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1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

History January 14, 2017

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

Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe

Book Reviews January 12, 2017

Chris Wickham’s analysis of the European Middle Ages is a rich introduction to the development of Europe up to the 15th Century, argues Chris Bambery ...

NHS: close to breaking point

NHS: close to breaking point

Opinion January 12, 2017

There will always be forces that seek to destroy the NHS, so the fight to defend it must be one that every generation takes on, writes junior doctor Mona Kam...

Exit Obama: the strange death of American liberalism

Exit Obama: the strange death of American liberalism

Analysis January 12, 2017

After eight years of Democratic rule, the American brand of liberalism that accompanied the country’s rise to global hegemony looks exhausted ...

Defend free movement: migrants don't drive down wages

Defend free movement: migrants don't drive down wages

Opinion January 10, 2017

It is a mistake for Corbyn to suggest dropping the principle of free movement, argues Chris Nineham

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

Revolution - Russia 1917: One Hundred Years On - event

Latest News January 5, 2017

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...

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Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Ron Nixon’s Selling Apartheid shows how money and power can be used to promote even the most immoral and distasteful of causes, finds Jacqueline Mulhal...

January 19, 2017 Jackie Mulhallen

Trump's new Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Trump's new Horsemen of the Apocalypse

As President-elect becomes President, Sean Ledwith takes a look at the Trump administration

January 19, 2017 Sean Ledwith

What PMQs told us about Brexit and the NHS

What PMQs told us about Brexit and the NHS

In this week's Prime Minister's Questions, Corbyn and May battled on Brexit and the NHS. Cameron Panting takes a look at the reality behind the rheto...

January 18, 2017 Cameron Panting

What's going on with the Teaching Assistants' strike action?

What's going on with the Teaching Assistants' strike action?

The Durham Teaching Assistants' dispute has been going on for some time now, Tony Dowling speaks to Megan Charlton to find out what it's all about ...

January 18, 2017 Tony Dowling

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

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

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

5 novels every revolutionary should read

5 novels every revolutionary should read

Some of the best pieces of fiction ever written about revolutionary experience are outlined by writer and historian John Rees

November 30, 2016 John Rees

Books

Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Ron Nixon’s Selling Apartheid shows how money and power can be used to promote even the most immoral and distasteful of causes, finds Jacqueline Mulhal...

January 19, 2017 Jackie Mulhallen

Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection

Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection

Medea Benjamin unravels the toxic relationship between the West and the oppressive regime in Saudi Arabia, in Kingdom of the Unjust, finds Jonathan Maunders ...

January 5, 2017 Jonathan Maunders

Red Rosa. A graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg

Red Rosa. A graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg

Kate Evans’ graphic biography, Red Rosa, is an entertaining, innovative and perceptive account of Rosa Luxemburg, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

December 22, 2016 Elaine Graham-Leigh

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