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Is Technology Good for Education?

Is Technology Good for Education?

Book Reviews February 23, 2017

Neil Selwyn’s careful critique of ‘ed-tech’ is grounded in a humane commitment to education for a more equal and just society, finds Alex S...

The EU: is this really what anti-racism looks like?

The EU: is this really what anti-racism looks like?

Opinion February 22, 2017

Those who are trying to block Brexit, using anti-racist and pro-migrant arguments need to think again, argues Shabbir Lakha

Trump: the new face of Fascism?

Trump: the new face of Fascism?

Analysis February 22, 2017

Is Trump a fascist? What is Fascism anyway? Chris Bambery takes a look

This is what revolution looks like

This is what revolution looks like

History February 21, 2017

The Revolution 1917 event is this Saturday 25th February at Rich Mix London. Louise Bryant, an American radical and journalist, wrote a stirring account of w...

Power to the ideals!

Power to the ideals!

Opinion February 10, 2017

What kind of centenary celebration, Mark Perryman asks, does 1917 deserve?

Russia's road to revolution

Russia's road to revolution

History January 25, 2017

The revolutionary events of 1905 profoundly affected the revolutionary parties themselves, argues Sean Ledwith

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NHS: Britain is in a humanitarian crisis

NHS: Britain is in a humanitarian crisis

The roots of the precarious state our welfare system lie in the Tories‘ austerity policies, writes Ollie Turnbull

February 26, 2017 Ollie Turnbull

Trump’s coming war with China?

Trump’s coming war with China?

Is Trump heading for war with China? Sean Ledwith takes a look

February 24, 2017 Sean Ledwith

Labour and the movement after Stoke and Copeland: the next steps

Labour and the movement after Stoke and Copeland: the next steps

As safe seats become marginal ones before our very eyes, Lindsey German makes short work of the media voodoo and suggests a plan

February 24, 2017 Lindsey German

There’s only one minority to blame for the NHS crisis

There’s only one minority to blame for the NHS crisis

It’s the tiny minority of the Tory government and their corporate friends, and we must all protest their attempts to destroy this valuable public insti...

February 23, 2017 William Hendy

Russian Revolution

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Neither Cromwell, nor Robespierre, nor Lenin, could become an icon or avatar for the reactionary regimes they helped to overthrow, but Stalin was different argu...

January 16, 2017 Bill Bowring

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was led by a working class who, in 1905, had already tasted their own power and experienced bitter defeat

January 14, 2017 Judy Cox

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

The causes of the First World War and Russian Revolution can be located in the imperialist tensions of world capitalism argues Dominic Alexander

January 7, 2017 Dominic Alexander

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

On 25 February, Counterfire is hosting an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, taking a closer look at the key questions of the pe...

January 5, 2017 Counterfire

Theory

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust  ...

May 3, 2016 David Moyles

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document

April 8, 2016 Paul Vernell

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg argued that the majority of people would be won to socialism through struggle, writes Paul Vernell in this introduction to The Mass Strike ...

April 3, 2016 Paul Vernell

Editors picks

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

Amidst the festive season Chris Bambery asks what 2017 holds in terms of what affects us most directly: jobs, housing, income - in other words the economy ...

December 20, 2016 Chris Bambery

Syria: a tragedy foretold

Syria: a tragedy foretold

John Rees on the lessons to be learnt from a lost revolution

December 14, 2016 John Rees

Laura Kuenssberg wins 'journalist of the year'

Laura Kuenssberg wins 'journalist of the year'

Political editor of BBC News wins contest after months of leading the media assault on Corbyn. Des Freedman takes a look at the context of this decision ...

December 7, 2016 Des Freedman

Books

The Capitalist University: The Transformation of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

The Capitalist University: The Transformation of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

Henry Heller’s The Capitalist University shows how higher education has served capitalism for over a hundred years, finds Orlando Hill ...

February 16, 2017 Orlando Hill

Monbiot and the media

Monbiot and the media

George Monbiot’s essays are a valuable and stimulating exception in the mainstream media where dissenting voices are rarely heard, argues Ian Middlebro...

February 9, 2017 Ian Middlebrook

To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921

To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International, 1921

The sharp and dramatic debates during the Third Congress of the Comintern contain lessons on strategy and tactics of crucial relevance today, argues Chris Ba...

February 2, 2017 Chris Bambery

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