January 24, 2021 Chris Bambery

The people the media's forgotten about: voices from the frontline

The people the media's forgotten about: voices from the frontline

The media's attempt to blame the public for the virus has left out the voices of those who are having to work during lockdown, so we asked some of them to tell ...

January 24, 2021 Counterfire

India: Modi tastes the bitter pill of peasant power

India: Modi tastes the bitter pill of peasant power

Withstanding government efforts to destroy their epic mobilisation, tens of thousands of Indian farmers are holding firm in their encampments at the gates of De...

January 24, 2021 Susan Ram

When working-class women fight back: Made in Dagenham review

When working-class women fight back: Made in Dagenham review

With Made in Dagenham currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer, we repost Lindsey German's review ...

January 23, 2021 Lindsey German

Trotsky in the Bronze Age: why technology alone does not change society - video

Trotsky in the Bronze Age: why technology alone does not change society - video

Dominic Alexander introduces his latest book which shows how Trotsky’s theory of combined and uneven development illuminates how technology and society interact...

January 23, 2021 Dominic Alexander

Facebook must reverse the ban on the SWP - Counterfire statement

Facebook must reverse the ban on the SWP - Counterfire statement

Counterfire's statement on Facebook shutting down the Socialist Workers Party page

January 22, 2021 Counterfire

Solidarity with the British Gas engineers - model resolution

Solidarity with the British Gas engineers - model resolution

A model resolution to pass at your Trade union branch or CLP or other organisation in support of British Gas workers on strike

January 22, 2021 Counterfire

British Gas workers turn the heat up: GMB strike update

British Gas workers turn the heat up: GMB strike update

Workers at British Gas have begun a second round of strikes against the company's fire and rehire plan, reports Chris Neville

January 21, 2021 Chris Neville

Engels 200

Engels: giant of the socialist movement - video

Engels: giant of the socialist movement - video

On the bicentenary of Engels' birth, Lindsey German looks at his life as a socialist revolutionary, activist and theoretician

November 27, 2020 Lindsey German

Engels: a working class hero

Engels: a working class hero

The life long comrade of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels made a huge contribution to socialist ideas and to revolutionary activity. Lindsey German looks a...

November 25, 2020 Lindsey German

Engels' contribution to Marxism

Engels' contribution to Marxism

As part of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost Tony Cliff's 1996 speech on Engels

June 28, 2020 Tony Cliff

Theory

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Alex Snowdon dissects the root of Labour's failures as a party that's meant to represent working people

October 27, 2020 Alex Snowdon

What is imperialism? - explainer

What is imperialism? - explainer

In the tenth part of a series of explainers, Dragan Plavšić examines the roots of imperialism and how to oppose it

September 8, 2020 Dragan Plavšić

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

In the ninth part of our explainer series, Katherine Connelly looks at the continuing possibility of revolution for transforming society today

August 25, 2020 Katherine Connelly

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

In the eighth part of a series of socialist explainers, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica analyses what went wrong in post-revolution Russia

August 18, 2020 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

In the seventh part of a series of socialist explainers, Elaine Graham-Leigh analyses where oppression comes from and if it can be overcome

August 11, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Books

Dead Epidemiologists. On the origins of COVID-19 - book review

Dead Epidemiologists. On the origins of COVID-19 - book review

Rob Wallace in Dead Epidemiologists shows that the Covid pandemic is not random, but a product of recent change in industrialised agribusiness, argues Elaine Gr...

January 14, 2021 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Marxism and feminism - Marxism and Women's Liberation extract

Marxism and feminism - Marxism and Women's Liberation extract

Lindsey German discusses Marxism's contribution to analysing women's oppression in this extract from Marxism and Women's Liberation

January 8, 2021 Lindsey German

The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century - book review

The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century - book review

Horne’s history of early colonialism in the Americas reveals how structures of racism were constructed to support the development of capitalism, finds Jamal Ela...

January 7, 2021 Jamal Elaheebocus