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It's always us and them - CounterBlast 9 April

It's always us and them - CounterBlast 9 April

Opinion April 9, 2020

The tide is turning, with the public and even the press seeing through the Tory failings over Coronavirus, says Chrissy Brand

Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism - book review

Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism - book review

Book Reviews April 9, 2020

Capitalism remains interlocked with imperialism, and Suwandi’s Value Chains demonstrates a core aspect of international mechanisms of exploitation, argues ...

Tony Cliff: revolutionary theory and practice

Tony Cliff: revolutionary theory and practice

History April 8, 2020

John Rees remembers Tony Cliff’s unique contribution to the Marxist tradition

If the Coronavirus crisis leads to a global economic depression, what will it to do world (geo)politics?

If the Coronavirus crisis leads to a global economic depression, what will it to do world (geo)politics?

Analysis April 6, 2020

In four points, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica considers how a global economic depression could affect global politics.

Right turn for Labour – weekly briefing

Right turn for Labour – weekly briefing

Blogs April 6, 2020

Lindsey German on the election of Sir Keir Starmer and the continuing Covid-19 crisis

Counterfire statement on Labour's election result

Counterfire statement on Labour's election result

Opinion April 5, 2020

The next steps for the left by Counterfire

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The Easter Rising in words, music and film

The Easter Rising in words, music and film

Lindsey German rounds up some of the writing, music and film inspired by the revolutionary Easter Rising of 1916

April 10, 2020 Lindsey German

When capitalism turns caring for the vulnerable into a burden

When capitalism turns caring for the vulnerable into a burden

The resurgence of DNACPR should be challenged, the idea that one life is more worthy than another could lead to dangerous consequences, argues Elly Badcock ...

April 10, 2020 Elly Badcock

In defence of Corbynism

In defence of Corbynism

Although a Corbyn-led government would undoubtedly have spared a great deal of tragedy, the gains made in the last five years are undeniable, argues Ben My...

April 9, 2020 Ben Myers

Locking down rights, ramping up hate: fascism and Covid-19 in India

Locking down rights, ramping up hate: fascism and Covid-19 in India

In Modi's India, coronavirus crisis is just another reason to ramp up Islamophobia, using it to cover his inept handling of the pandemic, says Kalpana Wils...

April 9, 2020 Kalpana Wilson

Tony Cliff: Strategy and Tactics

Tony Cliff: Strategy and Tactics

We republish Chapter 14 from Tony Cliff's Lenin 1: Building the Party on the 20th anniversary of his death

April 8, 2020 Tony Cliff

Centrism’s pyrrhic victory - CounterBlast 8 April

Centrism’s pyrrhic victory - CounterBlast 8 April

Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign, but the conditions that gave rise to his popularity haven't gone away, argues Katherine Connelly

April 8, 2020 Katherine Connelly

How to build your union at your workplace now: a practical guide

How to build your union at your workplace now: a practical guide

As employers exploit and neglect workers during the coronavirus crisis, Dave offers a practical guide to organising in your workplace now

April 8, 2020 Dave

Pandemic hammers the US economy

Pandemic hammers the US economy

The coronavirus crisis has triggered a deep and sustained economic downturn in the US that will have lasting effects, writes John Clarke

April 8, 2020 John Clarke

Engels 200

Engels on nature and humanity

Engels on nature and humanity

In the third of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost this excerpt from an upcoming short book on E...

April 4, 2020 Michael Roberts

Engels' Marxism

Engels' Marxism

In the second of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by John Rees which firs...

March 20, 2020 John Rees

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

Frederick Engels: life of a revolutionary

In the first of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are republishing this piece by Lindsey German which ...

February 21, 2020 Lindsey German

Theory

Tony Cliff: Strategy and Tactics

Tony Cliff: Strategy and Tactics

We republish Chapter 14 from Tony Cliff's Lenin 1: Building the Party on the 20th anniversary of his death

April 8, 2020 Tony Cliff

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Why socialists oppose imperialist wars

Smashing the link between militarism and the system is a fixed task for our side, argues Dominic Alexander

February 5, 2020 Dominic Alexander

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff was a Palestinian Jew and leading revolutionary socialist in Britain. On Holocaust Memorial Day, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of A...

January 26, 2020 Tony Cliff

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris: father of socialist ecology

William Morris is one of the greatest environmentalists of the socialist tradition and his work becomes more relevant by the day, writes Gabriel Polley ...

September 25, 2019 Gabriel Polley

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Books

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx - book review

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx - book review

Sven-Eric Liedman’s study contains some important defence of Marx’s work, but gives way to hesitation, detracting from the coherence of Marx’s method, argues Ch...

April 2, 2020 Chris Nineham

A People Betrayed - book review

A People Betrayed - book review

Paul Preston’s A People Betrayed is a searing and thorough account of how the Spanish state developed with corruption endemic to its functioning, finds Chr...

March 26, 2020 Chris Bambery

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Shamrocks and Oil Slicks - book review

Wilcox’s Shamrocks and Oil Slicks recounts the inspiring resistance in county Mayo against their government and Shell Oil’s collusion to force oil development, ...

March 19, 2020 Ellen Graubart